Funny Time Super Mario 160 in 1

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

Anyway I’m writing about this:screen-shot-2017-02-12-at-3-34-35-pm

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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.

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Super Mario Bros. 2 Unbeatable Program

There are some bootleg versions of Super Mario Bros. 2j (lost levels) that put the disk-based game onto a cartridge.

Usually they look more or less like this:

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What Mario 2j carts usually look like

But they don’t all look like that. Sometimes they look like this:
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It says “unbeatable program” on it. Weird.

Well, let’s start it up.

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Huh. Everything appears to be as usual.

…until the game starts scrolling.

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…wait a second, is the HUD scrolling? Yes it is. It scrolls whenever the background scrolls.

After it scrolls long enough, it comes back around the other end.

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(no, this isn’t just a problem with the demo. It happens throughout the whole game.)

Anyway, that’s about it. Other than that thing with the HUD, it seems to be identical to the official Super Mario Bros. 2j.

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By the way, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting here as much as usual. ): Unfortunately, I don’t have as much money to buy these games as I did before, so there won’t be as many posts. (don’t worry though I still have some stuff that I haven’t written about yet.)

If you want more posts here, then I’d really appreciate it if you donated some money to this site via the Patreon page. Whatever though. I don’t mind if you guys don’t donate anything because you aren’t really getting anything in return.

…If you want to support the famiclone blog and actually get something in return, you could buy some of this stuff:

http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=12901.0

I’ll use the money I get from there to buy Famiclone stuff.

Super Mario pirate cart

The majority of single-game pirate carts of licensed cartridge games are boring. Just a normal game with nothing special about it. Typically with unoriginal or generic label art, too. And since most of the ones I have found are overpriced, I don’t have very many.

Here are the ones I do have (other than the one mentioned in this post’s title):

A few days ago, I got a Super Mario Bros. pirate cartridge, even though it was overpriced, because it looks like this.

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LOL. That’s ridiculous. When you power it on, you get this fairly common title screen hack of Super Mario Bros.:

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Hacked Super Mario Bros. Title Screen

I believe this cartridge was made in Argentina, because I got from there. Also I got this other very similar bootleg game from Argentina also:

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Weird artwork.

If anyone has any information about these cartridges or what company made them I would like to know. (:

Anyway I thought the label for this game was pretty funny. So hopefully you will too.

Oh by the way here is the back of the cartridge:

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That’s it for now. Bye guys!

UPDATE: Also it has the level select enabled by default

Super Mario Bros. 256 Worlds

Hello, everybody. Today I’m going to write about this cartridge I got recently.

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As you can see, the label claims to be Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels. Known in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2.

I mean, I can’t read Japanese, but you can compare this to the official Lost Levels label and I think you’ll agree it is quite similar.

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Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels was only officially released on the Famicom on disk format for the Famicom Disk System. Maybe this cartridge is a copy of the disk game onto a cartridge. (They make those).

Well let’s power it on and see what it is:

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Hm. Just regular Super Mario Bros.

…wait.

World Y-1?

Why does it say that?

Because this is Super Mario Bros. 256 Worlds Version.

What’s that mean?

Well, you may know that the original Super Mario Bros. had a bonus where after you completed the game, you could use a level select to pick which world you were started on. 256 Worlds lets you have that level select right from the start. But that’s not all. The counter doesn’t stop at World 8, which is supposed to be the last world. It keeps going up from there. In fact, you can select 256 different worlds. All the worlds have one-character numbers though, so it displays some of them as World Y-1 or World !-1. And most of the times it just picks a random tile, like part of the ? block or part of a bullet bill block.

Of course, these aren’t actually secret levels that were left in the code. It just makes the game read garbage data and display weird levels like never-ending bonus levels, underwater castles, etc. Here are some pictures of the more interesting ones. (some of them are just duplicates of the normal levels)

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So, that’s basically it for now. Bye guys!

The Game Prince RS-1, Part 1

Hi everybody! A few days ago I bought this famiclone, and today it came in the mail. Here it is: The Game Prince RS-1.

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(I’ve actually seen multiple variations of the box, but I’m writing about mine)

Well! It looks like it’s a portable famiclone. It says “built-in classic games”. So far so good, right?

But wait one second… “iPhone PC Android Games”??? What the heck is that supposed to mean? Don’t worry, you’ll see why it says that. But first, let’s look at the box and what’s in it.

