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#1 AtariTom99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2017 11:38 AM

I bought some intellivision games today and these were in the box. I thought they were just games taken out of the shell, but the person I bought them from said they haven't been touched in years. He said his at her brought them home from work when he worked for Mattel. One is obviously a test cartridge, but I've never seen one like it. I have no clue what the other three are because I do not currently have a system. I was hoping someone would know what they are. I know it's a longshot, but if anyone knows, it'll be the folks here.
Thanks for any help!

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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2017 11:55 AM

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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2017 3:08 PM

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#4 nanochess OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2017 4:21 PM

I'm afraid no one of these looks like a prototype. One is a Mattel Intellivision test cartridge and the other three are production games.



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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2017 5:11 PM

Ok, good to know. I saw the one had a soldered wire on it. Threw me off. Thanks for the help!

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Posted Sat Mar 4, 2017 7:51 AM

The rom chips on the vegas cartridge has an early 1979 date. The Intellivision was test marketed in December 1979. I havent seen the inside of alot of intellivision cartridges but I can't see that wire being part of a production cartridge.

Prototypes are usually on eproms. These might be pre-production cartridges before the Intellivision was test marketed. Some games were programmed in summer 1978. Poker & Blackjack might have been a little later.

It would be worth checking out whats on these early cartridges. What are the games? I'm guessing one is Poker & Blackjack. Maybe there are some Rom variations.

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Posted Sat Mar 4, 2017 7:56 AM

What's the test cartridge worth?



#8 mr_me OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 4, 2017 12:48 PM

That wire is connected to the master clock signal of the cartridge port; is the other end connected to anything?  I wonder what's on that cartrdige.

 

The roms marked ro3-9504-x04 is LV Poker & Blackjack, there's at least two known rom variants.

Anyone know what  rom ro3-9504-x05 is?

 

edit:

there's something handwritten on the test cartridge label; can you make out what it says?


Edited by mr_me, Sat Mar 4, 2017 12:55 PM.


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Posted Sat Mar 4, 2017 3:30 PM

What's the test cartridge worth?


Assuming it's working you could probably get at least $100





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