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Author Topic: NES/Famicom Multicarts  (Read 19983 times)

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Re: NES/Famicom Multicarts
« Reply #160 on: August 13, 2019, 11:16:19 pm »
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Re: NES/Famicom Multicarts
« Reply #161 on: August 13, 2019, 11:19:46 pm »
Knock-off everdrives are the ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. 

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Re: NES/Famicom Multicarts
« Reply #162 on: August 14, 2019, 07:20:49 am »
Yea, I have the same one. Mine came with a big set of Rom. I think they’re copies of an older version that doesn’t play some games, but I never checked.

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Re: NES/Famicom Multicarts
« Reply #163 on: August 14, 2019, 10:00:50 am »
Yeah, mine had an 8GB SD card with all PAL/NTSC roms on it already.  I loaded up my own patched copy of Terranigma (which was in the photo).

It won't play any of the DSP1 or FX chip games.  So no Pilot Wings, Mario Kart, Mario RPG, or Star Fox.  Otherwise I think it plays everything worth playing.

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Re: NES/Famicom Multicarts
« Reply #164 on: August 14, 2019, 12:40:39 pm »
That's pretty great for $33 shipped!

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Re: NES/Famicom Multicarts
« Reply #165 on: August 15, 2019, 12:21:38 pm »
Yeah, mine had an 8GB SD card with all PAL/NTSC roms on it already.  I loaded up my own patched copy of Terranigma (which was in the photo).

It won't play any of the DSP1 or FX chip games.  So no Pilot Wings, Mario Kart, Mario RPG, or Star Fox.  Otherwise I think it plays everything worth playing.

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Actually.... mine came with a Mario Kart rom that worked.  Or at least it booted and the first stage seemed ok.  SFX games are out but you might want to try the dsp games. 

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Re: NES/Famicom Multicarts
« Reply #166 on: August 15, 2019, 01:57:31 pm »
You know, I just violated my own pet peeve of "why didn't you just try it first before you posted about it..."

I'll give that a shot and report back.

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Re: NES/Famicom Multicarts
« Reply #167 on: August 16, 2019, 07:54:34 pm »
Well, I cracked open the cartridge to take a look at the PCB and it's been redesigned slightly.  No empty sockets for the DSP1 or clock chips.

Pretty much looks like this, except the left side isn't there.



Pilot Wings will boot up and then lock when you start a mission.  Mario Kart doesn't make it past the Nintendo logo.

Oh well.

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Re: NES/Famicom Multicarts
« Reply #168 on: August 18, 2019, 02:28:21 pm »
This is difficult to photograph but here you go

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Re: NES/Famicom Multicarts
« Reply #169 on: January 10, 2020, 02:51:26 pm »
My obsession with these things continues unabated.

NES Everdrive clones are down to $54.  Still waiting on those to keep marching down in price.

The SNES Everdrive clones are down to $27.  I play mine all the time and have been very happy with this purchase.  Right now I'm pedaling through Mystic Quest.

The SD2SNES clones are down to $96 but you have to get really creative with your searches to find them.

I also found something called a "DSP Games Collection" that's probably a SD2SNES clone for $70 but details are scant and I don't want to risk getting a 10 game multicart.


I've come to the conclusion that the Top Loader NES systems wear out pins on the cartridges.  I've already got a copy of Dragon Warrior 1 that won't work on anything besides a top loader.  Now it turns out the family copy of Dragon Warrior 2 has the same problem.  Boots up to garbage screens on the clones unless you get very lucky or push on the cartridge at funny angles.  So I was going to get a "Dragon Quest Remix" but it suffers from that same NES multicart problem of only supporting 1 save game at a time.  Turns out the the Dragon Quest games were released on SNES in Japan, and there's fan translations that patch them to English, and you can pick those up for about $10-20 each. 

So I've got a Dragon Warrior/Quest 1 & 2 coming in the mail.

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Re: NES/Famicom Multicarts
« Reply #170 on: January 10, 2020, 02:56:28 pm »
Still waiting on the NES clones to come down myself.  I've been thinking of getting a custom cart of the hacked zapper games that run on a lcd tv.  Seems like it'd be better if a few of us got a small run made of them but I question the morality of that.  I wish the guys who did the hack would do that.