Bruce Lee YIEAR KUNGFU ?!?!??

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Van cax

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02-12-2004, 18:50

and that fact that some game can have loading or whatever instructions misspelled don´t make game fake.

How many original Konami cartridges have a misspelled usage instructions printed on them ?

Van Sama

Ambassador (2061)

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02-12-2004, 19:02

ROM cartridge format was particularly popular in Japan. In Europe, most MSX games were released on tape or disk. Many Namcot games (Pacman for example) was released as ROM cartridge in Japan, but on tape in The Netherlands. I do think these games were licensed. I can hardly imagine some company would take the risk to release unlicensed Konami games on tape.

Van LeandroCorreia

Paladin (955)

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02-12-2004, 19:41

Except in Brazil, where ALL MSX SOFTWARE was pirated. The reason is simple. By that time, we had a "market reserve law" that protect Brazilian market by forcing companies to buy Brazilian hardware and software, unless no equivalent software existed in the country (MSX were sold as toys for teenagers, in order to enter Brazil). Worst than that, any foreign software was considered without owner. So all MSX games and applications (expect the "made in Brazil" ones) were legalized illegal copies. Tongue

Van Sonic_aka_T

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02-12-2004, 21:07

ROM cartridge format was particularly popular in Japan. In Europe, most MSX games were released on tape or disk. Many Namcot games (Pacman for example) was released as ROM cartridge in Japan, but on tape in The Netherlands. I do think these games were licensed. I can hardly imagine some company would take the risk to release unlicensed Konami games on tape.If it were licensed it would've had a Konami logo on it. Why else would you hide the fact that this game was made by the N#1 software house of the time? (well, N#1 is arguable ofcourse)

Van Sama

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03-12-2004, 12:49

IIRC Pacman doesn't contain the Namcot logo either... It contains 'Bug-Byte' or something, the licensor Smile

Van MäSäXi

Paragon (1884)

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03-12-2004, 13:42

I checked two of my original namco classics on tape. They are DIG DUG and RALLY-X.

RALLY-X cassette cover says:

TM and (c) 1980 Midway Mfg. Co. All rights reserved
(c) 1988 BUG BYTE
A division of Grandslam Entertainments Group
12-18 Paul Street
London EC2A 4JS

DiG DuG cassette cover says:

TM and (c) 1982 Namco
(c) 1988 BUG BYTE
A division of Grandslam Entertainments Group
12-18 Paul Street
London EC2A 4JS

So they are not just (C) BUG - BYTE. Smile

And there is mentioned word NAMCOT on titlescreen in those two and WARP WARP (cassette) too. Titlescreen does not say anything about bug-byte, it´s exactly original NAMCOT title.

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