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Devil Man Reproduction!! #2 of 6

I got one!

This all started one day when I walked into arcade legacy, asking the owner if he knew anyone that could translate a game that had no playable ROM. It happened to be Devil Man on the Famicom. We started chatting about it a while, and he decided that he would start an actual project of making it happen!

So, if you want to check it out. Below is his information on the game that just ended it’s auction on www.nintendoage.com last night. 12/18/14.

Shared from Krankcolc (nintendo age profile)

“Hello all and happy holidays!

I am a big fan of reproduction games and especially the Limited Edition ones that people put some hard work into. I wanted to do one myself, specifically for a game that may not have really been repro’d much if any in the past. My buddy suggested the game Devil Man. While not an amazing game by any means, it’s a rad character and I thought I could do something pretty cool with it. This isn’t a game that is ideal to repro as it requires a Famicom adapter along with the reprogramming of the rom into English. That is why this is such a small run. That and the fact that I had to put up a fair amount of money to get everything made.

Now on to the goods. This set comes housed in a cigar box (just like the Free Fall and I think Lady Frogger). They are customized with the Japanese Devil Man logo and the Limited Edition number. The inside is lined with green felt. Inside you have the sparkly green painted cart with label that also corresponds with your number. Next we have the original Famicom cart that has been turned into a Christmas ornament. Then the true works of art. First we have a 3 inch 3D sculpted and printed bust of the chibi version of Devil Man done by Michael “Crash” Adams (who has done work for Image comics). Each limited edition will have a different color with #1 getting the full color figure. Rules below. And finally we have a very cool 16″x20″ poster/print done especially for this release by Quentin Ross. Both the figure and poster were comissioned by me specifically for this release and will not be available elsewhere.

Credit where credit is due:
*Brett Prescott for the idea and help obtaining converters
*Mkiker2089 for the cart painting
*Eric Bishop (aka Bishop Bros) for the rom programming – http://nintendoage.com/forum/mess…
*vladictivo for the label printing
*Michael “Crash” Adams for the 3D sculpting – Crashadams.com
*Quentin Ross for the poster art – www.NotArkayne.com”

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In the BadorRad news!

Here is the info for the upcoming HORROR GAME REVIEWS on Local Dayton Television!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1516605828585685/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

 

If you don’t live in the area and can’t get the channel. Don’t fret, you can log into their website and watch the whole show. But, if you miss the broadcast. I will repost the reviews on Youtube after they have officially aired on the show as per my agreement.

XO – THE BRETT

I found out that I have a box variant today

I’ve never read about this one. So I may be the first person to mention it.

 

This is the 3 Screw version where Programmable is spelled correctly in the bottom corner.

This is the 3 Screw version where Programmable is spelled correctly in the bottom corner.

 

This is what I found on my copy after trying to remember what series these two were from, while talking to Mr. Crash Adams the night before.

 

Wrecking Crew is on the left and the world Programmable is mis-spelled with on M.

Wrecking Crew is on the left and the word Programmable is mis-spelled with on M.

 

Now there are 3 versions of this game already. There is the original print, which mine is, where originally instead of being sealed; the games had a black circle sticker holding the front lip down because there were hang tabs built in the box. That is the version I have. (Example reference photos)

Sticker seal is at the top of this Duck Hunt.

Sticker seal is at the top of this Duck Hunt.

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Donkey Kong has the hang tab. Just like my version of Wrecking Crew. There are other 5 screw releases with a different box that doesn’t have the hang tab, and also the 3 screw versions that weren’t in hang tab boxes either.

These are the differences between the carts. You need the 5 screw version.

These are the differences between the carts from 3 screw to 5 screw.

Now I’m not sure if anyone has ever noticed this. I haven’t ever seen it listed on anything. So, If it has been seen or named. I’m repeating it, but if it hasn’t I’m claiming it here on my website.

So, regardless some cool information for you collector’s out there that love variants.

Happy Hunting,
XO from The Brett.