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Haze
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Re: Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset?
07/31/17 11:02 PM


> > Apparently 'Ali Baba and 40 Thieves' which claims to be a 1982 Sega game is full of
> > code lifted straight from Pacman with various hacks applied.
> >
> > I haven't verified that myself, but, you know...
> >
> > there's still a bit of a mystery surrounding the protection on that one too.
>
> True, but by the same token it's not uncommon for bootlegs / hacks to leave in the
> original manufacturer's copyright notices - and there are a couple of cases where
> copyright has been deliberately misattributed.
>
> WRT Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, it wouldn't surprise me to find that it was a
> straight-up hack of Pac-Man with misattributed copyright. In the absence of flyers,
> etc. to back up its origins and knowing that even PCBs (particularly those from
> Nintendo and Namco / Midway) were produced with bootleg copyrights on them, it's at
> least a possibility.

I'd say the same if there wern't home ports of it. Home port don't usually happen for random arcade hacks.

but for your other point, yes, there are a lot of bootleg PCBs that really try to look like originals, sometimes the even get sold for silly money as 'prototypes'







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset? Reynard 07/30/17 11:08 AM
. * Re: Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset? Vas Crabb  07/30/17 11:18 AM
. * Re: Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset? Brian Deuel  07/31/17 05:33 PM
. * Re: Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset? Haze  07/31/17 05:37 PM
. * Re: Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset? gregf  07/31/17 06:45 PM
. * Re: Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset? Haze  07/31/17 06:50 PM
. * Re: Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset? casm  07/31/17 11:01 PM
. * Re: Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset? Haze  07/31/17 11:02 PM
. * Re: Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset? casm  08/01/17 06:33 AM
. * Re: Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset? Brian Deuel  07/31/17 05:42 PM
. * Re: Why is Super Moon Cresta part of the main game romset? Reynard  07/30/17 12:06 PM

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