23 February 2014

Reviews: 400-in-1 Real Game [Famicom]

UPDATE (23.02.2016): Updated the game's list. Added the 3 games, that can be met on later versions of multicart
UPDATE (05.10.2014): Updated the game's list a little bit! Thanks to DDCecil, and FamicomWorld forum guys for heads-up! :D
UPDATE (09.05.2015): Updated the game's list even more! Added which versions the games are more specifically! So, those who added the previous list into .txt files and uploaded elsewhere, please, update your .txt files with the newer list! Thanks for attention!
Also, thanks for 7000+ views overall!

Hello, everyone!

I am back with another post on my blog. This time it's about a pretty interesting multicart for Nintendo Famicom. If you don't know, what multicart is, it's basically a cartridge that contains more than one game on it. Most of the produced that you'll be able to find are all bootleg, pirate, unauthorised cartridges that were made without any license from Nintendo or other official game developers and publishers.
Famicom bootleg cartridges started being produced from the end of 1980s I think, and are still being produced to nowadays, believe it or not. Since the patents on Nintendo Entertainment System/Nintendo Famicom have expired in 2003, it's now legal to make a clone system or bootleg cartridges for that console.

Of course, Eastern Europe and some Asian countries had to rely on a bootleg hardware, because NES or Famicom weren't officially released in that countries back in 1980s-1990s. Since the internet came in, we are able to buy an official NES/Famicom products through import shopping with the help of ebay.com, amazon.com, etc..

But even today, in these countries, you might be able to find unofficial Chinese bootleg stuff, and this is the multicart for Famicom that grabbed my attention, so I decided to buy it and write about it to you.

That label must be one of the best and weirdest thing about the cartridge.
We are talking about 400 in 1 Real Game multicart. As you can see right from the beginning, the label has nothing to do with the games included on the cartridge. Apparently made by Coolboy company, that also made 150 in 1 Real Game, 245 in 1 Real Game multicarts that have a lot of games on them.
WARNING: Some broken English and typos are to be noticed!

Here's the back of the cartridge. In case you can't see it perfectly, I will write below what's written here.

* Avoid exposing cartr dge to extreme temperature
* Be careful not to immerse cartridge in water.
* For protection, when cartridge is noe in use, place cartidge inside protective plastic case.

Yes, I even included all the typos here that are written in the cartridge in case you are wondering.
There is nothing much to say about the cartridge, other than it looks a little bit smaller than any other Famicom official or bootleg cartridge I've ever had in my collection.

Here's how it looks like if I compare it to one of my old multicarts.
Two bootleg carts together... Different size...
As you can see by the height, it's much smaller than my 1994 Super HIK 3-in-1 for example, but by width they are pretty much the same, otherwise 400in1 wouldn't fit into any of my consoles.

So, what makes this multicart very cool in comparison to the earlier multicarts produced by Coolboy(?), like 150-in-1 Real Game, and 245-in-1 Real Game, is that it works fine on original Famicom.
Yes, I have original Famicom from 1983, but mine is AV modded, as well as some Dendy Famiclones.
Quite unfortunate thing is that both of the earlier multicarts don't work on original hardware, or very early non-NOAC Famiclones by default. If you only have NES with 60-to-72 pin adapter or original Famicom hardware and bought either one of those multicarts, you'll end up with this:
What could be worse than buying a cartridge, putting it into the console, and get this?
Yes, everything will be garbaged like this. But if you play it on NOAC or glob-topped Famiclone, you will get this instead:
It works! :D But NOAC Famiclones aren't the best solution to play all the Famicom carts... :(
I am not really sure why it works like that, but there's a way to fix this, and make it to work on any kind of hardware you want. Thanks to MWK from Famicom World forums, he posted a way to make it possible to run. Here's the link to that topic: (click here)

With 400in1 in my case, I didn't have to modify it at all. I straightly bought it from one of the Russian forums and tried in on my Famicom, and I was surprised to see that it actually works. Here's some proof for you: 



So, speaking of the games that were included on this multicart, it's essentially 245in1 Real Game, except with more games added to it, and fewer repeats, which is pretty interesting.
Here there are some screenshots of the main menu:
As you can see, the list of games promises us a lot of games to be included on a cartridge, and if you have played 245in1 Real Game cartridge or dumped ROM before, you might already recognise some of the games from 1 to 245. But it doesn't hold it's promise 100%, because there are still some repeats, but under different names. But don't worry about it, I have spent about 2 hours looking through all the games to check out if there are any repeats or original games, and here I provide you with the list of all the games and the screenshots of title screens of each game.

