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Weirdest Video Game Genre Ever: NES Pirate Originals on Ebay

by Lambert Varias

Die-hard Final Fantasy VII fans may be clamoring for a current gen version of the classic RPG, but apparently in China, people are buying the remaining units of NESes in the world, and so de-makes are all the rage. Speaking of de-makes, the 8-bit Left 4 Dead‘s got nothing on the 8-bit Biohazard, aka Resident Evil.

Resident Evil Famicom 2

As if things weren’t bizarre enough, someone is selling these NES – I repeat NES, Famicom, 8-bit, Final Fantasy 1 – “pirate originals” on eBay, with starting bids at $45 (USD). That someone is eBay user andrew-cole.

Resident Evil Famicom

I must say that it’s a surprisingly faithful de-make.

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Another classic, Chrono Trigger, also gets pirate-originaled:

Chrono Trigger Famicom

I thought that since it was first released on the SNES that the NES port wouldn’t be that much of a downgrade. Unfortunately for our eyes, I was wrong:

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Good lord. Worst choice of colors ever. But the worst of the worst has to be this godawful pretender:

DIablo 2 Famicom

This premise sets such high expectations. I was actually interested to see how an 8-bit Diablo II would look like. Would it be a side-scroller, an even more primitive version of Golden Axe? Or would it be more like Wizardry?

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Or it could be a generic RPG with no relation to Diablo II at all, except for the probability that Diablo himself might have made the game. As I said, andrew-cole is selling these and more NES de-makes like Dragon Quest VIII and Megaman X on eBay.

If you’re feeling unusually decadent today, you might want to buy one of these just for the heck of it. But I sincerely hope that Tyrael descends from the heavens and lands at the speed of light on your heathen ass if you so much as consider buying that Diablo de-make. Andrew-cole should pay you to play that game.

[via gameSniped]




Comments (4):

  1. pirate game says:

    Wow!!this are the coolest games i have ever played. Please post more of this games.

  2. platomaker says:

    The chrono trigger one sounded like nes era games, but then when I saw the first shop i noticed that those were pokemon silver graphics and sprites; the trees, the grass, even the counter top in the shop. It was a downgrade from a super nintendo era game to gameboy games THEN they got lazy with that last bit of the video. Blatantly pirating the sprites, why even bother making it a chrono trigger game?

  3. Nasty says:

    Technically, Resident Evil isn’t a de-make. It was actually a game that was released for the Famicom in it’s heyday titled Sweet Home, which played a HUGE part in influencing the Resident Evil series. The guy selling these just took Sweet Home and repackaged it as Resident Evil.

  4. Re: Nasty says:

    do a little more research to the info u stated. the seller didn’t make these. these are chinese produced (not american made) pirated games, expect no boundaries or method / source they will rip off of use.

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