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#1 GenghisConn OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:32 PM

Hey guys! I'm new to this forum but joined under very specific (and maybe quite exciting?) set of circumstances. My uncle had worked in the gaming industry for quite a long time and had collected some interesting mementos along his way. While digging through stuff in his garage I found quite a bit of Atari stuff! Perhaps the most interesting among those items was a bag of EPROMS. From my (extremely, extremely limited understanding) these are virtually tester kits made up of just the game (no exterior cartridge) that people like my uncle would receive before a games release. I used this sites rarity index to investigate many of the games. All sans 3 were in the 1-4 range, although if there's enough interest I can transcribe the titles of all games found for you guys. Now those three not in the 1-4 range were all games that were never released to the public! I thought I'd share this cool find with you guys and pose the question: what is the value of these EPROMS? 

 

Here are the three games:

  • Battlezone
  • Final Legacy
  • Looney Tunes Hotel (Labelled here as "Bugs Bunny" which I'd assume is a working title for the unreleased game)

 

I attached the image of these EPROMS as a link but in case that doesn't work here is an imgur link for them: https://i.imgur.com/gjHkPSv.jpg

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#2 CPUWIZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:11 PM

Cool, I am not going to get into "value" discussions, but I would like to encourage you, to cover up the EPROM, without a sticker on it.



#3 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 PM

Hey guys! I'm new to this forum but joined under very specific (and maybe quite exciting?) set of circumstances. My uncle had worked in the gaming industry for quite a long time and had collected some interesting mementos along his way. While digging through stuff in his garage I found quite a bit of Atari stuff! Perhaps the most interesting among those items was a bag of EPROMS. From my (extremely, extremely limited understanding) these are virtually tester kits made up of just the game (no exterior cartridge) that people like my uncle would receive before a games release. I used this sites rarity index to investigate many of the games. All sans 3 were in the 1-4 range, although if there's enough interest I can transcribe the titles of all games found for you guys. Now those three not in the 1-4 range were all games that were never released to the public! I thought I'd share this cool find with you guys and pose the question: what is the value of these EPROMS? 

 

Here are the three games:

  • Battlezone
  • Final Legacy
  • Looney Tunes Hotel (Labelled here as "Bugs Bunny" which I'd assume is a working title for the unreleased game)

 

I attached the image of these EPROMS as a link but in case that doesn't work here is an imgur link for them: https://i.imgur.com/gjHkPSv.jpg

 

I would be interested in seeing the rest of the games you found as well. Are they all pcb & eprom like the 3 you posted or are the rest eprom chips only? Either way, intrested to see what you have.



#4 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:36 PM

I'd be interested in seeing dumps if these, they may be slightly different than the ones that are out there.

#5 phattyboombatty OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:59 PM

Terrific discovery! I am incredibly interested to know what you found in that bag of ROMs. And yes, dumping them would be a huge benefit to all 5200 fans.




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