Astyanax NES cartridge

I am just looking for anyone who can verify that this NES cartridge is legit and not fake, please. It is of PAL Region, as I am located in Australia.


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According to this website the circuit board should look like this

Astyanax NES circuit board

That looks right to my untrained eye. Of course it's possible to fake the chips and traces, but I don't know why someone would go through the effort for a game that's currently selling for $50.

If you want a more detailed validation, you'll need to take it to a professional.

  • The circuit you showed is the USA NTSC region, where as mine is AUS PAL region.
    – Stephan
    Jan 25 at 10:38
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    Which is presumablly why the PRG rom chip on yours is labeled "PAL-YX-0 PRG" instead of "NES-YX-0-PRG". Jan 25 at 17:02
  • Yes thats right.
    – Stephan
    Jan 25 at 18:58
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    @Stephan: That doesn't seem relevant since they're nearly identical anyways. The point is that a cheap fake would have something like a Raspberry Pi or Arduino board, which would look completely different. Jan 25 at 19:58
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    Sure someone could potentially salvage a CIC and MMC from a cheaper game, and then somehow disguise thier proms to look like the original mask-roms but it would seem like a lot of effort to go to unless the game was super-valuable. Jan 25 at 21:02

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