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Re: Kickstarter for Cheetah Men 2 the Lost Levels

by Konacha Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:02 am

If people would take time and searched up about Reproduction games, they would see that donating 60 dollars isn't a bad deal for a NES game. You get the game, a box, a comic, prototype number, etc and from what it sounds like, a limited number of games are going to be made too. Most Reproduction games cost around that much. Heck, the NWC Reproduction is around 50 dollars. Yes, it is a crappy game but if you want to have a reproduction and fixed version of it for your system (which is the only way to play these games) then go for it, like I did.

Plus, just recently I read that if you add 100 dollars you get the original Cheetahman prototype version (which I heard is different from the Action 52 game) but that is going a bit overboard.
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Re: Kickstarter for Cheetah Men 2 the Lost Levels

by fastbilly1 Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:27 pm

Konacha wrote:If people would take time and searched up about Reproduction games, they would see that donating 60 dollars isn't a bad deal for a NES game. You get the game, a box, a comic, prototype number, etc and from what it sounds like, a limited number of games are going to be made too. Most Reproduction games cost around that much. Heck, the NWC Reproduction is around 50 dollars. Yes, it is a crappy game but if you want to have a reproduction and fixed version of it for your system (which is the only way to play these games) then go for it, like I did.


$30 is the going rate for NES repros, unless they need a special chipset - ie Gimmick or the NWC cart (which goes up to $40-55 depending on where you go). The box and comic might up the price by $10, but you are still looking upside down in this. Nothing against anyone who has bought into this, it just looks upside down to me.

I was debating on backing it, but Reaper made sure that I couldnt.
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Re: Kickstarter for Cheetah Men 2 the Lost Levels

by AppleQueso Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:33 pm

I don't think "reproduction" is the proper terminology when it's the actual rights holder essentially giving us a new production run.
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Re: Kickstarter for Cheetah Men 2 the Lost Levels

by Konacha Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:10 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:
Konacha wrote:If people would take time and searched up about Reproduction games, they would see that donating 60 dollars isn't a bad deal for a NES game. You get the game, a box, a comic, prototype number, etc and from what it sounds like, a limited number of games are going to be made too. Most Reproduction games cost around that much. Heck, the NWC Reproduction is around 50 dollars. Yes, it is a crappy game but if you want to have a reproduction and fixed version of it for your system (which is the only way to play these games) then go for it, like I did.


$30 is the going rate for NES repros, unless they need a special chipset - ie Gimmick or the NWC cart (which goes up to $40-55 depending on where you go). The box and comic might up the price by $10, but you are still looking upside down in this. Nothing against anyone who has bought into this, it just looks upside down to me.

I was debating on backing it, but Reaper made sure that I couldnt.


I'm looking at Reproductions around 40 to 45 dollars. It may depend on where you buy it of course. Also, as AppleQuesosaid said above me, this is from the person who holds the rights to Cheetahmen so this might be more like an official copy of the game then a reproduction copy. Anyway, since it might be a limited production run, I figure I'd at least try and get a copy.
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Re: Kickstarter for Cheetah Men 2 the Lost Levels

by Opa Opa Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:09 pm

AppleQueso wrote:I don't think "reproduction" is the proper terminology when it's the actual rights holder essentially giving us a new production run.

The only appropriate term would be "pirate cart".
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Re: Kickstarter for Cheetah Men 2 the Lost Levels

by soul_hacker Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:40 am

Opa Opa wrote:
AppleQueso wrote:I don't think "reproduction" is the proper terminology when it's the actual rights holder essentially giving us a new production run.

The only appropriate term would be "pirate cart".


How could it be pirated if the person making these games legally owns the rights to the game?
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Re: Kickstarter for Cheetah Men 2 the Lost Levels

by Opa Opa Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:52 am

soul_hacker wrote:How could it be pirated if the person making these games legally owns the rights to the game?

The game was never officially licensed by Nintendo. It's still a pirate cart; whether it was made today or twenty years ago.

Or maybe you would prefer the term "unlicensed cart"?
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Re: Kickstarter for Cheetah Men 2 the Lost Levels

by AppleQueso Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:29 am

Opa Opa wrote:
soul_hacker wrote:How could it be pirated if the person making these games legally owns the rights to the game?

The game was never officially licensed by Nintendo. It's still a pirate cart; whether it was made today or twenty years ago.

Or maybe you would prefer the term "unlicensed cart"?


"pirate cart" kinda refers to something else entirely than unlicensed stuff.

You wouldn't call Tengen Tetris a 'pirate cart' would you? Cheatahmen II is exactly the same thing as that.
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Re: Kickstarter for Cheetah Men 2 the Lost Levels

by Ghegs Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:51 am

I love my Famicom and fully support homebrews developed for NES. I bought Battle Kid and had a custom cart version of Blade Buster made. I even sought out and bought a copy of Huang Di. But this...eh...

If it was completely re-made from the ground up, sprites, the engine, everything (well, maybe not the music), then yes. But when it's just bugfix on top of a crappy game I can't justify spending $60 on it, especially since there's been all that talk about shady business and scamming. I'd rather save the money and maybe buy Nomolos instead.
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Re: Kickstarter for Cheetah Men 2 the Lost Levels

by Duke.Togo Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:28 pm

Nomolos is great, and certainly worth a buy. I'm an NES guy, so I am getting this one and The Creation. For collectors, this is a cool grab. If you're a player, then I can certainly understand not picking this up.

I personally can't wait for my copies to arrive :D
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