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Wait, 12-bit game??? Huh. That’s weird. 12-bit sells better than 8-bit, I guess.IMG_5064

Well, it says it runs off of 3 AAA batteries.IMG_5065

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Now, let’s open it. First off, there’s the system itself.

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There’s the controls and the screen. It also looks kinda like the Game Boy Micro, which was a version of the Game Boy Advance.

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The Game Prince also comes in different colors, like green, black, orange, silver, red, and gold. Maybe there’s more, but I dunno.

Anyway, let’s look at the Game Prince system from other angles to see what it looks like.

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There’s the battery cover, where you put in the necessary 3 AAA batteries.

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Here’s the power switch and a little port on the side. Is that a headphone jack? No! I’ll get to that in a minute.

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Nothing on this side.

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A volume adjustor.

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Nothing on this side.

Hm. No cartridge slot. But whatever, it has games built in.

Moving on, it’s got this manual:

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It has a picture of the Game Prince playing New Super Mario Bros., but that’s a lie. It can’t actually do that. It’s lying. Here’s the rest of the manual:

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If you read the manual (I suspect you didn’t) you’d have noticed several grammatical, punctuational, and spelling errors. Whatever though. What else is in the box?

Just one more thing. The AV cable. You were wondering what that port in the system was, it’s for plugging the Game Prince into your TV.

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Yes, you can plug the handheld into your TV and use it as a plug and play system.

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But there is a very big complaint about TV mode though: the cable is very, very short. I mean, look at this:

IMG_5082Because of this, most of these screenshots are probably going to be taken from handheld mode, since it’s easier to get pictures of.

If you power it up, you’ll get this:

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It looks like that, and it has some music playing in the background.

As you can see, this looks kinda like Super Mario Bros. Yeah, most of the graphics in that picture are palette-swapped versions of Super Mario Bros. graphics. But not entirely. There’s that pink cat wearing a cape in the castle. There’s also a picture of somebody flying. And there’s some text: “152 in 1” and “Please prass the start key.” Yes, they made a typo there.

I should probably mention this, though. There are at least two versions of the Game Prince. The first version (and from what I can tell, the more common one) is nearly identical to this one, except that there is also a little menu that lets you choose between English and Chinese. The second version, which is what I have, removes this menu and is always in English.

Anyway though, what happens when you “prass” the start button? This:

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It’s a multicart! It’s got a lot of games, but not quite 152. Some of the games are repeats. Not a lot though. Here’s a list of the games:

