Thanks for the NES suggestions and links. Very interesting reading. You are right - it looks just like one of the Famicon clones. I'm guessing it is a Super NES / Famicon just from the vintage (2000ish).
Yeah, I love the rebadged artwork too
It is Software Y2K Approved too
I opened it up tonight to figure out what sort of power supply I need. Looks like 9v dc Center negative interfacing to a 7805 5v voltage regulator inside the case.
Very simple inside. I will post photos tomorrow (writing this on my phone).
Looks like a single chip hidden under some plastic gunk which emulates the capabilities of the original hardware. A real SNES is more like 1990 vintage so I assume that originally had more distinct components. (I've never used a NES or SNES)
The games cartridge contacts are horribly corroded and worn so I will probably try cleaning those and the cart slot before trying to power it up to see what happens.