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LMFAO! A $100 SNES Street Fighter II reproduction cartridge that will fry your SNES

Old 08-30-17, 07:22 PM
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LMFAO! A $100 SNES Street Fighter II reproduction cartridge that will fry your SNES

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WARNING: Use of this reproduction game cartridge (the “Product”) on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire. The SNES hardware is deemed a vintage collectible, so please exercise extreme caution when using the Product and make sure there is fire extinguishment equipment nearby. Use of the Product is at the sole risk of the user. The Product is sold “as is”. Neither iam8bit, Inc. nor Capcom Co, Ltd. make any representation or warranty, express or implied, of any kind, including any warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular use, or that the Product is safe to use, and iam8bit, Inc. or Capcom Co, Ltd. shall have no liability for damage to property or persons arising from use of the Product. Nintendo of America is in no way associated with the release of this Product.

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Old 08-30-17, 07:33 PM
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Re: LMFAO! A $100 SNES Street Fighter II reproduction cartridge that will fry your SN

Weird song title.

Apparently "glow in the dark" is code for "set your SNES ablaze"
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Old 08-31-17, 01:55 AM
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Pretty weird. It would be kind of cool to have but the fact that it isn't licensed by Nintendo and poses enough of a hazard that they have to give all kinds of warnings makes me lose interest. I'd rather just buy the Switch version of the game.
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Old 08-31-17, 06:13 AM
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I wonder if it is just about the console being so old and not actually the cartridge. Weird.

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Old 08-31-17, 08:39 AM
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Yeah, I think they don't want to be held responsible for issues on that SNES you just bought from a local pawn shop that hasn't been used since '96.
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Old 08-31-17, 10:07 AM
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Re: LMFAO! A $100 SNES Street Fighter II reproduction cartridge that will fry your SN

I just assume it's a generic warning.
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Old 08-31-17, 10:50 AM
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Re: LMFAO! A $100 SNES Street Fighter II reproduction cartridge that will fry your SN

Last I heard, most SNES cartridges didn't and don't set your SNES on fire, though.

Maybe don't release a $100 cartridge that sets consoles on fire instead. I dunno.
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Old 08-31-17, 11:18 AM
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Yeah cartridges shouldn't pose a danger or you wouldn't see these consoles that can play retro games keep getting made. This must be an issue with the cartridge itself somehow or like mentioned it could just be a generic warning. I don't think I've seen a company warn about that before though so it's odd.
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Re: LMFAO! A $100 SNES Street Fighter II reproduction cartridge that will fry your SN

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Last I heard, most SNES cartridges didn't and don't set your SNES on fire, though.

Maybe don't release a $100 cartridge that sets consoles on fire instead. I dunno.
They should have kept the gun powder and accelerant out of the cartridge and only charged $90.
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Old 08-31-17, 01:33 PM
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Re: LMFAO! A $100 SNES Street Fighter II reproduction cartridge that will fry your SN

Seriously though, what's the issue here? Non-standard chips in the cartridge?
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Old 08-31-17, 03:32 PM
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Re: LMFAO! A $100 SNES Street Fighter II reproduction cartridge that will fry your SN

This blog post seems to go into the issue in detail.
https://db-electronics.ca/2017/07/05...etro-consoles/

Basically, the problem lies with using 3.3V flash with older 5V systems. I guess 5V flash is no longer a thing? I don't know.... but this release is approved by Capcom, but not Nintendo. They can put any warning on it that they want... but if the cart starts killing SNES consoles, it's going to look bad for the two companies involved either way.
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Old 08-31-17, 03:56 PM
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Yeah it doesn't seem worth the risk other than the fact that its a re-release in a different colored shell.
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