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StarFox

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This pre-production copy of StarFox was found in 2011 in the Netherlands.

By: Evan G
Last updated: September 3, 2012

This cartridge was found in a store in the Netherlands by Fre-tendo in early 2011. The label on the EPROM says "92122", which I assume might mean December 2, 1992. The label also has a checksum value of F6B9, which is identical to the first US release of the game. The owner claims this was a PAL cart, but I think it is safe to assume that he was mistaken. The label is a stretched version of the title screen. This is similar to a couple of other prototypes that the owner had, and I am going to assume they were handmade by a previous owner. The cart was sold on Ebay in June 2012 for $356.00 to DreamTR.

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picture of the cartridge and pcb

Bibliography

  • Ebay auction (link)
  • Thread on Nintendo Age about the original find (link)

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