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GameShark (Nintendo 64)

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Also known as: Action Replay 64 (EU), Game Buster (EU), Equalizer (EU), Pro Action Replay (JP)
Developer: Datel
Publishers: InterAct (US), Datel (EU), Karat (JP)
Platform: Unlicensed Nintendo 64
Released in JP: 1998
Released in US: 1996
Released in EU: 1997

DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

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The GameShark is one of the many cheat devices released on the Nintendo 64. The later "Pro" versions include a parallel port for firmware updates and advanced code creation, which many v3.3 units disabled to reduce costs. It also works as a pass-through NTSC region adapter by fitting all consoles or games.

Unused Graphics

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Some of the resources from the PlayStation version, like button icons, are still present in the Nintendo 64 version.

Build Info

Present at the beginning of the ROM.

Version Build Date
GameShark Pro V2.0
10:05 Apr 6 98
GameShark Pro V3.3
09:54 Mar 27
Action Replay Pro 64 V3.0
15:50 Mar 24 99
Action Replay Pro 64 V3.3
16:08 Apr 18
(Source: Ferrox)

Unused Text

Present at 0x177AC in the GameShark Pro V2.0 is some development-related text.

Wow hit 1
Patch = 
patch = 
Index Register  (0)     = 
Random Register (1)     = 
EntryLo0        (2)     = 
EntryLo1        (3)     = 
Context         (4)     = 
Page            (5)     = 
Wired           (6)     = 
BadVAddr        (8)     = 
Count           (9)     = 
EntryHi         (10)    = 
Compare         (11)    = 
SR              (12)    = 
Cause           (13)    = 
EPC             (14)    = 
PRId            (15)    = 
Config          (16)    = 
LLAddr          (17)    = 
WatchLo         (18)    = 
WatchHi         (19)    = 
XContext        (20)    = 
ECC             (26)    = 
CacheErr        (27)    = 
TagLo           (28)    = 
TagHi           (29)    = 
ErrorEPC        (30)    = 

Present at 0x1A1D0 in the GameShark Pro V2.0 is some text related to the card reader found on the back of earlier GameSharks. Since Datel never released any of the cards, both the text and the card reader go unused.

Unknown Card Found
No Smart Card Found
Cheat Card Found
Executable Card Found
Comms Card Found

Revisional Differences

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Later versions of the GameShark added support for newer games and more preloaded cheats. Pro versions added a much more detailed menu.

(Source: Ferrox)

Menu Background

The various revisions and regional versions have different menu backgrounds, or sometimes simply black.