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Work In Progress: Complete List of NA(US) Game Boy DMG Cartridge ROM Variants


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Working list of Game Boy gray (DMG) carts that have a know ROM Variant.  A ROM variant is identified by the Number beside the catalog code on the ROM Chip. 

I don't intend to look at the rom data to compare rom version as this is done at The Cutting Room Floor's site (tcrf.net).

I have not found a list that documents all ROM versions so I will start with what I have in my collection.

updated on 11/24/21

DM before posting.

The Smurfs  DMG-UP-USA
F1 Racer  DMG-F1-USA
Hyper Lode Runner  DMG-HL-USA

the above games have been flaged as not having a non rom original.

any help in proving they have a NON rom original will be rewarded with cash.

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DMG-SO-USA-A-A           Boxxle (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-CE-USA-1-A            Caesar's Palace (Virgin Label) (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-EM-USA-A-A          Chessmaster, The (HiTech) (ROM A Version)

DMG-EM-USA-1-A           Chessmaster, The (Mindscape Label) (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-QD-USA-A-A           Donkey Kong (ROM A Version)

DMG-QD-USA-1-A           Donkey Kong (Player's Choice) (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-AD3E-USA-A-A      Donkey Kong Land 3 (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-VU-USA-A-A           Dr. Mario (ROM A Version)

DMG-VU-USA-1-A           Dr. Mario (Player's Choice, Rated KA Label) (ROM A Version)

DMG-VU-USA-2-A           Dr. Mario (Player's Choice, Rated E Label) (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-F1-USA-A-A            F1 Race (ROM A Version)

DMG-F1-USA-1-A             F1 Race (Player's Choice) (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-AGAE-USA-A-A      Game & Watch Gallery (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-HL-USA-A-A            Hyper Lode Runner (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-ZL-USA-B-B             Legend of Zelda, The: Links Awakening (ROM B Version)

DMG-ZL-USA-A-A             Legend of Zelda, The: Links Awakening (ROM A Version)

DMG-ZL-USA-1-B             Legend of Zelda, The: Links Awakening (Player's Choice)(ROM B Version)

DMG-ZL-USA-2-B             Legend of Zelda, The: Links Awakening (Rated E Label)(ROM B Version)

DMG-ZL-USA-3-B             Legend of Zelda, The: Links Awakening (Player's Choice, Rated E Label)(ROM B Version)

 

DMG-CP-USA-A-A            Robocop (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-UF-USA-A-A            Smurfs, The (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-WS-USA-1A-A        Star Wars (Player's Choice) (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-ASFE-USA-A-A       Street Fighter II (ROM A Version)

DMG-ASFE-USA-1-A        Street Fighter II (Player's Choice) (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-ML-USA-A-A           Super Mario Land (ROM A Version)

DMG-ML-USA-1-A           Super Mario Land (Player's Choice, KA) (ROM A Version)

DMG-ML-USA-2-A           Super Mario Land (Player's Choice, Black "E") (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-MQ-USA-A-A         Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (ROM A Version)

DMG-MQ-USA-B-B          Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (ROM B Version)

DMG-MQ-USA-1-B          Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Player's Choice) (ROM B Version)

DMG-MQ-USA-2-B          Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Player's Choice, Solid E Label) (ROM B Version)

 

DMG-TR-USA-A-A            Tetris (Made in Japan Bottom / 3 Line Logo) (ROM A Version)

DMG-TR-USA-A-A            Tetris (No Dash / Made in Japan Bottom  / 3 Line Logo) (ROM A Version)

DMG-TR-USA-B-A            Tetris (Made in Japan Side / 2 Line Logo) (ROM A Version)

DMG-TR-USA-1-A            Tetris (Player's Choice, no PC Logo) (ROM A Version)

DMG-TR-USA-2-A            Tetris (Player's Choice, Rated KA w/ PC Logo) (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-AYLE-USA-A-A       Tetris Attack (ROM A Version)

 

DMG-AQHE-USA-A-A     Toy Story (ROM A Version)

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Member · Posted
1 hour ago, 0xDEAFC0DE said:

Ah, I just noticed this thread. This does exist.

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3 minutes ago, JVOSS said:

@0xDEAFC0DETHANK!!  been trying to verify this..  is this yours?

I'm pretty sure we all have B Revs  if we have Rev 1, 2 or 3 carts. I haven't looked thoroughly but I'm quite sureI have a B.

I know copyright I fringement is an iasue, but I'd love to have a ROM dB of all of these variants. Maybe there is a diff tool that makes patches to the primary ROM so it's semi legitimate to share the data if it's only patch files.

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1 hour ago, JVOSS said:

@0xDEAFC0DETHANK!!  been trying to verify this..  is this yours?

No, it looks like I got the picture from Rondy who got it from ebay. He also sent two more. EDIT: actually it looks like the original I posted and the first picture below are the same cartridge from different angles.

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18 minutes ago, JVOSS said:

@0xDEAFC0DEas of right now ill mark as photo verified.  will have to go and look for this version there are 4 now that i don't own and are currently invalidated.  all other have been validated. 

I'll try to check my collection.  I know I have a stack of games I need to get off my duff and trade/sell.  Zelda is just so common, I should have a total of 2-3 of this variant.  I could be wrong, but it feels right that I have one of these.  I'm probably wrong though, so don't get your hopes up.

Also, @JVOSS where did you get this list?  Is it exhaustive to date?  I'm quite surprised if that is all of the known ROM variants for all 500+ games.  Certainly not.

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32 minutes ago, RH said:

I'll try to check my collection.  I know I have a stack of games I need to get off my duff and trade/sell.  Zelda is just so common, I should have a total of 2-3 of this variant.  I could be wrong, but it feels right that I have one of these.  I'm probably wrong though, so don't get your hopes up.

Also, @JVOSS where did you get this list?  Is it exhaustive to date?  I'm quite surprised if that is all of the known ROM variants for all 500+ games.  Certainly not.

out of 1386 NA games this is what i have documented.  not a lot of games had rom updates.  my guess is that developers did not opt to update games due to cost and or popularity.  most of the game here are/were popular or did a rev update.  a few were rom updates before a rev was pushed. 

as of right now the shortest rom to rom was 1 month. MQ went from romA to romB in less then a month.  so i guessing that most wont have the romA for MQ..

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list is updated to include the new finds.  3 are still unconfirmed as to an original non ROM update they are.

The Smurfs  DMG-UP-USA
F1 Racer  DMG-F1-USA
Hyper Lode Runner  DMG-HL-USA

i have yet to find an original of the above 3 without an "A ROM" code.  Even in japan's game listing.  anyone with data or images please post and then DM i would like to close out my GB set. 

As with any list. This is a living breathing list and new items are found everyday.

Join the hunt and share your findings.

 

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While cataloging today i found a new undocumented ROM variant.  so for now i have a Mortal Kombat 3 with a label code of 22A, but the the pcb is not showing it as an -1 rom.  if you have an Mortal Kombat 3 please look to see if you have a rom code "A"  and post some pics.

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