Contra sample cartridges - do they exist?

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Door prototector

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21-01-2018, 16:43

I was wondering if anyone has or saw "sample" copies of Konami's Contra.

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Van TheKid

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22-01-2018, 08:07

Well, I never saw it. Then again, I don't know if a list of konami promo versions excist. AFAIK there are promo versions of:
Metal Gear 2,Pennant race 2,Quarth, Gradius 2, F1 spirit 3D.

Van Mathieu

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22-06-2018, 17:48

Hi everybody ! How are you ?

I am interested in msx samples. Do you know what are the rarest samples, where do we find them and have you pictures of samples ?
Talk about this with you would be a pleasure for me Smile

Thank you very much Smile

Van defdanny

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30-09-2018, 09:21

Hi Mathieu,
recently I bought a batch of Konami / Sony cartridges. Two of them, "Dorodon" and "Chess" have a sticker with "SAMPLE" on it. I wonder now, if these are especially rare or otherwise special.

Van Manuel

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30-09-2018, 09:33

Can you post some pictures?

Van Pablibiris

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30-09-2018, 11:12

defdanny wrote:

Hi Mathieu,
recently I bought a batch of Konami / Sony cartridges. Two of them, "Dorodon" and "Chess" have a sticker with "SAMPLE" on it. I wonder now, if these are especially rare or otherwise special.

Is like this?
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.es%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F283185125992

Van KdL

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30-09-2018, 12:31

The MG2 sample cartridge has a huge price.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MSX-2-METAL-GEAR-2-SOLID-SNAKE-SAMP...

Van Meits

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30-09-2018, 16:33

And then, when they bought it, they come to realize it's not even a game, but only both intro demos and a splash screen. They'll probably feel beeped in the beep Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

Van mohai

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30-09-2018, 20:05

There is a demo of Quarth in a Disk Station release. I think it is 12 or 13.
I wonder if there were more demo versions from Konami in no cartridge format.

Van Randam

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30-09-2018, 20:25

Not that i have seen; all shop demos i have seen of konami were carts as well. I did see some wildly differing photo's in reviews/ previews but I'm guessing those were just photos. The photo's of Hinotori are actually very nice; wouldn't mind to see that prerelease version. And the levels in king's valley 2 differed quite a bit or in some tweaks so those would also be nice to see...

Van defdanny

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02-10-2018, 16:51

Manuel wrote:

Can you post some pictures?

Hi Manuel,
yes for sure.
@pabliris: Yes, the "SAMPLE" Sticker on my cartridges looks very similar to this one you linked.

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