So some vendors are starting to get in nes multicarts and apparently they don't suck.
It used to be they only sold famicom multi carts... that you would need to buy a 30 dollar adaptor to play. That made them so costly that it kind of defeated the purpose... you were getting in the price range where it's just cheaper to buy a flash cart. Now they are starting to do NES versions.
Found one that has all the rock mans (mega man), all the Marios, a few rare games, Castlevania, ect... There aren't any repeats to my knowledge... it's legitimately 150 games. It's only 16 bucks as well. That's 74 dollars cheaper than the cheapest nes flash cart!
There are other ones as well, 198 in 1, 400 in 1, ect. but a lot of those have repeats... the 400 in 1 counts all it's hacks (for cheat codes) as games. If you want to just try them all I believe there is a combo set where you can buy all 4 of the ones currently available for under 60 dollars.
Some of the auctions show pics of what is inside the shells.... it's the original famicom versions with a 72 pin adaptor stuck on the end. So free adaptor for imports... bonus! This also means you can buy multi-carts and bootlegs of famicom games, which are often much cheaper than their nes counterparts.
There are a few issues commonly associated with these carts... some of the Nintendo games have had their title screens altered to avoid copyright, some of the games are inexplicably the EU versions, ect.... For the price though it's pretty good from what I've been told.
I'm interested in hacking these but I'm unsure where to start. Apparently people have examined the games and even though there are repeats, the 400 in 1 legitimately has room for 400 games. It's be nice to load proper, unmutilated roms onto a couple of these. The chips appear to be surface mount, which makes me think they would have to be programmed after they are installed by a serial connection. Maybe there are pins on the pcb?
So anyway I was just curious if you guys are interested in them, or if you've bought any in the past, ect.