Started by fcgamer, October 04, 2015, 09:56:49 am
Quote from: L___E___T on October 06, 2015, 06:48:18 am The thing is with marking a label - what's to stop someone stickering it or just making a new label? isn't it a bit moot?As I saw it mentioned above as well - CodeMasters games are NOT bootlegs. They are a UK-based developer / publisher and many NES games came from them back in the day just as legit as a Capcom USA release. The difference is that they figured out how to circumvent the lockout chip (they would backward engineer all hardware even beyond Megadrive).So in the US - they actively chose not to pay the aggressive licensing fees that many developers/publishers felt were already exploitative but had no choice but to pay. So when their products were successful in the PAL markets via the official route, they tried to go it alone in the North American markets maintain margin, hence the situation. They are not really bootlegs in the sense of how Magic Dragon / KickMaster could be considered, made by a little outfit in a pretty much unsupported market.I have a CodeMasters unreleased pre-alpha cartridge from late Megadrive era, from one of the Producers there at the time, who's told me about all sorts of interesting things about NES days.
Quote from: chowder on October 06, 2015, 11:50:01 am...it would be a splash in the ocean given the number of high quality Chinese carts available (for all systems) nowadays....
Quote...They will continue to exist and be produced regardless of the stance FW takes on it.
Quote from: fcgamer on October 06, 2015, 10:13:59 pmThe Aliexpress stuff is hardly what I would call high quality. The late 1980s and early 1990s stuff was much superior quality.
Quote from: 80sFREAK on October 07, 2015, 09:09:16 amSo, SMW for $79 is ok?
Quote from: 80sFREAK on October 07, 2015, 09:52:33 pmfcgamer, i told you, i have nothing to discuss with you.