Meaning of "SUPER HIK"?

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Meaning of "SUPER HIK"?

Post by FARID » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:39 pm

When I was a child multicarts were common.
I had two multicarts and I was fascinated by the art pictures on their plastic case :
1997 SUPER HIK 8 IN 1 EW-800
Gold 7 in 1 HIK AR456
I have always wanted to know the meaning of the term HIK.
Today I was googling and I saw this one by chance :
SUPER HI K 256K 9 IN 1 1995
Any Idea what does it mean?

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Re: Meaning of "SUPER HIK"?

Post by Dwedit » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:40 pm

Seems they're made by JY Company? "HIK" tends to appear on products from Taiwan. I can't find any information from Bootleg Games Wiki on what HIK means.
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Re: Meaning of "SUPER HIK"?

Post by dougeff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:25 am

Seems like they intentionally colored the HI different from the K.

HI is another way to say High.

There is another K, just past the 256. Which makes me think THAT'S what the K means. Memory size.

HI K. Large memory size. -- blog/tutorial on programming for the NES

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Re: Meaning of "SUPER HIK"?

Post by TmEE » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:42 pm

That actually sounds plausible, I always wondered what it was as a kid too. Though I never saw any cart explicitly tell their size (though on the PCBs you often saw the Mbit sizes of the chips).

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Re: Meaning of "SUPER HIK"?

Post by nesrocks » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:12 pm

It's just missing the rest... ING LEAGUE. <- Follow me on twitter! Thanks!

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