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#1 Sanjou Miretou OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:43 PM

I don't have an Atari 2600 console, but I have an emulator, and was
wondering if anybody knew where to find the Incredible Hulk game ?

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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:45 PM

LOL. At this time, the only place you can find it is "in your dreams." To date, no protos of this game have surfaced, nor have any been rumored to exist. Sorry. ;)

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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:53 PM

So how many of you almost made a mess in your pants when you saw the name of this thread?

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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:59 PM

So how many of you almost made a mess in your pants when you saw the name of this thread?


* sheepishly raises hand*

This game was rumored as a game from Parker Bros., but AFAIK no prototypes actually exist.

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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2003 8:12 PM

Oh yeah ... :D

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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2003 8:37 PM

Ha Ha, my first thought on reading the thread title was: Hey, you're about a week late there. Nice timing :D

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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:12 PM

Crap I thought for sure this proto would be released in conjuction with the movie...ALA: TLOTR

Yeah I got my hopes up when I saw the thread title.

*sigh*

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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:44 PM

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Incredible Hulk box scan

and

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Incredible Hulk prototype screenshot

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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:49 PM

We've all seen the drawings. An actual game is not known to exist. There are rumors that the creator of the long-awaited "Knight Rider" 2600 project may be working on his own Hulk game as we speak, so let's hope for the best.

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Posted Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:49 PM

Early screenshots used in pre-release advertising are often completely faked. A scan from a magazine that proports to include a screenshot is not proof that a prototype was created.

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:02 AM

Here's those pictures in a better context:

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From http://www.tripoint..../parker/pb.html

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:44 AM

Early screenshots used in pre-release advertising are often completely faked.  A scan from a magazine that proports to include a screenshot is not proof that a prototype was created.

:idea: IMO this "screenshot" is definitely a fake!

I can see no way how to create so many different playfield colors in a row. This was already tough with my Turbo fake (3 colors/row -> 1 static and 2 changes) but here you would need 5 colors (~2 + 4 = ~6 changes!).

So no "April Fool!" Hulk from me. :D

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:40 AM

I don't know, maybe I'm just optimistic when it comes to the "Long Lost" stuff, but we have seen LOTR, Ewok Adv., and the thrill a minute McDonalds show up from that catalog! I'm still waiting for James Bond: Octopussy to surface- that one at least had ads run for it!

Didn't Digital Press stick up a bunch of pics of prototypes they found and were sitting on about a year ago? If I remember, there were all kinds of cart shells in there. Whatever became of that?

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:44 AM

octopussy was actually reviewed too, back in the day. so id say there is a solid chance it's real. iirc it was shown too. (at CES or smthn,)

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:48 PM

Those screenshots look cool (and somewhat like Survival Run), but I seriously doubt something like that could be done on the 2600 and still manage to play well. But then, I'm neither a programmer nor a 2600 tech expert, so anything's possible.

I will say it's too bad this was never released, would've made a great companion piece to Spider Man.

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:52 PM

If Parker had made a X-Man proto, how valuable would THAT be right now?

Maybe Spider-Man wasn't a big seller. If it was they should have grabbed every marvel property they could, much like the movie studios are doing now.

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:25 PM

octopussy was actually reviewed too, back in the day. so id say there is a solid chance it's real.


Who remembers Imagic's "Murder On The Orient Express" for the 2600?

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:29 PM

Who remembers Imagic's "Murder On The Orient Express" for the 2600?


Electronic Fun magazine published a phony game review in an April Fool issue. The game was called "Orient Express" for the 2600 by Imagin (clue to the hoax). The screenshot was MORE than impossible for a 2600 game or even a Colecovision game. The game concept was actually rather entertaining.

The punchline: a competing magazine soon published a review of the phony game and thereby severaly embarassed themsleves.

But game mags of today would never review a game thay hadn't played, right? Uh. . . right?

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 5:25 PM

no "April Fool!" Hulk from me. :D



I was just thinking how much it lookes like a tri-screen Turbo! :P

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:26 PM

Who remembers Imagic's "Murder On The Orient Express" for the 2600?


Electronic Fun magazine published a phony game review in an April Fool issue. The game was called "Orient Express" for the 2600 by Imagin (clue to the hoax).

The punchline: a competing magazine soon published a review of the phony game and thereby severaly embarassed themsleves.


Ding ding! That's 100 points to NovaXpress for getting not only the reference, and the implication (whyfor I posted it), but also correcting a couple details I screwed up!

But game mags of today would never review a game thay hadn't played, right? Uh. . . right?


For the most part, that's probably true, but... well... you never know.

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:56 PM

But game mags of today would never review a game thay hadn't played, right? Uh. . . right?


For the most part, that's probably true, but... well... you never know.


It wasn't long ago that EGM was lifting material straight of of Usenet and publishing it verbatim as their own. In particular I remember them using a Mortal Kombat II move list that deliberately had false moves added - EGM printed them all.

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Posted Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:23 PM

Someone needs to dig up and post that Orient Express review without comment. You know it would briefly raise hell.

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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2003 1:45 AM

octopussy was actually reviewed too, back in the day. so id say there is a solid chance it's real. iirc it was shown too. (at CES or smthn,)


Octopussy was shown at CES. The Incredible Hulk wasn't.

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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2003 7:36 AM

I would think that there IS a Hulk proto out there somewhere. Yes the screenshot is fake, but I venture to guess that whoever 'made' the screenshot for the catalog did indeed see a real proto. Look at the other 'screenshots' in the PB catalog. LOTR, McDonalds. These more or less looked just the way the actual protos did. Something must (or must have) existed......

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Posted Sat Jun 28, 2003 2:30 PM

I would think that there IS a Hulk proto out there somewhere. Yes the screenshot is fake, but I venture to guess that whoever 'made' the screenshot for the catalog did indeed see a real proto. Look at the other 'screenshots' in the PB catalog. LOTR, McDonalds. These more or less looked just the way the actual protos did. Something must (or must have) existed......


The classic gaming era is filled with artist-rendered "screenshots" of games that we know never even made it to the development stage. Often the drawing would come first with the programmer trying to copy it. It's easy enough to draw up a fake game. With 70s/80s camera technology actual screenshots often looked bad in print so the paintings were very common.
Now it may be of note that Parker Bros wasn't known for doing this. That may be telling us something. But one thing about LOTR and McDeath's is that anecdotal evidence of their existence was floating around long before the games surfaced. Everyone believes that Turbo by Coleco really exists because of testimony from those who've seen it. At this point, no one has claimed to have seen or known anything about a Hulk game.




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