  1. Contra 1 (hacked version that lets you pick what level you start on or what gun you use)
  2. Super Mario Bros.
  3. Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTournament Fighters
  4. Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers
  5. Blood Fight (The title screen is in Japanese so I can’t verify the name)
  6. Heavy Barrel
  7. 3 Eyes Story
  8. Ninja Gaiden 2
  9. Ninja Gaiden 3
  10. Silkworm
  11. Double Dragon 2
  12. Double Dragon 3
  13. Tengen’s Tetris (Title screen hacked to a plain ascii title screen that says “1993 Tetris Game”)
  14. Adventure Island
  15. The Goonies
  16. Grades (title screen removed)
  17. The Legend of Kage
  18. Chinese Chess (I’m not sure if this is the actual title because the title is in Japanese)
  19. World Cup (Hack of Soccer)
  20. 1942
  21. Tank A 1990 (Battle City Hack)
  22. F-1 Race
  23. Across (title is in Japanese so I can’t verify the name)
  24. Lie Ar Kung-Fu
  25. On the Road
  26. Circus Charlie
  27. Galaga
  28. Battletank
  29. Mario Bros. (Title screen replaced to say “Mr. Mary”)
  30. Lode Runner
  31. Lode Runner 2
  32. Dig Dug
  33. Five Chess (same as above, title screen is in Chinese and I can’t verify the name)
  34. Bomberman
  35. Pooyan
  36. Lunar Ball
  37. Ice Climber
  38. Ninja 2 (Again, Japanese title screen)
  39. City Connection
  40. Front Line
  41. Pinball
  42. Track & Field
  43. Mahjong 2p (Japanese title screen)
  44. Mahjong 4p (Japan title screen)
  45. Nuts & Milk
  46. Pizza Boy
  47. Donkey Kong
  48. Donkey Kong Jr.
  49. Donkey Kong 3
  50. Mappy
  51. Excitebike
  52. Ninja (Japanese title screen again)
  53. Devil World
  54. Popeye
  55. Pac-Man
  56. Exerion
  57. Wrestle (Japanese title screen)
  58. Sky Destroyer
  59. Balloon Fight
  60. Formation Z
  61. Othello
  62. Karateka
  63. Super Arabian
  64. Joust
  65. Galaxian
  66. Magic Jewelry (Unlicensed puzzle game similar to Columns)
  67. Bird Week
  68. Adventure Island (hacked to start on level 2)
  69. Adventure Island (hacked to start on level 3)
  70. Adventure Island (hacked to start on level 4)
  71. Adventure Island (hacked to start on level 5)
  72. Adventure Island (hacked to start on level 6)
  73. Adventure Island (hacked to start on level 7)
  74. Adventure Island (hacked to start on level 8)
  75. Tank B 1990 (Battle City Hack)
  76. Tank C 1990 (Battle City Hack)
  77. On the Road (hacked to start on level 2)
  78. On the Road (hacked to start on level 3)
  79. On the Road (hacked to start on level 4)
  80. Circus Charlie (hacked to start on level 2)
  81. Circus Charlie (hacked to start on level 3)
  82. Circus Charlie (hacked to start on level 4)
  83. Circus Charlie (hacked to start on level 5)
  84. Crypt Car (hack of Dig Dug where Dig Dig is replaced with a tank, and the bad guys have their sprites replaced. Some of them look like spinies from Mario.)
  85. Arakanoid
  86. Arakanoid (Starts on level 2 or something. I’m too lazy to check.)
  87. Arakanoid (I guess it starts on level 3?? Really guys I haven’t ever played Armakanoid before.)
  88. Galaxian (starts on level 2)
  89. Maze Tussle (Hack of the Japanese version of Pac-Man that modifies the music and lots of the graphics.)
  90. Tank D 1990 (Battle City Hack)
  91. Tank E 1990 (Battle City Hack)
  92. Bandits (Hack of Donkey Kong 3 that replaces the music and graphics. Stanley now is a cannon, for example)
  93. Colocotha (Hack of Bomberman that changes a lot of stuff)
  94. Botha (hack of pooyan? I think???)
  95. Super Mario Bros. (hacked to start on world 3-1)
  96. Batman
  97. Revolution (Yet another unverifiable Japanese title screen)
  98. Cuban (Repeat of the above game.)
  99. Street Fighter VI: 12 Peoples
  100. Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six
  101. Disney 1 (Japanese title screen)
  102. F-1 Hero
  103. Spartan X
  104. Armakanoid (They repeated it here)
  105. Aladdin III (Not the Hummer Team game. It’s a hack of Magic Carpet 1001.)
  106. CrossFire
  107. Angry Birds (I don’t think many people are going to notice this, out of the list of 152 games. Don’t worry, I’ll write about it in a little bit.)
  108. Plants Vs. Zombies (Whaaaaaat???? I’ll write about this in a minute too.)
  109. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters. (It’s a repeat)
  110. Hot Blood (repeat of Blood Fight)
  111. Heavy Barrel (It’s a repeat. They have this game more than once on the multicart.)
  112. 3 Eyes Story (Yeah, they’ve started doing more repeats.)
  113. Ninja Gaiden 2 (Yup. Another repeat. I wonder how many more there are?)
  114. Doublee Dragon II (repeat)
  115. Double Dragon III (repeat)
  116. Silkworm (repeat)
  117. Disney 2 (repeat of that Disney 1 game)
  118. Aladdin 3 (starts on the wrong level and the title screen is removed.)
  119. Chip ‘N Dale 2: Rescue Rangers (Another repeat.)
  120. Super Mario Bros. (Hacked to have a moon jump cheat. It doesn’t always work, though.)
  121. Silkworm (repeat)
  122. F-1 Race (repeat)
  123. Chip N’ Dale 2: Rescue Rangers (repeat)
  124. Super Mario Bros. (Maybe hacked. I couldn’t find anything changed in the first level, though.)
  125. Silkworm (repeat)
  126. F-1 Race (repeat)
  127. Disney 3 (repeat of Disney 1)
  128. Super Mario Bros. (hacked to start on world 2-1)
  129. Chip ‘N Dale 2: Rescue Rangers (repeat)
  130. F-1 Race (repeat)
  131. Silkworm (repeat)
  132. Super Mario Bros. (hacked to start on world 3-1.)
  133. Disney 4 (repeat of Disney 1)
  134. Aladdin 3 (starts on the wrong level.)
  135. Super Mario Bros. (hacked to start on world 4-1)
  136. Silkworm (repeat)
  137. Disney 5 (repeat of disney 1)
  138. Aladdin 3 (starts on the wrong level)
  139. Chip ‘N Dale 2: Rescure Rangers (repeat)
  140. Silkworm (repeat)
  141. Super Mario Bros. (hacked to start on world 5-1)
  142. F-1 Race (repeat)
  143. Chip ‘N Dale 2: Rescue Rangers (repeat)
  144. Super Mario Bros. (hacked to start on world 6-1)
  145. Aladdin 3 (hacked to start on the wrong level)
  146. F-1 Race (repeat)
  147. Chip ‘N Dale 2: Rescue Rangers (repeat)
  148. Super Mario Bros. (hacked to start on world 7-1)
  149. Disney 6 (repeat of Disney 1)
  150. Super Mario Bros. (hacked to start on world 8-1)
  151. Chip ‘N Dale 2: Rescue Rangers (repeat)
  152. Silkworm (repeat)

