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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.
 
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.
   
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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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.
   
 
== 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===
 
===Games with visible NT logos or copyright===
* ''[[The Panda Prince]]'' (Chinese version), ''Super Lion King 2''
 
 
* ''[[Bao Qing Tian]]''
 
* ''[[Bao Qing Tian]]''
* ''[[Yuu Yuu Hakusho Final]]'', ''Mortal Kombat 6'' & ''7''
 
 
* ''Mortal Kombat 6'' (''[[Garou Densetsu Special]]'' with different title screen)
 
* ''Mortal Kombat 6'' (''[[Garou Densetsu Special]]'' with different title screen)
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* ''[[The Panda Prince]]'' (Chinese version), ''Super Lion King 2''
 
* ''[[Sangou Chunqiu: Sichuan Sheng]]'' (aka ''Shisen Mahjong 2'')
 
* ''[[Sangou Chunqiu: Sichuan Sheng]]'' (aka ''Shisen Mahjong 2'')
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* ''[[Yuu Yuu Hakusho Final]]'', ''Mortal Kombat'' ''7''
   
 
[[File:NT849 EWJ2.jpg|thumb|NT-849 Earthworm Jim 2 cartridge]]
 
[[File:NT849 EWJ2.jpg|thumb|NT-849 Earthworm Jim 2 cartridge]]
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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.
 
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.
* ''Street Fighter Zero 2'' (cut-down version of ''[[Street Fighter Zero 2 '97]]'')
 
* ''Sonic & Knuckles 5'' (''[[Somari]]'' with different title screen & theme music)
 
 
* ''[[King of Fighters '96]]''
 
* ''[[King of Fighters '96]]''
 
* ''[[Mortal Kombat 4]]''
 
* ''[[Mortal Kombat 4]]''
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* ''Sonic & Knuckles 5'' (''[[Somari]]'' with different title screen & theme music)
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* ''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".
 
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".

Revision as of 17:44, August 25, 2010

NT
NT logo
Origin Taiwan
Years 1996-2001?
Consoles Famicom, Mega Drive
Aliases 卡聖 (Ka Sheng/Carson)
Published games by Hummer Team, Someri Team, Ei-How Yang, Shin-Shin(?) & more

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.

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.

Published games

NT-679 Justice Pao

NT-679 Justice Pao (Bao Qing Tian) cartridge

Games with visible NT logos or copyright

NT849 EWJ2

NT-849 Earthworm Jim 2 cartridge

Games with hidden NT logos

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.

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".

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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