Nowadays, pirated or bootleged Super NES games are so well done that it is hard to distinguish them from the real thing without physically taking them apart. Back in the 1990s, though, to have a pirate where there was attention to detail, at least with the label on this Street Fighter II, is unusual. The cart shell itself is different enough from the real deal that it should set off red flags, notably the lack of screws. In addition, the locking groove is different. Andrew, who sent these pictures to me, noted that the PCB has "ESS 500" etched into it, which is a low batch solder machine.
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