I think you made things a bit more difficult! LOL.
I'm making a ton of notes from this thread. A TON.
Yeah, this thread is an eye-opener, to be sure.
I have come to the realization, however, that it just isn't going to be practical or cost-effective to try to buy copies of every different cart variant. Songbird's wouldn't be as bad, but realizing that for me at least, I'd still need all of the smaller green PCBs and the larger PCB of SFX (and maybe Remnant?). I don't recall seeing any up for sale of eBay... really, Songbird's games are rare enough on eBay, let alone the Green PCBs. I can buy the black PCBs of Ponx and Lexis from Carl, but the rest would be a bit of a challenge.
Then, trying to buy 2-3 different variants of all the Telegames games, which all sell for top dollar/pound/Euro, plus never knowing for SURE which one you'll get when you slice open the box... it kinda sounds like a lifetime event.
Yes... the dual chip one... that is the proto with the full game. I added the stickers to cover up the EPROM window.
They look okay, but I like the stickers used on Yatsuna better.
That glossy, thick sticker is awesome.
I agree that they did a fantastic job on the labeling! Yours is fine... at least you went to more trouble than Video 61, who (for a $50 game/demo) writes "Pounce" or "Lode Runner" on a white label and slaps it on the chip. For the money, he should've done something a bit nicer, in my opinion.
Quick note on the colored cart thing. Smeg, did you take a look at Rygar's site?
He's got two colored Lemmings carts (I believe they are Lemmings). Check those out... I believe they are red and blue... and he said they came like that.
Use babelfish or something to translate the site.
He's got a proto as well that looks cool. It is wedge styled. I'd have to take a look at it again later but it was cool.
I bet Rygar has a ton of cool items he could send us photos of.
I finally found Rygar's website, but I couldn't locate the carts you are refering to. If you happen to find it, please send me the link. Or Rygar, maybe you could pop the pics up here, please?
Honestly, though, I don't think I would want to add them to this list... or maybe as a footnote. Any one-of-a-kind cart wouldn't need to be on the list; only items that there is a chance of someone receiving. I did put the Klax Japanese cart, but that was more than a one-of-a-kind, right?
I dunno. It's subjective, to some degree. I think this list is best served as items one can find in the wild. Which is why I'm going to remove the bootlegs like Rapide Racer and Dynablaster off my list. The ones that are "commercially" available like Pounce and AvP are fine, but not one-offs from pirates.
I hope you will not include non-legit carts on your Lynx Cart Variation List, Smeg. Not include carts made by thieves. Like those polish Lemmings and Raiden carts sold on Ebay etc.
Yes, I agree with you. You'll notice that I don't have Lemmings listed as a green PCB, but Raiden was actually produced on a green PCB. B&C is currently selling one on eBay. Which is odd in itself, since B&C say they bought it recently, straight from Telegames. So, I guess they've stopped using the LLtL Black PCB now... unless it's NOS. How baffling, huh?