Supervision 52-in-1

Have you heard of Action 52?

Yeah?

Well that’s NOT what I’m writing about.

What I’m writing about is this:

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It looks like a generic multicart. And pretty much, yeah, it is.

It has something to do with Action 52 though. That’s why I got it.

But before I say what it has to do with Action 52, I’m going to give a list of games, and put some pictures.

Thanks to BootlegGames Wiki, from which I stole this game list (Which is licensed under CC-BY-SA license, and so I’m allowed to steal it):

  1. Islander (Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima, known as Adventure Island outside of Japan)
  2. Grading (Gradius)
  3. P-D Fighting (Hokuto no Ken)
  4. Star Soldier
  5. Goonies (The logo on the title screen is missing)
  6. Legendry (The Legend of Kage)
  7. Tetris (Tengen version)
  8. Bros. II (Super Mario Bros. with graphics from the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2 and a missing logo)
  9. Twin Bee
  10. Ninja 2 (Ninja Jajamaru Kun)
  11. City Conect. (City Connection)
  12. B-Wings
  13. 1942
  14. Gyrooine (Gyrodine)
  15. Flappy (Level select cheat enabled and credited to “Whirlwind Menu” on the title screen, which is a misspelling of Whirlwind Manu who released a pirate version of this game)
  16. Spartan (Spartan X, known as Kung Fu outside of Japan)
  17. Bomber Man
  18. Front Line (The logo on the title screen is missing)
  19. Macross
  20. 1989Galaxian (Hack of Galaxian that speeds up the player’s bullets)
  21. Star Force
  22. Kung-Fu (Yie Ar Kung-Fu, the Konami copyright that appears during gameplay was retained)
  23. Ninja 1 (Ninja-Kun: Majou no Bouken)
  24. Pipeline (Mario Bros., title screen hacked as Mr. Mary)
  25. Mahjong 2 (Mahjong)
  26. Mahjong 4 (4 Nin uchi Mahjong)
  27. Lode Runner1 (Lode Runner)
  28. Lode Runner2 (Championship Lode Runner, title screen hacked to read Lode Runner)
  29. King Kong 1 (Donkey Kong)
  30. King Kong 2 (Donkey Kong Jr.)
  31. King Kong 3 (Donkey Kong 3, says Gorilla 3 on the title screen)
  32. Mappy
  33. Excite Bike (Logo is replaced with plain text)
  34. F-1 Race
  35. Road Fighter
  36. Pin Ball
  37. Base Ball
  38. Popeye
  39. Galaga
  40. Galaxian (Unhacked version)
  41. Pac-Man
  42. Ice Climber
  43. 1989 Exerion (Hacked version of Exerion that removes the limit to the number of single shots that the player has)
  44. Wrestle (Kinnikuman: Muscle Tag Match, known as M.U.S.C.L.E. in the US)
  45. Battle City
  46. Sky Destryoer (Sky Destroyer)
  47. Chess (Gomoku Narabe Renju)
  48. Balloon Fight
  49. Formation Z
  50. Pooyan
  51. Circus Troupe (Title screen hack of Circus Charlie)
  52. Fancy Bros. (Super Mario Bros. hack that switches the mirroring from horizontal to vertical, glitching up the graphics as a result)

Alright now for some pictures of some of the hacked games.

Bros. II:

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Now here’s a picture of Fancy Mario:

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Here’s Circus Troupe (title hack of Circus Charlie):

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Other than that it’s unmodified. I guess they changed the name so that they wouldn’t get in trouble for trademark infringement. Which is stupid because they are distributing copyrighted material anyway. Bootleggers don’t make any sense.

And here’s that hacked Flappy title screen:

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This means that Supervision ripped their Flappy ROM off of a bootleg Whirlwind Manu cartridge. Lol

This is especially funny since Active Enterprises stole this multicart’s menu when they made Action 52.

Here’s this game’s menu again:

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And here’s a picture of a prototype version of Action 52:

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So Action 52 stole its menu from a multicart, which stole a game from a bootleg cartridge which was stolen off of the real game.

 

Funny Time Super Mario 160 in 1

Well here’s a new post in the first time in about 7 years. Whatever.

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Hm. Looks like a SMB3 game.

But it’s not.

See that sticker up at the top right? The one that says “160 in 1”? Well that’s what it really is.

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It’s playing some music in the background (probably stolen) and it has scrolling text at the top that says “Funny Time Super Mario 160 in 1”.

Who comes up with these things?

The font is stolen from Super Mario Bros. The brick texture is also stolen from Super Mario Bros. (It’s the top of the brick blocks in SMB, but they changed the palette to be grey)

Well does it have 160 games on it? I’m gonna take an educated guess here and say no.

