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#1 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 5, 2004 2:52 PM

Would anyone be interested in a Sega 32X Virtua Hamster prototype? It's the more complete version and is actually playable however there is no point to the game. You can zip around the tubes, pass other rodents, and grab powerups (that dont do anything yet). This prototype really shows what the 32X could do.

The only reason I'm considering selling this prototype is because I really don't collect newer protos. It really doesnt fit in with my prototype collection.

The game itself was housed in an old Doom 32X case. I took that label off and put my own homemade label on it so I could tell what it was.

If anyone is interested PM me. Keep in mind that this is an unreleased game, and a rare proto at that. I only know of a handful of other Virtua Hamster protos in existance, and many of them are the earlier version.

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Posted Fri Mar 5, 2004 2:58 PM

if only i had the money :(

could you post some screen shots though?

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Posted Fri Mar 5, 2004 6:06 PM

The 32X collector geek in me is simply drooling at the thought of this. :o

Luckily, the rational side of me is slapping the geek across the head and reminding him how much the 32X sucks! :roll:

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Posted Fri Mar 5, 2004 6:20 PM

the 32X was a good idea implemented the wrong way

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Posted Fri Mar 5, 2004 6:38 PM

Well here's the page of the designer himself. I believe there are some screenshots on it.

http://www.q-design....es/Hamster.html


It looks like it was going to shape up to be an interesting little game.

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Posted Fri Mar 5, 2004 10:28 PM

Man, that kind of looks cool. I wish that the designer had taken the source code and moved it to a newer platform, like the Sega Saturn. I like the character sketches and designs. It probably would have done well in Japan with it's cuteness.

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Posted Sat Mar 6, 2004 1:45 AM

Looks sorta Stun Runner-ish. Now there's a game they should've made for 32X.

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Posted Sat Mar 6, 2004 1:54 AM

It wouldn't have saved the 32X but definitely could have been a nice game on a platform like the Saturn or PlayStation.

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Posted Sat Mar 6, 2004 2:17 AM

I wish the PC version would have gotten released before that company died

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Posted Sat Mar 6, 2004 2:11 PM

Has the ROM been dumped? I'd hate to see this join someone's hoard without some sort of backup.

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#11 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 6, 2004 3:21 PM

AFAIK yes the rom has been dumped, but it hasn't been widely distributed.

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Posted Sat Mar 6, 2004 7:39 PM

are there any decent 32X emulators out there though?

even if there is, i know there isnt any for Mac :|

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Posted Sat Mar 6, 2004 8:35 PM

are there any decent 32X emulators out there though?

even if there is, i know there isnt any for Mac  :|


AGES does it, I believe GENS as well. They require the 32X bios however, and a beefy machine to handle emulation of what is essentially 2 CPUs working in tandem.

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Posted Sun Mar 7, 2004 12:31 AM

are there any decent 32X emulators out there though?

even if there is, i know there isnt any for Mac  :|


:lol:

Mac...32x...think about it.

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Posted Sun Mar 7, 2004 12:52 AM

christ, is thing going to become another mac bashing thread, give me an fn break

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Posted Sun Mar 7, 2004 12:59 AM

dark christ of the underworld is this going to be another humor forsaking thread? thy demons devine! :P

GENS should emulate the 32x quite well in osx, does in linux.

If I had money I would buy this one.. its intreigued me ever since I first hold about it :sad:

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Posted Sun Mar 7, 2004 3:57 PM

are there any decent 32X emulators out there though?

even if there is, i know there isnt any for Mac  :|


:lol:

Mac...32x...think about it.

I'm going to take my chances and say Fuck off, biggot. It sounds as if you want to start something, and well, I can't let that happen.

(Correct me if I'm wrong.)

So, what exactly was Virtua Hamster? It looks like a racing game. I had thought it was a simulation. Maybe like a predecessor to Seaman. But with a Hamster and no voice input. But it looks more like racing.

#18 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 7, 2004 4:56 PM

I guess you could call it a racing game.

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Posted Sun Mar 7, 2004 7:32 PM

Man, I really want this game, but I am saving up for a shipment of NES stuff that my friend is getting in.

Good luck with the sale Tempest.




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