Sunday, June 8, 2014
Oddball finds: Famicom Label Error Carts
I was just sorting through a pile of random Famicom carts and did a bit of a double-take when I saw this copy of Oukon Densetsu. I have never seen this before, but somehow Bandai managed to put the label on upside down! Only on front though, the back label is normal:
They must have had a sheet of labels get inserted into the labelling machine upside down or something. It is kind of a neat find, albeit on a game I have never played. Anybody else ever find something like this before? I can imagine that the Nintendo, Jaleco and most other carts would have been vulnerable to the same type of problem, though with Konami carts it would be hard to do given the fact that the label extends over the top.
Edited to add:
This cart has gotten a bit of attention over on Famicom no Netta. I did a little further research to try to figure out exactly where I had gotten this cart (I had kind of forgotten, it was just one in a large lot that I had purchased at some point) and was able to trace it back to this lot that I picked up on Yahoo Auctions last month:
The seller didn`t mention the error cart and I didn`t even notice it in there (I mainly was after that copy of Samurai Pizza Cats)!