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    Default Magical Chase - hint on production run number?

    As many already know, I ended up scoring Magical Chase on ebay a few weeks ago. Up until today I have been playing it on a Turbo Express, until finally scoring a TG16 home console in a trade. I've been playing it most of the day...what a great shooter! I'm actually half way decent on "Rough" too

    Anyway, I was checking out the card tonight and cleaning it a little (a little dirt in the little triangle finger part as is usual with many TG16 cards I find) and I noticed something. I was looking at it on an angle in the light and noticed a VERY light, very tiny etching on the face on the card. It is so light that it took some time to make out what it said. At first I thought it was an etching of some kid's name or something. But, it says "TG1072". Turbografx 16 1072nd copy perhaps? Very odd that anyone that owned the card previously would etch something like this into it. Again, it is so light that you almost ned a microscope and a high powered light to see it, but it IS there. Hmm...

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    probably just an item number of some sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrusmonger View Post
    probably just an item number of some sort.
    You are probably right...ahh well.

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    Just took a look at the 2 MC Hu's I have and didn't see it. Where on the card are you looking?
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    I don't see anything on mine either.

    I remember hearing that 3000 copies of MC were made, so I guess anything is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemFreak View Post
    Just took a look at the 2 MC Hu's I have and didn't see it. Where on the card are you looking?
    On the face of the card (picture). I have to look under the light at an extreme angle VERY closely. Maybe some store etched it on there for some sort of sticking purpose...but again I would have to winder how eay it would be for THEM to read it. I am betting someone over at Quest etched it in during production....but that is just a hunch of course.

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    I just checked mine out. No number on mine.
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    Like I said before. You sure examine your games with a fine tooth microscopic comb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mills View Post
    Like I said before. You sure examine your games with a fine tooth microscopic comb!
    I just have good eyes...amazingly still in my old age! Hope that wasn't a pop-shot regarding that scratched up/broken thing I received from you
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    I know I've seen numbers etched on the back of a hucard or two of my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bratwurst View Post
    I know I've seen numbers etched on the back of a hucard or two of my own.

    Very interesting. Do you know if it resembles what I said I had? Which cards?

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    Fantasy Zone - A91019
    Alien Crush - A00312
    Legendary Axe - A90719

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bratwurst View Post
    Fantasy Zone - A91019
    Alien Crush - A00312
    Legendary Axe - A90719

    I just checked my games too and I have these:

    Alien Crush A90907
    Galaga '90 A91021
    Neutopia A00312
    Blazing Lazers A90914
    Cratermaze A09131

    Its funny that my Neutopia has the same number as your Alien Crush and my Alien Crush has a completely different number. My Legendary Axe has no number at all.

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    This just blew my mind. After what, 17-18 years of playing the crap out of my HuCards, I'd never noticed this. I thought everyone in this thread was crazy, and was buying used games from weirdo shops who cut numbers into the back of their cards.

    So I checked the copy of Keith Courage that was packed in with my TG16 when I bought it. And there, upside down next to the ridges on the back of the card, is a serial number thing

    My very first game, on my very first system, and I'd never noticed this before, lol. wow.

    (One thing I noticed, all the cards mentioned, other than Magical Chase, are the older ones, like the orange sided ones I think. I'm going to check the rest of my stuff tomorrow, this has me all curious )

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyHunter View Post
    I just checked my games too and I have these:

    Alien Crush A90907
    Galaga '90 A91021
    Neutopia A00312
    Blazing Lazers A90914
    Cratermaze A09131

    Its funny that my Neutopia has the same number as your Alien Crush and my Alien Crush has a completely different number. My Legendary Axe has no number at all.
    My copy of Blazing Lazers has "A90914". My Neutopia has no number stamped on the back. Of my two CD 2.0 cards, one is "A90781" and the other "A00203"

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    For ps1 and ps2 games, those type of numbers, usally are codes for when the game was produced. I betcha those will also be simaler to what sony does. Now you just gotta crack the codes... good luck with that.

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    I don't think any developer is gonna go to the trouble of printing a different number on every copy of a game in the manufacturing process, not unless it's some super fancy limited edition set. I imagine if you check multiple copies of Magical Chase, they'll all have the same number. It's just some identification code.

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    Anyone want to sell or trade their copy of MC?

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