26 July 2017

Pickups 52: Famicom Cartridges 52 (March 2017 Pickups) - Part 3

And the final part of cartridges from March 2017.
Here, we'll cover the multicarts and official Famicom cartridges.

1995-in-1 2-in-1 [OK-208]
This is a pretty interesting looking multicart that contains 2 games on it...
Those are Flight of the Intruder, which is the original version, and not a hack of Top Gun 3, implying that this game was actually released on bootlegs in its original form. And also we have The 3D Battles of World Runner, the third-person rail shooter. This game also has the sequel, called JJ: Tobidase Daisakusen Part II, which features the same type of gameplay.
Both games have copyrights completely unchanged.
OK ID carts are kinda common in Russia. There were games, such as Castle of Dragon, Toki, Amagon and other games released under this type of ID.

4-in-1 Tetris Specialty
This multicart contains a few puzzle games. Those are Tengen's Tetris, Sanrio Carnival, Dr.Mario and Palamedes (that game is not featured on the label for some odd reason).
The games are switchable by pressing Reset button.
Everything works perfectly fine, nothing is wrong with the included games.

The gameplay of this multicart:

1993 Super HIK 4-in-1 [F-034]
This cartridge includes a few games, such as Flying Warriors, Mad City (Adventures of Bayou Billy, JPN version), Lethal Weapon and Red Pig (the hack of TaleSpin).
As for Red Pig, I am sure that I mentioned it before here, but anyway... this is TaleSpin hack with a Porco Rosso as a main character, and the first level being removed from the actual game, and so, the game starts on the second one. And the storyline stuff... once you beat the second stage, you get the information on what you had to do on that exact stage and then get to the next one.
So, it's actually really badly screwed up.
In original TaleSpin, everything was perfectly fine, no such problem.

The gameplay of this multicart:

1995 Super HIK 4-in-1 [JY-003]
This cartridge contains 4 games, such as:
Jurassic Park, Ocean version, and not bootleg Lost World,
Felix the Cat, that says EEFIX THE CAT on the title screen,
Tiny Toon 4 which is Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout, not a bad platformer imo,
TMNT: Tournament Fighters, which has no copyrights, and therefore the battle with Shredder has no end, no matter how many times you beat him.

Pretty decent multicart with common games to be found on bootlegs, and it's also published by JY Company.
The gameplay of this cartridge:

6-in-1 Rockman
It's a pretty rare and uncommon multicart. It contains all of the Rockman games on it, official ones from the first one to the sixth. It doesn't contain Rockman 5 that's Darkwing Duck hack.
As for the versions of games included here:
- Rockman 1 - no copyrights
- Rockman 2 - the original version as on JPN Famicom cart
- Rockman 3 - hacked version without copyrights, with 30 lives and a cheat to restore health by pressing Select button
- Rockman 4 - hacked version with 15 lives.
- Rockman 5 - the original version as on JPN Famicom cart
- Rockman 6 - same as above.

Pretty cool cartridge, that's worth getting into collection. And even better than Aliexpress version, which had the corrupted sound for Rockman 1 and 2 (well... at least that problem is not presented in 150-in-1 PocketGames).

