By using the right tool for the job!

Why you may need these tools?

  • A lot of Super Nintendo (SNES) games are using lithium battery for keeping save game. Battery wont last forever,
  • It is easier to open the cartridge/console to clean electrical contacts
  • It is a lot easier to repair or move parts around . Especially useful for some Super Nintendo plastic that are yellow (yellowing)

I first came across these cheap and inexpensive screws head, which can be found for less than 4 €, but if wont open Game Bit screws (Nintendo NES, SNES and others)


Then I order on these 3.8 + 4.5 mm Game bit Hex Tools  for 11€ including shipping (thanks rewind.gaming)


Game Bit come in many sizes, the most popular Game Bit  sizes is the 4.5mm and 3.8mm Game Bit. But manufacturer did not only use Game Bit but also Tri-wing screws now.


gamebit.3.8mm gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg
BIT 3.8 mm BIT 4.5mm Philips head Tri-wing head

Screwdrivers compatibility chart

Games System Controller
nintendo nes  Nintendo NES gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
super nintendo system Super Nintendo gamebit.3.8mm gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver
nintendo-64-system Nintendo 64 gamebit.3.8mm gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver
nintendo game cube Nintendo Game Cube none gamebit.3.8mm 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg
nintendo wii Nintendo Wii none 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg
nintendo virtual boy Nintendo Virtual Boy gamebit.3.8mm gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver
nintendo game boy Nintendo Game Boy gamebit.3.8mm 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
nintendo game boy color Nintendo Game Boy Color gamebit.3.8mm 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
nintendo game boy advance Nintendo Game Boy Advance 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
game boy advance sp Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
nintendo ds system Nintendo DS 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
nintendo ds lite system Nintendo DS Lite 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg none
nintendo dsi Nintendo DSi 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg ???
nintendo dsi xl system Nintendo DSi XL 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg 120px-Screw_Head_-_Tri-wing.svg ???
sega master system Sega Master System gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
sega genesis Sega Genesis gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
sega cd Sega CD none philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
sega cdx Sega CDX none philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
sega 32x Sega 32X gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
sega saturn Sega Saturn none philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
sega dreamcast Sega Dreamcast none philips.screwdriver philips.screwdriver
sega game gear Sega Game Gear gamebit.3.8mm gamebit.3.8mm none
turbografx 16 system Nec TurboGrafx 16 none gamebit.3.8mm philips.screwdriver
nec turboduo system Nec TurboDuo none gamebit.3.8mm ???