How to Play SNES Games on a PS2

By Jordan Bruns

Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • SNES emulator

  • SNES-ROM games

  • PS2 with modified memory card

  • CD burner

  • Game cartridge flasher

You can use your PS2 to emulate SNES games.
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Using a PlayStation 2 to play Super Nintendo is possible with the right software and equipment. You will need to purchase a modified PS2 memory card to do this and download an SNES emulator. The emulator will allow you to reproduce the configurations of an SNES onto your PS2.

Plug an SNES game into the cartridge flasher. This is a flash drive that plugs directly into game cartridges and allows you to transport the games to a computer. Plug the cartridge into the USB port and save the games as ROM files on your computer. If you do not own the games yourself, look for them on sites like Amazon or eBay before you consider downloading the ROMs directly off the internet; to do so is illegal.

Set up the emulator to reproduce the SNES configurations. Program the SNES button settings to your PS2, so that, for example, when you hit the "x" button on the PS 2, you are hitting the "A" or "B" button on SNES. This can be done by using a graphical user Interface, which typically comes with the emulators.

Use the emulator to run the SNES-ROM files on your computer onto your PS2. Save the ROMs to a new folder on the PS2. Select an SNES-ROM file to play and enjoy.