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#1 Cousin Vinnie OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:04 PM

What am I looking at here? I cant find an image that matches this on the internet

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#2 StopDrop&Retro OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:41 PM

Bootleg.

 

Since when has Nintendo made carts in Malaysia? It also looks like the label is just a little too big for the cart. The artwork also looks like it was flattened slightly. What's up with the right screw? 

 

The biggest giveaway by far though is that it says "Licensed by Nintendo" which makes no sense. Nintendo made Super Mario World, so why would they need to license it to themselves? If you look at official first party box art it doesn't have "Licensed by" on it (or it will just say "Only on Nintendo") but on 3rd party games it says licensed by Nintendo because they approved that outside company to produce a game that is compatible with their system. 

 

It's like how you don't see Honda cars with badges that say "Licensed by Honda" but the dealership is "a licensed Honda dealer." Honda made the car so it just says "Honda" but they don't own the dealership so they come to an agreement with the dealership owner and they become a "licensed" Honda dealer.



#3 Kismet OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:14 AM

That is a counterfeit (bootleg/repro) , open it up if you have a screwdriver for it and check what it has for a PCB.



#4 CatPix OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:43 AM

Is that even Super Mario World on it? :D


Edited by CatPix, Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:45 AM.


#5 0078265317 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:33 PM

​Probably a repo.  Here are some more.

 

https://www.etsy.com...aBoCQFAQAvD_BwE

 

https://www.etsy.com...ta-revival-snes

 

https://www.etsy.com...roduction-super

 

http://www.shopflash...cart-p-411.html


Edited by 0078265317, Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:35 PM.


#6 Tanooki OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:08 PM

Probably?  That's as fake as it comes.  The game is so well documented it's fairly easy to find what the various versions of the games sticker looks like from 1991 to the end.



#7 tbb033 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 1, 2017 1:24 PM

Why would someone feel the need to bootleg (poorly) one of the best selling, least rare games on a system? Wouldn't virtually everyone already have a legit copy? Weird.



#8 pacman000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 1, 2017 2:10 PM

It could be a contemporary bootleg, from when the game was new.

#9 GoldenWheels OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 1, 2017 2:41 PM

Why would someone feel the need to bootleg (poorly) one of the best selling, least rare games on a system? Wouldn't virtually everyone already have a legit copy? Weird.

Goes for 15-20 on ebay regularly. For a pack in it has held value amazingly, but then it is an amazing game.



#10 Tanooki OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 2, 2017 6:55 PM

I like that idea of a contemporary.  You know back in the day people did sheisty stuff with rental copies of games.  It's not beyond reasoning to think someone did the old melt the Bic pen frame to make a ghetto bit, then swapped out a $1 sports game board, and returned the non-Mario game.  Then you just take your sports game case, remove the sticker, get a color deskjet of the period or sometime after, make up a sticker using some cheap or warezed art program and print it up on label paper.  It's not entirely implausible someone would do that because if you bought a SNES back then years into it, you didn't get SMW and Nintendo until very late kept it at $50 for years.

 

$5 rental, garage sale dollar sports game, existing printer basic skills and some sticker paper and you're in business.






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