According to the menu, it has these games (typos kept):

  1. Mario 3
  2. Mario 6
  3. Snow Brother
  4. Chip to Dale
  5. Bubble
  6. Adventure Sea
  7. Mahjong 4P
  8. Super Contra 2
  9. Pokemon Gold
  10. Super Mario Bros
  11. Aladdin III
  12. Adventure Island
  13. Hyper Olympic III
  14. Arkonoid
  15. Wars
  16. Tetris II
  17. The New Human
  18. Gradius
  19. Solomn’s Key
  20. Super Key Kong
  21. Mickey Mouse
  22. Legend Kage
  23. East 53
  24. The Goonies
  25. Star Soldier
  26. Desert Tank
  27. Circus Chablie
  28. Duck Hunt
  29. Bookyman
  30. Hogan’s Alley
  31. Star Force
  32. Dig Dug
  33. Mappy
  34. Sky Destroyer
  35. King of Fighter
  36. Pooyan
  37. Popeye
  38. Bomber Man
  39. Galaxians
  40. Magic Jewelry
  41. Small Mary
  42. Star Gate
  43. Formation Z
  44. Exerion
  45. Macross
  46. Space ET
  47. Binary & Land
  48. Pipe Drean
  49. Warpman
  50. Arabian
  51. Milk & Nuts
  52. Joust
  53. Millipede
  54. Balloon Fight
  55. Ninja I
  56. Urban Champion
  57. Combat
  58. Karateka
  59. Lode Runner 2
  60. Ice Climber
  61. Helicopter
  62. Pin Ball
  63. Devil World
  64. Calculator
  65. Chu Clu Land
  66. Five Chess
  67. F1 Race
  68. Road Fighter
  69. Zippy Race
  70. Front Line
  71. City Connection
  72. Bird Week
  73. Gun Shotlet
  74. 100M Dash
  75. Adventure Castle
  76. Fly Fighter
  77. Funcy Mario
  78. Turbo Tank
  79. Turbo Painter
  80. Air Diver
  81. Bomber King
  82. Smart Mouse
  83. Gain Ground
  84. Knock Out Boxing
  85. Super Pooyan
  86. Clude Buster
  87. Bomber Star
  88. Turbo Galaxians
  89. Cannon Gun
  90. Long Jump
  91. Adventure Pitfall
  92. 1001 Page
  93. Golden Mario
  94. Power Tank
  95. Road Man
  96. Thunder Force
  97. Dangerous Seed
  98. Lemmings
  99. Nettougarou
  100. Hokuto No Ken
  101. Air Ground
  102. Kid Chameleon
  103. Dangerous Ball
  104. Shotgun
  105. Javelin Throw
  106. Adventure Sea
  107. Magic Tapics
  108. Mario
  109. Monkey Show
  110. Super Pacman
  111. Darwin
  112. Crack Down
  113. Ren and Stimpy
  114. Mercs
  115. Fainal Blow
  116. Old Walf
  117. Sea quest DSV
  118. Crack Right
  119. Skeet Shooting
  120. Adventure Rock
  121. Super Star Force
  122. Ball
  123. Painter Boy
  124. Twin Hawk
  125. Smash KTV
  126. Itchy Scratchy
  127. Wolf Child
  128. Street Smart
  129. Ground Mercs
  130. Pirates Microprose
  131. Smash Game
  132. Triple Jump
  133. Crystal Pony Tale
  134. Plot Write
  135. Space Invader 90
  136. Undead Line
  137. Awesome Possum CENS
  138. Volfide Etc.
  139. Real Deal Boxing
  140. Wolf

Well look at that. The menu doesn’t even go up to 160. What a ripoff. Oh well.

The menu is mostly accurate, but a lot of the games don’t fulfill their promise to be what the menu said they would be.

When you start up a game, you get this:

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Load Game.

Please Wait.

Enjoy the Game.

OK, apparently it pretends to load for a second before playing.

The Super Mario Bros. 3 included on this multicart is the Japanese version.

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For Super Mario Bros. 3, the intro sequence is glitched up. Mario slides backwards across the screen, and the background is entirely black and doesn’t turn into the Super Mario Bros. 3 logo. But if you press start, it will go back to the way it’s supposed to.

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I played through most of the first world, and I found some other graphical glitches. The most significant is that in one of the levels, the end looked like this:

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It looked normal in all the other levels, so I dunno what’s going on there.

During the airship entrance cutscene, the HUD glitches up:

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At the top-left corner of the beginning of one level, I found this:

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Not sure if that was there in the original game. I don’t remember.

If an object goes off the bottom of the screen into a pit, the HUD gets glitched up in the area that the object is.

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There’s probably some other differences, but that’s all that I noticed.

Now to Mario 6.

It’s the Tiny Toons hack, as you’d expect:

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Wait, I actually haven’t written about Super Bros. 6 before.

Alright, here’s a basic summary:

It’s a hack of Tiny Toon Adventures that replaces most of your playable character’s sprites with a pink Mario. Although the cutscenes are unedited, and are still Tiny Toons.

