Myriad Games / Caltron 6 in 1 Nintendo NES

Myriad Games, Inc. was a company that was based in Kingwood, Texas in an office building which is presently a bakery. Very little is known about them other than they sold at least one game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) called Myriad 6 in 1. This game is in fact the very same game as Caltron 6 in 1 produced by Caltron Industries, Inc. Myriad was not the only company to repackage and sell Caltron's original game, however. H.E.S. in Australia released the Real Player's Pack, and Dynacom released the Multi Acao 6-in-1 for the Brazilian market. All games were released in 1992.

When Caltron Industries, Inc. was going out of business, Myriad bought all of their existing inventory of cartridges. Myriad then took the carts and added a very generic (no graphic art) label. They were then packaged in custom boxes with a folded manual. Each Myriad cart and box were numbered individually.

Myriad's only change to Caltron's product was to replace the label with their own. In fact, you can see the edges of the Caltron label visible at the edges, as the Myriad label is slightly too small to cover it. No programming changes were done, hence the game is exactly the same. To this point, the title screen still reads "Caltron." The six games on the cart are identical to Caltron's release.

Shortly after the release of 6-in-1, Myriad went out of business for unknown reasons. The game has become one of the rarest unlicensed games made for the NES. Collectors speculate that fewer than 100 copies of this game still exist, and even fewer are complete. The most valuable copies of the game are those with box, instructions, and the cartridge with matching serial numbers. The lowest known serial number is 000046; and the highest is 000888. At least two sealed versions are known to exist.

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10 Responses to “Myriad Games / Caltron 6 in 1 Nintendo NES”

  1. There are 2 sealed copies known in collector’s hands: mine and Bronty’s.

  2. Dain had one he just sold recently, was that to you?

  3. Oh, I guess Dain was the one who had it. I got mine in 2003 for $300 from DP and it hasn’t left my hands.

  4. Nice. Updated to reflect that.

  5. Should be noted that the one Dain sold actually makes 3 sealed copies.

  6. I found a box with four or five of these in Dallas at a electronics swap meet back in 1996. I traded a couple of them away, not knowing their rarity. I still have two of that original haul — one sealed and one opened.

  7. Very cool Ben, thanks for posting. I’m pretty sure the one that Portnoyd mentioned being sold recently came from your haul. It’s nice that you still have two, I’ve heard similar stories in the past about people who have scored big, but don’t have any copies left of what they had found.

  8. um a bit unsure i live in Australia and i have in possession areal players pack with all six games black ca-triage with on top another slot please help

  9. btw title screen says 1992 caltron

  10. que tal yo tengo tres caltron sellados..no los habro por que se de su rrareza soy de mexico

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