It positive didn’t take hackers lengthy to crack the Tremendous NES Traditional and begin bootlegging Star Fox 2. Copies of the sport can already be discovered floating round on eBay housed in authentic SNES cartridge casings. The listings I have seen are promoting for $40-$60.
The query is, will the cartridges work on an authentic Tremendous Nintendo? In line with one consumer on a SNES subreddit, the reply is sure.
Redditor s3phir0th115 stated that he efficiently flashed an EPROM and acquired it to run on a Tremendous Nintendo.
“To reply questions in regards to the setup:
1. It is the dev cart I posted earlier. I flashed a 27c160 EPROM with the rom extracted from a SNES Traditional.
2. That is a RGB modded SNES Jr hooked as much as a framemeister by way of RGB, therefore the HD.
three. For those who did not see the opposite submit, here is what the dev cart board appears to be like like [this]
four. It is a SuperFX 2 dev cart.
5. This is a video of another person’s of it operating, in his case a SuperFX 1.
I am not going to share the rom, I simply wished to present the excellent news that it does run.”
Whereas s3phir0th115’s cartridge appears to be like like one thing home-brewed, those I have seen on eBay appear like they’re straight from Nintendo. They even have labels with the Star Fox 2 art work that appears professionally accomplished. Nonetheless, earlier than you contemplate buying one to your dusty previous Tremendous NES sitting within the attic, preserve a few issues in thoughts.
The first concern is that these cartridges are most undoubtedly unlawful. They break copyright regulation on nearly each stage from the art work to the code. Whereas copyright homeowners are normally extra involved with those that are producing the pirated materials, it’s nonetheless technically unlawful to be in possession of bootlegged merchandise.
The opposite consideration is that a few of these listings are certain to be fakes. Seeing as how the carts are bringing in a good sum of cash, there are going to be counterfeiters on the market slapping labels on any previous SNES cartridge they will discover. That Star Fox 2 cartridge may be Tremendous Mario or it may not work in any respect.
Caveat emptor; purchaser beware.
High Picture courtesy of IGN