Somari the Adventurer: Part 1

OK, hey guys whats up? I’m gonna talk about this bootleg Famicom game called Somari the Adventurer. It was developed by Hummer Team, although they credited themselves under their Somari Team alias.

Anyway, Somari is a port of Sonic the Hedgehog that has Mario instead of Sonic. Yup. Here’s my cartridge:

Somari cartridge

Somari cartridge

This isn’t an original cartridge. The original actually has artwork on it, instead of a screenshot (that’s a screenshot on the cover) and the original cartridge was the size of a normal cartridge. Mine is a little shorter than a usual cartridge. It actually has the same cartridge shell as my Pocket Games 5-in-1 and CoolBoy 400-in-1 cartridges. Like both of them, it has the same types typos on the back.

Back of my Somari cartridge

Back of my Somari cartridge

If you can’t read it, it says:

“•Avoid exposing cartr dge to extreme temperature
•Be careful not to immerse cartridge in water.
•For protection, when cartridge is noe in use, place cartridge inside protective plastic case.”

I think maybe it was made by CoolBoy Electronics, which made CoolBoy 400-in-1 and possibly Pocket Games 5-in-1, also made this.

Well, let’s turn it on and look at it:

Somari team presents

Somari team presents



Then it plays an 8-bit rendition of the Sonic intro theme. Hm. Let’s press start and play the game:

Green Hill Zone act 1

Green Hill Zone act 1

Somari screenshot

Somari screenshot

Neat! This game actually has ports of all the levels in Sonic the Hedgehog, with the exception of Scrap Brain Zone.

I got a video of some gameplay, but YouTube says it’s too long, so I can’t imbed it here using YouTube. Until I figure out some way to put it here, you can look up Somari gameplay somewhere else. Anyway, it’s getting late, so I’m gonna save this and work on it more later.

UPDATE: I got my YouTube account set up so that I can upload longer videos. Here’s the gameplay:

Part 2
Part 3

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