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Hacker Center / Re: Project BRUH
« on: March 03, 2024, 03:25:38 AM »
fair point

Hacker Center / Re: Project BRUH
« on: February 24, 2024, 05:49:45 AM »
What sort of hacks are these? sprite hacks or cheats to make the games more fun

Mega Drive/Genesis / Re: Finding the "Unknown Russian Developers"
« on: January 09, 2024, 04:19:34 PM »
"KUDOS" is the company that the developer is working for. The developer is known as "BMB", But I have a theory related to his identity, his actual pseudonym (as they credited themselves secretly on a hidden sublevel in level 9 in Mario 3) is CARI TZAR.

If we look this name up, we get the following results:
The incomplete homebrew game has similar physics to what you would find in a BMB game (might be a coincidence)
This might have been BMB's online identity before they got hired by KUDOS to work on games (Mario 3 is most likely the first game they worked on for KUDOS)

This sounds promising, even though there's no way to know for sure.
Also in the third link about the unfinished game it says CARI aka Tzar meaning it's not just his nickname but possibly his first name and his nick. However, since I don't speak russian myself and with the English translation on the website being quite janky plus Cari sounding like a pretty strange name, I'm not to sure on this.

Just thought it'd be intersting to share though.

The Community / https issues
« on: December 17, 2023, 02:56:51 PM »
Hey, I just wanted to let the staff know that the forum doesn't want to load if the browser automatically attempts to upgrade the connection to https. It will definitely put new members off when they're greeted with a big fat security warning from their browser, so turning this site https would probably be for the better.

Game Boy / Re: Question about how to dump a GB and GBA physical cartridge
« on: December 14, 2023, 04:49:53 PM »

I'm actually also interested in is. I've had the gbxcard in the back of my mind for a long time so knowing if it is possible to dump my multicarts with it would be helpful. C:

Discussion Center / Re: Worst Bootlet Pokémon Card
« on: September 12, 2023, 01:31:25 AM »
indeed I have not heard of the "three in one magnetic monster". this one might be even worse actually, I mean cmon.

Discussion Center / Worst Bootlet Pokémon Card
« on: September 11, 2023, 12:35:24 PM »
I was just browsing ebay when I came across possibly the worst fake Pokémon card I've ever seen.

Literally nothing makes sense here. What is that fricking wall border, the classic 520HP, it literally evolves from Magnemite and the icon is just the card image scaled down. The pokédex entry at the bottom is also hilarious.

How did people even consider falling for these xD

Discussion Center / Re: Hello for everyone
« on: August 18, 2023, 03:45:00 AM »
Hello Hello, hope you enjoy the forums!

Discussion Center / Re: A Neat Little Website
« on: May 27, 2023, 06:06:20 AM »
Wow! They're selling a ton of near mint CIB Game Boy games on there.
I've never seen this amount of games in high quality offered anywhere, and the prices seem to be reasonable as well. I can't really tell because I'm not really into sealed retro games but something tells me that people on ebay would be asking maybe twice as much as this guy is.

I also found a dutch website that sells some bootleg Game Boy games through my "research" into Game USA multicarts. It looks pretty neat but I can't vouch for the quality of their store as I haven't bought anything from them.
Still, here's the website if anyone's interested :)

Game Boy / Re: Connection between Game USA and other games
« on: May 05, 2023, 01:30:10 PM »
that makes perfect sense.
thanks for letting me know

Game Boy / Connection between Game USA and other games
« on: May 04, 2023, 11:21:27 AM »
Hi folks,

so I've been looking at lost of PCBs lately and noticed a common theme for some of them.
Game USA multicarts seem to always have three main features:
1. The ID is printed on the PCB with black ink
2. There is always some long string of characters printed directly on the PCB
3. There is always a four digit number using a font that resembles the standard 7-segment display

Now the weird thing is that I've also begun to find those indicators on other cartridges' PCBs that don't have the Game USA label attached to them.

Could this mean they were all made by the same company or am I overthinking this and the latter 2 features are very generic, i.e. not specific to one manufacturer?

Here's some images of Game USA multicart PCBs with the three features mentioned above:

And now some of the other, seemingly unrelated carts with the same marks:

I hope anyone here has any idea if they're related or if something similar to this has been known to occur for other brands or systems...

BootlegGames Wiki / Re: Spoilers Block?
« on: May 02, 2023, 12:17:33 PM »
Alright, I was able to make the tables collapsible but once you expand it you're hit with a huge text wall. If anyone is able to make it a bit more user friendly, feel free to.

Here's the article I was working on:

BootlegGames Wiki / Spoilers Block?
« on: May 01, 2023, 09:52:59 AM »
Hey again,
I was wondering if there's a way to add something like a spoiler block to a wiki page that reveals more text only after clicking on it? I couldn't find an option for that but maybe there is...

Game Boy / Re: Pokemon Gold Pocket Monsters (ROM hack)
« on: April 28, 2023, 11:11:05 AM »
Oh. Taizou (the person who runs posted how the ID system works for UC multis in the discord. So your multi's ID is "UC-100M01".

The 100 refers to the claimed game count. The M refers to the ROM size (so any multi of theirs with an M after the game count is going to be quite big) and the 01 after the M refers to this multi's number in relation to the others that were released. So it is the first 100 in 1 multi with this ROM size the company made

That's neat. Indeed this cart is quite big, as it doesn't contain a single repeat except different versions of the Pokemon games and one game that's present in both Japanese and English. Can you tell what UC stands for, or is it just a random acronym the pirate company chose? (UC for USA Color coming to mind...)

Game Boy / Re: Pokemon Gold Pocket Monsters (ROM hack)
« on: April 28, 2023, 10:55:32 AM »
Yes, that was a practice. It happened with quite a few Pokemon titles. I've seen it with Pokemon Green, Pokemon Gold, Pokemon Crystal, Pokemon Fire Red, Pokemon Sapphire, and Pokemon Emerald. There were also fan translations people tried to squeeze out before the official one, and some of those wound up on pirate carts as well

Wow, that's basically the entire Pokemon franchise up until the DS games came out. I assume there's no way of knowing whether it was released before the official games were released or after, but this is still very interesting

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