Game's list:
1. Super Contra (JPN version, 24in1 Menu)
2. Batman (US version)
3. Spiderman: Return of the Sinister Six (US version, Cut-down version which omits some of the graphics)
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (US version, no copyrights or storyline)
5. Ferrari: Grand Prix Challenge (US version)
6. Taito Basketball (JPN version of Ultimate Basketball)
7. Guevara (JPN version of Guerilla War)
8. Pocket Monster [Pirate Original]
9. Tiny Toon Adventures (US version)
10. Rolling Thunder (US version)
11. Power Blade 2 (US version)
12. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (US version)
13. Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (US version)
14. Alien 3 (US version)
15. Ninja Gaiden Episode 2: The Dark Sword of Chaos (US version)
16. Mighty Final Fight (US version)
17. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (US version)
18. Astyanax (US version, listed as Golden Axe)
19. Robocop 2 (US version)
20. Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu Kanketsu Hen
21. Ring King (US version)
22. War of Strike Mouse [Pirate Original]
23. Contra (US version)
24. Mortal Kombat 4 [Hummer Team] (Mortal Kombat 3, Graphics aren't glitchy, unlike in 245in1)
25. Colorful Dragon [Sachen]
26. Back to the Future
27. Arkista's Ring
28. Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach
29. Castle Excellent (JPN version of Castlequest)
30. Tiger-Heli (US version)
31. The Universe Soldier [Pirate Original]
32. Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum
33. Q-Bert
34. Egypt
35. Alpha Mission (US version)
36. Firehouse Rescue
37. I Can Remember (Glitchy graphics)
38. Punisher
39. Hokuto no Ken
40. Hotaaman no Chitei Tanken
41. Battleship (US version)
42. Milon's Secret Castle (US version)
43. Destination Earthstar
44. Super Chinese (JPN version of Kung Fu Heroes)
45. Ikinari Musician
46. Super X-Wing 97 (Homebrew Argus hack)
47. Baltron
48. Mach Rider
49. Onyanko Town
50. Gyromite
51. Monster Truck Rally
52. Bingo 75 [Sachen]
53. Bump'n'Jump (US version)
54. Adventures of Dino Riki (US version, title screen is removed)
55. Ghostbusters (US version)
56. Spy Hunter
57. Balloon Monster [Caltron 6-in-1]
58. Paper Boy
59. T&C Surf Designs
60. Hyper Olympic (JPN version of Track & Field)
61. Battletank
62. Aladdin III (Magic Carpet 1001 hack) [Caltron 6-in-1]
63. Dynamite Bowl
64. Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima (JPN version of Adventure Island)
65. Dr. Mario (Title screen is removed)
66. Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no kuni no Daibouken (JPN version)
67. Quarth
68. Moai-Kun
69. Gradius
70. Mystery Quest (US version)
71. Friday the 13th
72. Musashi no Ken - Tadaima Shugyō Chu
73. Nagagutsu o Haita Neko: Sekai Isshuu 80 Nichi Daibouken
74. Hello Kitty no Hanabatake
75. Solomon no Kagi (JPN version of Solomon's Key)
76. Flipull
77. Deblock
78. Championship Bowling
79. Space Hunter
80. Transformers: Convoy no Nazo
81. The Karate Kid
82. Cadillac
83. Gorby no Pipeline Daisakusen
84. Star Soldier (US version)
85. Argus
86. Sansuu 3 Nen
87. Peepar Time
88. The Legend of Kage (US version)
89. Geimos
90. Hydlide Special (US version)
91. Star Luster
92. Exed Exes
93. Pac-Land
94. Thexder
95. The Tower of Druaga
96. Super Mario Bros. (EUR version)
97. Ninja Hattori Kun: Ninja wa Shuugyou Degogiru no Maki
98. TwinBee (Graphics aren't glitched, unlike in 150in1, 245in1)
99. Front Line
100. Elevator Action
101. Sqoon (JPN version)
102. Slalom
103. Fire Dragon [Pirate Original]
104. Tetris [Tengen] 
105. 1942 (Some letters and numbers are missing)
106. Lot Lot
107. Fish War (Balloon Fight hack, different music, unlike in 150in1,245in1 & Balloon Trip is available)
108. Mighty Bomb Jack (JPN version)
109. Spelunker
110. Chinese Chess
111. Gyromite
112. Mag Max
113. B-Wings
114. Tag Team Pro Wrestling
115. Wrecking Crew
116. Spartan X (JPN version of Kung Fu)
117. Arkanoid
118. Dig Dug II (JPN version)
119. Astro Robo Sasa
120. Obake no Q-taro: WanWan Panic (JPN version of Chubby Cherub)
121. Wonder Ball [NiceCode]
122. Xevious (EUR version)
123. Soccer
124. Challenger
125. D.J.Boy (Rollergames hack)
126. Little Red Hood [Sachen]
127. Donald Land
128. Porter (graphical hack) [Caltron 6-in-1]
129. Dough Boy
130. Duck [Bit Corp]
131. Flappy
