T-999 was used as prototype dummy headers sometimes.
Sega of Japan's Catalogue System
Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:17 PM
Has the ROM been dumped? If there's no other way, it might be possible to find out who made it by looking for the sound driver and compression formats. This would only tell you the developer though, not the publisher.
Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:36 PM
Edit: According to Wikipedia, it was developed and published by "San San". (a race horse? haha....)
Sansan was a game created for uses with the modem unit on the Japanese genesis. It usually sells for the higher mark of $400 on auction sites but can be obtained a lot easer in Tokyo's gaming district where it has been know to pop up from time to time for a lot less. Needless to say the game is now un-playable since the modems are no longer active
Edit #3: More stuff here. Lists the publisher as "Sansan Co., Ltd."
Edit 4: Their official website.
Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:25 PM
Accessories have no print code of the sort. An exception is the King of Fighters cart for SS, with a 670 code. Packing for all accessories ranges from 671 to 672.
A fair few manuals are 672 (about half the Saturn collection is like this), even if the CD and pack are 670. A bizarre coding is Shining Force III is 700, 710 and 720 for CD, manual and pack.
Dreamcast games seem to be the most eccentric. There are no 670 games and they follow this rule: 810 in the manual, 820 in the pack, 830 in the CD.
Then there are the demos: Both Flash Volume 1 have 670 but both Dream On Volume 1 have 832 / 833 on the discs. Then the "given" games, such as Virtua Fighter (first version) with no code on the manual or pack.
PC games after Heroes have no code at all, at least the versions I have.
I speak of PAL at least.
Such a list is too extensive. To my knowledge, no one ever attempted it.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:23 AM
Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:25 AM
PAL games have a particularity too. The code is 670-xxxx and then have a -50 in appendix. However, sometimes it is not 50 but some other number, and these are scattered across several countries. As an example, there are two DBZ: Legends series. One is 06, I got this one back in the day, I believe it's the U.K. version (disc was made in Ireland). Then there is the French version, with 09. The back covers are slightly different. Who knows if there's a German / Spanish / Italian, whatever code number.
Notice the first has The Legends as subtitle but the second does not.
In addition I've read somewhere said that there are two U.K. packs, one is cardboard, the other sleeve. The one above is the most antique one, cardboard. Equal to the one that I have. I've never seen a sleeve one, and I can't say the number is the same.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:56 AM
The serial prefixes I have are:
-05 = U.K.
-06 = Spain
-07 = generic Asia
-08 = Korea
-09 = France
-11 = China (FREETRON CO.)
-13 = Italy (Megadrive)
-16 = China (ACER TWP CORP.)
-18 = Germany
-20 = Netherlands
-40 = China (Megadrive)
-45 = Brazil
-46 = Portugal
-50 = generic PAL
-51 = Italy (Saturn)
-55 = Netherlands
-78 = generic Scandinavia
Italy, Netherlands and China appear multiple times, apparently due to having different publishers?
-07 I only saw on certain hardware models.
Also, most of these numbers are used throughout every console lifecycle - I've seen -18 used for Germany in Megadrive, Saturn AND Dreamcast titles.
Also, I've seen -01, -02, etc used for demo discs, up to at least -32 (Flash Segasaturn vol.32). Also, it was used on some hardware too (670-5648-01 to -04, all of them model 1 japanese saturns from different manufacturers).
Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:56 AM
Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:11 AM
It looks like the MD roms mainly used the extra numbers for alt versions, not alt regions, with a few minor exceptions (-50 and -45). However, Megadrive games still used the actual region suffix on the boxes themselves, for example Tojam & Earl 2 german version still has the -18 on the box, but not in the game rom.
Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:16 AM
MANUAL CD PACK NAME
672-3024-50 670-8175-50 670-8176-50 BAKU
672-2577-50 670-6960-50 670-6961.50 DAYTONA
672-4145-06 670-9764-06 670-9765-50 DBZ
672-4473-50 670-10861-50 670-10862-50 FIGHTERS MEGAMIX
672-3706-50 670-8406-50 670-8407-50 NIGHTS
672-3786-50 670-8660-50 670-8661-50 PANZER II
710-0004-50 ----------- 740-0003-50 PANZER SAGA
*CD1 - 700-0008-50, CD2 - 700-0009-50, CD3 - 700-00010-50, CD1 - 700-0011-50
672-2966-50 670-8012-50 670-8013-50 SEGA RALLY
???-????-?? 670-10980-50 670-10981-50 SHINING HOLY ARK
710-0009-50 700-0023-50 720-0015-50 SHINING FORCE 3
672-4306-50 670-10308-50 670-10309-50 SONIC 3D
672-4558-50 670-11199-50 670-11200-50 SONIC JAM
672-4181-50 670-9875-50 670-9876-50 SUPER PUZZLE FIGHTER II TURBO
672-3859-50 670-8896-50 670-8897-50 TETRIS
672-4562-50 670-11208-50 670-11209-50 TOURING CAR
----------- 670-6958-50 ----------- VIRTUA FIGHTER (CD CASE V.)
672-4039-50 670-9453-50 670-9454-50 WORLWIDE SOCCER 97
672-4532-50 670-11095-50 670-11096-50 WORLWIDE SOCCER 98
I can't find the manual for the Holy Ark. I could swear I had Panzer I over here too.
I have around the same number of DC games over here. I'll post them later.