The following is a prototype of NARC for the Nintendo Entertainment System, developed by Rare Ltd. According to the front label, this build was intended for demo purposes at CES (Consumer Electronics Show). The PCB itself is quite an interesting one, as it features modifications with the purpose of converting the board from AOROM to ANROM.


  • Various references to smoking and illicit drugs are present which were removed in the retail game.
  • “Kwak Stop” is instead named “Krak Stop”.
  • Dumpster Man is referred to as being a PCP addict.


Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot

ROM Information

----| File Data |--------------------------------------------------
System:             Nintendo - Nintendo Entertainment System
File:               NARC-Prototype.nes
BitSize:            1 Mbit
Size (Bytes):       131088
CRC32:              DF3CBF3D
MD5:                66F1ACE3437A2C6166E7A62EECF6B322
SHA1:               2300B3156CF250DA932CA0C9921F1A705F863090
SHA256:             6711447A7FDC9967CDDDDD85FBF0304E98C7C4101495611C640565A008297DE3
----| iNES Header Data |-------------------------------------------
Num ROM Banks:      0x08 (128 KBytes)
Num VROM Banks:     0x00 (0 KBytes)
Mirroring:          0 (Horizontal)
Save RAM:           0 (No)
Trainer:            0 (No)
4-Screen VRAM:      0 (No)
VS-System Cartridge:0 (No)
ROM Mapper:         7 (AOROM switch)
Num RAM Banks:      0x10 (131072 KBytes)
Display:            0 (NTSC)
----| NES Header Data |--------------------------------------------
Title:              ????????????????
PRG-ROM Checksum:   0xA900 (Bad; 0x1E03)
CHR-VROM Checksum:  0x8D00 (Bad; 0x0000)
PRG Size:           0x8 (4096 KBytes)
CHR Size:           0x0 (8 KBytes)
Mirroring:          0x4 (Horizontal)
Board Type:         0x12
Unknown 1:          0x0180FFFF
Maker Code:         0xFF (Unknown)
Unknown 2:          0xFF
Vectors:            0x5581F0FFCD85
----| Headerless Data |--------------------------------------------
Size (Bytes):       131072
CRC32:              4E392514
MD5:                D46263402A860C5E05975E80CE3381A4
SHA1:               D5ABF4766B1F3B407993F0E7B91C3BE4C95267BA
SHA256:             BA2CAE0947DE64B52C4CEFDC47EE11171B7222C104906E23D20BE5454AB331FA

Board / Cartridge Images

Cart Front
Cart Back

PCB Front PCB Back

Playthrough Video

An overview video created by Hard4Games:

Special Thanks

Massive thanks to Hard4Games and Dustin Echoes for sending this in for release!


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