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#1 Crimefighter OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 12:53 AM

All right, nobody knows the existence of this game beyond a select few, me being one of them. So sit back and enjoy a forgotten game lost to time...

 



#2 Mayhem OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 6:21 AM

Funky! Definitely the released version has a lot more polish to it and seems leaps ahead.



#3 scobb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 8:24 AM

Thanks for posting, very interesting!

 

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#4 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 9:26 AM

Neat!



#5 polyex OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:16 AM

I know Wizard of Wor does not got a lot of love these days, but I love the game. I remember seeing it premier in arcades, I had to have been 11 and was just amazed that it could talk! I have an arcade machine in my home that I restored and I play it every day! The owner should dump the roms of this prototype!



#6 PizzaChef OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:37 PM

Are you going to scan the art and dump the roms?



#7 Crimefighter OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:04 PM

It's not mine...



#8 Jumpman1981 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:37 AM

It's not mine...

 

who's is it's then?


Edited by Jumpman1981, Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:37 AM.


#9 Crimefighter OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 5, 2017 10:30 PM

Well it was sold off on eBay, new owner unknown.



#10 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:54 PM

Apparently the guy tried to sell it to MAME admin for something like $6000 just so they could get the ROM, and they basically told him (after he bought it for $200 on Craigslist) to go &@#$ himself.

 

http://www.mameworld...ed&sb=5&o=&vc=1



#11 Crimefighter OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:59 AM

Well the seller who put it on Craigslist for $200 didn't know what they had.  From what little I know a museum in New York bought it.  Hopefully it won't go into storage and be hidden away for decades.



#12 Sgt Jack V OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 1, 2017 7:13 PM

Hopefully we can find the new owner and help him dump the ROMs for the MAME community to enjoy.



#13 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 2, 2017 12:44 PM

What irks me most about the seller is not the huge flipped profit as much as bragging in his ad that *not even MAME has it* as one of his selling points.



#14 Crimefighter OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:49 PM

The museum in question was contacted by me, they are going to back up the ROM data in case a chip goes bad on the board so there's a chance it could be released to the MAME community at some point.



#15 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:34 PM

The museum in question was contacted by me, they are going to back up the ROM data in case a chip goes bad on the board so there's a chance it could be released to the MAME community at some point.

Hero!



#16 Mayhem OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:33 AM

You'd be nucking futs not to backup the chips, even if you didn't release the dumps to the public.



#17 TheRedEye OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:43 PM

I happened to see this in person last week at the museum, it's in the right hands.



#18 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:17 PM

I happened to see this in person last week at the museum, it's in the right hands.

Is it on display now, or still in storage?



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Posted Fri Sep 1, 2017 2:46 PM

Can the name of the museum be revealed yet?






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