MAN that took forever to type. I couldn’t find any lists to plagiarize on the internet, so I was forced to boot up every game individually and test it out.  GAAHHH!!! Hey viewers, next time I get a multicart, do me a favor and do all this work for me so that I can plagiarize you, please!!! AHHHH!!!!!

Moving on. In the multicart, it has a little image in the top right corner with a picture of the game you’re going to play. Pretty handy! Also, it has some pictures of vases and windows. Weird. Moving on again.

This thing has a ton of hacks and pirate games. My hands are really, really tired from typing that big long list, so I won’t write about all of them on this post. I will write about them in part 2 though. In this post, I’m going to write about the two most interesting games on here. Remember how the box said “iPhone PC Android Games”? Well. Here’s why. Here are the two games:

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WHAAAAAAT!?!?!?!? Angry Birds and Plants Vs. Zombies on the FAMICOM!?!? That’s crazy!

Well, these aren’t just boring hacks of other games that replace the graphics with Angry Birds graphics, these are actual ports. Even crazier!

I’m going to start off with Angry Birds, since it’s the more disappointing one. You already saw the title screen, so I’m not going to put it here again. If you press start, you get this:

Then you go through the menus and pick the first level, as it’s the only one unlocked. Then you are shown the slingshot with the birds and the pigs’ fortress. Then you use up and down on the d-pad to pick one of 5 different angles to shoot the bird. With only 5 angles, and only one kind of bird, the normal red ones, this port is very easy, and very boring. It has some music in it, too, that is entirely original and not related to angry birds. I actually think the music, but everybody I’ve shown the game to absolutely hates the music. Oh well.

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Moving on to the much more fun plants vs. zombies port. Before I go any further, I should warn you that this game has the exact same music that is generally considered to be terrible. Moving on.

When you press start, you get taken to the first round. You have your list of plantable plants at the top of the screen, and your sun counter at the top left, and the shovel at the top right. Just like the original game. It also has a cursor. Since the NES doesn’t have a mouse, the cursor is moved with the d-pad. You click by pressing A.

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When you have enough sone, you click on a plant from the menu and then click the ground to put it there. This uses up sun, but the plant goes there. You can dig plants up by using the shovel. When sun appear, click on them and your sun counter will go up by 25. Zombies will come from the right of the screen, and you have to defeat them before they get to your house and eat your brains. If a zombie gets to a plant, then it will eat it if it isn’t killed in time. Sometimes the zombies have buckets or road cones on their heads that make them stronger. That’s basically it.

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Here’s what the different plants do:

Peashooter It shoots peas across the screens and hurts the zombies.

Sunflower It makes more sun for you so that you can grow more plants. You should plant them on the left, since they can’t attack and they are important to get you more sun.

Repeater Same as the Peashooter, except that it fires peas twice as fast.

Wall-nut It doesn’t attack, but it takes a long time for the zombies to eat. It can be used to make a protective wall for your other plants.

Squash It stays in one place, and when a zombie gets close, the squash jumps in the air and squashes it. The squash is single-use, though. Keep that in mind.

Potato Mine It’s a potato, but it’s also a bomb. When a zombie gets close, it will blow up, destroying the zombie and itself. It’s single-use. Functionally, it’s identical to the squash. It’s cheaper, so you’ll basically never use the squash. In the original game, it took a minute for the potato mines to become active, which is why they cost less sun. They didn’t do that in this port, though.