132. Penguin-kun Wars (Title screen is partly removed)
133. Zunou Sankan Garu
134. Gun Dec (JPN version of Vice Doom: Project)
135. Giabbit (Homebrew Super Mario Bros. hack)
136. Gradirs (Homebrew Seicross hack)
137. Hammerin' Harry (EUR version)
138. Sudoku [NiceCode]
139. Magic Mathematic [Sachen]
140. Pachi Com
141. The Penguin & Seal [Sachen]
142. Shift (Porter hack) [Caltron 6-in-1]
143. Xiao Ma Li (Glitchy title screen)
144. Tunny (SonSon hack)
145. Isolated Warrior
146. Volguard II
147. Mario Bros. (Title screen is removed)
148. Pac-Man
149. Donkey Kong
150. Dig Dug
151. Bomberman (JPN version)
152. Star Gate (JPN version of Defender II)
153. Duck Hunt
154. Magic Jewelry [Pirate Original]
155. Star Force (JPN version, title screen is replaced with the plain text)
156. Galaga
157. Space Invaders
158. Exerion
159. Binary Land
160. BurgerTime
161. Tank 1990 (Battle City hack, only Mode A is available)
162. Lode Runner (US version)
163. Choplifter
164. Ninja-kun: Majou no Bouken
165. Antarctic Adventure
166. Sky Destroyer
167. Excitebike
168. Brush Roller [Pirate Original]
169. Ice Climber (JPN version)
170. Tale Spin (US version)
171. Zippy Race
172. Tennis
173. Pinball
174. Lunar Ball (JPN version of Lunar Pool)
175. Pooyan
176. Joust
177. Warpman
178. Devil World
179. Formation Z
180. Championship Lode Runner
181. Helicopter (Raid on Bungeling Bay title hack)
182. City Connection (JPN version, graphics aren't glitched, unlike in 245in1)
183. Baseball
184. Yie Ar Kung-Fu
185. Golf
186. Clu Clu Land
187. Urban Champion
188. Choujikuu Yousai: Macross (Title screen is removed)
189. Nuts & Milk
190. Donkey Kong Jr.
191. Balloon Fight
192. Super Arabian
193. Millipede
194. Gomoku Narabe
195. Field Combat
196. Donkey Kong 3
197. Mappy
198. Popeye
199. Orchard Kavass [Pirate Original]
200. Galaxian
201. Bird Week
202. F-1 Race
203. Circus Charlie
204. Chack'n Pop
205. Road Fighter (Title screen is replaced with the plain text)
206. Ikki (Title screen is removed)
207. Karateka
208. Kinnikuman: Muscle Tag Match (JPN version of Muscle)
209. Top Gun Dual Fighters (JPN version of Top Gun Second Mission)
210. Othello [Bit Corp]
211. 10-Yard Fight
212. John Elway's Quarterback
213. Karate Champ
214. King's Knight (US version)
215. Minna no Tabou no Nakayoshi Daisakusen
216. Venice Beach Volleyball [American Video Entertainment]
217. Wolverine
218. Sanrio Carnival
219. Sky Kid
220. Sanrio Cup: Pon Pon Volley
221. Sansuu 1 Nen
222. Sansuu 2 Nen
223. Sansuu 4 Nen
224. Sansuu 5&6 Nen
225. Shockwave [American Game Cartridges]
226. Choujinrou Senki Warwolf (JPN version of Werewolf: The Last Warrior)
227. Tetsudou Ou: Famicom Boardgame
228. Tiles of Fate [American Video Entertainment]
229. Jackie Chan's Action King Fu (EUR Version)
230. Tsuppari Oozumou
231. Valkyrie no Densetsu
232. Cosmos Cup [Caltron 6-in-1]
233. Jackpot [Bit Corp]
234. Buggy Popper (JPN version of Bump'n'Jump)
235. Dian Shi Ma Li [Bit Corp]
236. Metal Fighter [Sachen]
237. Pipe Dream
238. Atlantis no Nazo
239. Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Troubles in Wacky Land (US version)
240. Spy vs Spy
241. Tokoro San no Mamoru
242. Ningen Heiki Dead Fox (JPN version of Code Name: Viper)
243. Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine
244. Chubby Cherub (US version)
245. Adventures of Bayou Billy (US version)
246. Hudson's Adventure Island II (US version)
247. Airwolf (JPN version)
248. All-Pro Basketball (US version, glitchy title screen music)
249. Darkman (US version)
250. Banana Prince (EUR version)
251. Chouhen [Sachen]
252. Bubble Bobble 2 (1-player only)
253. Bucky O'Hare (US version)
254. Captain America and the Avengers
255. Kero Kero Keroppi no Daibouken 2 (English translated ROM)
256. Captain Tsubasa V - Hasha no Shougou Canpione
257. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (US version)
258. Caveman Ninja (EUR version of Joe&Mac)
259. Chip to Dale no Daisakusen (JPN version of Chip'n'Dale Rescue Rangers)
260. Chip to Dale no Daisakusen 2 (JPN version of Chip'n'Dale Rescue Rangers 2)
261. Chip and Dale 3 (Heavy Barrel hack)
262. Contra 7 [Pirate Original]
263. Super Contra 6 (Contra Force hack, listed as Contra Force)
264. Cross Fire (Title screen is removed)
265. Super Spy Hunter (US version)
266. Hoops (US version)
267. Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes
268. Nekketsu Koko Dojjiboru Bu: Sakka Hen (JPN version of Nintendo World Cup)
269. Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu: Subette Koronde Dairanto
270. Downtown - Nekketsu Koushin Kyoku - Soreyuke Daiundoukai
271. Bikkuri Nekketsu Shinkiroku: Harukanaru Kin Medal
272. Hiryu no Ken III: 5 Nin no Ryuu Senshi
273. Hiryu no Ken
274. Low G Man
275. Donkey Kong Jr. Math (US version)
276. Raid on Bungeling Bay
277. Blaster Master (EUR version)
278. Hyper Sports (JPN version of Track&Field, 1-player only)
279. Young Indiana Jones
280. 4 Nin Uchi Mahjong
281. Mahjong
282. Muscle (US version)
283. Hon Shougi Naitou 9 Dan Shougi Hiden
284. Nibbles [Homebrew]
285. Iron Tank
286. Kabuki: Quantum Fighter
287. Склад №18 (Sokoban ripoff) [Александр Чудов]
288. Super Dynamix Badminton
289. Bokosuka Wars
290. Fruit [NiceCode]
291. Kamen no Ninja Hanamaru (JPN version of Yo! Noid)
292. Pika Chu [NiceCode?] (Tengen Tetris ripoff)
293. Pyramid [Sachen]
294. Volleyball
295. Goonies (Title screen is removed)
296. Gyruss (Title screen is glitchy)
297. Wisdom Boy [Gamtec]
298. Wonder Rabbit [NiceCode]
299. Aquarium [NiceCode?]
300. Arena [NiceCode]
301. Air Alert [NiceCode]
302. Burbles [NiceCode]
303. Burrow Explorer [NiceCode]
304. Cannonade [NiceCode]
305. Close Quarters [NiceCode]
306. Coast Guard [NiceCode]
307. Cub Adventure [NiceCode]
308. Depth Bomb [NiceCode]
309. Devildom Doom [NiceCode]
310. Diamond [NiceCode]
311. Dune War [NiceCode]
312. First Defender [NiceCode]
313. Five Days [NiceCode]
314. Frantic Mouse [NiceCode]
315. Fruit Dish [NiceCode]
316. Gallagant [NiceCode]
317. Garden War [NiceCode]
318. Gate [NiceCode]
319. Hallihod [NiceCode]
320. Labyrinth [NiceCode]
321. Lunarian [NiceCode]
322. Mad Xmas [NiceCode]
323. Motoboat [NiceCode]
324. Panzer Attack [NiceCode]
325. Penta Base [NiceCode]
326. Pobble [NiceCode]
327. Polar Bat [NiceCode]
328. Rural Goblin [NiceCode]
329. Season Garden [NiceCode]
330. Shrew Mouse [NiceCode]
331. Snowball [NiceCode] (Sokoban ripoff)
332. Archer [NiceCode]
333. Twin Cards [NiceCode]
334. Undersea Arena [NiceCode]
335. Warrior [NiceCode]
336. Abscondee [NiceCode]
337. Aether Cruiser [NiceCode]
338. Aim Cruise [NiceCode]
339. Animal Contest [NiceCode]
340. Blocks World [NiceCode]
341. Bug Cather [NiceCode]
342. Busy Bar [NiceCode]
343. Candy Workshop [NiceCode]
344. Contest [NiceCode]
345. Cookies Labyrinth [NiceCode]
346. Crystal Blast [NiceCode]
347. Deformable [NiceCode]
348. Dejectitle [NiceCode] (Bomberman ripoff)
349. Egg Contest [NiceCode]
350. Escapeway [NiceCode]
351. Fair’s Treasure [NiceCode]
352. Falling Blocks [NiceCode] (Tengen Tetris ripoff)
353. Fated Pirate [NiceCode]
354. Final Blood [NiceCode]
355. Fish Story [NiceCode]
356. Fling Ball [NiceCode]
357. Forest Adventure [NiceCode]
358. Fruit Gift [NiceCode]
359. Ghost Castle [NiceCode]
360. Golden Bird [NiceCode]
361. Greeds [NiceCode]
362. Hammer & Nail [NiceCode]
363. Happy Match [NiceCode]
364. Ice Ocean [NiceCode]
365. IQ Champion [NiceCode]
366. Island [NiceCode]
367. Jump Jump [NiceCode]
368. Jumping Kid [NiceCode]
369. Lighting [NiceCode]
370. Little Witch [NiceCode]
371. Magic Egg [NiceCode]
372. Man in Red [NiceCode]
373. Meccano [NiceCode]
374. Mirror Devil World [NiceCode]
375. Mouse Snare [NiceCode]
376. Mouser Hero [NiceCode]
377. Mowing [NiceCode]
378. Nut Cracky [NiceCode]
379. Crystal Ball [NiceCode]
380. Police Dog Lasy [NiceCode]
381. Police vs Thief [NiceCode]
382. Pongpong [NiceCode]
383. Power Robot [NiceCode]
384. Pulveration [NiceCode] (Battle City ripoff)
385. Rabbit Village [NiceCode]
386. River Jump [NiceCode]
387. Seaport Guarl [NiceCode]
388. Seawolf [NiceCode]
389. Space Base [NiceCode]
390. Spiderman 2 [NiceCode]
391. Spiderman 1 [NiceCode]
392. Spring World [NiceCode]
393. Star [NiceCode]
394. Submarine [NiceCode]
395. Throughman [NiceCode]
396. Toy Factory [NiceCode]
397. Utmost Warfare [NiceCode]
398. Vigilant [NiceCode]
399. Warzone [NiceCode]
400. Water Pipe [NiceCode]
***these last three games are included on later versions of 400-in-1 Real Game***
401. Where Dad Went To (Hudson's Adventure Island 2 hack)
402. Boonie Bear 2 (Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima hack)
403. Hero Alliance 2 (Ninja Ryukenden III hack)

