6 comments on “Genesis Mods – Slot Widening

  1. I picked up a copy of a couple Japanese and Chinese games some time ago and found out that though they were not region locked, they simply did not fit correctly in my Genesis model (in fact, none of my models). I ended up having to modify the top plate on the system a bit to get the cartridges to go in. Still, I guess that’s just like how you have to remove a couple plastic tabs on the SNES to get it to run JP games on it. 🙂

    I hope you don’t mind, but I might put up a link to your blog on my gaming site if that’s okay? I’m a huge retro fan and collector myself!

    Oh, and since you are into Sega and Genesis/MD stuff, I recently purchased two copies of a port of “Phantasy Star IV” from the Genesis to the Famicom by a Chinese developer. Perhaps you’d find it interesting?


    • Hey Allahweh,

      I checked out your site and you are not just a Retro Fan you’re a full-on everything gamer 🙂 Good stuff!

      I saw your copy of PSIV for the Famicom. That is pretty cool that someone took the time to port it to an 8-bit system. And yes I find it more than interesting! It’s really very cool.
      For my own collection I try to stay focuses. I’m afraid of branching out to obscure and rare things like boot-legs and ports. As cool as they are I don’t have enough money to snap up all things Sega (as much as I’d like to).
      Although, recently I have started collecting just a few NES, SNES and Super Famicom games. I’m going to try and keep it under control… I won’t be able to but I’m really going to try.

      Do you have any pictures of your Retro Video games online? I’ve love to see what you’ve got. Do you have them on display or packed up somewhere? I saw you list at http://tinyurl.com/3t8polg and you’ve got some good stuff and a lot of it too. I’ve love some pictures 🙂

      If you’d like to I’ve love it if you put up a link to my site on yours. I’d consider it a favor 🙂


      • I try to draw distinctions in games I collect too. The one thing about China though is that there are obvious pirated games, but then there are some that I’d rather simply classify as Hongkong Originals (HKO) – and those games are genuinely much better, even if still a bit legally questionable. I’ll definitely pick up a good HKO when I see one, or a port of a popular game. They are hard to come by, but I have enough contacts there that I can easily get them, usually more than 1 copy at a time, which is nice for some side income through eBay! 🙂

        The other thing though is that there are a lot of licensed games in the Asian market. Examples of these are PC titles like “Rockman Strategy” (2001-02) and “Rockmen R: Dr. Wily’s Counterattack” (2009 in Japan). I’m a HUGE Rockman fan, and so I had to pick up all things Rockman-related, and Rockmen R is probably one of the best Rockman games out there. It’s really like Rockman 9.5 in a way. You should totally YouTube it to see what I’m talking about!

        I need to update that list of games as there are other new games that need to go on it, but I’ll try and get around to that soon, so be patient! 🙂

        Regarding pictures, I might take some. I’ve got several disc towers and also of course cabinets filled with cartridge games and specially taken-care-of rarities. Examples of the rarer games is a very early build of “Final Fantasy 7” from 1995 and then one of the holy grails of my Sega collection – a copy of “Sonic Xtreme” that I spent $3,000 on in a private settlement a few years ago! 🙂


      • Oh! And yep, I’ve added a link to your site on mine…Feel free to do the same! I saw today that I now have 1,601 followers, so maybe that’ll help with traffic! 🙂


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