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Quackshot on Genesis... weirdest ebay purchase ever!

by yaktaur Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:28 pm

So I bought Quackshot on Genesis/Mega Drive and it came:
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So far, so normal. But then I put it in and it's Japanese!!

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So I figured it's just a fake and that I've been duped by ebay for the 100th time.

But then I opened it up and it looks like it's a legit board?

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Not pictured but the solder points on the back are professional looking too...

Weird!
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Re: Quackshot on Genesis... weirdest ebay purchase ever!

by samsonlonghair Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:32 pm

Bizarre!

My only guess is that someone swapped it out. Go figure.
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Re: Quackshot on Genesis... weirdest ebay purchase ever!

by benderx Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:52 am

In Japan and other countries called their console MegaDrive. In America it was Sega Genesis, which sounds cool in a non religious way. But we're living in age where more are importing miss match happening. The MegaDrive/Genesis has region locking, but not sure how it works on pal console.
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Re: Quackshot on Genesis... weirdest ebay purchase ever!

by alienjesus Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:55 am

The Japanese Mega Drive logo and cartridge shape is different though. Also, most Mega Drive games don't have region-locking - it's done on a game by game basis, not at hardware levels, and was mostly not a thing until later in the generation.

1 thing worth checking: Do you have a modded Mega Drive?

Some carts have the regional roms on them and will load up the appropriate one depending on what region is detected. If you're playing in 60hz mode it could be recognising it as a Japanese region console.
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Re: Quackshot on Genesis... weirdest ebay purchase ever!

by yaktaur Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:13 am

I'm using my Retron5 here so it loads any region, but if it is a legit Japanese board it's still been switched to a European cart case (I'm in the UK). Here's what it looks like in the Japanese cart:

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Re: Quackshot on Genesis... weirdest ebay purchase ever!

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:35 am

alienjesus wrote:Some carts have the regional roms on them and will load up the appropriate one depending on what region is detected. If you're playing in 60hz mode it could be recognising it as a Japanese region console.


This is way more likely than board switching.

In the Retron 5 options switch your region from "default" (or whatever it's called) to PAL. It will probably then boot in English.
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Re: Quackshot on Genesis... weirdest ebay purchase ever!

by yaktaur Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:41 am

Ahhhh, that's really interesting... now I can't wait to get home and see what's up

It could be that rom switching thing because although I am in the UK, I am an American which is a longwinded build up to say that I bought a copy of SMB1 and it was the European version with different speeds to the music and I was fiddling with the settings to try and get it to sound like it did in America and maybe I forgot to switch it back..

If that's the case I will have to get in touch with the ebay guy because I sent him a note saying that I think something got switched in the game and he gave me a full refund :?
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Re: Quackshot on Genesis... weirdest ebay purchase ever!

by Reprise Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:49 pm

It's what alienjesus said, I reckon.

I have a copy of Quackshot and a modded Mega Drive. I'll test it out and report my findings.
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Re: Quackshot on Genesis... weirdest ebay purchase ever!

by yaktaur Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:17 pm

Sorry I did try it and can confirm it was that my Retron5 was still set for 60hz and it loaded as a regular English cart. What a trip that both roms were loaded on the board that is so trippy! You learn something new every day.

Now I just have to give the ebay guy his money back
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Re: Quackshot on Genesis... weirdest ebay purchase ever!

by emwearz Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:12 pm

yaktaur wrote:Sorry I did try it and can confirm it was that my Retron5 was still set for 60hz and it loaded as a regular English cart. What a trip that both roms were loaded on the board that is so trippy! You learn something new every day.

Now I just have to give the ebay guy his money back


This actually happens a lot more than you would think, my consoles have region switches for this reason. Bare Knuckle for the win!
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