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Japanese Lynx games up for trade: Klax, Gates of Zendocon and Shanghai

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Hi, everyone.

 

I have the following Japanese editions of Lynx games available for trade:

  • Klax (loose cart)
  • Gates of Zendocon (CIB)
  • Shanghai (CIB)

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I would like to trade any of them for the following Lynx collectibles:

  • Hard Drivin' pin
  • Official Atari Lynx Club pin
  • Official Atari Lynx Club wallet
  • Official Atari Lynx Club cap
  • Official Atari Lynx Club t-shirt
  • Défi Lynx t-shirt

I'm also looking for the CIB Japanese edition of any of these Lynx games:

  • Chip's Challenge
  • Paperboy
  • Rampage
  • RoadBlasters
  • Rygar
  • Todd's Adventures in Slime World
  • Zarlor Mercenary

I might be willing to hear other interesting proposals for trade if the offered item is rare enough. If necessary, money can be used to balance the trade either way, but please note that none of these items are for sale, they are exclusively for trade.

 

Anyone interested can PM me. Thanks in advance for your time and interest.

 

Regards,

Juan José.

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I didn't know about these. Is the only difference the manual?

 

Note that the label on Klax is unique to the Japanese release. There's no difference in gameplay or in-game graphics, AFAIK.

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Note that the label on Klax is unique to the Japanese release.

Label is not the only thing that is unique to the Japanese Klax release. Cart itself is unique, as the game is not stored in the standard Lynx ROM chip. The ROM chip used for Japanese Klax is bulkier than the standard one, which forced Atari Japan to create a custom cart for this game. This custom cart has a square bulk in the back to fit the new ROM chip and has no Fuji logo. Here is a picture of both Western Klax (top) and Japanese Klax (bottom).

 

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Manual and box art are also unique to the Japanese release of Klax, but the one I have available for trade is a loose cart, so no point in showing pictures of those items here.

 

There's no difference in gameplay or in-game graphics, AFAIK.

Actually there are two versions of Japanese Klax. One of them (the one I have available for trade) is identical to the Wester version in terms of content, but the other one shows notable differences such as the total absence of music and digitized sounds. That other version also lacks difficulty level selector. The specific differences are documented in this post from another thread: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/31147-strange-klax-cartridge/?do=findComment&comment=893638

 

I can testify as to the veracity of these facts, as I own myself one of those rare variation carts. Both cart versions look very much the same to the casual eye, but the green around the contact pins seems to be a givaway sign. Here are both variants next to each other. Left one is the cart containing the standard version and right one is the cart containing the cut down version.

 

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Again, the cart I have available for trade is the one containing the standard version of Klax, not the cut down version.

 

I didn't know about these. Is the only difference the manual?

Yes in the case of Shaghai and Gates of Zendocon. For the differences between Western and Japanese carts, you can read the above comments.

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Verified regarding the Klax differences. The one with the green board has no music, the one with the black board does have music. Also the label on the one with music has a more yellow/green look to it vs the no music version, though that could be just discolouration on my copy.

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