purchased PowerFest 94 and said we planned to dump the ROMs and make a reproduction cartridge. Below are the ROM files from PowerFest 94, but we have run into a bit of a snag with the reproduction cartridge and are offering $1,000 for the gaming community's help.
PowerFest 94 ROM FilesThese are the four ROM files for PowerFest 94 - three game ROMS and one scoring ROM. This version of PowerFest 94 scores 10,000 points per home run.
Super Mario Lost Levels ROM
Super Mario Kart ROM
Ken Griffey Jr Baseball ROM
The SNES emulation community will need to do their magic to get these ROMs working correctly on emulators.
To help speed up the process we are offering $200 to the first person to release an emulator that successfully plays PowerFest 94. Please contact us to claim the bounty and be sure to include links to the emulator so we can verify the claim.
PowerFest 94 Reproduction HistoryFor the last seven months I have been trying unsuccessfully to get a reproduction cartridge made so other gamers can enjoy PowerFest 94 on their Super Nintendo systems.
I spent four months in contact with one reproduction company with experience making SNES games. They even ordered a custom circuit board to meet their design specs, but were unable to get the PCB working.
I've contacted five other reproduction shops and all of them have said they cannot make it work either. Usually the problem relates to Super Mario Kart, which requires a DSP chip to play. They tell me that this chip makes reproduction much harder.
There is one reproduction shop that has successfully reproduced games like Nintendo World Championships and Nintendo Campus Challenge 92, but they are too busy with other projects to make the reproduction at this time.
We even contacted circuit board design companies to see if they could help us on a contract basis. None of them would do it because the circuit board design is officially property of Nintendo. Even though we would be designing a new circuit board, none of them wanted to reverse engineer the reproduction.
$1,000 Reward for PowerFest 94 ReproductionWe are still very interested in making a PowerFest 94 Reproduction so other collectors and gamers can play this fun competition cartridge. We are confident there are some gamers, electronic nuts, or other do-it-yourself tinkerers that can get a reproduction working. So we are offering $1,000 to the first person/company that successfully makes a PowerFest 94 reproduction.
The reproduction much meet a few criteria:
- It must be the same size as a standard SNES cartridge for NTSC regions
- The cartridge must play on a standard Super Nintendo console without any modifications required
- The game play must be like the original with 6 minutes 21 seconds to play all three games with a combined high score. See video below for game play footage
- It must be reproducible at a cost of less than $50 per circuit board
To sweeten the pot a little bit more, JJGames.com guarantees they will purchase 100 units of the reproduction cartridge at $50 a unit. The winner is not required to sell units to JJGames, but they have that option.
Good luck with the emulation and reproduction. I'm hoping we pay these bounties very quickly.