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#1 panamajoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 3:10 PM

what do you guys think about this:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/192190035715

#2 Schizophretard OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 3:17 PM

I think it has my 2nd birthday written on it.



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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 3:18 PM

Looks like this one:

 

http://www.atariprot...n2/unknown2.htm



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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 3:28 PM

Looks like this one:
 
http://www.atariprot...n2/unknown2.htm


Yes! That should be it! nice!

Edited by panamajoe, Wed May 17, 2017 3:30 PM.


#5 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 3:34 PM

Guess the title is now known. Wonder if this one for auction is more complete that the dump find NTSC one from years back?



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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 5:16 PM

Guess the title is now known. Wonder if this one for auction is more complete that the dump find NTSC one from years back?

 

Yeah, especially since the MM could be HH on the NTSC proto.  Interesting.



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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 10:49 PM

 

Yeah, especially since the MM could be HH on the NTSC proto.  Interesting.

 

That would make sense. If nothing else comes of this at least the game now has a proper title. Would be neat to ask the activision guys about it now that the game can be mentioned by name.

 

EDIT: After a closer look at the old NTSC one it's clear that it's not MM but HH as you suggest. It's the same style handwriting looping the line in the middle of the H attaching from the top right of the letter to the middle of the left of it, very distinctively as well. I'd go as far as to suggest that both labels where written by the same person.

 

unknownproto2_2.jpg

 

 

s-l1600.jpg


Edited by Shawn, Wed May 17, 2017 10:57 PM.


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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 10:56 PM

Yep.

 

 

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#9 spriggamortis OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 PM

The top half of the number '3' also has the same style.  Top leg is flat with a slight upward curl on the middle short leg.



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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 11:36 PM

LOL, you edited in the pics at the same time as I posted mine. :lol:



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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 12:17 AM

Hard Head.

 

:ponder:

 

Proof Activision was getting in on the Atari 2600 porn video game industry!?  ;)



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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 12:59 AM

Excellent news.

8)



#13 panamajoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 1:56 AM

Excellent news.

8)

 

and already in the database



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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 12:43 PM

Well what do you know.  Finally, we have a tittle!

 

I'd say the PAL version in that auction is a later version since it has a giant alien guy at the top of the screen that the NTSC version is missing.  Just a guess on my part though.  



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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 3:00 PM

aaaand here is the infomercial:
https://m.youtube.co...o&v=YoQIEEoKgFM

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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 3:19 PM

Doesn't matter how many people look at it, IMHO it is already too late.  :ponder: 



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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 3:34 PM

aaaand here is the infomercial:
https://m.youtube.co...o&v=YoQIEEoKgFM

 

Some gameplay footage or even a screenshot would have enhanced that video dramatically. 

 

Does the recently discovered name match anything announced by Activision BITD?



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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 3:59 PM

Well what do you know.  Finally, we have a tittle!

 

I'd say the PAL version in that auction is a later version since it has a giant alien guy at the top of the screen that the NTSC version is missing.  Just a guess on my part though.  

 

Any new code could be implemented into the old NTSC version which would be cool. That or just fix the scanline count if it's not something game breaking.



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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 5:31 PM

I've updated my page to reflect the new information



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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 6:25 PM

This is incredible. Great news. Even if all we gain here is the final discovery of the name of the game, then it's still of great benefit. Would be even better if it's further along and/or if someone we know wins it.

Always found it odd that Activision couldn't identify it though.

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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 7:24 PM

This is incredible. Great news. Even if all we gain here is the final discovery of the name of the game, then it's still of great benefit. Would be even better if it's further along and/or if someone we know wins it.

Always found it odd that Activision couldn't identify it though.

 

My hope is that a proper title might be able to jog some memories in those that had previously forgot about it.



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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 7:58 PM

Hi Guys - My name is Nic and I am the current owner of the cart in question - I am so pleased that it is a rarity and has hopefully helped answer a few questions - the link to the listing on ebay is here

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...me=STRK:MESE:IT

 

for those of you that may not have seen it yet...  I am selling off a whole collection so check out my other listings too

 

Any questions you have - fire away

 

Nic



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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 10:06 PM

Welcome to Atariage!

If possible, it would be cool to see a gameplay video. Also, where did you find this/how did you get it?

Thanks for sharing :)



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Posted Fri May 19, 2017 2:23 AM

Doesn't matter how many people look at it, IMHO it is already too late.  :ponder:

 

i wonder what you mean with that...



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Posted Fri May 19, 2017 3:30 AM

I will try to get a video made today with gameplay and post a link in here :) without instructions it is hard to work out what I am supposed to do, from the little I played on it the other day it was very responsive and played well but I just didn't know what i was meant to be doing LOL






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