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OK, moving on. Snow Bros. is actually Snow Bros.
“Bubble” is actually Bubble Bobble 2.
“Chip to Dale” is Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Ranges
“Adventure Sea” is the Japanese version of Adventure Island but it stars on level 4.
“Super Contra 2” is the Japanese version of Super Contra, except you start out with the Konami code already entered by default.
All pretty normal stuff.

Anyway now’s “Pokémon Gold”. What is it?

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…It’s Pocket Monster. Oh well.

Next there’s Super Mario Bros., which as far as I can tell doesn’t have any added bugs or anything.
Aladdin III is Magic Carpet 1001.
Adventure Island is Adventure Island.

Ugh this is boring. I’m only going to point out things that are mislabeled or interesting instead of listing every game.

Small Mary is really Dian Shi Ma Li, but Fortran has been deleted.

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Calculator is actually Donkey Kong Jr. Math only with the title screen removed.
Space ET is Space Invaders.
Pirates Microprose is Popeye but it starts on the wrong level.
Crystal Pony Tale is really Circus Charlie.

Death is Bomberman. Undead Boy is also Bomberman.

Golden Mario is really Super Mario Bros, but it is hacked to start on World L. Mario is really Super Mario Bros.

Undead Line is really Dig Dug. Gauntlet is also really Dig Dug. Smash KTV is also really Dig Dig.

Bookyman is actually Brush Roller. Same with Super Pac-Man. And Plot Boy. Plot Write is also really Brush Roller. Speed Painter is also really Brush Roller.

Lemmings is actually Mappy. Speedy Gonzalez is also actually Mappy. Ren and Stimpy is also really Mappy.  Awesome Possum Cens is also really Mappy. Kamikaze Squirrel is really Mappy.

I hate you, pirates. 😦

There are more duplicates, but I won’t write about them because I’m lazy.

OK that’s it for now. I’ll write more later.

“Super Gmae” 4-in-1

Hello everyone, I recently got this 4-in-1 cartridge from 2005, pictured in the below picture:

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Hm. In addition to the misspelling of “Super Gmae” it claims to have the following games:

  1. Shudu
  2. Road Fighter
  3. Tetris
  4. Tank

Well. Before we start up the game and see which games are included, I’m going to point out a few things about the artwork.

“Shudu” features Dash from The Incredibles standing on a Sudoku board. And Tetris on here has artwork stolen from Tetris Worlds.

As for those other games I really have no idea where the art came from. I suspect it to be stolen and if anyone who reads this knows what it is, please let me know.

Let’s start it!

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It appears that the game list has changed a bit.

  1. Shudu
  2. Tank
  3. Square
  4. Highway Racing

Well let’s start up Shudu.

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Ehh I dunno I can’t read Japanese/Chinese/Whatever this is. They changed the copyright to say 2005 and they also garbled the company name.

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It’s Sudoku. I don’t know what this is a hack of but it’s a hack of some sort. The person who sold me this game says it was a hack.

And it doesn’t have anything to do with The Incredibles.

Let’s try out Tank.

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Again, they didn’t change the copyright very well. But the title screen artwork is very good. Let’s press start.

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And this is a hack of Battle City. I haven’t really played the original Battle City, but I’ve played some hacks of it so I can tell.

So, yeah. They changed a lot of the graphics. I suspect the level layouts are changed too but I can’t check because I’m too lazy to try out the original Battle City right at the moment.

OK let’s play Square.

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Hm… I suspect Tetris.

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Yes I was right. Tetris. A hack of Tengen’s Tetris, to be precise.

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In this hack, they changed the title screen and removed the all the difficulty/music/handicap options. Now it’s just a simple 1 player/2 player selection.

Also, like you saw, they changed a lot of the graphics, too.

Onto the last game, Highway Racing.

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OK now it’s Highway Racing I.

Let’s play!

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It’s a racing game. It is seems familiar but I can’t remember what it is. Also, there’s a typo on it. In the game it says “Feul” instead of “Fuel”.

Anyway, that’s it for Super Gmae 4-in-1.

Bye guys!

Super New Year Cart 15-in-1, part 4.

Hello everyone! I finally got my CRT TV setup partially reinstalled, enough to do light gun stuff, which means I can finally finish writing about Super New Year Cart 15 in 1.

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Yes, finally. This is (probably) the last post about this cartridge.

Anyway, the first thing I’m covering is the incomplete lightgun support in The Duck / The Egg.

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If you use the lightgun on the title screen, it will start up the game. But the palettes are all messed up.

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…yup. Pretty buggy. You can also shoot the ducks. It is very incomplete though, and is apparently broken. You can shoot ducks when you are pointing the gun away from the TV. And you can also miss the ducks when the gun is pointed straight at them.

So yeah. Very buggy.

Next off, there is a debug mode in Titenic. You just press buttons on the second controller and weird stuff happens.

For example, you can use the player 2 D-pad to control the water level. And sometimes you can press A twice in a row to create a second playable character. You control both of them at the same time.

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Also, you can skip straight to the credits, and you can crash the game. I haven’t tried out the debug stuff very much, but it is very glitchy.

