Friendly noob needs assistance please. (ID?)

Por TheDurianMage

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20-10-2019, 23:10

Hey there. Could one of you fine ppl tell me exactly what I have here ? I "think" it's (Mokkari makka? Bochibochi den natsu!) according to Wikipedia but I can't find any info on it. Any help is appreciated. Thx.

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Por Thom

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21-10-2019, 03:16

Por TheDurianMage

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21-10-2019, 13:49

TY! That looks like a match! First picture I've seen of it on the internet. How rare is this guy, there's nothing to compare it to ?

Por Thom

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21-10-2019, 17:56

Hmm, but your version is from 1985... And the Japanese character don’t seem to fully match...

Por TheDurianMage

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21-10-2019, 20:55

Did these games typically have different revisions ?

Por Grauw

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21-10-2019, 21:19

Thom wrote:

And the Japanese character don’t seem to fully match...

They do, just a slightly different serif font.

もーかりまっか?ぼちぼちでんなっ!
Mo-kari makka? Bochi bochi denna~!
Is it true? It's a mess! (Google translation)

It also says Leben Pro on the back of the label. I don’t think it’s unusual for the year on the label and in the game to mismatch (though usually it’s the other way around).

Por BitSquad

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21-10-2019, 21:34

Quote:

First picture I've seen of it on the internet.

There are pictures online. A quick Google search shows some photos of the complete game: Google Image Search "もうかりまっか msx"

That's a pretty decent quantity of photos for an MSX game that's not among the most popular.

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How rare is this guy, there's nothing to compare it to ?

If you're wondering about monetary value, I wouldn't put it very high. Loose MSX carts are not that expensive. Even the most valuable games, ones that run over $1k USD complete, only go for $100-$200 loose. At this point, if someone's bothering to collect MSX, they want complete.

There's a complete copy for sale on YAJ for 18k yen. The seller's prices are a bit high, (12,800 yen for Parodius, 4980 for Gradius) but not outlandish.

If you wanted a monetary value, I'd estimate the cart is probably worth around 2500 yen. I couldn't see more than 4000 yen.

As far as rarity, I'd guess uncommon but not rare. Rarity alone doesn't really mean much in the MSX scene though. All of the games are rare, so unless you've got people sitting and waiting for a copy of a game to come for sale then rarity doesn't have much bearing. MSX pricing still comes down to how much a person WANTS the game at the end of the day.

Hope this helps!

Por TheDurianMage

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21-10-2019, 22:01

Sorry I'm unskilled.. I've never seen a picture of the cart online before. I think I've seen that in game screenshot before but I don't know one from another lol. I got it in a trade a long time ago and he said it was rare so I've always wondered. If it was worth a ton of money I might sell it, but it's the only one I have so it's a cool novelty. Not something us American folks see very often. I appreciate the leads, ty.

Por BitSquad

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22-10-2019, 05:31

Yeah we don't get many MSX games in our neck of the woods without importing them ourselves. Now that I think about it, I did get one Dragon Quest cart along with an entire collection that I bought one time, but that's the only time that I've seen an MSX game in the US that I didn't import myself from Japan or Europe.

While it may not be something that will get you a huge chunk of change, it is pretty neat. The game is informally known as "Animal Basket" and it isn't just a basketball game. It seems to mix platformer elements with a basketball competition. I can't say if it's actually fun, but the MSX is full of these neat little games with mechanics that you won't find anywhere else. There may be good reason that these mechanics weren't reused in other titles (the games may not actually be fun) but due to the obscurity of the games, that's not always the case. A game may have done something revolutionary but it was only played by a very small audience and never caught on.

I'm pretty new to MSX collecting, so you might want to get a second opinion on the rarity/value, but I believe that I've given you pretty accurate information. The big things to note are that loose MSX games are worth probably about a 1/10th of the complete price, and the complete prices for these games are VERY subjective.