fcgamer 4,043 Member · Posted February 26, 2020 Share Posted February 26, 2020 I've finally had the time and tools to start opening up my SFC games, and then track my collection. Today I stumbled upon an oddity, which shows why I'm personally not one to rule out the idea that "anything is possible". The box and manual are official Japanese versions, you can see an import sticker into Taiwan on the box. Open up the cart, it's a mess. EPROM, wires, on an official Nintendo board (shvc-1aon-02) . From the database on SNES central, it appears Cosmo Gang was not one of the games to use this PCB, likely explains the mess of wires, though I'm not a techie. Thoughts on this? I know for a fact it wasn't done as a modern day scam, etc. Possible ideas: 1. Someone started making fake import stickers to put on counterfeit Nintendo games. 2. A repair job of sorts (doesn't make sense, I think this was unsold stock, but who knows) 3. Early repro before repros were a thing? 4. Box and paperwork are real, cart is a fake and was mismatched (still doesn't explain the real PCB) 5. Endorsed counterfeit / counterfeit made on the 4th shift from a plant that also manufactured official Nintendo games. 6. ??? Let's discuss! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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