So, yeah. Now I’m going to write about the next games on this multicart I haven’t written about yet.

Next up are Beachhead, Jungle War, and Adventure. But these are all just Pink Jelly hacked to start on a different level later in the game.

And then there’s a game I haven’t written about yet: Rings.

Wait a second… “rings” isn’t listed anywhere on this menu.

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No, it’s not. But “Gorge” is just an alternate name for Rings. In fact, there’s some uncompiled source code in this multicart that refers to “Gorge” as “Rings.” Anyway, what is Rings? Let’s find out.

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Hm! A character select. you can pick either Frodo, Legolas, Gandalf and Arwen as your playable character. This game is based off of The Lord of the Rings.

Let’s pick Frodo, because he’s the main character. Let’s see…

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…this is exactly the same as Pink Jelly. Yup. It’s just Pink Jelly plus a character select.

Actually, Pink Jelly is Rings without a character select. People have done some hacking in Pink Jelly and found some remains of the level select.

Well, that basically covers it for Super New Year Cart 15 in 1.

Oh wait, there’s Peace Sea, The Bridge, and Green Evil to write about. They’re not much, they’re just Rings hacked to start on different levels.

By the way, the heights of the characters are completely inaccurate to both the book and the movie versions of The Lord of the Rings. In this game, all the characters are 103 cm tall.

OK, that will conclude this blog post, so bye guys I guess.

Super New Year Cart 15-in-1, part 3.

Hello, everybody!

Today I have a third blog post for you guys to read about the bootleg ABAB Soft/Hummer Team 15-in-1 multicart!

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First off, I want to correct a mistake I made when I was writing about Titenic. Remember, it was that bootleg video game based off the Titanic movie.

Well, anyway, I’ve been playing that game recently, and a couple of days ago I beat it. And I noticed a mistake in my previous blog post.

I had said that if you select the game Hacker on the menu, you play as Jack and then switch to playing as Rose in the later levels. I also said that if you pick Heroine on the menu, you start on the later levels with Rose and then switch to the earlier levels with Jack.

Well, actually I made a mistake. If you select Heroine on the menu, then you play as Rose, like I said. But don’t switch to Jack after you’re done, it takes you to the end of the game.

Well, since I’ve beaten the game, I can show you what the end of the game looks like:

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Cool! Credits!

By the way, I was also playing The Legend, and I beat it on the lowest difficulty mode. I forgot to take a picture for you guys, but it’s not really that exciting. It just says “good job now try again normal mode” or something like that. I’m pretty sure it only shows you the real ending if you beat it on hard mode.

But whatever, let’s get to actually writing about the games on this multicart I haven’t written about yet.

The next one on here is The Duck, so let’s try it out.

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Well, there’s some music playing on the title screen. Let’s press start.

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There’s ducks flying around the screen. Similarly to Duck Hunt. Yup, this is a clone of Duck Hunt, but it’s different in several ways.

First off, you don’t use a light gun. At least, not without some glitching. I’ve read that this game has incomplete light gun support, but I haven’t tried it out yet. Mainly because my CRT tv isn’t hooked up at the moment, and modern TVs will not work with light guns.

Anyway, you shoot the ducks by moving a cursor around with the D-pad, and pressing A or B to shoot. The round is over when you shoot enough ducks. Then it says that you’ve completed the round and it takes you to the next round, which is the same except you have to shoot more ducks. You get 100 points whenever you shoot a duck.

It doesn’t seem like there is any way to get a game over on this game. I just sat doing nothing for a few minutes and nothing happened. The ducks just kept flying around the screen.

Well, anyway, the next game on the multicart is The Egg. Let’s try it out. I hope this is different than NiceCode’s Egg Contest game.

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And indeed it is. It’s a simple hack of The Duck. Or, more likely in my opinion, The Duck is a hack of The Egg. Let’s play it and find out why.

It’s the same, except now the ducks will lay eggs if you don’t shoot them quickly. Every time an egg hits the ground, you lose 50 points.

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If your points become negative numbers, it’s game over. Other than that, it’s identical to The Duck. It’s still really easy.

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Well, most of the rest of the games on this multicart are repeats. Mostly of Pink Jelly, except they start on different levels. There’s still one more game left though on this cartridge, and that’s Gorge, aka Rings. Then there are some repeats of that that start on different levels. I’m not writing about it right now though. Why? Because I want to do another post about this 15-in-1. I’ll make that post later, after I have my CRT tv set up again and I can try out the incomplete light gun support in The Duck/The Egg.

That’s it for now. Bye guys.

The Power Joy KS-2523B.

Hello everybody! You know how I said that Power Joys were still being produced? Well now I can prove it.

A long time ago, I bought an ED64+ flash cartridge for the Nintendo 64. Well, a couple months ago I noticed a URL in the thing’s manual to the distributor’s web page.

