Here are four new addition for the collection. These four Mega Drive games are nothing too exciting but three of them are somewhat unique.
Darwin 4081 is another top down spaceship shooter. It’s in excellent condition and the game itself looks just ok. So nothing very special here.
Ringside Angel is the only Mega Drive/Genesis game to have a hologram cover and this copy is in excellent condition.
SHIKINJOH looks like it might be a good puzzle game. Music is good, graphics are simple and it could be a solid puzzler. What I like most about it is that it’s one of those few Sunsoft games to come in a very small case. If you look close you’ll also notice that the case spine is on the right. This style case is thoroughly Japanese! I’m curious why all Japanese Mega Drives games don’t open this way.
TEL TEL MAHJONG is another Sunsoft mini case and that’s the only reason I wanted this mahjong game.
Darwin 4081 – $12.00
Ringside Angel – $10.00
SHIKINJOH – $12.00
TEL TEL MAHJONG – $10.00
Plus $23.50 for shipping (approx $17 per game)
Below is a picture of my four Sunsoft mini case games. I did a quick search and I couldn’t find any others. These might be the only mini cases releases for the Mega Drive. I do know that not all Sunsoft games come in these mini cases. Panorama Cotton for example has the over sized cartridge but with a normal size clam shell case.
Edit (Update): Roger posted a great comment below about these Sunsoft mini cases. Turns out there are seven in this style: Super Fantasy Zone, Batman, Shi Kin Joh, Tel Tel Mahjong, Flashback, Lemmings and Tel Tel Stadium. It might be hard to get these last three but I will try 🙂 Thanks Roger!
Edit (Update): My fellow collector geelw made a good point about Ringside Angel. What I described is not actually a hologram cover but instead a lenticular printing. But at the time of my original post “lenticular” wasn’t in my vocabulary.
geelw‘s comment below made me realize that I didn’t actually know what was on the cover and hidden by the lenticular printing. I was curious enough to pull it out and take a few pictures:
So there is nothing too shocking (or interesting) here but finally we can put this Mega Drive mystery to bed.