22 January 2017

Pickups 49: Famicom Cartridges 49 (December 2016 Pickups)

Final post about my pickups as for 2016. :D
So, without hesitating, let's go on and see what I got in December.

Adventure Island 4 [A-D4]
I used to own this copy earlier, and I got it again. The forth part of Adventure Island series, released only in Japan. I talked about this game quite a lot on my blog, so I don't think it's worth spending too much time on it.
Other than... if you haven't seen my playthrough of this game yet, check it out here:

Mortal Kombat 3 [JC-103]
I am kinda confused about this cartridge... It says Mortal Kombat 3, but I actually came across like two cartridge with this one, one of them being this one.
On my cartridge, there is this game:
So, the version of MK3 included on my cartridge is this one:
http://bootleggames.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_II_(Hummer_Team)
But on the other cartridge there was this version:
http://bootleggames.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_II_Special

And the screenshots:
Could this be just my cartridge, which includes MKIII (MKII)? Or in fact, it really should be Mortal Kombat III Special (MKII Special)?
I don't know... I am really confused with Mortal Kombat games on Famicom. :/
Street Fighter games weren't quite as confusing version-wise, and cartridge-wise, what game is here and there...

Mortal Kombat 4 (New Hi-Game 48 people) [KT4003] 
Everything is fine with this cartridge. It's originally known as MK3, made by HummerTeam and released originally on NT cartridges.
Quote from BootlegGames Wikia:
"Mortal Kombat 3, better known by its mapper hack, Mortal Kombat 4, is a pirated fighting game that was developed by Hummer Team and published by NT, with MK4 later re-released by ABAB Soft Inc. on a multicart. The game is based on Mortal Kombat 3.
The game only contains 7 different characters. They are Stryker, Liu Kang, Nightwolf, Kano, Sub-Zero, Shao Kahn and Sonya. Like many of Hummer's other games, its hacks have a large amount of repeats, all of which have to be fought in the single player mode. All of the characters can pull off their special moves with these commands:

D, DF, F, a
D, DF, F, b
D, D, a
a+b (Shao Kahn and Nightwolf only)

Unlike Mortal Kombat II Special, nothing was reused from Hummer Team's previous Mortal Kombat games. (except maybe the blood)

Mortal Kombat 4 - (NT-326) This is the most common version of the game and is often seen on pirate multicarts. Since this is smaller then the other versions (384 KB for the others, 256 KB for this), Sub-Zero's, Kano's and Nightwolf's sprites are removed. Sub-Zero is gone in the game (he can be accessed by the hex-editor although it's just Liu Kang with Sub-Zero's name and palette) while Nightwolf is just a recolored Shao Kahn. As well as this, Shao Kahn's moves are also glitched. Only 3 out of the 7 stages remain in the game, although the music from the removed stages remains in the ROM. It also doesn't have the options screen."

Terminator 2 - Judgement Day
One of the versions of Terminator 2, released on famicom bootlegs. The label is slightly different than on other cartridges where I owned this game.
The condition-wise, it's better than my other copies, so I decided to leave this cartridge in my collection.
The copyrights are removed in the game.

Tom & Jerry III Frantic Ntics Games! New Game (Dragon Co.) [DH1070]
The Dragon Co. version of Tom & Jerry 3, with crappy controls, physics. The graphics and music aren't too bad, but if everything else was better - this game would be kinda good.

115-in-1 Supervision
Finally I got this multicart, and now I own the following multicarts with large number of early Famicom games, produced by Supervision: 42-in-1, 52-in-1, 64-in-1, 76-in-1, 110-in-1, and this one, 115-in-1.
The game's list will be posted later, but you can check what games are here, via the back label.
I am planning on reviewing a few Supervision multicarts on my blog. ;)

That's it for my pickups in December 2016! I got a few more thingies this month (January 2017), and I will show you them later. :)
Thanks for reading this post.

(C) AlexSRMD Productions (2017)

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