That’s it for now, guys. Bye! I’ll write more later. Like I said, there are more bootleg games on this famiclone. I’ll write about those in part 2.

Part 2

Pandamar changed graphics

Hi guys! Remember Pandamar? That hack of Super Mario Bros where Mario’s a panda? Well they changed a lot of other graphics too.

After noticing that a hack of Pandamar, Pka Chu, had the message for when you complete a castle changed. I wondered if it was changed in Pandamar, too, so I looked into it. And since I’m making a post about that, I figured I’d just go ahead and get some pictures of a lot of the graphical changes.

Here’s the title screen of Pandamar:

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Here’s a close-up of Pandamar’s sprite:

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Here’s a picture showing what goombas, bushes, ? blocks, bricks, the ground, and clouds look like now.

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Here’s a picture showing what pipes and mushrooms look like now:IMG_4802When Pandamar gets a mushroom potion, he gets bigger:

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Here’s what 1-up mushrooms look like:

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Here’s what fire flowers look like:

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And if he gets it, his clothes will turn green and he can shoot fireballs:

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And when you get to bowser, he look like this now:

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And when you beat him, this is what happens:

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Yeah, there’s a LOT more changes, but I’ll write about them later.

The Power Joy Classic TV Game II

Hey guys! Recently I went and got my second famiclone, the Power-Joy Classic TV Game:

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I know that it says “Power-Joy” instead of “Power Joy II”. In fact, the packaging (which I don’t have) doesn’t say “Power Joy II” either. But this model was marketed as the Power Joy II. There was an earlier model that was advertised as just Power Joy, though. But the only difference is the included multicart (which I’ll get to in a minute).

The publisher of this thing (Trump Grand Ltd.) was obviously trying to imitate a Nintendo 64 controller, but it’s a little different.

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Alright, here’s the way the buttons are mapped on the power joy:

D-Pad: Same as the D-Pad on the normal Famicom/NES.
Analog Stick: Acts as an additional D-Pad.
The buttons that correspond to the N64’s C pad: A, B, autofire A, and Autofire B.
The higher up purple button: Start.
The lower down purple button: Select.
Button in the middle of the controller: Restart button.
The switch in the middle: The power switch.

It also has a light gun build right in. Let’s look at the back:

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At the bottom it has a port for a second controller (which I don’t have). And also, see that button there that would correspond to the Z button on an N64 controller? That’s the zapper gun trigger. And here’s the end you’re supposed to point at the TV:

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This means that now I can play my copy of Duck Hunt, and it turns out I’m pretty good at it.

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Moving on, the thing is powered off of four AAA batteries. I’ve heard some other people on the internet say it runs off of AA batteries, but mine definitely doesn’t.

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I’ve also heard that there is an adapter that lets it be plugged into the wall, but I don’t have it.

If you turn it on, this little LED lights up:

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Now to hook it up to the TV. It has hardwired AV cables, so I don’t have to go around trying to find any. That’s pretty neat. If you turn it on without a cartridge (which as you’ve probably guessed plugs into the back of the controller) then you’ll find that the Power Joy has a multicart built right in:

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(I should point out that some other models of the Power Joy don’t have the same multicart built in. I’ll be talking about the multicart built into mine.) Hm, it says 10-in-1, and it has some music playing in the background. If you press a button, it will take you to the game select screen:

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Well, let’s start up the first game, Shoot Copter 100. It doesn’t have a title screen, and you’ll get taken directly into the gameplay:

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It’s a hack of Duck Hunt where you shoot helicopters. Hm. Moving on, let’s check out Falling Bricks 200:

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It’s a hack of Tengen’s Tetris. They changed the title screen to look like this and they also changed the background colors and they changed the blocks to have different shapes:

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Hm. That’s weird. Let’s try out Shoot Copters 300. Well, it turns out to just be the same as Shoot Copter 100, except there are two helicopters onscreen at once. I’m not going to put a picture here, since it’s basically the same game. Next off is Panzer Fly Car 400:

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It is probably a hack of some Famicom racing game, but whatever it is, I haven’t played it.

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The next game is Debar Bomb 1 500:

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It’s a hack of Hogan’s Alley.

