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Uncmelody sequence

Animated sequence of the 10000000-in-1 multicart.

The Unchained Melody Multicarts are a series of multicarts known to be bundled with most of the Famiclones and usually have an 8-bit rendition of "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers. All of these multicarts have approximately 6 games when claiming to have many more, a common issue with Famicom multicarts.

While the carts do have only a few different games, most of the entries start the game with different memory hacks, most noticeable on Super Mario Bros.: it's possible to warp to any world possible (including the glitched ones, starting from 9-1) or enable the "moon gravity" mode. Also, Galaxian and Lunar Pool, depending on the selected menu activity, warped the player to a different level (in case of Lunar Pool, with the internal stage selection disabled). The many modifications of Tank 1990 were split into different entires on every such multicart, while Duck Hunt and Wild Gunman usually had their modes separated one from another this way.

This series became incredibly popular among the ex-USSR countries and is usually noted for having the best visuals and music among the other multicarts. The earliest known cart in this series is from 1992.

Versions[]

83-in-1[]

Has a "83-in-1" red title in the intro. Instead of "Unchained Melody", this multicart uses an 8-bit rendition of "Summer Wine" by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood.

100-in-1[]

Has a "100-in-1" red title in the intro. Actually, it's a hack of the "83-in-1" because hidden self-test (Select+Start) has "83-in-1" in the title and ROM check is failed.

The numbers of the games listed here aren't representative of where they are on the multicart. The lightgun games have their modes split into separate games.

  1. Bomber Man (Bomberman)
  2. Sky Destroyer (Game 11)
  3. Wild Gunman (Game 20)
  4. Battle City (Game 23)
  5. Duck Hunt (Game 35)
  6. Donkey Kong 3 (Game 38, first listed as Donkey Kong 1 and hacked as Gorilla 3 on the title screen)
  7. Hogan's Alley (Game 42)

150-in-1[]

Has a "150-in-1" yellow title in the intro. Menu backgrounds similar to the "83-in-1" except that it has the bigger amount of menu activities, like in the rest of the series. Also this version introduces the "Unchained Melody" music. This is the only known cartridge version to feature a game larger than 40k.

  1. Lunar Ball
  2. Galaxian
  3. Duck Hunt
  4. Wild Gunman
  5. Sky Destroyer
  6. Bomber Man (Bomberman)
  7. Battle City
  8. Master Fighter II (Game 150)

200-in-1[]

Has a "200-in-1" purple title in the intro. Seems to be the first version to have all of the backgrounds and the Unchained Melody music.

  1. Super Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
  2. Tank (Battle City)
  3. Duck (Duck Hunt)
  4. Wild (Wild Gunman)
  5. Lunar Ball (Game 6)
  6. Galaxian (Game 12)

HIK 300-in-1[]

Has a "300-in-1" red title in the intro.

  1. Tetris 1993 (Tengen Tetris)
  2. Tank (Battle City)
  3. Small Bee (Galaxian)
  4. Wild Gunman
  5. Lunner Ball (Lunar Ball)
  6. Duck Hunt (Game 19; "Duck Hunt" mode activated by default)

225-in-1[]

Unlike the other versions, this has neither animations nor music. The only emulator on which it's possible to run this multicart is Nessie, modified by Eugeny.

  1. Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
  2. Duck Hunt ("Duck Hunt" mode activated by default)
  3. Clay Shoot (Duck Hunt with "Clay Shoot" mode activated by default)
  4. Tank (Tank 1990, hack of Battle City)

700-in-1[]

No intro, the sea background is missing, and this rendition of "Unchained Melody" is more basic than the rest. It's undumped, but video footage of it exists.

  1. Soccer
  2. Road Fighter
  3. Duck Hunt
  4. Wild Gunman
  5. Hogan's Alley
  6. Popeye
  7. Galaxian

1997-in-1[]

Has a "1997" red title in the intro.

  1. Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
  2. Small Bee (Galaxian)
  3. Lunner Ball (Lunar Ball)
  4. Duck Hunt ("Duck Hunt" mode activated by default)
  5. Tank (Battle City)

9999-in-1 (version 1)[]

Has a "9999" red title in the intro. Identical to HIK 300-in-1, except the bigger amount of menu activities.

