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Unfortunately, nothing too special about this prototype. The internal header and some blank space differ from the final version, but otherwise, it should play exactly the same.
I was looking through my archives this morning, and I remembered that I got these scans from a cereal box that had a contest that was giving away copies of the unreleased game, Mario & Wario. It appears that Nintendo was going to release the game in 1994, and even went as far as to make up a mock-up of the box.4 comments | Write Comment
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The original release of this prototype was several years ago, but I have only now just got around to looking at it. The Firemen is a pretty fun action game, though quite short and easy. The prototype is a nearly complete version of the game, with a fairly rough English script. Since it is NTSC, most have assumed it was a US prototype, but I have yet to find any indication that Human found a publisher to bring it to that region. As such, I believe it is likely a prototype of the PAL version of the game, but it had not yet been converted to that video format.
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There have been several Earthbound samples popping up during the past few months, so I thought it would be a good time to update the previously empty page on Earthbound. Thanks to byuu for many of the scans. I found information on several Earthbound samples that contain the final US version of the game, presumably distributed by Nintendo of Europe. There is also a prototype of the US version Earthbound, but there is less information on it.
Quick update today, a prototype of Yogi Bear. This was on Ebay late last year, and other than that, I have no information on this.0 comments | Write Comment
I haven't done a ROM release in a while, so I figured I should do one! This prototype Super Fire Pro Wrestling 2 is nearly identical to final, and I could not actually trigger the parts of the binary that are different. Feel free to have a look.2 comments | Write Comment
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I also found a couple of articles I did late last year but forgot to upload. Both are for Brazilian pirate games, pictures courtesy of Marvinsaint from Brazil. Top Gear 3000 and a SNES clone. I am a bit amazed they were able to clone the DSP-4 chip on Top Gear 3000.
Small update today, I have made a page on a prototype of Soccer Kid, which is the PAL version of The Adventures of Kid Kleetz.4 comments | Write Comment
Consoles that won’t die: The SNES in 2013 is an article on the website Venture Beat where they discuss the upcoming Nightmare Busters and Project N. The author asked me for comment, and I gave it there. I won't say I am optimistic about any new games coming out this year. Nightmare Busters, which is essentially a reproduction has been in the woodwork for over a year. Making a new SNES game from scratch is also a big challenge, considering how few tools there are, and the fact that only two people are working on it, along with other projects. Looks like they have made some progress, though.0 comments | Write Comment
First off, I would like to apologize if it seems like I have disappeared for the past few months. I had planned to do some major updating during Christmas, but I ended up having the flu during the break and it never happened. Then summer hit Australia hard, also sapping any desire to sit at my computer. Finally, real life threw me a project that required many hours beyond normal office hours, and I only recently completed it. I won't even elaborate on my addiction to Minecraft.0 comments | Write Comment
Anyways, with the large amount of SNES prototype auctions that were up during the past year, I now have a massive archive of these things. Most will probably never be dumped, but I will document them nonetheless, to identify them as they pass through the hands of collectors. First up is The Adventures of Dr. Franken. There are two known prototypes of the game, one sold a couple of months ago, the other sold back in 2008.
The Adventures of Dr. Franken page