So I went and checked it out, and apparently the Hong Kong based distributor, Success HK, distributes a lot of old video game accessories, as well as some knockoffs of old games. They also sell some famiclones, including the Power Joy KS-2523B.

Hm! Sounds cool! Here were the pictures that they had to show what it was:

That doesn’t give basically any information. The description says: “Buildin 23 Games.” Yup. That’s the entire description on Success HK’s website. They also have a link to this picture, listing all of the games:

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Huh. Looks like all generic standard games to see on a famiclone, except for “Anger Bird 3”, which might be NiceCode’s port of Angry Birds, or maybe some stupid hack.

So far, doesn’t seem like I should get it. But wait! They are actually selling this plug and play for just $5.82. Plus shipping. And if you select the cheapest shipping option, you only have to pay a couple bucks shipping.

Now, this was before I had that Game Prince RS-1 famiclone with the Angry Birds port on it. So I figured, hey it’s really really cheap, and maybe I’ll get a new famiclone game. Worth a try. So I bought it.

Now it’s two months later, and this showed up in the mail, really beat up from being in ground mail for two months:

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Here’s the other sides of the box.

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Oh, look at that. There’s a message that says “specifications, colours, and contents may vary from illustrations”. And yes, they do vary from the illustrations. A WHOLE FREAKING LOT.

Pretty much none of those games in the pictures are actually on the plug and play. And those pictures of the system are of a white version of this system, not black, like it actually is. Who knows, maybe there is a white version. But that D-Pad in the pictures is a different style than the one that’s actually on this system.

But that’s not the only stupid thing on the box. It says “Requires 3 x AAA batteries (not included)”. But no. That’s a lie. It only needs two AAA batteries.

And we’re not done yet! There’s a spot where it says “2015. No batteries needed. No adapter needed.” That’s a lie. This thing runs exclusively on batteries.

There’s more! One part of the box says “999,000 in 1”, while another part says “Built-in 90 games”, while the distributor’s website says “Buildin 23 Games.” What the heck.

I am sick of just reading all these lies. I’m going to plug it into my TV and turn it on.

No, first I’ll point out that it says “Power Joy” on there multiple times, and it has a power joy logo. This is actually a recent model of the Power Joy famiclone.

Ok, NOW I will hook it up and see what’s on it.

Oh wait, it’s still in the box. I guess I’ll take it out and have a look at it.

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The reset button’s in the middle. The D-pad’s on the left. The buttons are on the right. It has autofire.

The start and select buttons are under the red reset button.

The on switch is EXTREMELY tiny.

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OK, now I will actually plug it in and see what’s on it.

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It says “8B2981” at the bottom. That’s were because the ID on the box is “KS-2523B”. But I think by now we’ve learned not to trust the box.

 

Oh, and the top of the screen says “998,800 in 1.” What??? Now we have four possible numbers for the game count on this multicart:

  1. 999,000 (from the box)
  2. 90 (also from the box)
  3. 23 (from the manufacturer’s website)
  4. 998,800 (from the menu)

Let’s see how high it actually goes.

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Looks like the menu wins here.

But whatever. Moving on. The menu has some (probably stolen) music playing in the background. Here’s a list of the included games:

  1. International Cricket
  2. Contra II
  3. Bases Loaded 4
  4. World Cup Soccer
  5. Angry Birds (NiceCode port. Listed on the menu as Anger Bird 3)
  6. Double Dragon 2
  7. Super Mario Bros. (removed title screen)
  8. Adventure Island (Japanese version)
  9. Dino Riki
  10. City Connection
  11. Tetris (Tengen)
  12. F1 Race
  13. Road Fighter
  14. Excitebike
  15. Zippy Race
  16. Yie Ar Kung Fu
  17. Lode Runner
  18. Pac-Man
  19. Tank A 1990
  20. Antarctic Adventure
  21. Balloon Fight
  22. Pooyan
  23. Popeye

Then it starts repeating. Hm… I guess the distributor’s website was actually more accurate. Other than NiceCode’s Angry Birds, it’s pretty generic stuff. But I’ll say that for $8, it was worth it.

But there’s something else on the menu. I didn’t list it as number 24 because it’s not really a game. If you go to the very end of the menu, there’s something listed on the menu as 8 Bit Test.

It’s just a diagnostics program for the NES that tests out all the sound channels and stuff. There’s also a list of all the buttons on the controller, and it lights up when you press any button.

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Huh. That’s kinda weird.

Well, that’s it for this plug and play. Bye guys! I’ll write more later.

200-in-1 T.V. Game Cartridge

Hello everyone! I recently got this neat 200-in-1 multicart. Here it is:

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Well, the first thing you’ll notice about it is that it’s way bigger than a standard Famicom cartridge.

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I also happen to have a really small Famiclone cartridge, Power Joy Navigator 50 Games, which just for fun here is a comparison picture:

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The label for this game has artwork for a lot of games. Some of the ones I can recognize include Contra, Life Force, Tetris, Wild Gunman, Duck Hunt, and Super Mario Bros. There are some more game artworks on here, but I can’t recognize them.

