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#1 tenoch OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 5, 2015 3:35 PM

I was at the Oakland Flee Market about 3 months ago and picked up a bag of loose 2600, nintendo and some 8 bit carts. Not really looking at the 8 bit, they were part of the package. I normally do not collect them. I just started to sort them an notices one did not have a name, but it did say Moon Patrol EPROM Cartridge 11-30-83 on the back of it. I'm guessing it's a prototype. Let me know what you think. 

 

Thanks

-houston

 

 

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#2 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 5, 2015 3:50 PM

That's a proto alright. Congrats!

#3 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 5, 2015 4:13 PM

Am I the only one that cringes when you see open windows like that? :lol:

#4 BigO OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 5, 2015 4:32 PM

I've heard it takes days in full, direct sun to erase one. 



#5 tenoch OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 5, 2015 4:39 PM

Thanks for the info

I just opened it to take the image. It's closed and stored away :)

Is something like this rare or are there a lot of these?


Edited by tenoch, Thu Nov 5, 2015 4:40 PM.


#6 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 5, 2015 7:07 PM

It's pretty rare.  However it's mostly likely the same as the final as it was originally developed on the 5200 and ported to the 8-bit.  I have a 5200 Moon Patrol proto on my page:

 

http://www.atariprot...atrol/91983.htm



#7 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 5, 2015 8:00 PM

Nice find :)  Very lucky



#8 Scooter83 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 6, 2015 2:29 PM

Very sweet find. If you ever let something like that go let me know for sure.







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