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SubjectClones and pirate carts in Mexico or Canada new Reply to this message
Posted bypostamessage
Posted on01/14/01 09:15 PM



Has anyone had any luck finding any of this stuff in these countries? I know that piracy is big in most countries except for the United States.

I'm not talking about do it yourself piracy.




SubjectAtari 2600 and NES new Reply to this message
Posted byFreeweed
Posted on01/15/01 09:23 AM



> Has anyone had any luck finding any of this stuff in these countries? I know
> that piracy is big in most countries except for the United States.

I've managed to find quite a lot of pirated carts for the 2600 and NES here in Canada, perhaps the most infamous being the 'Zellers' 2600 carts. For those who don't know, Zellers is a HUGE Canadian retail chain (or at least were back in the heyday of Atari) - think Walmart huge. They released about a dozen pirated 2600 carts before being shut down by Atari. Most of them are identical rom copies, with poorly done labels. However, there is at least one game (can't remember the official name) that was a PAL release (ie: no US release) that Canada did get in stores (albeit illegally). I don't know much more about this, anyone care to fill in? While not an everyday find, there are a surprising number of these carts floating around.

Also, I don't know how big these got in the US (I'm assuming pretty common), but one thing Canada had an abundance of was the '7-in-1', '50-in-1', '150-in-1' multicarts for NES. Of course, with a lot of these the bulk of the games were half-finished japanese crap, and a lot of the games were barely better than the 2600 (Nintendo didn't release many of the early Famicom games over here), but who cared? Paying $80 for 150 games was a much better deal than $40 for only one game, no matter how bad they might be :) These things turn up every once in a while at places like garage sales (a lot of people bought them back in the day). Some even come with their own fancy plastic cases!


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Subjectmulticarts=cool *nt* new Reply to this message
Posted byLuisv
Posted on01/15/01 01:45 PM



Even though most multicarts have older, smaller games, they're still cool! Same with pirate originals, like Street Fighter 2 on Famicom. Wait, didn't I say NT? Oops...
> > Has anyone had any luck finding any of this stuff in these countries? I know
> > that piracy is big in most countries except for the United States.
>
> I've managed to find quite a lot of pirated carts for the 2600 and NES here in
> Canada, perhaps the most infamous being the 'Zellers' 2600 carts. For those who
> don't know, Zellers is a HUGE Canadian retail chain (or at least were back in
> the heyday of Atari) - think Walmart huge. They released about a dozen pirated
> 2600 carts before being shut down by Atari. Most of them are identical rom
> copies, with poorly done labels. However, there is at least one game (can't
> remember the official name) that was a PAL release (ie: no US release) that
> Canada did get in stores (albeit illegally). I don't know much more about this,
> anyone care to fill in? While not an everyday find, there are a surprising
> number of these carts floating around.
>
> Also, I don't know how big these got in the US (I'm assuming pretty common), but
> one thing Canada had an abundance of was the '7-in-1', '50-in-1', '150-in-1'
> multicarts for NES. Of course, with a lot of these the bulk of the games were
> half-finished japanese crap, and a lot of the games were barely better than the
> 2600 (Nintendo didn't release many of the early Famicom games over here), but
> who cared? Paying $80 for 150 games was a much better deal than $40 for only
> one game, no matter how bad they might be :) These things turn up every once in
> a while at places like garage sales (a lot of people bought them back in the
> day). Some even come with their own fancy plastic cases!
>
>
> <-- If it was dead, it would be Necroflippia (oh, notice the toplessness :)
>





SubjectRe: multicarts=cool *nt* new Reply to this message
Posted bypostamessage
Posted on01/15/01 01:58 PM



> > Also, I don't know how big these got in the US (I'm assuming pretty >>common),but one thing Canada had an abundance of was the '7-in-1', >>'50-in-1', '150-in-1'multicarts for NES.

No they are quite rare. I've never seen any in the wild. Mult-carts are cool at first but they start to get boring when you find out that they all contain pretty much the same games. Pirate originals on the other hand...