EDIT (01.03.2014): Due to the lack of time and good PC hardware to organise everything well and put the title screen screenshots into one picture, I provide you with the download link to .zip file that contains all the screenshots of the title screens for each included game. You can download it here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pasjzfu6ro59sx9/400in1gametitle.zip

So, here you can see all the title screens for each included game. Some of the title screens have been changed for some reason, but the main gameplay functionality is remained the same.
Finally, what I would like to say about this multicart? Is it worth picking up?
Well, there are some cons, but they are very minimal, but there some pros as well, so here it's the list of all pros and cons I had with this cartridge

Pros:
- Includes a lot of games, unlike these "over-nine-thousand"-in-1 multicarts
- Most of the included are all recognisable NES/Famicom titles
- Includes some rare games, like Power Blade 2, Bubble Bobble 2, TMNT Tournament Fighters, etc..
- Includes some Famicom exclusives you might have ever played before
- Includes some interesting bootleg or homebrew games, like Giabbit, Shifter, Super X-Wing 97, Fishwar, etc..
- Very small and compact cartridge, doesn't take a lot of place
- Works on any preferred NES/Famicom hardware (?)
- Simple menu navigation (you use D-pad to control the menu)
- The plastic case feels cheap, but not too bad
- Fits into the console perfectly fine

