Curmudgeon Gamer
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19 July 2006
Pirates strike again?
Instead of paying the outrageous price for a domestic copy of Bubble Bobble 2 for the NES, I imported a copy for the Famicom. While browsing eBay this week I ran across an auction selling the same game with this image (click it for a larger version):I find myself without a digital camera this week, but I can assure you that this cartridge is different from mine. In particular, my cartridge has a flat top while this one has a rounded top.

Which is the real thing? I'm guessing I got the pirate. The label doesn't say Taito, the label paper is very low quality, and the cartridge case is coming apart.
--Matt Matthews at 20:09
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You know you have a bootleg if it came in a cardboard box. All Taito Famicom games came in the plastic snap cases like in the picture. Other publishers who used cases include Sunsoft (Batman had an exclusive photo of Michael Keaton in costume on the cover) and Namcot.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 July, 2006 21:54  

Anonymous: The Bubble Bobble 2 I bought was a "loose cartridge", not new or even used with box. But, the bit about the plastic snap case is good to know for future purchases. Thanks!

By Blogger jvm, at 21 July, 2006 22:04  

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