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Gokujou Parodius (Japan) (Sample)
- - Matthew Callis

極上パロディウス 過去の栄光を求めて

A very clear sample, very unfinished. The title screen has 2 slide out screens with more information that aren’t in the final. Plus all of the character screens are not complete. The options has a music test not present in the final. The internal title is GOKU PARODIUS SAMPLE and no game code is not listed:

---------------------Internal ROM Info----------------------
       File: GOKU PARODIUS SAMPLE.sfc
       Name: GOKU PARODIUS SAMPLE     Company: Konami
     Header: None                        Bank: LoROM
Interleaved: None                        SRAM: 0 Kb
       Type: Normal                       ROM: 16 Mb
    Country: Japan                      Video: NTSC
  ROM Speed: 120ns (FastROM)         Revision: 1.0
   Checksum: Bad 0x6248 != 0x0000   Game Code:
---------------------------Hashes---------------------------
      CRC32: E425BCD7
        MD5: BC45E72D89B54342426030DCE73CC963
      SHA-1: 0F38E5960F44BC06D4DAA6B41977DC935226E9F7

Whatever is listed as a Beta that is floating around now doesn’t seem very different, and at least much later than this cart.

Title - Final / Sample

Title - Final
Title - Sample
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Title Sign 1 & 2 - Sample

“The best Parodius, 極パロ end of year scheduled release (年末発売予定) buy! かってかって but…. なんだけど。” - Gaijillionaire

Title - Sign 1 Title - Sign 2

Options - Final / Sample

Final
Sample
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Intro Screen 1 - Final / Sample

Intro 1 - Final
Intro 1 - Sample
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Intro 2 & 3 - Sample

Intro 2 - Sample Intro 3 - Sample

Characters - Final / Sample

Character 1 - Final
Character 1 - Sample
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Character 2 - Final
Character 2 - Sample
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Character 3 - Final
Character 3 - Sample
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Character 4 - Final
Character 4 - Sample
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Character 5 - Final
Character 5 - Sample
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Character 6 - Final
Character 6 - Sample
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Character 7 - Final
Character 7 - Sample
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Character 8 - Final
Character 8 - Sample
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Character 9 - Final
Character 9 - Sample
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Character 10 - Final
Character 10 - Sample
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Character 11 - Final
Character 11 - Sample
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Pre-Game - Sample

Character 10 - Sample

Cart Label / PCB

PCB & Cart

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

Marmalade Boy (Japan) (Sample 80%)
- - Matthew Callis

ママレード・ボーイ

Not sure about any differences in content, let me know if you notice any. Obvious text layout changes and some color tweaks. Hidden in the SRM was the string KUSOH KAGAKU0124.

Marmalade Boy (Japan)
Marmalade Boy (Japan) (Sample 80%)
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Marmalade Boy (Japan)
Marmalade Boy (Japan) (Sample 80%)
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Marmalade Boy (Japan)
Marmalade Boy (Japan) (Sample 80%)
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Marmalade Boy (Japan)
Marmalade Boy (Japan) (Sample 80%)
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Marmalade Boy (Japan)
Marmalade Boy (Japan) (Sample 80%)
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Marmalade Boy (Japan)
Marmalade Boy (Japan) (Sample 80%)
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Marmalade Boy (Japan)
Marmalade Boy (Japan) (Sample 80%)
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Marmalade Boy (Japan)
Marmalade Boy (Japan) (Sample 80%)
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Marmalade Boy (Japan)
Marmalade Boy (Japan) (Sample 80%)
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Marmalade Boy (Japan)
Marmalade Boy (Japan) (Sample 80%)
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Honoo no Doukyuuji - Dodge Danpei (Japan) (Sample)
- - Matthew Callis

炎の闘球児 ドッジ弾平

Honoo no Doukyuuji - Dodge Danpei - Title Screen

On the surface, it seems very similar to the final (maybe a few rows of pixels literally shifted 1 or 2 up or down) but there are many binary differences, with the first apparent one being that when you start, you get the ball and you do not have to jump for it.

Honoo no Doukyuuji - Dodge Danpei - Final Offset
Honoo no Doukyuuji - Dodge Danpei - Sample Offset
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Honoo no Doukyuuji - Dodge Danpei - Final Offset
Honoo no Doukyuuji - Dodge Danpei - Sample Offset
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The Bard's Tale - Tales of the Unknown (Japan) (Sample)
- - Matthew Callis

The Bard’s Tale: Shirarezaru Monogatari / バーズテイル 知られざる物語

The Bard's Tale - Tales of the Unknown (Japan) (Sample)

Super Chinese 2 - Dragon Kid (Japan) (Sample)
- - Matthew Callis

スーパーチャイニーズ2 ドラゴンキッド

Super Chinese 2 - Dragon Kid (Japan) (Sample)