9999-in-1 (version 2)[]

Has a "9999" red title in the intro.

  1. Super Mario (2)
  2. Small Bee (Galaxian)
  3. Lunner Ball (Lunar Ball)
  4. Wild Gunman ("1 Outlaw" mode activated by default)
  5. Tank (Battle City)
  6. Duck Hunt (Game 19, "Duck Hunt" mode activated by default)

9999999-in-1[]

Probably the most widespread version of this series. Has a "9999999-in-1" title before the menu appears, but compared to the other versions, the title has the same background as the menu.

  1. Duck Hunt ("Duck Hunt" mode activated by default)
  2. Wild Gunman ("1 Outlaw" mode activated by default)
  3. Clay Shoot (Duck Hunt with "Clay Shoot" mode activated by default)
  4. Gunman (Wild Gunman with "Gang" mode activated by default)
  5. Tank (Tank 1990, hack of Battle City)
  6. Dr. Mario (missing title on title screen)
  7. Mario (Super Mario Bros.)

10000000-in-1[]

No intro, just "10000000-in-1" written above the menu.

  1. Super Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
  2. Battle City
  3. Galaxian
  4. Wild Gunman ("1 Outlaw" mode activated by default)
  5. Luner Ball (Lunar Ball)
  6. Duck Hunt ("Duck Hunt" mode activated by default)

Pro Tech XL 39-in-1[]

A plug-n-play unit released at an unknown date featuring 39 Inventor hacks (30 unique games in total). The menu is slightly different than the normal version, with larger text (similar to the 100-in-1 Arcade Action II multicart text) and no animated sequences, but Unchained Melody is retained.

For unknown reasons, many of the games are renamed compared to their commonly distributed counterparts. For more information on these hacks, see Inventor/Index of hacks.

  1. F22 Fighter (F-22, a hack of 1943)
  2. Tennis (hack of the NES version)
  3. Boat Race (hack of F-1 Race)
  4. Soccer (hack of the NES version)
  5. Bicycle (Bicycle Race, a hack of F-1 Race)
  6. Pinball (hack of the NES version)
  7. Space Wars (Srace Wars [sic], a hack of Star Force)
  8. Derby (hack of Excitebike)
  9. Aztec Maze (hack of Bomberman)
  10. Space Mission (hack of Choujikuu Yousai - Macross)
  11. Sky Invader (hack of Sky Destroyer)
  12. Sea War (Sea War 2000, a hack of Battle City)
  13. Penguin (hack of Nuts & Milk)
  14. Bomb (hack of Chack'n Pop)
  15. Conte Enegy (hack of Lode Runner)
  16. Conquerer (hack of Circus Charlie)
  17. Cobra of Sky (G-3 Cobra of Sky, a hack of Raid on Bungeling Bay)
  18. X Racing (hack of Zippy Race)
  19. Bounce (hack of Mappy)
  20. Bandits (hack of Donkey Kong 3)
  21. Monkey Tactics (hack of Championship Lode Runner)
  22. Rouge (hack of Mario Bros.)
  23. Cryptcar (hack of Dig Dug)
  24. Sparing (hack of Urban Champion)
  25. Space 2050 (hack of Duck Hunt)
  26. UFO Race (hack of F1 Race)
  27. Quick Draw (hack of Wild Gunman)
  28. Shooting Range (hack of Hogan's Alley)
  29. Para-Shooter (hack of Pooyan)
  30. Dada (hack of Popeye)
  31. TNT (hack of Bomberman)
  32. Gun Fight (hack of Wild Gunman)
  33. Bug Hunt (hack of Hogan's Alley)
  34. Ninja Combat (hack of Ninja-kun)
  35. Billiard (Billiard 2008, a hack of Lunar Ball)
  36. Snowfield Shoot (hack of Duck Hunt)
  37. Pinball Pro (hack of Pinball)
  38. Water Bug (hack of Battle City)
  39. Bubble Bob (hack of Balloon Fight)

Trivia[]

  • The Unchained Nostalgia demo is based on the menu from these multicarts.
  • These carts use the same font and sound engine as Super Fighter III.
  • These multicarts' menus were the inspiration for the Sea Boot for ZX Spectrum.
  • The Super 4-in-1 Fantasy Gun uses the same menu as the 700-in-1 except with a different font.
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