I used to ROM hack. A lot (http://www.romhacking.net/community/242/).
Several of the projects I did/contributed to have ended up on various reproduction carts.
I've heard the argument that a ROM hacker shouldn't get pissed off about this kind of thing since our works are derivative in nature based upon openly pirated sources, but there is a huge difference in my opinion: Everything I did was done for the sake of doing it. I never asked for or received a penny for my work (One of the hacks I was involved with, Dragoon X Omega II, took over three years of development time to complete).
To see someone throw that on a bootleg cartridge and make money off of it goes completely against the spirit they were created in, and I kind of feel sorry for the people who buy those things considering they are getting massively ripped off.
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2016 14:09:49 GMT -5 by Sliver X
Post by eatersthemanfool on Nov 21, 2016 13:43:54 GMT -5
I agree. I think repro carts are great as far as keeping old out of print games in circulation (provided the manufacturer doesn't try to pass it off as original) but it's a really shitty thing to take someone else's hobby work and make money off it.