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By TheKid

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11-02-2016, 07:57

Does anybody know which konami games excist in smaller boxes like the european Nemesis 3.
I happen to have game master, maze of galious and F1 spirit in a smaller box and I've seen pictures of a smaller versions of Vampire killer and penguin adventure. So it looks like there are smaller versions of the RC 743 - RC 753 games. Can anyone confirm ? So is there a smaller version of metal gear and usas aswell ?

And does anyone know what the original box of metal gear 2 is. Mine is, like most versions i've seen, the same as the sd-snatcher version with a cardboard insert to hide the disc storage space and only show the cart at the bottom. But I have also seen version where the cart is in the middle without cardboard insert (like the space manbow box for instance).

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By Wild_Penguin

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02-03-2016, 15:27

Add Green Beret to the list. It came also in a small box.

Too bad the actual game (conversion) was not that good oO

By TheKid

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03-03-2016, 08:23

Yes, indeed. Green beret is in a special box which opens on the side. I always wondered why they made these smaller boxes. The ones I own have other screenshots on the back and also the art looks different. So it's more then just a smaller version of the box.

By MäSäXi

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03-03-2016, 08:33

Don´t know if they thought about this, but smaller size = less materials needed = less money needed to produce. Also, smaller size = less money needed to ship more games around the world.

By foobarry81

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03-03-2016, 09:12

Metal Gear, Vampire Killer, King's Valley II, Nemesis II, Nemesis 3, The Maze of Galious, Penguin Adventure, F-1 Spirit, Game Master and Salamander all got the "PAL mini" treatment. These 10 are the complete set for all we know.

Not my picture. I'm assuming it's a picture of someone on this forum. Hope it was ok for me to post it here.

By cklayman

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03-03-2016, 17:16

I have USAS in a small cardboard box. The box is barely bigger than the cartridge.

By foobarry81

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03-03-2016, 17:36

cklayman wrote:

I have USAS in a small cardboard box. The box is barely bigger than the cartridge.

Does your copy come with a black plastic inlay or a transparent one?

By cklayman

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03-03-2016, 17:41

I seem to remember it was black but I have not seen the box in a while. Must be in storage somewhere.

By foobarry81

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03-03-2016, 18:02

If it's black, it's not one of those really small boxes like in the picture above.

Regular European releases already came in small boxes. But Konami re-released some of their titles into even smaller boxes, with different box art and a transparent plastic inlay.

Nemesis III only came out in the smallest type of boxes though. That one didn't get a "regular" European release.

Here's a picture showcasing the differences: in the bottom row you can see from left to right the Japanese release, the "regular" European release, and finally the "mini" European release of F-1 Spirit, The Maze of Galious and Game Master.

The minis are only slightly smaller, but they have a different box art in most cases. And, as I said, come with transparent plastic inlays.

By TheKid

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08-03-2016, 07:52

I guess these versions where produced in limited edition, since you rarely see them on ebay. And if they do, the prices go up the roof. Although, currently there is a japanese metal gear up for 1000 euro's.
@cklayman: Just curious, can you confirm that your usas is the mini box and not the regular european one?

By Tirabol

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08-03-2016, 08:13

foobarry81 wrote:

Metal Gear, Vampire Killer, King's Valley II, Nemesis II, Nemesis 3, The Maze of Galious, Penguin Adventure, F-1 Spirit, Game Master and Salamander all got the "PAL mini" treatment. These 10 are the complete set for all we know.

Not my picture. I'm assuming it's a picture of someone on this forum. Hope it was ok for me to post it here.

Ei!!
This is my picture! and my collection :)
And this is the complete set of "mini" releases. (Green Beret is a diferent one, not the same box, it is in a special box which opens on the side ).

For me, this "mini" releases are more espectacular than normal european releases.

Regards

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