76-in-1 Supervision
This is basically the same multicart as 76-in-1, that I covered on Pickups post #38, that features Star Wars artwork.
It's just in a bit more classic artwork here, with labels from a few included games.
  1. Pin Ball (Pinball)
  2. Urban Champion
  3. Dig Dug
  4. Excite Bike
  5. Mabby (Mappy)
  6. Circus Chablie (Circus Charlie)
  7. Mario Bros
  8. Super Mario
  9. Keykong Jr (Donkey Kong 3)
  10. Tennis
  11. Pengun Adventure (Antarctic Adventure)
  12. Macross (Choujikuu Yousai Macross)
  13. Kung Fu (Yie Ar Kung-Fu)
  14. Combat (Field Combat)
  15. F1 Race
  16. Road Fighter
  17. Exerion
  18. Twin Bee
  19. Star Force
  20. Formation 2 (Formation Z)
  21. B Winges (B-Wings)
  22. Ice Climber
  23. Baltle City (Battle City)
  24. Mahjong 4 (4 Nin Uchi Mahjong)
  25. Bomber Man
  26. Pack Man (Pac-Man)
  27. Galaza (Galaga)
  28. Front Line
  29. Joust
  30. Popeye
  31. Milk And Nuts (Nuts & Milk)
  32. 1942
  33. Othello
  34. Lode Runner 2 (Championship Lode Runner)
  35. Lode Runner
  36. Baseball
  37. Lunar Ball
  38. Ninja (Ikki)
  39. Millipecle (Millipede)
  40. Arabian (Super Arabian)
  41. Ballon Fight (Balloon Fight)
  42. Chack'n Pop
  43. Galaxian (Renamed to Abeille on the title screen)
  44. Sky Destroyer
  45. Mahjong 2 (Mahjong)
  46. Devil World
  47. Binary Land
  48. Pooyan
  49. Warpman
  50. Donkey Kong (Renamed to Keykong on the title screen)
  51. Donkey Kong 2 (Donkey Kong Jr.)
  52. Helicopter (Raid on Bungeling Bay)
  53. Ninja 2 (Ninja-Kun)
  54. Clu Land (Clu Clu Land)
  55. City Connection
  56. Burger Time
  57. Golf
  58. Gobang (Gomoku Narabe Renju)
  59. Wrestle (Kinnikuman: Muscle Tag Match, known as M.U.S.C.L.E. in North America)
  60. Star Juster (Space Invaders. The name on the menu is a misspelling of Star Luster)
  61. Karateka
  62. Duck Hunt
  63. Wild Gunman
  64. Hogan Alley (Hogan's Alley)
  65. Mach Rider
  66. King of Ghost (Obake no Q Tarou: Wan Wan Panic)
  67. Gyrodine
  68. Ninja 3 (Ninja Hattori-Kun)
  69. Mag Max
  70. Spartan (Spartan X, known as Kung Fu outside of Japan)
  71. Wrecking Crew
  72. Elevator Action
  73. Xevious
  74. Arkanoid
  75. Galg (Zunou Senkan Galg)
  76. Tetris 2 (Tengen Tetris, hacked as 1990 New Game on the title screen)
Pretty good multicart, considering the amount of included games.

Super 76-in-1 FunTime
The other version of FunTime 76-in-1 multicart. I actually had the version with restored label and newer PCB, but here... this looks to be an older copy.

Basically, the same exact multicart as was included on PowerJoy Famiclones, with some minor differences.

And now we have three official Famicom cartridges here.
Duck Tales 2 [CAP-DW]
Finally got this game into collection in a form of official cart. Really awesome game, and even better than the first one in my opinion.
What else can I really add here? I think that we all are familiar with this game by now.
I have the first Duck Tales game on official cart. I am also planning to get myself Chip to Dale no Daisakusen games on Famicom carts, which is probably gonna be a hard task, since those are pretty pricy.

Gradius II [RC832]
I have the first Gradius game, and also the second one. :)
Now, the only thing I need to fullfill my happiness and possibly have a full set of Famicom Gradius games, is possibly Salamander (official cart, and not a bootleg copy from one of previous posts), and Parodius.
Really fun shooter, and even more interesting than the first part.
And, speaking of bootleg carts, this is an insanely rare game to find and get. And I've also heard from somebody that if the game is played on PAL Famiclone, the game would glitch up for some unknown reason, and the bottom part of the screen wouldn't show up. I have never seen anything like that in action with this game.
I have also tested this cart on my Subor SB225, and everything worked fine. So, that's possibly is some weird rumour, that needs to be prooved.

Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 [Taito 19]
Yes, in fact I also got myself the official copy of this game. :)
So far now I own both bootleg cart and official one.

And here's how it looks like:
As for the black cartridge itself, you can check a bit more info here.
The other one was featured in my post of collection, when I showed all of my carts in collection, can be seen there.
It's without description, but basically, the main difference between these two carts, is that all the black text is removed from the label, the back label (on black cartridge, it's Japanese text; on other cart, it's Remarks label), and the cartridge case (well, that seemed quite obvious).

And there you have it. These were my all pickups as for March 2017.
A lot of great and rare stuff added to the collection, and I hope my collection will be still growing, and I will get practically everything that I wanted for Famicom and I will find maybe something even more cool and interesting.
(C) AlexSRMD Productions (2017)

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