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PAL Q-Bert Prototype for Atari 2600?


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#1 yy958 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:01 PM

This is currently for sale, priced at 90 dollars. Says RLS on the label, besides that it's a blank cart. Could this be a real specimen? I don't have any prototypes in my collection but I wouldn't mind starting with Q-Bert :D

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Edited by yy958, Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:02 PM.


#2 Supergun OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:19 PM

Looks real to me. But remember that even released Q-Berts had EPROMs inside them, so that wont say much in this case. And so only that little white sticker makes it real. And thats too easy to make. So I wouldnt pay more then $5 for it myself.

#3 yy958 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:30 AM

Looks real to me. But remember that even released Q-Berts had EPROMs inside them, so that wont say much in this case. And so only that little white sticker makes it real. And thats too easy to make. So I wouldnt pay more then $5 for it myself.

 

There's a bid section so I'll keep my eye on it, maybe look around to see if anything similar has been sold in the past. Thank you for the advice!



#4 Scooter83 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:51 AM

I'd bet that's a real label. My concern is in the last pic how the shell is split on one side. Only question about it I have

#5 Supergun OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:22 AM

Parker Bros. Cartridge shells are the worst. Its almost impossible to open them perfectly on the seams. They always split & crack unevenly. Major pain.




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