Over the last years, I’ve presented a bunch of South Korean Hyundai Super Nintendo games on this blog. I haven’t updated that area of my collection since then because I’ve been busy with other things, like finishing the Samsung Super Gam*Boy article.
This article being *almost* completed, I decided to move on and spend some more time on gathering infos about Nintendo’s 16bit console Market in South Korea. It’s been a little more difficult for me to actually get my hands on Super Comboy games and shoot them from every angle like I did with the Super Gam*boy games ; mainly because of the global popularity of the Super Nintendo around the world. Popularity also means there’s a lot more people now than there used to be getting interested in purchasing those games when they appear which result in constant price increases. To be perfectly honnest this is one of the reason I haven’t been too keen on sharing my infos, as I’m quite sure this kind of article will brings new players into collecting Super Comboy games. Players that will surely go credit card crazy as soon as the next Complete-In-Box Super Comboy game pops-up. So I made a choice, I recently convinced myself that some games are now simply out of my league and decided to publish this piece anyway. Enjoy it
Behold the Hyundai Super Comboy 슈퍼 컴보이 Master List !
As you can see on the Master List, I’ve counted 34 official Hyundai/Cost releases, 1 bootleg release and 1 official accessory so far. But there might be more, for exemple some variations still need to be accounted for as no real box pictures have been seen for them up to this day like the Super Mario Kart blue box. Also it seems that a lot of games were imported straight from japan, some carrying a very simple black & white instruction sheet in Korean (Romancing Sa-Ga 2)… hard to say how many of these are around in South Korea, besides it looks as if most of these were RPGs with a heavy load of japanese text. One can hardly consider them as real Super Comboy release (unlinke NBA JAM T.E. who was at least repacked by Hyundai).
(you can click on the game’s name for further details, when available).
•Official Releases :
•Japanese Import with black & white instruction sheet in Hangul (might be more of these around) :
•Official Accessory :
Super Mini Comboy – 슈퍼 미니컴보이
I’ve counted 4 different console revisions and 2 Joypad revisions :
Again there might be more, these are just the obvious hardware revisions but I belive some motherboard were also different, check out this exemple :
Different Power plug, some are AC other are DC = means different revisions of the motherboard (I also believe some might have the plug-in sound board and some just the soundchip, I haven’t checked yet, but the one I’ve modified myself with stereo output had the sound board inside).
Regarding the Joypad (SNSN-005 KOR), only 2 known variations :
1) Start + Select buttons in English
2) Start + Select buttons in Hangul
Let’s finish this article on a funny note with the 2 super cheesy TV commercials (beware, copyright infringement inside !) :
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Thanks to Hongseok for his help clearing out some infos regarding games and to all the people in South Korea collecting and posting images of their retro-gaming collection on the internet at Naver, Ruliweb & Egloos.
Special Thanks to Prupru for providing me with his own collection photos and feedback. Checkout his amazing Super Nintendo Collection !
And to William Pacheco / novadaemon for his Super Comboy variation images, check out his Korean games collection.