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The Stellaview System, a.k.a. "BS-X"
You're probably wondering what the heck BS-Zelda
is. First of all, "BS" does not stand for what you think it does. I really
don't know what it stands for, maybe it doesn't stand for anything. Anyways,
I will attempt to explain everything behind this. First of all, you need
to know what Super Famicom is. That's simply the Japanese name for the
Super Nintendo. In 1995 they released a special accessory for the Super
Famicom called Stellaview, or BS-X. It was an add-on that attached to the
bottom of the system. This system hooked the Famicom to a special satellite
system where you could access games, special information, and gaming news.
It was like the Sega Channel. Do you remember that? Well, using the Stellaview,
you could download games and play them. Certain games were available only
at certain times, for example you could only dowload a particular game
between 12:00 and 6:00 on Friday, or something like that. The catch behind
the games was that they were realeased in parts. You couldn't download
the whole game at once, you had to wait to get a new part each week. This
is how BS-Zelda came into being. BS-Zelda was a remake of Zelda I with
SNES graphics. It was issued just like the other Stellaview games, i.e.
it could only be downloaded at certain times. Unfortunately, the system
flopped before Zelda was finished.
Here are pictures of the Stellaview.