MSU-1 Enhanced Games Roundup: CD Audio

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The MSU-1 expansion chip for the SNES was developed by byuu and is included in the SD2SNES flash cart and supported by some emulators. The MSU-1 adds some amazing features to the SNES by allowing for up to 4GB of data storage (would have been impossible back in the 90s) which can be streamed to the SNES during play. This allows for FMV (Full Motion Video), like you’ve probably seen in Dragon’s Lair, as well as CD-quality audio, like the TurboGrafx-CD and Sega CD had at the time. This roundup will focus on the latter as a collection of MSU-1 CD Audio enhanced games.

For each game I’ll provide a link to the instructions, which include the patch files and directions for obtaining the audio files, as well as a demo video of the audio in action. This of course isn’t a complete list as there are many developers implementing CD-Audio into various SNES games, but a list of some great ones that I’ve found.

Let me know if you find any great MSU-1 enhanced games that I missed and I’ll add it to the list.

Chrono Trigger

Source: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2546/

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Source: http://www.zeldix.net/t453-enable-msu-streaming-music

Super Mario World

Source: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2472/

Secret of Mana

Source: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2467/

F-Zero

Source: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2447/

Mega Man X

Source: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2274/

Mega Man X3

Source: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2342/

Super Metroid

Source: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2393/

Rock & Roll Racing

Source: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2311/

Top Gear 2

Source: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2389/