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{{infobox company
|name = Ka Sheng<br/>卡聖
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| name = NT
|image = File:NT logo.png
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| image = File:NT logo.png
|caption = Logo.
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| imagewidth =
|location = Taiwan(?) and/or Hong Kong(?)
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| caption =
|years = 1995-2001(?)
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| location = Taiwan
|consoles = Famicom, Game Boy, Mega Drive
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| years = 1996-2001?
|firstgame =
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| consoles = Famicom, Mega Drive
|lastgame =
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| firstgame =
|aliases = 卡聖 (Ka Sheng/Carson/Kasing),<br/>咭聖 (Cantonese pinyin: Kaat Sing)
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| lastgame =
|published = [[Hummer Team]], [[Ex-Sachen developers|Ei-How Yang]], [[Makon Soft]] & more
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| aliases = 卡聖 (Ka Sheng/Carson)
|connected = Ge De Industry Co., X-Boy
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| published = [[Hummer Team]], [[Someri Team]], [[Ei-How Yang]], Shin-Shin(?) & more
}}'''Ka Sheng''' ({{Mousetext|卡聖|kǎ shèng}}), also known as ''Carson, Kasing'' or simply ''NT'', is a publisher of both original games and pirate copies of licensed (and unlicensed) games, mainly for the Famicom, but its logo has also been found in the Mega Drive game ''[[Barver Battle Saga: Tai Kong Zhan Shi]]''. Most Ka Sheng releases were single cartridges, but the company also released some [[multicarts]] with a relatively low, unexaggerated game count, usually between 2 and 8.
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NT, also known as 卡聖 (Ka Sheng) in Chinese, is a publisher of both original games and pirate copies of licensed (and unlicensed) games, mainly for the Famicom, but its logo has also been found in the Mega Drive game [[Barver Battle Saga: Tai Kong Zhan Shi]]. most NT releases were single cartridges, but the company also released some [[multicarts]] with a relatively low, unexaggerated game count, between 2 and 6.
   
Ka Sheng cartridges can usually be identified in various manners. They usually feature a NT ID on the covers or the "卡聖" characters; in the company's later years KT and GT IDs were also used while their earliest cartridges have ID prefix like VQ.
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NT cartridges can usually be identified by the NT-xxx ID number or the "卡聖" characters; in the company's later years KT and GT IDs were also used.
 
== Connections ==
 
In their early years, Ka Sheng re-released again some of Ge De Industry games under NT labeled covers. Some of those share the exact same PCB as their original release. Also, Ge De apparently stopped releasing Famicom games around the time Ka Sheng started activities, in 1995. It is possible that Ge De sold their remaining leftovers to Ka Sheng.
 
 
Ka Sheng also had a deal with [[J.Y. Company]] at some point in 1996 to distribute some of their games. [[Mortal Kombat II Special|''Mortal Kombat 2 Special'']] was distributed by Ka Sheng in Russia and South America with a cover showing both IDs from each company (JY-029, NT916) plus an original JY printed circuit board. This relationship didn't last long because only 5 cartridges had this treatment (the 4 others being relabeled JY multicarts with PCBs manufactured by JY).<ref>[http://masterdisk.byethost15.com/blog/libg/index.php?entry=JY-Company-&-Ka-Sheng-(NT)-relationship J.Y. & Ka Sheng relationship]</ref>
 
   
 
== Published games ==
 
== Published games ==
=== Games with visible Ka Sheng logos or copyright ===
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[[File:NT-679 Justice Pao.jpg|thumb|NT-679 Justice Pao (Bao Qing Tian) cartridge]]
[[File:NT-679 Justice Pao.jpg|right|thumb|NT-679 ''Justice Pao'' (''Bao Qing Tian'') cartridge.]]
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===Games with visible NT logos or copyright===
*''[[Bao Qing Tian]]''
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* ''[[The Panda Prince]]'' (Chinese version), ''Super Lion King 2''
*''Mortal Kombat 6'' (''[[Garou Densetsu Special]]'' with different title screen)
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* ''[[Bao Qing Tian]]''
*''[[The Panda Prince]]'' (Chinese version), ''Super Lion King 2''
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* ''[[Yuu Yuu Hakusho Final]]'', ''Mortal Kombat 6'' & ''7''
*''[[Sanguo Chunqiu: Sichuan Sheng]]'' (aka ''Shisen Mahjong 2'')
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* ''Mortal Kombat 6'' (''[[Garou Densetsu Special]]'' with different title screen)
*''[[Yuu Yuu Hakusho Final]]'', ''Mortal Kombat 7''
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* ''[[Sangou Chunqiu: Sichuan Sheng]]'' (aka ''Shisen Mahjong 2'')
   
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[[File:NT849 EWJ2.jpg|thumb|NT-849 Earthworm Jim 2 cartridge]]
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===Games with hidden NT logos===
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* ''[[Earthworm Jim 2]]''
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* ''[[Earthworm Jim 3]]''
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* ''[[Barver Battle Saga: Tai Kong Zhan Shi]]''
   
=== Games with hidden Ka Sheng logos ===
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===Others===
[[File:NT849 EWJ2.jpg|right|thumb|NT-849 ''Earthworm Jim 2'' cartridge.]]
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These games have no in-game signs of NT, but appear to have been originally released in NT carts. However they may or may not have been published by other companies previously.
*[[Earthworm Jim 2 (Shin-Shin)|''Earthworm Jim 2'']]
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* ''Street Fighter Zero 2'' (cut-down version of ''[[Street Fighter Zero 2 '97]]'')
*''[[Earthworm Jim 3]]''
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* ''Sonic & Knuckles 5'' (''[[Somari]]'' with different title screen & theme music)
*''[[Barver Battle Saga: Tai Kong Zhan Shi]]''
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* ''[[King of Fighters '96]]''
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* ''[[Mortal Kombat 4]]''
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* ''[[Super Donkey Kong 2]]''
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While most NT-published originals use mapper 121 or other mappers, NT also released a version of [[JY Company]]'s China Rabbit Baby ([[Mickey Mania 7]]) which used original JY mapper 90 boards, with new labels bearing the name "Super 98 King of Rabbit 5".
   
