Friday, November 20, 2009

Auction - Custom US Wily Wars

As you may recall, Mega Man: The Wily Wars only saw a retail release in Europe and Japan, while North America got the game in digital form via Sega Channel.  A peculiar release for back in the day, but somebody saw fit to right that wrong with this homebrewed Wily Wars Sega Genesis cartridge:

What we have here is the English Wily Wars EPROM embedded on a US Genesis cartridge, complete with handsomely-made custom packaging and instruction manual.  Designed to play on US Genesis consoles, this custom creation is a dream come true for anyone who's longed for a physical Wily Wars copy without the hassle of region hacking your system.

The whole kit and caboodle are currently up for grabs on Ebay for a $100, free shipping.

More shots of the packaging/cartridge, and items details here.


  1. Does anybody happen to have good box art for a US cart. I have a US home made cart with a good sticker, but would love a box.

  2. I am trying to get a person to make one with the US art. I haven't heard back from him yet, but it might run me about $60. Well worth it, Id say. And cheaper than this one. Heck this might be the same guy that just made one to sell, lol. Although I'd like the unused US cover art. It would be a novelty. A recreation of what had never been created.

  3. If you live in the US, you're better off buying it from the original creator of the mod. His offer to me was $62 for everything (modded game, custom art on cartridge, custom box, custom manual) and shipping. The price is pretty decent considering the materials (actual European cartridge) and the labor, but I chose not to get it since I don't have a Genesis nor do I know anyone with one.

    I don't mean to advertise (especially since I have nothing to gain), but if anyone's interested, look up some guy under the username "Bratwurst" at Retrograming Roundtable. I'm not sure if he still mods Wily Wars, but you can always try PMing him about it.

  4. Wow this looks pretty awesome, I'd love to- oh wait it's sold already :(

    Skaarg: There is US boxart postedsomewhere on this blog.

  5. Not bad, though $100 seems a bit high for this. I should point out, though, that you really don't have to hack anything to play the post-1993 Region Lock-out games: a simple GameGenie will do the trick, and there are plenty of codes for it that work around this.

  6. @Hypercoyote: I suppose it really depends on how this is done. If it were some sort of Flash ROM, then I'd definitely say it was illegal. However, if they are simply taking the PAL version of the game and altering it's board in order to remove the region lock-out (which can also be done on the console itself), then it's a bit shady, but it should be fine.


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