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    Default NES hangtab box variants. Split from: factory WRECKING CREW

    Hi all,

    In the ebay insanity thread we started talking about the NES sealed wrecking crew that just ended, and got onto the topic of the early release 'hangtab box' NES games that had the cardboard hangtab built into the box (as opposed to a plastic hangtab glued onto the shrink).

    The latest date I've seen on one of these boxes so far is 1/88 (karnov), and we as part of our desire to document all the NES variants, want to start with the hangtab boxes. These following 91 games were published at the same time as karnov or before. Please confirm the existence of any you have so that we can get a picture of what's out there. There may well be ones after karnov also.

    1. 10-yard Fight (10/85) System launch game (confirmed)
    2. 1942 (12/86) (confirmed)
    3. 3-D Worldrunner (9/87) (confirmed)
    4. Alpha Mission (10/87)
    5. Araknoid (8/87)
    6. Athena (8/87) (confirmed)
    7. Athletic World (9/87)
    8. Balloon Fight (6/86) (confirmed)
    9. Baseball (10/85) system launch (confirmed)
    10. Breakthru (11/87)
    11. Burgertime (5/87) (confirmed)
    12. Castlevania (5/87)
    13. Chubby Cherub (10/86) (confirmed)
    14. Clu Clu Land (10/85) (confirmed)
    15. Commando (11/86) (confirmed)
    16. Deadly Towers (9/87)
    17. Donkey Kong (6/86) (confirmed)
    18. Donkey Kong 3 (6/86) (confirmed)
    19. Donkey Kong Jr (6/86) (confirmed)
    20. Donkey Kong Jr. math (confirmed)
    21. Double Dribble (9/87) (confirmed)
    22. Duck Hunt (10/85) (confirmed)
    23. Elevator Action (8/87)
    24. Excite Bike (10/85) (confirmed)
    25. Ghost N Goblins (11/86) (confirmed)
    26. Golf (10/85) (confirmed)
    27. Goonies II (11/87)
    28. Gotcha (11/87)
    29. Gradius (12/86) (confirmed)
    30. Gumshoe (6/86) (confirmed)
    31. Gyromite (10/85) (confirmed)
    32. Hogans Alley (10/85) (confirmed)
    33. Ice Climber (10/85) (confirmed)
    34. Ikari Warriors (5/87)
    35. Jaws (11/87)
    36. Karate Champ (11/86) (confirmed)
    37. Karate Kid (11/87)
    38. Karnov (1/88) (confirmed)
    39. Kid Icarus (8/87) (confirmed)
    40. Kid Niki (11/87)
    41. Kung Fu (10/85) (confirmed)
    42. Legend of Kage (8/87) (confirmed)
    43. Legend of Zelda (7/87)
    44. Lode Runner (9/87) (confirmed)
    45. Lunar Pool (10/87)
    46. M.U.S.C.L.E. (10/86) (confirmed)
    47. Mach Rider (10/85) (confirmed)
    48. Mario Bros (6/86) (confirmed)
    49. Mega Man (12/87)
    50. Metroid (8/87) (confirmed)
    51. Mighty Bomb Jack (7/87)
    52. Mike Tysons Punch Out!! (10/87)
    53. Ninja Kid (10/86) (confirmed)
    54. Pinball (10/85) (confirmed)
    55. Popeye (6/86) (confirmed)
    56. Rad Racer (10/87) (confirmed)
    57. Raid on Bungeling Bay (9/87)
    58. Renegade (1/88)
    59. Ring King (9/87)
    60. Rush'n'Attack (4/87) (confirmed)
    61. Rygar (7/87) (confirmed)
    62. Section Z (7/87) (confirmed)
    63. Side Pocket (11/87)
    64. Sky Kid (9/87)
    65. Slalom (3/87) (confirmed)
    66. Soccer (3/87) (confirmed)
    67. Solomon's Key (7/87)
    68. Spelunker (9/87) (confirmed)
    69. Spy Hunter (9/87)
    70. Sqoon (9/87) (confirmed)
    71. Stack-Up (10/85) (confirmed)
    72. Stadium Events (9/87)
    73. Star Force (11/87)
    75. Stinger (9/87) (confirmed)
    76. Star Voyager
    77. SMB (10/85) (confirmed)
    78. Super Pitfall (11/87)
    79. Tag Team Wrestling (10/86) (confirmed)
    80. Tennis (10/85) (confirmed)
    81. Tiger-Heli (10/87) (confirmed)
    82. Top Gun (11/87)
    83. Track and Field (4/87) (confirmed)
    84. Trojan (2/87) (confirmed)
    85. Urban Champion (6/86) (confirmed)
    86. Volleyball (3/87) (confirmed)
    87. Wild Gunman (10/85) (confirmed)
    88. Winter Games (9/87) (confirmed)
    89. Wizards and Warriors (12/87)
    90. Wrecking Crew (10/85) (confirmed)
    91. Zanac (10/87)
    91A. Pro Wrestling (confirmed)