By the way, let’s zoom in on that Tetris artwork…

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What the… somebody was not playing Tetris correctly.

Let’s look at the rest of the cartridge. It has “T.V. GAME CARTRIDGE” engraved into the cartridge on the top of the front. Also, it appears to have originally had a top label, but mine is pretty beat up and I can’t read what it said.

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There’s a little sticker on the side saying “EK TK” and then something in Chinese that I can’t read.

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Then on the back, there’s a list of all the games. It’s in Chinese though, so I can’t read it. It also says “HOME GAME COMPUTER” underneath the sticker.

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Well, that’s it for what the cartridge looks like. Let’s put it in a Famicom and see what is on it.

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Hm! A menu. The first game on the list is Contra. And yeah, it’s contra. Albeit with the copyright removed.

Next is Life Force. Also without copyrights. Then there is Rush ‘N Attack, again with no copyrights. Then you have Jakal, Ninja Kun, and Binary Land without the copyrights. Sao far so standard. Then we get to “Mario” on the menu, and something really weird happens.

When you boot it up, you get the “World 1-1” screen from Super Mario Bros. Weird, huh?

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Then this happens:

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But you can’t move Mario! Weird, huh? There are two things that can happen from here.

If you wait for a while, then Mario starts moving on his own, doing the usual demo mode from Super Mario Bros. After the demo is over (or you skip to the end by hitting start) then this happens:

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The Super Mario Bros. title screen except without the title screen. Huh. From here, it’s exactly the same as normal Super Mario Bros., except, you know, minus the title screen.

But what about the second thing that can happen? What’s that? Well, if you press start back before the demo mode starts, then this happens:

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And then you start the first level, actually playable.

Well, that’s pretty weird. Let’s move on the the next game on the multicart list, Duck 1PS.

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Well, it says Duck Hunt. But what happened to the three modes of play? Now it just says “push start.” Whatever, what happens if we do?

Nothing much. It’s just Duck Hunt always stuck on 1-duck mode. Huh. Well, moving on. The next game is Tank 1A, which after you start it up, has a title screen of “Tank 1A 1991”

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It’s a hack of battle city. It looks pretty familiar. Here’s why. There are a lot of other Battle City hacks made by Yanshan Software that have similar names. I don’t know if this was made by Yanshan Software too.

Some of Yanshan Software’s other hacks include “Tank A 1990”, “Tank B 1990”, “Tank C 1990”, “Tank D 1990”, and “Tank E 1990”. I suspect that this “Tank 1A 1991” was also made by Yanshan Software.

I don’t know for sure though. Moving on. The next game on this multicart is Ant Adventure on the menu. It’s actually a Famicom game called Antarctic Adventure where you play as a penguin. The copyright appears to be removed.

Next, there’s “Ice Climber 2”, which is actually Ice Climbers. Then, the next game is Ninja 2, which is just Ninja Kun hacked to start on level 2. Then there’s Binary Land 3, which is actually just Binary Land hacked to start on level 3.

Then we have Tank 2A. It’s hacked version of that other Battle City hack. I’m pretty sure it just starts on a different level.

Interesting. Then we have “B-Wings CON” which is actually just B-Wings. Then there’s Mario 2, which instead of actually being Mario 2, is Super Mario Bros. hacked to start on world 2. And yes, it still has that glitchy title screen.

Next off is “Asuit Contra”, which is Contra except you always have the machine gun. Kinda cheating.

Then there’s Rush ‘N Attack 2, which is really Rush ‘N Attack hacked to start on level 2. Then there’s Duck 2PS, which is Duck Hunt always on 2-duck mode. Then there’s Ice Climber 3, which is actually Ice Climber hacked to start on level 3.

Next there is “Asuit Contra MAY”. What?? Well, this is Contra, except you always have the machine gun, and you always have the 30 lives cheat on at default.

Next is Dig Dug 3. It’s Dig Dug where you start on level 3. I hope there is a Dig Dug 1 somewhere on this multicart, so I can play it starting at the beginning. Next is Circus Charlie, hacked to start on Level 2. Next is Nuts and Milk, unhacked. Then there’s Clu Clu Land 2, which is Clu Clu Land hacked to start on level 2—

AHHHHHH THIS IS BORING!!!!!!

Here’s a complete list of every game on this multicart. (Also, they did have a version of Dig Dug that starts on level 1. :D)

Sometimes it’s hard to find what you want though, because between everything is a bunch of boring level hacks, so you have to keep your eye out for what you want.