SubjectRe: multicarts=cool Reply to this message
Posted byLuisv
Posted on01/15/01 02:25 PM



> > > Also, I don't know how big these got in the US (I'm assuming pretty
> >>common),but one thing Canada had an abundance of was the '7-in-1',
> >>'50-in-1', '150-in-1'multicarts for NES.
>
> No they are quite rare. I've never seen any in the wild. Mult-carts are cool at
> first but they start to get boring when you find out that they all contain
> pretty much the same games. Pirate originals on the other hand...
>
Yeah, they usually say something like 32-in-1 but it's only 13 games, but it beats having to carry 13 carts around with a Gameboy. They're VERY hard to find here in the US, all the ones I've seen (about 3) were imported from Hong Kong, I don't think ANY were ever made here. I've never even seen a pirate original here either, just nothing but boring legit games ('cept for a SF3 famicom game I traded for).




SubjectRe: i know that SF3 game! lol.. *nt* new Reply to this message
Posted byFly V
Posted on01/15/01 07:36 PM



> > > > Also, I don't know how big these got in the US (I'm assuming pretty
> > >>common),but one thing Canada had an abundance of was the '7-in-1',
> > >>'50-in-1', '150-in-1'multicarts for NES.
> >
> > No they are quite rare. I've never seen any in the wild. Mult-carts are cool
> at
> > first but they start to get boring when you find out that they all contain
> > pretty much the same games. Pirate originals on the other hand...
> >
> Yeah, they usually say something like 32-in-1 but it's only 13 games, but it
> beats having to carry 13 carts around with a Gameboy. They're VERY hard to find
> here in the US, all the ones I've seen (about 3) were imported from Hong Kong, I
> don't think ANY were ever made here. I've never even seen a pirate original
> here either, just nothing but boring legit games ('cept for a SF3 famicom game I
> traded for).
>


-- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
Flying V


Subjecthehe... new Reply to this message
Posted byLuisv
Posted on01/15/01 11:39 PM



BTW, did you get the email i sent, FlyV? Your old one didn't work, so i used the one in your profile here.

> > > > > Also, I don't know how big these got in the US (I'm assuming pretty
> > > >>common),but one thing Canada had an abundance of was the '7-in-1',
> > > >>'50-in-1', '150-in-1'multicarts for NES.
> > >
> > > No they are quite rare. I've never seen any in the wild. Mult-carts are cool
> > at
> > > first but they start to get boring when you find out that they all contain
> > > pretty much the same games. Pirate originals on the other hand...
> > >
> > Yeah, they usually say something like 32-in-1 but it's only 13 games, but it
> > beats having to carry 13 carts around with a Gameboy. They're VERY hard to
> find
> > here in the US, all the ones I've seen (about 3) were imported from Hong Kong,
> I
> > don't think ANY were ever made here. I've never even seen a pirate original
> > here either, just nothing but boring legit games ('cept for a SF3 famicom game
> I
> > traded for).
> >
>
>
> -- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
> Flying V
>





SubjectRe: hmm.. no.. try re-sending it.. *nt* new Reply to this message
Posted byFly V
Posted on01/16/01 11:02 AM



> BTW, did you get the email i sent, FlyV? Your old one didn't work, so i used
> the one in your profile here.
>
> > > > > > Also, I don't know how big these got in the US (I'm assuming pretty
> > > > >>common),but one thing Canada had an abundance of was the '7-in-1',
> > > > >>'50-in-1', '150-in-1'multicarts for NES.
> > > >
> > > > No they are quite rare. I've never seen any in the wild. Mult-carts are
> cool
> > > at
> > > > first but they start to get boring when you find out that they all contain
> > > > pretty much the same games. Pirate originals on the other hand...
> > > >
> > > Yeah, they usually say something like 32-in-1 but it's only 13 games, but it
> > > beats having to carry 13 carts around with a Gameboy. They're VERY hard to
> > find
> > > here in the US, all the ones I've seen (about 3) were imported from Hong
> Kong,
> > I
> > > don't think ANY were ever made here. I've never even seen a pirate original
> > > here either, just nothing but boring legit games ('cept for a SF3 famicom
> game
> > I
> > > traded for).
> > >
> >
> >
> > -- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
> > Flying V
> >
>


-- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
Flying V


Subjectwhich address, old or new? *nt* new Reply to this message
Posted byLuisv
Posted on01/16/01 05:54 PM



