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#1 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2018 10:01 PM

Hey guys.  Just picked up some loaner cartridges, here is something interesting.  A new WIP of Dumbo.  Some things that I notice right away are the lack of sound and different title screen.  The attract mode was still being implemented at this point as well.  Movement is different from the final and other WIP version (5/5/83).  There are some minor graphical differences too, like the bomb balloons.  The balloons come up in different patterns too, and the levels are called acts.  The scoring 10,000 to get PCN easter egg does not seem to be present either.

 

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I also got an Atari loaner of Donkey Kong and Demon Attack.  Of course, nothing interesting to see here, same as the retail releases. 

 

I meant to take some pictures of the cartridges, that will have to wait until Sunday.  Anyway, enjoy, and please share your findings :)

 

Attached File  Dumbo's_Flying_Circus_4_4_83_WIP.bin   8KB   15 downloads

Attached File  Donkey_Kong_Atari_Loaner_Cartrdige.bin   4KB   10 downloads

Attached File  Demon_Attack_Atari_Loaner_Cartridge.bin   4KB   11 downloads



#2 Impaler_26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2018 11:44 PM

That's a great find. Thanks for sharing!



#3 Foxsolo2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 5:33 AM

Seconded a big thank you for sharing.



#4 Rom Hunter OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 9:29 AM

Thanks for sharing, Wickey.

Will add it to the V15 collection.

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#5 Crimefighter OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 10:44 PM

Tempest got this review up in a hurry...

 

http://www.atariprot...dumbo/04483.htm



#6 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2018 4:11 PM

Here are some cartridge pics. The collection is getting respectable :)

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#7 Supergun OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2018 4:33 PM

Very respectable indeed!
btw, were these all found in the wild?
Or did they come from various sources over the years?

#8 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:28 PM

Very respectable indeed!
btw, were these all found in the wild?
Or did they come from various sources over the years?

 

Thanks! Different sources over the years.  Wish I had the luck to find one in the wild!



#9 jhd OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:35 AM

Thank-you for sharing this!

 

It is most interesting (to me) when there are multiple versions of a game available, so we can see how the development cycle proceeded and the game evolved.






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