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 P/C issues
 
Argument: P/Clone , Closed by: C. V. Reynolds
nicholaus @ 2017-09-08 08:33:57

A few issues when comparing to SNES standard dat:

Arcus Odyssey (USA) (Proto) - Doesn't have a USA region assigned to it, only points to its JPN parent
Metal Jack (USA) (Proto) - Doesn't have a USA region assigned to it, only points to its JPN parent
Super Drift Out - World Rally Championships (USA) (Proto) - Doesn't have a USA region assigned to it, only points to its JPN parent
Virtual Soccer (USA) (Proto) - Doesn't have a USA region assigned to it, only points to its EUR parent

Donkey Kong Country - Competition Cartridge (USA) - I know this is a clone of Donkey Kong Country, but since play is altered, should it be a separate game?
Star Fox - Super Weekend (USA) - I know this is a clone of Star Fox ~ Starwing, but since play is altered, should it be a separate game?

Also, there are 7 Pirate games listed, should these be removed?
C. V. Reynolds @ 2017-09-08 09:19:38

The protos don't have regions assigned because they were never actually released in those regions. Historically at No-Intro it's been that way. Possible we may change it, though.

DKC and Star Fox: Maybe, but there are games that are significantly different across regions that are still listed as P/C. How big are the differences?

The pirate games... I'd say it depends on their relative value. I'd be okay with removing all of them. The ones that are just blatant copies of other games should definitely go though.
nicholaus @ 2017-09-08 11:08:38

DKC and StarFox are timed versions of the same game, 5 minutes and 4 minutes I believe.

I've been keeping a separate (Comp) flag on mine for these two and Atlantis II (Atari 2600), Blockbuster Competition II (Genesis), and Nintendo World Championships 1990 (NES), but that's just me and why I mentioned it.

I didn't check the pirates out just saw them on the list and haven't noticed any elsewhere on No-Intro and thought I'd bring it up.

Thanks.