Cons:
- No consistency in what version of the game to be included (European version of SMB, Jackie Chan, Banana Prince, etc..)
- There are still some repeats includes, like one game under different titles or two different regional versions, like US version and JPN one
- 1/4 of the multicart is the NiceCode DreamGear awful and boring piece of rubbish
- It takes some time to get to the particular game in the menu
- Very rarely the cartridge refuses to play the game properly (not a major problem, can be fixed by taking out and putting in the cartridge back again)

So, in conclusion, I'd say that this cartridge is worth picking up if you can find for sale anywhere, but take to the account these cons I've listed above. There are more pros than cons, and like all the multicarts, this one is a mixed bag, speaking of what games will be included and if it would work perfectly fine.
Thank you for reading this very long post!
See you next time! Feel free to ask me questions in the comment section below!
(C) SomeRussianMarioDude Productions (2014)

11 comments:

  1. Excelente análisis!. me sirvió mucho. Acabo de comprar este mismo cartucho.

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  2. I bought 198 in 1 cartridge and I got that "artifact" issue! I didn't understand well what kind of consoles can play it, and which one can't? BTW I have a famiclone console which can't play it. Can you be more specific about that, and what is NOAC?

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  3. is there any windows emulator wwhich will play this rom thanks for the details nfo

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  4. Greetings from the Philippines.
    Thank you for your review sir. I ordered this coolboy cart recently this month of Jan 11,2016 :-)

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  5. Greetings from the Philippines.
    Thank you for your review sir. I ordered this coolboy cart recently this month of Jan 11,2016 :-)

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  6. Блин, спасибо огромное за список игр :)

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  7. ***شرکت نوين گيت***

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    مشاوره رايگان در تمامي مراحل

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  8. Lovely write-up of this muliticart! I was planning on buying one for my Good Boy Famiclone but don't know where to purchase a copy. Have you got any tips on where to find one?

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