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==Label style==
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[[File:NT-810 Ninja Ryukendn III.jpg|thumb|NT-810 ''Ninja Ryukendn III'', a typical NT cart]]
=== Others ===
 
These games have no in-game signs of Ka Sheng, but appear to have been originally released in NT carts. However they may or may not have been published by other companies previously.
 
*''[[The King of Fighters '96]]''
 
*[[Mortal Kombat 3|''Mortal Kombat 4'']]
 
*''Sonic & Knuckles 5'' (''[[Somari]]'' with different title screen & theme music)
 
*''Street Fighter Zero 2'' (cut-down version of ''[[Street Fighter Zero 2 '97]]'')
 
*''[[Super Donkey Kong 2]]''
 
Most NT-published originals use mapper 121 or other mappers.
 
 
== Label style ==
 
[[File:NT-810 Ninja Ryukendn III.jpg|right|thumb|NT-810 ''Ninja Ryukendn III'', a typical NT cart.]]
 
 
NT carts are known for their frequently bizarre labels featuring artwork only tenuously related (if at all) to the game within, psychedelic backgrounds, colourful patterned borders, overlaid characters from different sources, multiple titles (one from the stolen artwork and one for the actual game), obviously false claims presumably lifted from games for different consoles ("3D Graphic Motion", "Surround Sound", "Sega 16Bit Quality") and more. Some carts have the Olympics logo on them.
 
NT carts are known for their frequently bizarre labels featuring artwork only tenuously related (if at all) to the game within, psychedelic backgrounds, colourful patterned borders, overlaid characters from different sources, multiple titles (one from the stolen artwork and one for the actual game), obviously false claims presumably lifted from games for different consoles ("3D Graphic Motion", "Surround Sound", "Sega 16Bit Quality") and more. Some carts have the Olympics logo on them.
   
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Some later cartridges, usually labelled "Hi-Game 1999" or "Colour 2001" (the year varies) feature vertically printed labels, for unknown reasons.
 
Some later cartridges, usually labelled "Hi-Game 1999" or "Colour 2001" (the year varies) feature vertically printed labels, for unknown reasons.
   
== More examples of NT carts ==
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==More examples of NT carts==
<gallery>
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<gallery widths="150">
NT-809 Wario Land 7.jpg|NT-809: ''Wario Land 7''.
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NT-809 Wario Land 7.jpg|NT-809: ''Wario Land 7''
Nt820 Monaco V.R..jpg|NT-820: ''Monaco VR''<br/>Chase HQ with the title screen hacked to read "GAME" and the copyright "Super Monaco GP II © Copyright 1996".
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Nt820 Monaco V.R..jpg|NT-820: ''Monaco VR''<br/>Chase HQ with the title screen hacked to read "GAME" and the copyright "Super Monaco GP II © Copyright 1996"
NT-833 New Flintstones.jpg|NT-833: ''New Flintstones''.
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NT-833 New Flintstones.jpg|NT-833: ''New Flintstones''
NT Zen Intergalactic Ninja.jpg|NT-853: ''Zen Intergalactic Ninja''.
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NT Zen Intergalactic Ninja.jpg|NT-853: ''Zen Intergalactic Ninja''
Nt860 New Jungle Strike II.jpg|NT-860: ''New Jungle Strike II''<br/>Actually ''Cobra Command'', completely unmodified.
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Nt860 New Jungle Strike II.jpg|NT-860: ''New Jungle Strike II''<br/>Actually Cobra Command, completely unmodified.
USMK34.jpg|NT-873: ''Ultimate Super Mortal Kombat 3 4''.
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USMK34.jpg|NT-873: ''Ultimate Super Mortal Kombat 3 4''
NT-6067.jpg|NT-6067: ''Super Sonic''.
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NT-6067.jpg|NT-6067: ''Super Sonic''
NT-6089.jpg|NT-6089: ''Super King of Rabbit 5''<br/>''China Rabbit Baby'' (Note the double id, this is a copy of a copy).
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NT-6089.jpg|NT-6089: ''Super King of Rabbit 5''<br/>China Rabbit Baby with [[JY Company]] board.
Nt8004 Super 4 in 1.jpg|NT-8004: ''Super 4 in 1''<br/>Contains three Mario hacks plus ''Mario is Missing''.
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Nt8004 Super 4 in 1.jpg|NT-8004: ''Super 4 in 1''<br/>Contains three Mario hacks plus Mario is Missing.
KT2109 Pinocchio.jpg|KT-2109: ''Walt Disney's Classic Pinocchio'' (Hi-Game 1999)<br/>Actually ''Doki Doki Yuuenchi''.
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KT2109 Pinocchio.jpg|KT-2109: ''Walt Disney's Classic Pinocchio'' (Hi-Game 1999)<br/>Actually Doki Doki Yuuenchi.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
== Reference ==
 
<references />
 
{{Companies}}
 
[[Category:Companies from Taiwan]]
 
[[Category:Ei-How Yang]]
 
[[Category:Ex-Sachen developers]]
 
[[Category:Hummer Team]]
 
[[Category:Ka Sheng]]
 
[[Category:Makon Soft]]
 
 
[[Category:Publishers]]
 
[[Category:Publishers]]
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