    total games, 91 as Pro Wrestling added and star tropics deleted.
    List is starting to look good! Can anyone confirm anything else from early 88? Feb 88 games like marble madness or Mar 88 games like Dragon Power would really help as 1/88 may not be the correct cut off.

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    Interesting, do you have a picture of them?

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    I don't have pictures of all of them, but here's an example:


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    I have a hangtab box for METROID. (just checked)

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    thanks! main post edited.

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    Yes, it is always useful to get pictures. Someone could always claim to have one an dthen be lying about it. INteresting list, none the less.

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    These are the hang-tab boxes I have that are not exactly in your list (ie I've included Canadian box variants):

    US boxes:
    Karate Champ
    Spy Hunter

    CAN boxes:
    10-Yard Fight
    Baseball
    Cobra Triangle *Not in your list
    Kung Fu
    Pro Wrestling *Not in your list
    Slalom
    Soccer
    SMB
    Tennis
    Urban Champion

    Not sure if the US boxes of Cobra Triangle or Pro Wrestling also had hang-tabs?
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    See ebay auction #8159419203

    EDIT 2 - I have checked all of ebay's current and closed auctions for the unverified titles so no one else should waste their time unless they are looking in lots.

    It verifies Karate Champ and Legend of Kage.
    Also, it has Canada versions of Tyson and Faxanadu with hangtabs.

    EDIT 1 - I have Canada versions of Dragon Warrior and Golf with hangtabs.

    I will delve into my collection tonight and probably help with checking off another 10-15 US releases.
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    Sounds good 8bitnes.

    I'm interested in the info people have provided on the Canadian variants also, but that should definitely be a separate list. If anybody has Canadian info, feel free to post to this thread and then I will start a separate list later.

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    Man I dont ever remember NES boxes having those

    very neat though,


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    okay startropics is DEFINATELY off the US list, it was released much later then the others.

    Also another point: Arkanoid never came with a single box, it was only ever produced in the big box packaged with the controller. No hangtab on that box, but the cart is definately five screw.

    Not sure what i can confirm right now, since a lot of my five screw games don't have boxes and over half of the boxed ones are in storage. Could we safely assume that if we have a five screw cart that a hangtab box for it DOES exist?

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    i can confirm your canadanian clu clu land as i have that version complete in box. a definate hangtab on that sucker.

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    I can confirm the following with more to come.

    1942
    3D Worldrunner
    Burgertime
    Commando
    Double Dribble
    Lode Runner
    Ninja Kid
    Rush 'N Attack
    Slalom
    Tag Team Wrestling
    Tiger Heli
    Track & Field

    Rad Racer - CANADA
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    I can confirm the following with more to come.

    1942
    3D Worldrunner
    Burgertime
    Commando
    Double Dribble
    Lode Runner
    Ninja Kid
    Rush 'N Attack
    Slalom
    Tag Team Wrestling
    Tiger Heli
    Track & Field

    Rad Racer - CANADA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qixmaster
    Could we safely assume that if we have a five screw cart that a hangtab box for it DOES exist?
    I don't think we should assume anything.. we should at least try to get some kind of confirmation IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qixmaster
    Could we safely assume that if we have a five screw cart that a hangtab box for it DOES exist?
    I don't think we should assume anything.. we should at least try to get some kind of confirmation IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattiekrome
    Man I dont ever remember NES boxes having those

    very neat though,
    I dont think this is neat acctualy. Its a bigger chance that the box get damage with lose cardboard on the back. Castlevania 1 was also hangtab, atleast the PAL version, i have it so i can confirm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattiekrome
    Man I dont ever remember NES boxes having those

    very neat though,
    I dont think this is neat acctualy. Its a bigger chance that the box get damage with lose cardboard on the back. Castlevania 1 was also hangtab, atleast the PAL version, i have it so i can confirm

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    Will note that for the PAL list thanks. I'm not going to put up castlevania as confirmed though as the list above is strictly US. Wanted to keep things manageable for now by sticking to US. Don't get me wrong, I'm canadian so I'd love to do the canadian and PAL lists also, but I think we need some focus for now.

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