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    Default Is this a pirate Kirby´s Dreamland 2?

    Hi guys, long lurker here and now i feel should do my first post.

    I dug out my Gameboy a few days ago, which sat for years in a box in a basement. The only game i have is Kirby´s Dreamland 2. The weird thing is, it has the japanese title screen, although it looks like a US/EU copy (with small differences)!

    I also posted this at Assemblergames in a Gameboy related topic (and subbie, a mod there will open his JP cart just for me to be sure, how nice is that?!):
    http://www.assemblergames.com/forums...t=33134&page=2


    Note the code: DMG-AKDE-USA , not listed anywhere!
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/gameboy/5632...am-land-2/data
    Artwork is different too, Kirby logo is e.g. cut off by the gray area on the left. Compare here.




    I then opened the cart to have a look inside (it has a real Nintendo "star"-screw btw):




    Excuse the bad quality of the pics. There are no Nintendo markings on the PCB, only a 1998 mark and the sticker on the chip says 1/1997. Sooo, is this a pirate card? I have never heard of a globtop in an original game. If it´s real, where does it come from?

    I found a pic of a pirate Kirby´s Dreamland 2 on the bottom of this page:
    http://gameboyworld.weebly.com/bootleg-gb-stuff.html
    It has similarities, but also differences to my cart, mainly the blue colour and the artwork is different aswell...

    If this is really a bootleg, it´s an awesome one, i thought more than 10 years it was real! So i ask you for your oppinions on this. Thanks a lot in advance!

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    I'd say yes.

    Easiest sign, the cover art isn't cropped correctly on your cartridge label.

    See legit copy:

    "And the book says: 'We may be through with the past, but the past ain't through with us.'"


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    It's a bootleg. Besides the crappy cut off text, there's also no ESRB rating on the label. For a bootleg it looks pretty close to an original copy.

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    Thanks guys for the confirmation! Never saw a pirate with the Nintendo Gameboy marks on the top, now after some digging i found some of course.
    Quite cool imho, i bet there aren´t too many of these Kirby pirates, and there obviously went a lot of work into this bootleg. Battery saves still work btw.

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    Shameless necrobump, this cart is for auction on assemblergames now, maybe someone here is interested.
    http://www.assemblergames.com/forums...485#post577485

    Hope i don't violate any forum rules by posting this, couldn't find any general forum rules.

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    There are funny blue copies of this boot as well :/

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    indeed
    http://gameboyworld.weebly.com/bootleg-gb-stuff.html
    Couldn't find any other pic of a Kirby pirate though, if you have seen a different one, especially of the grey ones, i'd really appreciate it.

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    100% pirate. The dead giveaway is the K and D in Kirbys Dreamland are almost cut the frig off by the silver side stripes.

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