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{{infobox company
 
{{infobox company
| name = NT
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| name = Ka Sheng
 
| image = File:NT logo.png
 
| image = File:NT logo.png
 
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| aliases = 卡聖 (Ka Sheng/Carson/Kasing)
 
| aliases = 卡聖 (Ka Sheng/Carson/Kasing)
 
| published = [[Hummer Team]], [[Ei-How Yang]] & more
 
| published = [[Hummer Team]], [[Ei-How Yang]] & more
| connected =
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| connected = Ge De Industry Co., [[JY Company]]
 
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}}
NT, also known as KaSheng 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.
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Ka Sheng, also known as 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, between 2 and 8.
   
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.
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Ka Sheng 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.
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== Connections ==
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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.
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Ka Sheng also had a deal with [[JY Company]] at some point in 1996 to distribute some of their games. [[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).
   
 
== Published games ==
 
== Published games ==
 
[[File:NT-679 Justice Pao.jpg|thumb|NT-679 Justice Pao (Bao Qing Tian) cartridge]]
 
[[File:NT-679 Justice Pao.jpg|thumb|NT-679 Justice Pao (Bao Qing Tian) cartridge]]
===Games with visible NT logos or copyright===
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===Games with visible Ka Sheng logos or copyright===
 
* ''[[Bao Qing Tian]]''
 
* ''[[Bao Qing Tian]]''
 
* ''Mortal Kombat 6'' (''[[Garou Densetsu Special]]'' with different title screen)
 
* ''Mortal Kombat 6'' (''[[Garou Densetsu Special]]'' with different title screen)
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[[File:NT849 EWJ2.jpg|thumb|NT-849 Earthworm Jim 2 cartridge]]
 
[[File:NT849 EWJ2.jpg|thumb|NT-849 Earthworm Jim 2 cartridge]]
===Games with hidden NT logos===
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===Games with hidden Ka Sheng logos===
 
* ''[[Earthworm Jim 2 (Shin-Shin)|Earthworm Jim 2]]''
 
* ''[[Earthworm Jim 2 (Shin-Shin)|Earthworm Jim 2]]''
 
* ''[[Earthworm Jim 3]]''
 
* ''[[Earthworm Jim 3]]''
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===Others===
 
===Others===
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.
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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.
 
* ''[[King of Fighters '96]]''
 
* ''[[King of Fighters '96]]''
 
* ''[[Mortal Kombat 4]]''
 
* ''[[Mortal Kombat 4]]''
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* ''Street Fighter Zero 2'' (cut-down version of ''[[Street Fighter Zero 2 '97]]'')
 
* ''Street Fighter Zero 2'' (cut-down version of ''[[Street Fighter Zero 2 '97]]'')
 
* ''[[Super Donkey Kong 2]]''
 
* ''[[Super Donkey Kong 2]]''
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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Most NT-published originals use mapper 121 or other mappers.
   
 
==Label style==
 
==Label style==

Revision as of 21:45, August 11, 2016

Ka Sheng
NT logo
Origin Taiwan?
Years 1995-2001?
Consoles Famicom, Mega Drive
Aliases 卡聖 (Ka Sheng/Carson/Kasing)
Published games by Hummer Team, Ei-How Yang & more
Related companies Ge De Industry Co., JY Company

Ka Sheng, also known as 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, between 2 and 8.

Ka Sheng 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 JY Company at some point in 1996 to distribute some of their games. 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).

Published games

NT-679 Justice Pao

NT-679 Justice Pao (Bao Qing Tian) cartridge

Games with visible Ka Sheng logos or copyright

NT849 EWJ2

NT-849 Earthworm Jim 2 cartridge

Games with hidden Ka Sheng logos

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.

Most NT-published originals use mapper 121 or other mappers.

Label style

NT-810 Ninja Ryukendn III

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.

Games are often retitled on the label only, with minimal or no change to the title screen; common changes include adding "Super" or the year of release, and adding or increasing a number. For example, NT-313 "Super Terminator 3" is actually just the first Terminator game. Some games are given a different title entirely, such as the title of a similar game for a different console, that of a popular movie with similar themes to the game, or sometimes an entirely nonsensical title like "Worstue Ball 2", "Super Crocodile Sir" or "Worldwide Publishing". Titles are also frequently misspelled.

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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