  • Contra
  • Life Force
  • Rush ‘N Attack
  • Jackal
  • Ninja Kun
  • Binary Land
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Duck Hunt
  • Tank 1A 1991
  • Antarctic Adventure
  • Ice Climber
  • Tank 2A 1991
  • B-Wings
  • Dig Dug
  • Circus Charlie
  • Nuts & Milk
  • Clu Clu Land
  • Tank 2B 1991
  • Mappy (the best game ever)
  • Bomberman
  • Ballon Fight
  • Wild Gunman
  • Combat
  • Tengen’s Tetris (Title screen replaced with ASCII text)

This multicart actually has something really stupid. There are a couple repeats of the battle city hacks, and guess what they are called in the menu? “Warpman”, “Donkey Kong D”, and “Donkey Kong Jr.” What the heck!?!?!? Why do they have to try to rip people off by doing this!!?!?

Still though, if you add up all the real games on the multicart, that’s 24 actual games on this multicart. That’s actually a lot better than I expected!

Well, that’s it for now, guys. Bye!!

P.S. All of these games have the copyrights removed. There are also some other hacks of the games, like giving you different power-ups in Contra, plus everything has a hack that starts on the wrong level. (Except for Contra. They don’t have those for Contra). Plus there are repeats.

P.P.S. You may notice I didn’t have very many pictures here. The reason for that is because you can only store a limited number of pictures on WordPress before you have to start paying for it. For all of the games that you can easily find pictures of on the internet, I have not given pictures, because I want to not have to pay for pictures on my blog for as long as possible.

 

Super New Year Cart 15 in 1, Part 2

Hello, followers! Today I’m going to continue writing about my bootleg Super New Year Cart 15 in 1 multicart.

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For those of you who didn’t read the previous post, I recommend that you go read it here because it covers the first three games included, as well as a few more details about it.

Anyway, if you don’t feel like going and reading it, I’ll fill you in on some of the details.

Here’s the menu, when you boot it up:

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That’s in Chinese, and not legible unless you can read Chinese. I know that I for one can not read Chinese, so I will switch the Menu to English by pressing select.

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Well, like I said, I’ve already covered the first three games on the multicart, The Legend, The Hummer, and Pink Jelly. Now we are going to move on to the next game, War.

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Some of you might remember this game from my post on the Power Joy Navigator. This game was included on the “Power Joy Navigator 50 Games” multicart. I didn’t cover anything about it other than the title screen at the time, because I had already bought this 15 in 1 multicart, and was planning on writing about War when this 15 in 1 showed up in the mail. Also, I gave a hint to anybody who wanted spoilers saying that I was going to write about a multicart made by Hummer Team in 2005. I’m curious if anybody actually looked that up and figured out I was covering this. If you did, let me know in the comments section maybe.

Which, whatever, nobody cares about that probably, so let’s actually write about War.

This game is pretty simple. Here’s how it works:

You play as some military guy at the bottom of the screen who presumably has been positioned there to guard the front lines by yourself because some general was some having some trouble thinking out plans that will work well.

Here’s a screenshot of the first level:

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You can’t move away from the bottom of the screen, so to attack the enemy soldiers you have to throw things at them. You have two kinds of projectiles. The first kind are knives, of which you have an infinite number somehow crammed inside your pocket or something. Knives can only kill enemies that are close to you, because I guess you aren’t good at throwing knives very far. This soldier in the game wouldn’t make a good knife thrower in the circus.

Anyway, you have your second kind of projectile, too. It’s a bomb. You can toss it much further than you can the knives. I guess they are lighter. But to make up for their being light and able to be thrown long distances, you can’t have an infinite number crammed inside your pocket. You start out with a few bombs, and sometimes the enemy soldiers will drop boxes with more bombs when you kill them. This will replenish your bomb supply, and you are now free to attack the further-back soldiers.

The enemies will also sometimes drop other boxes, which do other things. I have not yet determined exactly what all of the other boxes do, but they all have a symbol on the box that will let you tell it apart from the others.

The enemy soldiers aren’t just running around willy nilly doing nothing to fight you. The enemy soldiers are running around willy nilly tossing a weapon down at you randomly that you have to dodge. This isn’t really much of a challenge in the first couple of levels, but it gets to be more of an issue in the more challenging later levels.

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Well, that’s it for War. Now to cover some of the other games on Super New Year Cart 15 in 1.

Next off is the game listed in the menu as Hacker. When you start up this game normally, it doesn’t show the title screen, and goes directly to the first level. This game actually has graphics for a title screen, and cutscenes, but they all go unused for some reason.

Some people have actually gone and hacked the game to make it display the title screen, and if you do that, you’ll get this:

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Huh. This game is actually supposed to be called Titenic, not Hacker. This video game is very loosely based off of the Titanic movie. Here’s how it works: You play as the main characters from that movie, Jack and Rose, and you have to go around on the Titanic and have to beat up everybody aboard the ship. For some reason. I guess everybody on the ship is a jerk or something.

Doesn’t matter why, though. Nobody really cares.

In this game, you play as Jack for a while, and then halfway through the game, you switch to playing as Rose. I’m pretty bad at this game though, and I haven’t been able to get that far. Some other people on the internet have been able to do it though, and they say that it happens.

[UPDATE] I’ve played this game more and I got that far. I confirm that it works that way.