> > BTW, did you get the email i sent, FlyV? Your old one didn't work, so i used
> > the one in your profile here.
> >
> > > > > > > Also, I don't know how big these got in the US (I'm assuming pretty
> > > > > >>common),but one thing Canada had an abundance of was the '7-in-1',
> > > > > >>'50-in-1', '150-in-1'multicarts for NES.
> > > > >
> > > > > No they are quite rare. I've never seen any in the wild. Mult-carts are
> > cool
> > > > at
> > > > > first but they start to get boring when you find out that they all
> contain
> > > > > pretty much the same games. Pirate originals on the other hand...
> > > > >
> > > > Yeah, they usually say something like 32-in-1 but it's only 13 games, but
> it
> > > > beats having to carry 13 carts around with a Gameboy. They're VERY hard
> to
> > > find
> > > > here in the US, all the ones I've seen (about 3) were imported from Hong
> > Kong,
> > > I
> > > > don't think ANY were ever made here. I've never even seen a pirate
> original
> > > > here either, just nothing but boring legit games ('cept for a SF3 famicom
> > game
> > > I
> > > > traded for).
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
> > > Flying V
> > >
> >
>
>
> -- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
> Flying V
>





SubjectRe: old.. *nt* new Reply to this message
Posted byFly V
Posted on01/16/01 11:46 PM



> > > BTW, did you get the email i sent, FlyV? Your old one didn't work, so i
> used
> > > the one in your profile here.
> > >
> > > > > > > > Also, I don't know how big these got in the US (I'm assuming
> pretty
> > > > > > >>common),but one thing Canada had an abundance of was the '7-in-1',
> > > > > > >>'50-in-1', '150-in-1'multicarts for NES.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > No they are quite rare. I've never seen any in the wild. Mult-carts
> are
> > > cool
> > > > > at
> > > > > > first but they start to get boring when you find out that they all
> > contain
> > > > > > pretty much the same games. Pirate originals on the other hand...
> > > > > >
> > > > > Yeah, they usually say something like 32-in-1 but it's only 13 games,
> but
> > it
> > > > > beats having to carry 13 carts around with a Gameboy. They're VERY hard
> > to
> > > > find
> > > > > here in the US, all the ones I've seen (about 3) were imported from Hong
> > > Kong,
> > > > I
> > > > > don't think ANY were ever made here. I've never even seen a pirate
> > original
> > > > > here either, just nothing but boring legit games ('cept for a SF3
> famicom
> > > game
> > > > I
> > > > > traded for).
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
> > > > Flying V
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > -- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
> > Flying V
> >
>


-- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
Flying V


Subjectstill dead... new Reply to this message
Posted byLuisv
Posted on01/17/01 05:55 PM



Try mailing me instead, and I'll use the address you send. The email i sent just bounched back to me with a Host Unknown, twice. :(

> > > > BTW, did you get the email i sent, FlyV? Your old one didn't work, so i
> > used
> > > > the one in your profile here.
> > > >
> > > > > > > > > Also, I don't know how big these got in the US (I'm assuming
> > pretty
> > > > > > > >>common),but one thing Canada had an abundance of was the '7-in-1',
> > > > > > > >>'50-in-1', '150-in-1'multicarts for NES.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > No they are quite rare. I've never seen any in the wild. Mult-carts
> > are
> > > > cool
> > > > > > at
> > > > > > > first but they start to get boring when you find out that they all
> > > contain
> > > > > > > pretty much the same games. Pirate originals on the other hand...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > Yeah, they usually say something like 32-in-1 but it's only 13 games,
> > but
> > > it
> > > > > > beats having to carry 13 carts around with a Gameboy. They're VERY
> hard
> > > to
> > > > > find
> > > > > > here in the US, all the ones I've seen (about 3) were imported from
> Hong
> > > > Kong,
> > > > > I
> > > > > > don't think ANY were ever made here. I've never even seen a pirate
> > > original
> > > > > > here either, just nothing but boring legit games ('cept for a SF3
> > famicom
> > > > game
> > > > > I
> > > > > > traded for).
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > -- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
> > > > > Flying V
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
> > > Flying V
> > >
> >
>
>
> -- Is it a Plane ?, is it a bird ?, NO! it's :
> Flying V
>





SubjectRe: still dead... new Reply to this message
Posted byCyberGouki
Posted on03/06/01 00:15 AM




Those too are very rare, I even remember the pirated NES, called the Micro Genius or something like that. I looked a lot like the Famicom, it played Famicom games w/o an adapter too. As for those multi-game carts, usually they sucked. They'd have like 10 version of Contra, 10 versions of Tetris and so on. I remember I saw one, it had Super Mario 1, 2(US), 2(JPN), Zelda 1 & 2, for like 50 bucks. Remember this is back in 1991 when NES games were the shit. But for some reason I passed up that great cart to buy P.O.W. and Gologo13 :(.

I came to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of bubble gum.


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