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Topic: E.V.O.: Search for Eden Reproduction Carts?

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BassConcerto

Hey, I've been looking at various sites selling the old game E.V.O.: Search for Eden, including Ebay and Etsy, and most of them are really expensive—around $200—but some are closer to $50 and claim to be a "reproduction cartridge." I'm not entirely sure what to make of this; are these officially produced cartridges, or are they bootlegs? For example:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/246078966/evo-evo-snes-super-nin...

I'm very confused and conflicted as to whether I should buy one of these. Any help would be appreciated.

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Morpheel

They're reproductions.

Someone took the rom and put it in a blank cartridge, maybe using recreations of the sticker and box to make it feel more official.

So it's kinda like buying a fancy pirated movie.

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Tasuki

Reproduction cartridges basically are for those that want to play the game on original hardware but don't care about the collection value of said item. Only thing is you have to be careful with who you are buying it from as they can be shotty work. So buy from some one you trust.

As someone who has bought repro carts from a reliable source they can be a cheaper alternative to original cartridges.

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BassConcerto

But they aren't really on the up-and-up, are they? If they're ROMS, I'd have a hard time justifying buying one with any sense of legality :/

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Morpheel

Oh well if it makes you feel better, eventually reproductions will be the only option.

But yeah, if you don't feel right about it, then by all means avoid them.

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KingMike

Reproduction is a fancy term for "bootleg".
People used to use that term for only prototypes and translations, games you can't get legitimately. But now they use it for everything because it makes it sound better than just calling it what it is.

What they do is they take a cheap original game using a similar board as the expensive game, and hack it up to replace the ROM.

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