We miss the colourful manuals which used to come with games - sadly for the most part they have become a thing of the past as publisher cut costs and titles utilise more in-game tutorials.

Of course the Super Nintendo had some of the best game manuals, and Nintendo have now released scans for the games included on the SNES Classic Mini, all available to view on the official website.

Highlights are the fancy brand new manual for Star Fox 2, but more recent additions include the comic strip which can be found in F-Zero's manual and the amusing way the sprites in the Contra III: The Alien Wars manual have been worked into the text. 

Be sure to take a look and share some of your favourite parts from these retro game manuals with a comment below.

[source nintendo.co.jp]