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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
Sorry about the downtime on the forums, it was a simple fix, but I was really busy during the past week and didn't get around to it. Everything should be all good now.0 comments | Write Comment
I'm sure a lot of people have seen the coverage on many news aggregation websites, but byuu, author of bsnes (now higan) is selling off his US SNES set. It includes ever cart and box, and most of the manuals, plus other inserts. It is a very impressive set, and all tested and working. All of these items have been scanned, and in time will be added to this website. Byuu plans to use the funds from selling this set to acquire SFC and PAL SNES games for verification. If some wealthy benefactor sees this, it would go a long way to aiding his project.3 comments | Write Comment
I've been away/busy since my last update, something that will be easing off when December rolls around.0 comments | Write Comment
I've also been contributing to a new blog set up by some friends of mine. Some of the posts will definitely be SNES related, and I will cross post a link here.
I made a posting on video game prototypes that have been on Ebay during the past month. There are a couple of SNES prototypes (most notably Sterling Sharpe End 2 End, which included an autographed football), but it was mostly represented by Atari 2600. Click here for the article on Throw the Controller.
Yet another ROM release, courtesy of Matthew Callis. This is a sample of Ganbare Goemon 3, and appears to be pretty close to final. There is a programmed limit to how far you can advance in the game, but I did manage to find a few differences between the prototype and the final version.
This might be my last article for at least a month. I have some duties that I must have finished by the end of the month that will take a lot of my time, then I am going on vacation.
Yet another prototype release. This time, I have a prototype of Pikiinya!, which is a fun Tetris-style puzzle game. The prototype appears to be pretty much done, though the story mode appears to be incomplete. Thanks goes to Matthew Callis for releasing this.
Here is another prototype release, thanks to Matthew Callis. Due to the nature of this game, I was unable to delve much into this prototype of Wizap, though it clearly is not identical to final. A nearly identical ROM image of this prototype has been circulating on the Internet for at least 12 years, so at least we can now confirm that it isn't a variant of this game. If someone else is able to delve into this more, I would love to flesh out this article.
For my next prototype release, I have a 80-90% complete version of Hakunetsu Pro Yakyuu '94 - Ganba League 3. The first game in this series was released in North America as Extra Innings. Thanks to Matthew Callis for this release.