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Anomalous Strider Returns cartridge label [message #131453] Sat, 30 October 2010 21:11 Go to next message
math_guy is currently offline  math_guy
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Hi, everyone!

I recently bought Strider II: Strider Returns for the Sega Genesis and
noticed that its cartridge label had been affixed over ANOTHER label,
one whose partial visibility reveals it to be a different label! The
cartridge WAS Strider II when I played it, so now I'm wondering what
problem Sega and/or US Gold had with the original label.

I'm tempted to make a YouTube video: "DOUBLE LABEL! WHAT DOES IT
MEAN?!" ~_^

Sean
Re: Anomalous Strider Returns cartridge label [message #131454 is a reply to message #131453] Sat, 30 October 2010 21:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kendrick Kerwin Chua is currently offline  Kendrick Kerwin Chua
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In article <0a33609d-0cad-446d-a9f4-1ff8191e4506@26g2000yqv.googlegroups.com>,
math_guy <sean_legge@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> I recently bought Strider II: Strider Returns for the Sega Genesis and
> noticed that its cartridge label had been affixed over ANOTHER label,
> one whose partial visibility reveals it to be a different label! The
> cartridge WAS Strider II when I played it, so now I'm wondering what
> problem Sega and/or US Gold had with the original label.

Did you open it up to look at the circuit board? I don't go shopping for
16-bit stuff as often as I used to, but the last two times I encountered a
lot of counterfeit Genesis cartridges. They don't pop up often, but you
can tell they're fakes from the bad font in the molded, raised text on the
back of the cart. Also, usually the board inside will have silicone-sealed
"glop-top" ROM units rather than actual black integrated circuit chips. A
double label like you're describing would be a strong warning indicator in
my book.

Of course, if you're collecting to play and not for any other reason,
counterfeit carts aren't really a concern. Bel doesn't even collect to
have packaging or manuals. :)

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Re: Anomalous Strider Returns cartridge label [message #131458 is a reply to message #131454] Tue, 02 November 2010 16:13 Go to previous message
BelPowerslave is currently offline  BelPowerslave
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> Did you open it up to look at the circuit board? I don't go shopping for
> 16-bit stuff as often as I used to, but the last two times I encountered a
> lot of counterfeit Genesis cartridges. They don't pop up often, but you
> can tell they're fakes from the bad font in the molded, raised text on the
> back of the cart. Also, usually the board inside will have silicone-sealed
> "glop-top" ROM units rather than actual black integrated circuit chips. A
> double label like you're describing would be a strong warning indicator in
> my book.

That's true. That bootleg of Double Dragon II I got was pretty obvious,
just in terms of the artwork, but I have seen some that are damn close
to what they should have been. Still, you have to question why they
bothered putting a label over it.

http://whipassgaming.com/images/genesis/doubledragon2_pirate .jpg
(you may have to copy and paste to get around my hotlink protection)

I've seen fuckers pull that when they switch the actual rom chips
out(for example, I found Zool a long while back but upon putting it the
Genesis unit, it was actually Sonic 3. Bastards. Man, Zool is a hard one
to find at a decent price).

> Of course, if you're collecting to play and not for any other reason,
> counterfeit carts aren't really a concern. Bel doesn't even collect to
> have packaging or manuals. :)

Well, it's important to note that, at one point, I really did worry
about stuff like that. I had my Sega cases displayed and everything.
Thing is, it just started taking up too much room. I'd have entire
bookshelves of just Sega boxes...and I just needed the space back. I
went and put them all in to cardboard boxes...but then I started
noticing that I had, like, 10 to 15 cardboard boxes full of...well, boxes.

One day I just couldn't handle it anymore, I pulled all the labels out
of the cases(Genesis, SMS and Saturn) and sold them(the cases) off. I
did keep a few, cases for games that were really special to me and
whatnot...about one cardboard box worth(that was how I drew the line...I
could keep them if they fit in that one box).

Now I just keep the inserts in the system boxes and it just saves me so
much space. Maybe it's just me, but once I read the back of a game's
case, I *never* look at it again. I just couldn't see keeping them out
where I could look at them at any given time.

(more on that)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi4hDOKaQFA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO4s0mL0rQ8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEbMMeqzh_s

As for buying...I do love a complete Genesis game...I love having the
manual, I love having the box. *BUT*, I'm not going to pass up some game
just because it's cart-only, nor will I go back and try to buy the box
and/or manual for a game I only have to cart for. Playing the game is
all that matters to me in the end. This is why my collection has games
with torn labels, game without manuals, etc...I just want to play the
shit. ;)

There are a few games I still try to get complete, stuff where the
manual is pretty much required to play the game(Shadowrun), stuff where
the cover art it just so awesome I have to have a bigger version of it
than just what's on the cart's label(WeaponLord) or just stuff that I
really love(Bubsy).

Now, let this long-ass post be a lesson...never question my collecting
habits! ;)

Bel
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