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CREATEDJUN.20.2013
UPDATEDJUN.20.2013
NINTENDO64 PIRATE CARTRIDGES
ABOUT THIS SECTION
Nintendo 64 piracy through out the world was mostly caused by so-called game copiers like Bung's Doctor V64 or Mr. Backup's Z64, but some countries had actual pirated carts. There was a catch though, because of the sophisticated and at the time impossible to replicate lockout circuit in official N64 carts, N64 pirate carts were not equipped with a lockout chip. Instead they would require an adapter which would borrow the lockout chip from an original cart.

Later on adapters with pirated CIC's were released, such as the N64 Multisystem adapter on the right, which most likely is equipped with the only known CIC pirate chip type known to exist, the 'S-A 629'. Later on a few carts, such as the ISS64 hack 'Ronaldinho Soccer 64' would include the chip.

In some countries the carts were pretty common, but they're generally quite hard to come by and truly an awesome piece of Nintendo 64 history, though I'm sure Nintendo aren't happy about it.

For more information about N64 piracy, please check out this link as well.


The list below currently contains 9 entries

Box front scan available
CRUIS'N USA

Cart TypeNo internal CIC, requires adapter to run.
Cart BackAvailable
PCB FrontAvailable
PCB BackAvailable

Box front scan available
HUMAN GRAND PRIX: THE NEW GENERATION

Cart TypeNo internal CIC, requires adapter to run.
Cart BackAvailable
PCB FrontAvailable
PCB BackAvailable

Box front scan available
INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR SOCCER 64

Cart TypeNo internal CIC, requires adapter to run.
Cart BackAvailable
PCB FrontAvailable
PCB BackAvailable

Box front scan available
MACE: THE DARK AGE

Cart TypeNo internal CIC, requires adapter to run.
Cart BackAvailable
PCB FrontAvailable
PCB BackAvailable

Box front scan available
NAGANO WINTER OLYMPICS

Cart TypeNo internal CIC, requires adapter to run.
Cart BackAvailable
PCB FrontAvailable
PCB BackAvailable

Box front scan available
PILOTWINGS 64

Cart TypeNo internal CIC, requires adapter to run.
Cart BackAvailable
PCB FrontAvailable
PCB BackAvailable

Box front scan available
RONALDINHO'S SOCCER 64

Cart TypeInternal CIC (Pirate CIC), works like a normal cart
Cart BackAvailable
PCB FrontAvailable
PCB BackAvailable

Hack of International Superstar Soccer 64, translated to portuguese and features new intro

Box front scan available
STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE

Cart TypeNo internal CIC, requires adapter to run.
Cart BackAvailable
PCB FrontAvailable
PCB BackAvailable

Box front scan available
TOP GEAR RALLY

Cart TypeInternal CIC (Pirate CIC), works like a normal cart
Cart BackAvailable
PCB FrontUnavailable
PCB BackUnavailable