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#1 d3cib3l OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:45 PM

First post.

 

The console and all the games were purchased at a garage sale sometime in the mid 80s. My brother and I played these games as kids not realizing what they were at the time. Prototype, weird black cartridge, whatever.. they were just games to us.

 

We played the hell out of the Atari until the Nintendo hit the scene. After that the console, all games, and game center were shelved. I've been holding onto it, as well as some other retro electronics from my youth like my Commodore 64 and 128.

 

Fast forward 30+ years and while moving I'm browsing through the box its in and the games and pull out these prototypes. Wow! As an adult now and realizing what they were It was like finding treasure that I didn't know I had. I can only assume the person who sold them at the garage sale 30+ years ago must have had some connection with Atari in some way. I don't really know who all got these prototypes back in the day.

 

Not really sure how rare these are in general but its been fun trying to educate myself on these as a lifelong gamer.

 

 

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#2 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:50 PM

Welcome to AtariAge, and wow, that's a nice bit of history you've held onto!  The owner of the site is a mod here, so he'll probably chime in sooner or later, but in the meantime you should visit AtariProtos.com if you haven't already.  There you can read up on those games and the different prototypes of each that have been found.  It looks like you have what became the release version of each game.



#3 Wonder007 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2019 8:50 PM

Nice protos there.... 😀👌

Are you planning to sell them?

#4 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 1:04 AM

I am curious if the protos differ from the commercial roms or not.

 

Nice find...



#5 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 1:35 AM

The sticker dates are the same as the finals.



#6 0078265317 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:58 PM

Nice







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