So, I should be playing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice but may attention was draw to something else this afternoon on my way back from the shops.
A local lad was selling off his Mega Drive collection and had this, he wanted £40 which I thought was very very
fair so jumped on it.
It is missing the manual though, which, if it had it would be going for a lot closer to £100 and up.
It's clean, suspiciously clean.
I gave it the quick once over in his doorway and all seemed good enough for me to hand the cash over to him but without a cartridge tool on me, I was risking it.
I got it home and opened it up - all seems sweet.
Apart from me nearly butchering the cart bolt threads putting it back together
, it's all in very nice condition.
My region modded Mega Drive will only play this in its region marked format sadly (PAL) - this may well be one of the few latter Mega Drive carts that only had its regions ROM on the board.
The boarders can I do something about but the speed will be affected - if its not one that was optimised for European realise (think SoR2).
Once I'd down some jiggery pokery with my PVM it was booting up nicely.
It plays pretty well.
I've not played Super Castlevania for a few years but this seems to feel just as nice, if maybe a little snappier. Although I have been playing a the GameBoy Castlevania's lately so that may be clouding my memory a bit.
The sound is rad, it has those bassy tones associated with the Yamaha Mega Drive chip - think Alien3 levels of filth.
I've only put an hour into to so far, just to see if it would boot really, then set up the geo, then ended up playing it for a while.
Flabyo wrote: ↑
March 22nd, 2019, 1:33 pm
Auto region detection for the small number of carts that actually had region locking is a nice thing too (Thundeforce IV for example)
It seems that Castlevania may well be one of those as it goes.
If I have my Mega Drive switched to US or JPN, I just get the white Konami splash screen, only if its set to PAL does the cart boot properly.