After my shopping in China, I thought it would be good to do a little update on all informal productions Megadrive Made in Taiwan. While some of these cartridges have been translated and republished (Begard Prince, Legend of Wukong…), others are a little obscure. Some have not even been to Dumpées ROM format emulator and the originals are relatively hard to find and often expensive. I own just one of these original productions but I'm trying to address here a maximum of them, including those who are not in my possession. Continue reading
Ahhh ça and est, after months of patience, I finally got hold of Brazilian version distributed by Tec Toy Quackshot. Some of you know, Quackshot is one of my favorite games on the Megadrive, and one of the retro titles which I replay more than once a year (and I always end up fingers in the nose). After presenting the Korean versions, I propose a new little recap in pictures of all versions of the game that I met today. Continue reading
New arrivals come straight from South Korea, countries of retro-gaming exotic that I particularly enjoy. Attention, This post contains the large, of heavy, for Super Comboy (Super Nintendo) and Super Gam*Boy (Megadrive). Some have already had a glimpse through mon Twitter, but as I usually, I will present here with this shipment a maximum of detailed pictures history of your vibrating chord of retro-gamer .
Even the retro-gaming South Korean, with this time it's games 3 different consoles. First on the Megadrive, with 6 new games (New Zealand Story, Ecco The Dolphin, Ghostbusters, Eternal Champion, Phantasy Star II et III) and a Joypad Samsung. Then with a Saturn Virual-On still sealed and finally a Super Nintendo cartridge weird NES game full of. This post is again accompanied by a ton of pictures of these versions extremely rare, for your viewing pleasure !
The peculiarity of these games Megadrive version ASIA, that is officially marketed by SEGA for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand, is that they contain either Roma multi-zones (JUE) be zoned PAL in Japanese cartridges.
Last post on my purchases of retro games in China with a ticket filled with photos securities in box & notice. Pas mal of Bootlegs (unlicensed pirates) of course but also some exclusive titles developed in Taiwan in the late years 90 and some were allowed to exit via the English SuperFighter Team (Beggar Prince, Legend of Wukong… ). We will also see how, while being non-official, Cantonese Society in a ended up becoming, at least locally, itself to be copied later with products of lesser quality. Finally I will touch briefly on Russian market, country or Megadrive seems to have unofficially hardback after the fall of the Berlin Wall. This would explain why some cartridges produced in China have a label in Russian (I found a carton of Contra Hard Corps like this, you will see after the jump in ticket). A busy schedule but a priori, I think should interest, the most hardcore retro-gamers !
Last Update: September 5th 2013
It’s been quite a while now that I have had some deep interest for the South Korean video game market. It first started a few years back when I moved to Hong Kong for a job at a videogames online retailing company. I started getting a few Playstation 2 and Gamecube Korean games because these were offering Japanese artworks with English ingame texts. That was until I found out about a retro-gaming market in South Korea. As a collector of Japanese games I found it very interesting to see that Korea had an alternative market of its own. And as a true Megadrive Fan I just went crazy when I found out about all the Sega games and systems sold in Korea under the Samsung license. I’ve already introduced the Hyundai Super Comboy aka Super Nintendo with my small collection of games to my French readers here and here and now the time has come to introduce you to the Samsung Super Gam*Boy!
-Updated : 5 September 2013-
It's been a while since I was very interested in the video game market South Korean. It all started a few years ago when I moved to Hong Kong for a job with a large sign of the online sales of video games. I remember I bought some Korean games on Playstation 2, then on Game Cube because they offered the advantage of having a beautiful packaging, similar to the Japanese versions, but with a game while English. All was well until one day I discovered the existence of a retro-gaming market South Korean. As a collector of Japanese games primarily, I found particularly interesting the fact that South Korea has had a market exists for itself and do not party at all “Asia”. Of course, as a fan of the first hour of the Sega Megadrive, I was speechless when I saw the first photos of consoles and games Sega Koreans distributed by Samsung. I had already presented the Super Comboy Hyundai here and is and my small collection of games for this console, it's time for me now present to you the wonderful Super Gam * Boy from Samsung !