REVEAL: Phantasy Star FM Retranslated!

Here's what I've been working on lately, The original Phantasy Star for Sega Master System! As always, there's something special here. This is the Japanese version, completely retranslated. So why retranslate a game that already has an English language release? Well two reasons. First, there's a smaller font size in use which gives more screen space for an expanded narrative. Far more detailed and interesting story in just the first few minutes of play I gave it. The second reason is for the FM soundtrack. There's absolutely amazing music hidden away in many Master System titles, easily rivaling Genesis. Problem is we never got the FM audio hardware expansion in the USA. Most software titles kept the FM audio intact in the USA despite lack of playback in USA hardware, unfortunately it was inexplicably stripped out of the USA release of Phantasy Star. So even if you get your hands on a Japanese FM expansion add on for your system, you still get Phantasy Star with standard audio. Well now FM AUDIO IS BACK! Comparison video here: http://youtu.be/zDPvSoiCAWg I'm currently giving it a full playthrough to make sure it's error free. The plan is to have a couple copies for sale, one with a special version of the Power Base Converter with FM audio support and another standalone copy (for those who already have FM audio capability). It's a bit silly to own this particular version of this title without the ability to play it in its full glory. Please look forward to SMS Phantasy Star FM soon!



A few people have asked me about pre-ordering a game I'm sold out of, don't have for sale, can I make *insert game here*, etc... PRE ORDERS HAVE ARRIVED! Don't let my current stock stifle your imagination, the sky's the limit! Make your custom order now! Visit my shop and click the blue "Request Custom Order" button on the left side of the page (web only, not available on mobile). Describe what you want and I'll do my best to make it happen.

A Winner Is You!

Brandon Wenzel YOU WON! Super Mario Bros. is yours! Direct message me and we'll get you your game. Congrats!!! Thanks for everyone who played, and if you didn't win, fear not, there will be another giveaway in the future! Which game shall I give away next???


That's it! It's over!

That's it! It's over! Thanks for playing. Winner will be announced tomorrow!


Radd Repro Christmas Giveaway! (Update: It's over)

Merry Christmas, and thank you for your continued support! As a token of my gratitude, it’s time for the Radd Repro Christmas Giveaway! There are three simple rules. Like Radd Repro. Like this update. Comment on this update. That’s it. Once you have done all three, you’ve entered the giveaway! It’ll run until Monday, December 7th. On Wednesday. December 9th I’ll announce a winner. The prize is this beautiful special edition “Mario red” copy of Super Mario Bros. for Sega Genesis. Be sure to enter the Twitter giveaway as well http://twitter.com/radd_repro the prize there is a special edition “Bomber blue” copy of Mega Man: The Wily Wars!


Honest repros

The idea of reproduction carts sometimes carries a negative stigma because there have been cases of people passing them off as originals. I make every effort to ensure the games I build aren't confused for originals. Firstly, I try to make sure the cartridge label artwork is modified in some way, using UK or Japanese artwork in place of the original (which in most cases is better than the USA artwork anyway). Next, I place a "RE-ASSEMBLED IN USA" label on the back. Finally, I label the EPROM on the inside with the chip type, name of game, developer, and the date I built it. My hope is that when people see my games, they see beautiful collectible carts, but still know they're looking at a repro.


Back up and running!

Back up and running full capacity with new payment options in place. New items incoming over the next couple of weeks, including some suggestions from you guys. I'm discovering some great new retro ROM hacks thanks to you, and you'll be seeing them here shortly! Added today, a ROM hack of Street Fighter II' Special Champion Edition. Improved colors, voices and cartridge artwork! As my thanks to you for your continued support, the Radd Repro Christmas Contest is coming soon! Stay tuned...


Offline for a bit...

Greetings! Radd here. I'm currently switching payment processors on my Etsy shop, so at the moment I won't be able to take any orders. I'll be back up and running soon, and will post another update once the process is complete. When the shop returns, there may be some new items as well! Thanks for your continued support!



Remember when Konami made video games? This was one of them. Never heard of Nemesis? When Konami first released Gradius in the arcades outside Japan it was called "Nemesis". Due to limitations of NES at the time, some features had to be cut to accommodate a home release. Well now those features are all back! The true arcade version of Gradius available for the first time on NES!


Need I say more?

Need I say more? Available now!


Sonic 3 & Knuckles Complete

Don't you wish you could play Sonic 3 & Knuckles without all that "plugging cartridges into other cartridges"? I hear ya loud and clear. Sonic 3 Complete available now!

Japanese style cover/label variant also available!


Contra Hard Corps

Contra Hard Corps, one of the greatest Genesis titles of all time is up for sale! ROM hacks include restoration of the 3 life bars, unlimited continues, and cheat codes from the Japan version, as well as translation & font corrections. Plus the cart label features the Japan artwork as well! Enjoy...


Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Thank you so much for your faith in my work & spreading the word! Today the often requested Mega Man: The Wily Wars is back for sale! Grab it while it's hot!


NHL '94 with current rosters?

What's that? You wish you could play NHL '94 with current rosters? Okay go ahead!


Castlevania Bloodlines for Genesis

Castlevania Bloodlines for Genesis with enhanced colors & 9 lives + Expert Mode unlocked from start! Back on Etsy, until it isn't.


Streets of Rage 3: The Translated Japanese Uncut Awesome Edition

Streets of Rage 3: The Translated Japanese Uncut Awesome Edition is back for sale on Etsy! Enjoy!


Knuckles in Sonic The Hedgehog?

Wanna play as Knuckles in the original Sonic The Hedgehog? Now's your chance!


Replacement covers & labels now available!

I'm also taking requests for replacement covers and labels! I just made a new Phantasy Star IV cover and label for someone using the superior Japanese artwork!


Hello World!

Welcome and thanks for visiting! The storefront is coming. In the meantime, I'm taking requests for your favorite ROM hacks on cartridge. Shoot an email or message and l'll let you know if it's doable!