The YouTube Channel Russian Geek appears to have stumbled upon a uncommon set of Konami carts for the Famicom that had been a mixture of a principal and sub-cartridge. The carts had been component of a series of games named Space College produced for educational use (as properly as a single other for corporate use). The carts themselves had previously been identified, but devoid of the QTa adapter, they couldn’t be effectively dumped. The restricted quantity of cartridges made, as properly as the reality that they had been never ever created readily available to the public tends to make these some of the rarest cartridges ever identified!
Fortunately, Russian Geek is not a greedy hoarder and desires to share these games with the planet! Dumps of the identified games are now readily available right here and it is great we get to knowledge an nearly-lost piece of gaming history!: https://cah4e3.shedevr.org.ru/dumping_2019.php
Education-only cartridges seemed to be a far more widespread point in Japan, as although I try to remember PC’s and Apple II computer systems obtaining application especially for schools, I do not try to remember something for game consoles. It wasn’t just Nintendo consoles that had this, as there had been educational Sega Master Technique games for drivings schools, as properly as other applications.
Now was a Substantial day for NES game preservation. Konami’s ultra uncommon Space College series was fully undumped yesterday. Now, we have 4 of the seven ROMs playable on emulators. Listen to that unmistakable, PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD Konami-produced music! https://t.co/S09pNCohMH
— Frank Cifaldi the Final (@frankcifaldi) August 27, 2019