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Posted Mon May 30, 2011 9:00 PM
Posted Mon May 30, 2011 11:10 PM
Posted Tue May 31, 2011 4:52 AM
No it never has. Your friend has a one-of-a-kind. Do you know what your friend wants to do with it?
I might have a possible prototype. A recent find by a close friend has unearthed a cart with a typed label titled Astro Grover. I was curious on if this cart has ever been found for the 5200. I plan on updating this post with pics and video by end of the week. Stay tuned. At this time the proto is not for sale. Stay tuned.
Edited by Allan, Tue May 31, 2011 4:56 AM.
Posted Tue May 31, 2011 7:15 AM
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Posted Tue May 31, 2011 9:00 AM
Yes it was. A proto of it showed up last year (minus sound), but it was auctioned off and not dumped AFAIK. I wonder what happened to it?
My guess is that the Big Bird game was done as well.
Now were the heck is Elevator Action, CRYSTAL CASTLES, FOOD FIGHT, GALAGA ,GRAVITAR, HIGHWAY, ORBITER, SKIING and SUBTERFUGE?
Posted Wed Jun 1, 2011 11:10 PM
Oh wow, another CCW 5200 proto has shown up. Astro Grover was planned for the 5200, but no one has ever found a prototype of it until now. As Allan pointed out, the 8-bit version of the game WAS released. The 5200 version should be identical, but there may be minor differences.
Very cool find! One of a kind to be sure.
Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 11:08 PM
Edited by Greg2600, Thu Jun 2, 2011 11:09 PM.
Posted Fri Jun 3, 2011 7:20 AM
The Big Bird game Allan I think you are referring to was Muppet go Round, aka Letter Go Round, maybe? That was found a few months ago, sold privately, and never dumped/released for the public. It had no sound. Letter Go Round was released on Atari 8-bit, and later part of the NES title, Sesame Street A-B-C, which also included a mini-game called Ernie's Big Splash, which by looks I think was something newly developed in 1989.
Posted Fri Jun 3, 2011 7:24 AM
Ducks Ahoy! was the Donald Duck game. Lastly on Atari 8-bit they released Big Bird's Funhouse. All of these games on computer back then were published by CBS.
Posted Fri Jun 3, 2011 11:37 PM
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Posted Tue Sep 6, 2011 6:59 PM
I am sure that the rom will be released eventually. Unclear on when, but I will let the owner decide to work that one out. I have had some video issues so hopefully I can showcase this tonight or tomorrow.
Posted Tue Sep 6, 2011 10:04 PM
Posted Thu Sep 8, 2011 8:11 AM
The prototype this person found is not finished, it doesn't even have sound. As I've pointed out, the better approach would be to take the fully completely Atari 8-bit release of Astro Grover and convert that to the 5200.
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