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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
Publishers: Kemco (JP), Seika (US)
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

Snoopy13.png

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

Donaldjunktiles1.png
Donaldjunktiles2.png

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

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

Japan US
DonaldDuckNES-title.png Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular-title.png

In Snoopy, "PRESENTS" and "LICENSED BY NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC." was added.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESKemco.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESKemco.png


Intro

Donald Duck flying on the airplane was changed to Snoopy as The Red Baron flying on the airplane.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESIntro.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESIntro.png


Gameplay Intros

The bricks in the background were given detail in Snoopy.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESSackRace.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESSackRace.png

Donald Duck jumping in a orange sack was changed to Snoopy jumping on a pink sack with a hat and the shadow was changed from brown to black.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESBootThrowing.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESBootThrowing.png

Donald Duck throwing a brown boot was changed to Snoopy throwing a red boot.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESPogo.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESPogo.png

An angry Donald Duck jumping off the pogo stick was changed to a scared Snoopy jumping off a pogo stick. Also a rock was added.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESOverboard.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESOverboard.png

Donald Duck was changed to Snoopy and the puddle was redrawn.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESPileofPizza.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESPileofPizza.png

The pizza was redrawn.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESRiverJump.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESRiverJump.png

The pole was redrawn to be longer.


Games

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESSackRaceGameplay.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESSackRaceGameplay.png

Donald Duck was changed to Snoopy, Daisy Duck to Spike, and Dewey to Woodstock.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESBootThrowingGameplay.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESBootThrowingGameplay.png

Donald Duck was changed to Snoopy and the boot color was changed from orange to pink.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESPogoGameplay.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESPogoGameplay.png

The pogo stick color was changed from orange to pink.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESOverboardGameplay.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESOverboardGameplay.png

Donald and Daisy were changed to Snoopy and Spike. Also the boat was redrawn.

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESPileofPizzaGameplay.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESPileofPizzaGameplay.png

The Pizzas are slightly darker and the duck statues were changed to Woodstock statues.

Results Screen

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESWin.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESWin.png

Besides Donald being changed to Snoopy again, the arrow cursor was changed to a dog bone.

Pausing

Japan US
DonaldDuckNESPause.png SnoopysSillySportsSpectacularNESPause.png

The pause colors were changed from dark yellow to dark red.

Ending

Japan US
Donald Duck (Japan) end-1.png Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular! (USA) end-1.png
Donald Duck (Japan) end-2.png Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular! (USA) end-2.png
Donald Duck (Japan) end-3.png Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular! (USA) end-3.png