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BS-X, Prototype, Unreleased & Other Unique ROMs
Chou Majin Eiyuuden Wataru - Mazekko Monster (Japan) (Beta)
- - Matthew Callis

A little different this time, a Super Gameboy / Gameboy beta, Chou Majin Eiyuuden Wataru - Mazekko Monster (Japan) (Beta). This is only 80% done but as far as I could get into it I saw no differences.

Chou Majin Eiyuuden Wataru - Mazekko Monster (Japan) (Beta) Chou Majin Eiyuuden Wataru - Mazekko Monster (Japan) (Beta) Chou Majin Eiyuuden Wataru - Mazekko Monster (Japan) (Beta) Chou Majin Eiyuuden Wataru - Mazekko Monster (Japan) (Beta) Chou Majin Eiyuuden Wataru - Mazekko Monster (Japan) (Beta) Chou Majin Eiyuuden Wataru - Mazekko Monster (Japan) (Beta)

Mickey & Minnie Magical Adventure 2 - The Great Circus Mystery (Japan) (Sample)
- - Matthew Callis

Another Capcom sample, just like Demon’s Blazon, we have Mickey to Minnie - Magical Adventure 2 (Japan) (Sample) aka Mickey & Minnie Magical Adventure 2 - The Great Circus Mystery (Japan) (Sample) where all that would appear to be different is ‘SAMPLE’ pasted up on the title screen’s top right corner.

Mickey & Minnie Magical Adventure 2 - The Great Circus Mystery (Japan) (Sample) Mickey & Minnie Magical Adventure 2 - The Great Circus Mystery (Japan)

Update 2008-11-26 @ 6:50PM:

Thanks to Jonny for pointing this out, the Sample ROM has a later build date that would be displayed under the word SAMPLE on the title screen after a little bit of debugging is enabled. So the Sample build date is June 22nd at 14:30; the Final build date is July 3rd at 22:00. Check it out for yourself at 0xDF19.

Mickey & Minnie Magical Adventure 2 - The Great Circus Mystery (Japan)

Cart & PCB Scan

Mickey & Minnie Magical Adventure 2 - The Great Circus Mystery (Japan) (Sample) - Cart Mickey & Minnie Magical Adventure 2 - The Great Circus Mystery (Japan) (Sample) - PCB Front

A gameplay video play through played by Kiddo Cabbusses | サテラビュー好きの外人さん:

Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Japan) (Early Beta)
- - Matthew Callis

An interesting RPG for the Super Famicom, Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Japan) (Early Beta). This is an earlier beta than what was already released out there.

Compared to the later beta and final, it is pretty much ported straight from the first game, as it still has the original title screen. Other things are left unchanged or unfinished, such as the enemy names and the backgrounds to the fight scenes. The font was also slightly tweaked by a few pixels here and there. Other things are slightly different but you’ll have to find them.

RAM Strings

0x000000: ARETHA2 VER 0.05

Below are comparison screenshots from the first 2 betas, then retail. Enjoy!

Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 1) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 2) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Japan)

Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 1) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 2) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Japan)

Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 1) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 2) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Japan)

Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 1) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 2) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Japan)

Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 1) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 2) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Japan)

Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 1) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 2) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Japan)

Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 1) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 2) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Japan)

Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 1) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Beta 2) Aretha II - Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi (Japan)

Oraga Land Shusai - Best Farmer Shuukaku-Sai (Japan) (Sample)
- - Matthew Callis

An interesting game for the Super Famicom, Oraga Land Shusai - Best Farmer Shuukaku-Sai (Japan) (Sample). Sometime it’s titled a little differently on the last few words like Oraga Land Shusai: Best Farmer Senyuken though I don’t know which is more correct.

It’s a puzzle game where you race the clock and another farmer trying to get the most crops grown inside a square garden. You have to watch out for tornados and gophers who will steal your crops. More on point, this is another sample cart, but it has a custom printed label, which is just text on solid red.

The dump itself is very peculiar, only working on SNES9x, it’s very over dumped but simple trimming prevents the game from even booting. It’s quite weird, I couldn’t find the header either, though I only looked for 15 seconds. The title screen is slightly different, with the two companies Vic Tokai and Nitto switched in order, company politics no doubt. Inside the game, the placement of the player id, 1P, has moved to the right to align with the label. There is also a score counter that is completely missing from the final version of the game, not sure why. The seeds are all set and you can do as many as you want seeing as it’s a tech demo. The palette in this game has been tweaked a bit too in the final version, being made slightly brighter. First are sample screens, then retail. Enjoi!

Oraga_Land_Shusai_-_Best_Farmer_Shuukaku-Sai (Japan) (Sample) 1 Oraga_Land_Shusai_-_Best_Farmer_Shuukaku-Sai (Japan) (Sample) 2

Oraga_Land_Shusai_-_Best_Farmer_Shuukaku-Sai (Japan) 1 Oraga_Land_Shusai_-_Best_Farmer_Shuukaku-Sai (Japan) 2 Oraga_Land_Shusai_-_Best_Farmer_Shuukaku-Sai (Japan) 3 Oraga_Land_Shusai_-_Best_Farmer_Shuukaku-Sai (Japan) 4 Oraga_Land_Shusai_-_Best_Farmer_Shuukaku-Sai_(Japan) 5 Oraga_Land_Shusai_-_Best_Farmer_Shuukaku-Sai_(Japan) 6

Dragon Ball Z - Super Butouden (Japan) (Sample)
- - Matthew Callis

Switching gears this time, a Super Famicom sample cart dump, Dragon Ball Z - Super Butouden (Japan) (Sample).

It’s essentially identical to the released game except: there’s no story intro in black & white; the title screen has a big disclaimer written on it; you don’t have access to all of the characters in the game; and the palette seems tweaked slightly. That’s it, nothing really special. Enjoi!

Dragon Ball Z - Super Butouden (Japan) (Sample) 1 Dragon Ball Z - Super Butouden (Japan) (Sample) 2 Dragon Ball Z - Super Butouden (Japan) (Sample) 3 Dragon Ball Z - Super Butouden (Japan) (Sample) 4

A gameplay video play through played by Kiddo Cabbusses | サテラビュー好きの外人さん: