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KamekSans

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« on: November 02, 2017, 07:38:59 PM »
First of all, hello, I'm new here

Anyway, I was perusing eBay just to see if I could find any interesting bootlegs, and, well, I came across this:


Obviously, this isn't a real game, but I've never seen anything like it or about it anywhere else. It seems to be really well-made, though, the cartridge molding and label design seem on par with official GBA games (Other than the title, of course). So does anyone have any idea of what it is?

Here's the eBay listing if you're interested.

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 08:40:03 PM »
There was an official Star Wars: Episode 3 game but I wouldn't be surprised if it were one of those Sintax platformers that got hacked and re-hacked a billion times.

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 03:44:18 AM »
Homebrew demo, there's a thread here about it somewhere

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 07:36:59 PM »
Never saw a cart of this thing before!

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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 09:44:16 PM »
By any coincidence, is AGB-ALYH-USA an original code, or does it match that of a (presumably unrelated) USA licensed game? Maybe this "Star Wars 3" is just a re-release of another Star Wars game. They really tried hard to make it look like a real USA game, with seal of Nintendo, "Licensed by Nintendo", E.S.R.B. "T" rating, and even the code I mentioned.
I tried looking online for information about the supposed homebrew demo Azathoth mentioned, but I couldn't find it. I'm actually kind of interested...

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 01:14:22 AM »
Yeah, this was found and dumped by Taizou a while back: http://fuji.drillspirits.net/?post=99

The public-domain ROM that they stuck on the cart is named Star Shooter, incidentally.

Edited to add: At least I assume this is the same Star Wars 3, anyway. I doubt there'd be two GBA bootlegs using the same title (but one can never be truly sure!).
« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 01:19:48 AM by codeman38 »

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 07:40:37 AM »
I guess it wouldn't be the first time we've seen two bootlegs using the same name, but that's extremely rare. Damn, I was hoping for a pirate original of some sort - It feels like every stone has been turned on that front!