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Hey you Pikachu? A look at Super Pikachu Brothers

By Spencer . May 27, 2008 . 12:33am

While the Pokemon franchise is immensely popular Nintendo has yet throw any of their cuddly creatures into a proper platformer. However, some pirate company did and created Pka Chu. I got a chance to play the pirate ROM, which is essentially a sprite swap of Super Mario Brothers.     I guess this yellow thing […]

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Harry Potter and the unlicensed Famicom shmup

By Spencer . April 22, 2008 . 6:53pm

Electronic Arts announced Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for every console under the sun today. News, but predictable news. A few weeks ago I played a Famicom shmup with Harry Potter soaring over Arabian skies on his broom. I’m covering the latter.     Surprisingly, the game isn’t awful like most pirate carts. Harry […]

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Contra III NES vs. Contra III SNES

By Spencer . April 2, 2008 . 12:14pm

If you are thinking, “Contra III never came out for the NES!” you’re technically correct. Konami had no hand in the pirate ROM. However, the work put into the downscaled Super Nintendo classic is pretty impressive. Not graphically, but content wise. The first level of Contra III replicated fairly well as seen in a series […]

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Pirate Treasure, library of Famicom downgrades

By Spencer . February 26, 2008 . 8:35am

The unearthed pirate Final Fantasy VII ROM led to a library of 8-bit pirate adaptations found by Insert Credit. While the list is massive it is worth browsing through just to find items like Top Fighter, a 2D fighting game that brings together Ryu, Kyo, Cyclops, Goku and other SNK characters for the ultimate (non-mugen) […]

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