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Sega MyCards Japanese proto/samples + samples cartridges
Post Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:06 am
Last edited by Bock on Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:11 am; edited 1 time in total
I got hold of 3 Japanese mycards with no label.
The hand-written marking in Japanese says "Satellite 7", "Seishun" (for Seishun Scandal) and "Ninja" (for Ninja Princess).

They feel noticeably lighter than normal cards. It could be because of the missing back and front labels only.? They have no marking on the front bottom part of the card.

They are unusually decolored, not sure if that is just a coincidence of if the way they were made differs in a way that this could happen more easily with them.

I dumped the data and it is retail data. It took me many attempt to get them to read in a stable way or even boot, I'm not sure why.

I suspect that they were some form of sample cartridge for eg: marketting or reviewing.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:06 am
From the same person I also got hold of 7 sample cartridges for Mark III. They are ROM chips (and thus final data) and they don't really differ from normal cartridge. I can only say that there are "legit" because they came with the other MyCards.

The hand-marking on stickers says:
Volleyball (Great Volleyball)
Ninja (The Ninja)
Pro Yakyuu (The Pro Yakyuu Penant Race)
Makai Retsuden
Sukeban Deka (Sukeban Deka II)
Opa Opa
Zillion (Akai Koudan Zillion)

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:15 am
C-65 Ninja Princess unknown
C-506 Satellite 7 85.12.20
C-510 Seishun Scandal 86.01.31
G-1308 The Ninja 86.11.08
G-1317 Great Volleyball 87.03.29
G-1318 Sukeban Deka II 87.04.19
G-1323 Pro Yakyuu 87.08.17
G-1324 Makai Retsuden 87.05.17
G-1325 Akai Koudan Zillion 87.05.24
G-1343 Opa Opa 87.12.20

Notice the sequence G-1317, G-1318 and G-1323, G-1324, G-1325 that suggest that those games came together.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:08 am
Pretty cool find. I'm wondering if the yellow carts is from the typical plastic yellowing from any 80s era plastic? I don't own any Japanese mycard titles, I'm fortunate enough to find a USA sega card of F-16 complete at my local game shop for a few bucks and those are black. So... *shrugs*
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:34 am
Some cards get yellows but those cases are quite extreme. I don't know if its because they are no label it is so noticeable, if its the condition they were stored or an effect of how they were created (assuming they are any different from normal cards).
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:37 am
The more I inspect the first picture I believe it's from how it was stored

Look at the one on the far right, there's whiteness at the top. Must have been stored with some serious light shining on it for quite some time?
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