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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by Gunstar Green Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:45 pm

I've had two dead Genesis cartridges out of hundreds. Jewel Master and Forgotten Worlds. The only one that I know is notorious for breaking is Grind Stormer because it's on defective Tengen cartridges.
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by Reprise Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:04 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:I've had two dead Genesis cartridges out of hundreds. Jewel Master and Forgotten Worlds. The only one that I know is notorious for breaking is Grind Stormer because it's on defective Tengen cartridges.


Yeah, guess it's just bad luck. I wonder what causes them to fail or how people break them.
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by Nemoide Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:01 pm

My only bad luck with a cartridge was Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
I remember it displayed an error message, which I thought was strange because it meant SOMETHING was almost working, but I never managed to get the game running. (I think I ended up throwing out the cart which felt like a waste but I don't think there was anything else that could be done.)
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by Sarge Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:09 pm

Aw, really? We've both got bad luck with Gain Ground, then, because I have a busted copy as well. I also have a few other dead carts: some tennis game I picked up, and the game earlier in this thread, Super Monaco GP.
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by Reprise Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:25 pm

That sucks. I got impatient and just picked up a lone cart off Ebay. Hopefully when this one arrives, it works and I can just slap it in the box and chuck the dead one. It seems like an amazing game that I missed out on over the years. I only discovered it the other week.

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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by strangenova Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:37 pm

I've had one too. I picked up a copy of Light Crusader a few years back that would boot and throw an error message and just stay there.
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Re: How's Your Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Gaming Going On?

by Sarge Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:45 am

Well, maybe don't chuck it. Maybe swap the capacitor out, at any rate, if you haven't already? I'm keeping mine around in case I find a donor board, and I'll try to salvage it. Thankfully, I didn't end up paying much of anything for it in the end; the guy I bought it from just let me keep it, and between that and the Game.com I returned, he let me snag a copy of North & South for NES as a replacement.
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