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Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular

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Title Screen

Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular

Also known as: Donald Duck (JP)
Developer: Kemco
Publisher: Kemco
Platform: NES
Released in JP: September 22, 1988
Released in US: April 1990

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular was based on Alternative World Games for Commodore 64, but the C64 version had more games.

Unused Graphics

Two sets of unused graphics can be found in the ROM.

Charlie Brown

US version Japan version
Snoopy7.png Donald7.png

Oddly enough, during normal gameplay, the infamous Charlie Brown is nowhere to be found. However, sprites for him are still in the ROM!

The Charlie Brown sprites are found just below the sprites that are used for the Pogo event, so it is a very likely possibility that he was meant to be used there, perhaps waiting for Snoopy and Spike at the finish line, since there is a sprite of Charlie Brown facing left, but not right. The other two sprites look to be used once Snoopy or Spike crosses the finish line. It's also quite likely that he would have shared Woodstock's palette, since Woodstock uses two colors and the third color could have simply been a flesh-like color.

(Source: Rick)

In the Japanese version, Donald Duck, Charlie Brown's spot is instead occupied by the text ゲーム (game).

Unused Title Graphic


There is an image of Snoopy on a bike that is unused in the final game. Because of its position in the tileset of the ROM, it could have been used as a title image before they replaced it with the big Snoopy in the bowtie.

(Source: Rick)

Junk Data


Interestingly, in the Japanese version, the 4th PRG ROM bank is padded with graphics from an early version of Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu! These graphics reveal both a spelling error and a subtitle that were removed from the final version of the game.

Regional Differences

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The game was originally released as Donald Duck in Japan. All Disney characters were replaced with Peanuts characters in localization because Kemco's Donald Duck (and Mickey Mouse) video game rights at the time were only applicable in Japan. (This would also explain Mickey Mouse II and Mickey Mouse IV's international identity crises.)

(Source: Hardcore Gaming 101)

Title Screen

Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular Donald Duck
Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular-title.png DonaldDuckNES-title.png

The title screen was changed accordingly.