Super Game 3 in 1

Hey guys! A while ago I got this multicart called Super Game 3 in 1.

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I never wrote about it on my website (except for a brief mention on my summary of the Family Game famiclone) because it uses compressed graphics. In case you don’t know what that means, I’ll explain it.

At some point, companies started making famiclones using a 1-chip computer called the NOAC (NES On A Chip) instead of reproducing all of the parts of an actual Famicom. They started doing this because it’s cheaper, and now most modern famiclones use the NOAC chip.

The NOAC is a pretty accurate copy of Famicom hardware (although not as good as reproducing all the original chips), but it’s not perfect. I’ve heard that the graphics can have their colors glitched up sometimes. Another difference is that it is now possible to compress the graphics on the game cartridge, and have them show up normally on the TV screen.

The problem with this is that it doesn’t work on original famicoms. If you try it, you’ll end up with something like this:

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All the music and gameplay will act normally, but it will be hard to figure out what’s going on due to the messed up graphics.

But if you put these cartridges in a NOAC famiclone, everything will act normally. Here’s the game select screen on my Super Game 3-in-1:

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The list of games is a little different than the label and game select. The actual games are:

•Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 (Japanese Version)
•Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (I don’t know which version)
•Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters (same here)

You don’t get pictures of the games, because they aren’t hacks or pirates. They’re just official games.

That’s it for the Super Game 3 in 1. I’ll write more later. Bye!

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