We have partnered with Hard4Games and Gaming Alexandria to preserve something quite special! It’s a cancelled Famicom port of The Fairyland Story by Taito! This game was mentioned in several magazines at the time, however it was never shown and almost no information was available! The cartridge itself was discovered in an unsuspecting eBay lot of Famicom cartridges by FenrisRetro, and after a bit of trouble with dumping, we managed to get it working with the help of Fiskbit!


Don’t forget to check out Gaming Alexandria’s article on the history of the game, as well as the video detailing the whole ordeal by Hard4Games!


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ROM Information

----| File Data |--------------------------------------------------
System:             Nintendo - Nintendo Entertainment System        
File:               fairyland.nes
BitSize:            192 Kbit
Size (Bytes):       24592
CRC32:              4B96DE9F
MD5:                8F52D02456772F1D1F173A074E10E67F
SHA1:               91B57475E067B756E253B8AFAA165BA478B15C15
SHA256:             DC4612AB1CB5A18CB9D3D67CC076B4161071CBC9D870C1F1C3C18A9138002864
----| iNES Header Data |-------------------------------------------
Num ROM Banks:      0x01 (16 KBytes)
Num VROM Banks:     0x01 (8 KBytes)
Mirroring:          0 (Horizontal)
Save RAM:           0 (No)
Trainer:            0 (No)
4-Screen VRAM:      0 (No)
VS-System Cartridge:0 (No)
ROM Mapper:         0 (No mapper)
Num RAM Banks:      0x00 (None or 8 KBytes)
Display:            0 (NTSC)
----| NES Header Data |--------------------------------------------
Title:              ????????????????
PRG-ROM Checksum:   0xFFFF (Bad; 0xDB70)
CHR-VROM Checksum:  0xFFFF (Bad; 0x5AF5)
PRG Size:           0x15 (33554432 KBytes)
CHR Size:           0x15 (16777216 KBytes)
Mirroring:          0x15 (Horizontal)
Board Type:         0x15
Unknown 1:          0xFFFFFFFF
Maker Code:         0xFF (Unknown)
Unknown 2:          0xFF
Vectors:            0xC2C200C0C1C2
----| Headerless Data |--------------------------------------------
Size (Bytes):       24576
CRC32:              8C50AFD3
MD5:                032D75BF07CDD6FC0B424B625AAA8050
SHA1:               0790C706F9CB23877A2661E46CAB6C04ADB39939
SHA256:             0AA066F5F6FD97BBE8BEFE74CD383B83A36763F20A1C212ABF62F402D5E7BD09

Board / Cartridge Images

Cart Front

Special Thanks

Massive thanks to FenrisRetro for sending this in for release!


Download The Fairyland Story (Japan) (Prototype)