Famicom multicarts – A Brief Adventure

Super Bonus 64 in 1!
Super Bonus 64 in 1!

I’ve always enjoyed buying bootleg Famicom multicarts; you never know what you’re going to get. You’ll almost certainly never get the number of games listed on the front (this one had about a dozen unique games) and rarely will the pictures represent them properly either. Today I thought I’d try out a 64 in 1 and see what delights lay in store (excuse the photo quality, I couldn’t be bothered with proper screen captures)…

Judging by the fact that Harry's leg is actually behind the pillar, I assume he must be some kind of giant
Judging by the fact that Harry’s leg is actually behind the pillar, I assume he must be some kind of giant

First up is ‘Harry’s Legend’, a Harry Potter rip-off, er, homage. Now, having never read a Harry Potter book or seen any of the films, I do now at least know that they seem to be about Harry kicking the crap out of fat people…

Kick 'im down the stairs, 'Arry
Kick ‘im down the stairs, ‘Arry

Next up.. Pokeworld II…

Being able to draw Pikachu was clearly optional here
Being able to draw Pikachu was clearly optional here

which is re-skin of Adventure Island II, so at least it was a decent enough game…

DSCN1050Then came Digi Monster II..

Looks harmless enough, despite the odd thing on the right
Looks harmless enough, despite the odd thing on the right

After starting the game, you’re informed that the first level is ‘Infant School’…

The stuff of nightmares
The stuff of nightmares

which is basically several floors of flying octopuses and escalators. Oh and the whole  place is on fire and you have to dodge the rising flames. Personally, I went to a comparatively tame school it seems.

Next up.. Poke Mareo…

What the bloody hell is that?
What the bloody hell is that?
Oh.. it's another badly-drawn Pikachu
Oh.. it’s another badly-drawn Pikachu

Losing the will to live, I thought I’d try one more – ‘City Fighting Jacky’..

If your title screen is only legible from ten feet away, you're doing it wrong
If your title screen is only legible from ten feet away, you’re doing it wrong

Thankfully, this turned out to be…

"Excuse me. Have you snee my knives?"
“Excuse me. Have you seen my knives?”

Kung-Fu Master. Finally, a game worth playing. At least till I got to the level one boss and died in seconds.

Nearly a year between blog posts. I’m getting the hang of this.