On to the next game, Shooting 600. It’s a hack of some famicom light gun game where you have to shoot a bunch of airplanes to make them bounce higher into the air, and you have to keep them all off the ground in order to win. My phone isn’t focusing on the TV because the background is all black, so I’m sorry but you can’t have any screenshots.

On to the next game, Debar Bomb 2 701.

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It’s another hack of Hogan’s Alley, with the same things you are supposed to shoot.

On to Future Tank 802:

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It’s a hack of Battle City! Remember Tank A 1990, the other hack of Battle City? Well, this was hacked by the same company, Yanshan Software, and it’s a hack of the same game.

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I guess you play as beetles that have guns? Or something? Tank bugs? I dunno.

Moving on to the next game, Space War 903:

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Sounds like Star Wars, but it’s no. It’s a hack of some Namco game. (I don’t remember the name of it. I’ll write here if I can remember the name of the game)

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Onto the next and final game, Shoot 000.

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It’s another hack of Duck Hunt.

Well, those built-in games were interesting, but what might be more interesting is the multicart that the thing comes with.

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This is how you tell if you have a Power Joy I or a Power Joy II. The Power Joy I has a 64-in-1 cartridge and the ID number is PJ-001. This multicart has lots of repeats of the games. The Power Joy II has an 84-in-1 multicart with fewer repeats and an ID number of PJ-008. There are actually two different known versions of the PJ-008 cartridge, which have identical labels but slightly different selections of games. Anyway, I’m writing about my copy. Here’s the game select screen:

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Here’s the list of games (titles listed exactly as they are in the menu, including typos):

  • 80 Days
  • 1942
  • Arkanoid
  • Aladdin III (hack of Magic Carpet 101, not Hummer Team’s game.)
  • Argus
  • Adisland
  • Ascii
  • Arabian
  • Badminton
  • Baltron
  • B-Wings
  • Balloon Fight
  • Bird Week
  • Boomman (I think that this is a hack of Bomberman)
  • Brush Roller
  • Clay Shoot
  • Chack and Pop
  • Circus Charlie
  • City Connection
  • Challenger
  • Dig Dug
  • Dough Boy
  • Druaga
  • Devil World
  • Dingdong
  • Door Door
  • Dynamite Brawl
  • Elevator Action
  • Exertion
  • Formation Z
  • Front Line
  • Fire Dragon
  • Flappy
  • Flippull
  • Field Combat
  • Galaga
  • Galg
  • Geimos
  • Gyrodine
  • Gotcha
  • Galaxians
  • Gradius
  • Hyper Olympic
  • Joust
  • Karateka
  • Kage
  • Lode Runner
  • Lunar Ball
  • Macross
  • Magic Jewellry (pirate original)
  • Magmax
  • Mappy
  • Millipede
  • Ninja Fighter
  • Ninja II
  • Nuts and Milk
  • Othello
  • Pooyan
  • Pac Land
  • Pandamar (hack of Super Mario Bros. that I’ll get to in a minute)
  • Penguin
  • Route 16
  • Raid on Bay
  • Road Fighter
  • Soccer
  • Sky Destroyer
  • Space Et
  • Star Gate
  • Star Force
  • Son Son
  • Spartan
  • Spelunker
  • Spy vs. Spy
  • Sqoon
  • Star Luster
  • Tag Team
  • Tank
  • Twin Bee
  • Wrestling
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Wisdom
  • Warp Man
  • Xevious
  • Zippy Race

Most interesting of all of this is Pandamar. It’s a hack of a hack of Super Mario Bros. There was a hack of Super Mario Bros. made by Steepler (who also made a line of famiclones called Dendy) that replaced the title screen and corrupted some of the music. Here’s the title screen:

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Hacked Super Mario Bros. Title Screen

Then later on, another company called Inventor hacked that to replace Mario with a Panda and change the Music and change a bunch of the other graphics, too.

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That’s the hack that appears on this multicart. There were some other companies that went and made hacks of Pandamar. I bought one, but it hasn’t come in the mail yet. I’ll write about it here when it does.

If you want to play this game, you have two options: Go and buy one, or emulate it. I’ve heard that the ROM for this thing has been dumped, so if you can find the ROM you can play this game on an emulator.

That’s it for now, guys. Bye!

[UPDATE] Oh! I forgot to mention that since this thing runs on NES on a chip technology, so I can play all of my games that use compressed graphics, like my game circuit boards and some other stuff.

[ANOTHER UPDATE] I tested it and the included multicart will run on non-NES on a chip famiclones.