By Spencer . September 3, 2012 . 6:40pm
Yeah, that’s a boxed copy of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island right there, but Nintendo never released a PC version. So, why is it sitting in a South Korean shop on top of a pile of Dreamcast games?
Yoshi’s Island for PC is a relic from the days when ROMs were burned onto CDs along with an emulator that automatically loaded the game. Pirates didn’t skimp on the packaging, Yoshi and Baby Mario pop out of the Yoshi’s Island box.
Most ROM CDs are games tied to a popular licenses like Astro Boy (it’s a Super Famicom game called Mighty Atom), but every once in awhile you find something unique like Knights of Valor II. That’s a Double Dragon style beat ‘em up with Romance of the Three Kingdoms characters from Taiwan.