The Super 8-in-1 Multicart

Hello, everybody! Today I’ve got a multicart to show you guys called Super 8-in-1. Here it is:

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Well, let’s take a look!

The game list on the label, including typos, says:

•Ghostn Godblins
•Castle
•Rain Bow
•Fire Bird
•Contra
•Green Berst Section
•Thunder Cade
•Leff Funace

Weird. The artwork on this multicart label is a little off for some of the games. Whatever though. Let’s see what’s actually on the multicart!

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Well! It says “8 in 1” on the top. It also says “XB-815”, which, if you remember, was the ID number on the label.

This next part is pretty funny. At the bottom of the screen, it says “push sel or start button”. That’s a really generic thing to be on a multicart. But here’s the funny part about it. The select button on this multicart is supposed you to go to the next screen of a menu, if the multicart has enough games to make a menu with multiple screens. But there aren’t multiple screens on this multicart, so the select button does nothing here. lol

Anyway, the game selection is a little different now. Instead of “castle”, we now have “castle vania”. Makes more sense. We also have “rainbow” instead of “rain bow”, which is a little better. “Green Berst Sectoon” is now replaced with “green.” And “Leff Funace” is now Life Force. Huh.

Well, let’s boot up the games to make sure everything is in order. First off is Ghosts ‘N Goblins. (Now I’ll fix the typos.)

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It’s the Japanese version of Ghosts ‘N Goblins. The copyright notice seems to be erased. Other than that though, it’s normal Ghosts ‘N Goblins.

Next off is Castlevania.

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Oddly, they left the copyright intact on this game. Again, everything is as usual and plays exactly like normal Castlevania, as far as I can tell.

Next off is Rainbow.

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Now the title is “Rainbow Islands: The Story Of Bubble Bobble 2”.  Which is the sequel to Bubble Bobble. And it appears to me to be unedited, apart from the copyright removed. I’ve never played this game before though, so I can’t be expected to notice very much different.

The next game is Fire Bird.

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It has a Japanese title screen, and the copyright is removed. I don’t know what game this is, but if anybody can tell based on the following gameplay screenshot, let me know.

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Whatever. Next game is Contra. It is mostly the same as unpacked Contra, with one important difference.

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There’s a level select! They also removed the copyrights, but nobody cares probably.

Hehehehehe…

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Well, the next game is “Green”…

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Wait no, it’s Rush’n Attack. The copyrights are removed here also.

The next game is ThunderCade:

IMG_5899Thundercade. The copyright appears to be unedited too. I have never played this game before, but it looks like it’s probably an NES game, cause of the copyright notice.

The final game is Life Force.

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Neat! Life Force! This game is actually pretty good. The copyright seems to still be there too. Wait… that copyright says “1989 NTDEC Co.” That doesn’t sound right. What’s NTDEC? Well, NTDEC was a publisher of bootleg Famicom cartridges and systems. They’re still around, under the name “Asder”, but they don’t make famiclone stuff anymore. Anyway, NTDEC tended to modify the copyrights on the games they published. Some other pirate companies got ahold of NTDEC’s pirate games and made knockoffs of the knockoffs, without even bothering to take out NTDEC’s copyright. That’s exactly what happened here.

Well, other than that, it is Life Force. It was actually created by Konami.

Well, that’s it for now, guys. Bye!

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