Here’s some screenshots:

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Well, interesting. What’s the next game? That is Heroine on the menu. Let’s start it up.

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Huh? That’s really similar to Hacker. And that’s because it is. Heroine is exactly the same, except you play on Rose’s levels first, and then Jack’s levels. Other than that, it’s completely identical.

Well, that’s it for now, guys. This post is at around 900 words right now, so whatever, I wrote a lot I guess. I’ve covered 6 games so far, so that’s 9 more games to go on covering this multicart. I’ll do that soon hopefully. Bye!

Part 1

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!

Super New Year Cart 15 in 1, Part 1

Hello, everybody!

A really neat new Famiclone cartridge showed up in the mail today. That cartridge is Super New Year Cart 15 in 1. It was published in 2005 by ABAB soft and developed by Hummer Team.

Given the “New Year” in the name, it would have been a bit of a better New Year’s special than the game I wrote about (Mad Xmas), but back when I wrote that, I didn’t have a copy of this game. I tried to get one, but this cartridge is pretty hard to find, and I wasn’t able to get one before New Years. Ah well.

Whatever, let’s take a look at the game!

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The cartridge has a light blue color, and it has an odd collage of artwork that is put on the cover.

I can’t read the Chinese title on the cover, other than the “15 in 1” part, which is in English. Anyway, I did a little research and it translates to Super New Year Cart 15 in 1.

Also, none of that artwork has anything to do with the games included on this 15 in 1 cart. The games included are different.

All righty! Let’s put this thing in a famiclone and see what’s inside.

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Hm! All in Chinese. I’m not going to get any use out of that. It also has some neat music playing in the background.

Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to turn this menu into English. You just hit select, and this happens:

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Neat! For some reason, the menu changes color when you switch languages. You can switch it back to Chinese by hitting select again, but unless you speak Chinese, that wouldn’t be a good thing to do.

Also, this language select has a connection to another game. OK, here’s the story. There is a bootleg port of Super Mario World to the Famicom developed by Hummer Team. In that game, there’s a sound effect when you ride on Yoshi. In this 15 in 1, that same sound effect plays when you switch languages. Neat!

Let’s get started playing these games. I suppose we should start with The Legend at the beginning. The beginning is usually a very good place to start.

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This game is actually an updated version of an early Hummer Team game called Street Fighter IV. Apart from the name, it has pretty much nothing to do with the Street Fighter series, and is mostly original.

The gameplay is similar to Street Fighter II, but that’s only because it’s based off of the Hummer Team Fighting Engine, which was originally designed to play a port of Street Fighter II.

Sounds neat. Let’s start.

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A character select. Basically, you pick your character. Like a typical character select. Most of them are like that. Whatever.

After you select your fighter, then all of the portraits will become the portrait of the character you picked.

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Cool! Then this happens:

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The exact order of which characters you fight depends on what fighter you select. Anyway, the gameplay is like Street Fighter II, with jumping and punching and kicking and combo moves that I’m too lazy to memorize.

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All of the matches have 3 rounds. If you lose a match, you get the option to continue. If you lose another match, then you get a game over.

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And if your score is high enough, you will go to the high score screen.

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Well, that’s basically it for The Legend. Let’s go on to the next game, The Hummer.

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The Hummer is a hack of Somari the Adventurer that replaces Somari with Hummer Team’s mascot, Hummer Pony. It also changes the palettes on most of the graphics. More specifically, it’s a hack of a hack of a hack of Somari. The hack of a hack this game is based off of is Sonic and Knuckles 5.

Like that hack, the game starts off in Spring Yard Zone, instead of Green Hill Zone, like it’s supposed to.

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Fortunately, you can use the level select cheat code to start on any level you want.

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Well, that’s neat! This was actually the first game to feature Hummer Pony. Hummer Pony would later star in several other games on a couple Plug and Play famiclones, neither of which I own. I’d like to get one at some point.

ANYway, that’s basically it for The Hummer. For more information about Somari, read my post about it here.

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The next game on the multicart is Pink Jelly.

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It’s a hack of Panda Adventure. If you don’t know about Panda Adventure, I give it a brief summary here.

More specifically, this is a hack of a hack of Panda Adventure. The hack this game is based on is called Rings, which is also on this multicart. You’ll see a post about that game in a future post about Super New Year Cart 15 in 1.

Anyway, the main changes in this game in relation to Panda Adventure are that it changes most of the graphics, repalettes some of the enemies and backgrounds, and replaces Panda from Panda Adventure with a pink cat named Pink Jelly.

Pink Jelly also appears on those two plug and play consoles I mentioned a minute ago.

Here’s some more pictures of Pink Jelly, taken on an emulator because a) they are better quality than photographs of a CRT TV and b) I’m being lazy and don’t want to take more pictures with my camera.

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Well, that’s it for now, everybody. You can read about the rest of the games on this multicart in future posts. Bye guys!! This is it for now.

Part 2