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#1 Crimefighter OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:15 PM

I'm forwarding the pictures over here to see if anyone can figure out what this might be.  This came from a FB group I'm following, the poster of these pics is not a registered user of the forums that I know of so I have not included his name.

 

"Ok listen to this story!!! I have a listing on Craigslist that I collect video games. So I get a call lastnight from this older guy (69 years old) we get to talking and he tells me he use to work for sega in the mid 80's. He says sega was working on a project that was later canceled they though away all the carts but he saved one he thinks this is the only one left in the world. So he sent me pics of it to see if I knew anything about it if I thought it was worth anything. Well I have no clue what it is my guess is it's for a master system from the square look of it. Anyway if anyone knows anything about this please share."

 

Now this is outta Louisiana and I'm way way up north so I don't know much more than this.  I'm gonna post the pics of this cart, and Tempest or anyone else can tell me if this is something new or not -- it has not been plugged into a 2600.

 

 

 

 

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Posted Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:39 PM

Doesn't look like a prototype by any stretch, but please, please, please if it were, let it be War Of The Worlds! 

 

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#3 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:58 PM

There is no way that is a proto of any kind.



#4 Crimefighter OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:28 PM

War of the Worlds wasn't a Sega game...
 

This would be the missing Sega proto - http://www.atarimani...sega_19654.html

 

But this probably isn't it.



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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:55 AM

War of the Worlds wasn't a Sega game...
 


Right, but they were the ones reported to be behind the 2600 port.

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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:02 AM

So tell the guy to plug it into his Atari and show us some screen grabs. From the looks of it appears to be a commercial game but stranger things have happened.

EDIT: I googled the numbers on the mask ROM. Did not turn up anything useful. Potential Gold Mine?

Edited by stardust4ever, Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:08 AM.


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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:44 AM

This is 100% not a prototype, mask ROM prototypes look vastly different.  This is a mass produced mask ROM.



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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:12 PM

Can we deduce the game based on the codes printed on the chip?



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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:27 PM

Can we deduce the game based on the codes printed on the chip?

 

Not unless you crack open one each and even then it is not guaranteed, due to different factories being used back then.  I cracked open a Tac-Scan earlier and it actually said tacscan on the mask ROM.  Best bet would be for Al to go through the pile he used for Ixion, if he still has them.  Even easier would be to just plug the damn thing in and test it. :P



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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:13 PM

 

Not unless you crack open one each and even then it is not guaranteed, due to different factories being used back then.  I cracked open a Tac-Scan earlier and it actually said tacscan on the mask ROM.  Best bet would be for Al to go through the pile he used for Ixion, if he still has them.  Even easier would be to just plug the damn thing in and test it. :P

So it's not like Nintendo where there is a very obvious game code printed on the mask ROM (assuming they're not glob-tops) and an equally obvious matching game code printed on the cartridge itself, and said codes can be easily researched using an online database with detailed documentation of every PCB board?

 

No such comprehensive resource exists for Atari?

http://bootgod.dyndns.org:7777/



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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:26 PM

I am not clicking on that link. LOL



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Posted Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:13 PM

Instead of all this shit about what it is, just plug the fucker in..



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Posted Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:02 PM

Instead of all this shit about what it is, just plug the fucker in..

 


But then we would have nothing to speculate about. :P

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Posted Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:03 PM

I am not clicking on that link. LOL

 


It's a repository of nearly every NES / Famicom PCB that exists...

If such a resource existed for Atari, we would be able to identify the game based on PCB pics alone.

Edited by stardust4ever, Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:06 PM.


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Posted Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:23 PM

Star Trek?



#16 Crimefighter OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:27 AM

I don't think we'll find out anything else, I haven't heard from the person again.



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Posted Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:07 PM

I don't think we'll find out anything else, I haven't heard from the person again.

I still can't believe he didn't just plug it in to the dang system and see...

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Posted Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:38 AM

Because an "untested Atlantis II" is worth more than an "Atlantis, tested"

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Posted Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:43 PM

Well the issue was, he didn't have the physical cart, and the seller didn't have a 2600.  *shrug*



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Posted Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:50 PM

Because an "untested Atlantis II" is worth more than an "Atlantis, tested"

I thought Atlantis was Imagic. :ponder:

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Posted Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:22 PM

Just a comparison

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Posted Fri May 1, 2015 1:22 AM

Well the issue was, he didn't have the physical cart, and the seller didn't have a 2600.  *shrug*

So bring it to someone who does, just like we did with that Frankenstein's Monster cart a while back. It had an orange label on it that said "NEW RELEASE" and netiehr I or the person who owned it had any clue what it was... so we brought it to my place and tested it.



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Posted Mon May 18, 2015 3:15 PM

Any updates on this?



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Posted Mon May 18, 2015 6:35 PM

Probably just Congo Bongo..



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Posted Mon May 18, 2015 7:01 PM

Did sega make ANY 2600 games? Doesnt look like a proto to me. I believe protos have erasable eproms with stickers over them while this one doesnt have that.






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