So I found 6 Pirate Famicom carts at the Swap yesterday. I was hoping someone here could give me insight on these. There are a lot of pictures so stick with me.
Game 1: 1943
This one seems pretty straight forward. The game looks like the Famicom version of 1943. the PCB looks like a standard famicom PCB only instead of the large chips with legs soldered in place, there are smaller "Micro" chips that seemed to be glued to the beard with some kind of black resin.
Game 2: BESKETBALL
The first thing i noticed about this cart, other than the fact that they spelled "Basketball" wrong on the front of the cart, was the fact that it weighed a lot more than the other carts. Later when i opened it up to clean it i seen that it had 2 uncovered windowed Eproms on it. Seeings how they use UV to erase Eproms, i was surprised this game still worked. It seems to be "Double Dribble", and the NTSC-U version to-boot. I loved this game growing up. I would always choose Chicago. Anyway, I quickly took a couple pictures, then got a couple small pieces of masking tape and covered the windows. (No worries, It still plays just fine)
Game 3: Pascar (Purple)
This is another Eprom cart. This cart is not just funny looking, it has a switch on the front that designates what game you want to load. Either "Arkanoid" or "Zunou Senkan Galg" which is a neat Japan exclusive scrolling shooter. However, Arkanoid seems to be the U.S. version. This cart is oddly shaped and held together with a screw, unlike all other famicom carts i've seen. The Eproms came covered this time around. A quick google search tells me this is a "Pascal" cart that might have came packaged with a Famiclone. Funny, because it says "Pascar" on the side,.... not "Pascal". Higher Res scans of the cart can be seen HERE and HERE.
Game 4: VS?!
A quick google detective work tells me this game is called "Musashi no Ken - Tadaima Shugyou Chuu" and i have never seen it before in my life. Its pretty fun though. you run around with a sword and a dog, and whack shit. I got my ass whooped at the end of level one. anyway, this cart feels cheap and the print on the label is a little blurry. The pcb is a lot like the "1943" cart with the smaller chips.
Game 5: Japanese Wrestling 64K
I looked around online for Japan exclusive wrestling games and found this one on a fan review site, they refer to is at "Sumo Wrestling" but not sure that it is actually the game of the game. Its pretty easy, all you have to do is mash the same button real fast and you will win. i did a VS fight, Right hand against Left hand. Right won. The PCB looks like VS and 1943. the case is black and a bit more sturdy than the others.
Game 6: Super C ???
This has to be the coolest NES cart i have seen. Its jet black and minimalist. Other than the token generic warnings embossed on the back, there is not a single word on this cart. Its a non U.S. version of "Super C". I have no idea what region this is from. The pcb is a lot like the other pirate carts however this time its on a 72 pin board inside a NES style cart. However it wouldnt play in my NTSC-U NES, actually, none of these games would. I had to disable the lockout chip to get these games to play. so what was the purpose of making a 72 pin NES style pirate cart if it could not play on an NES?
Well, there they are. If you know anything about these or have any ideas where i could look go get more info on them i would appreciate it. Thank you.