Posted Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:31 PM
In a recent lot of prototypes I purchased, I discovered a new version of RS Basketball for the 5200! While the differences aren't drastic, the prototype is still interesting since it shows that Atari was still developing the game long after it was thought they abandoned it.
This prototype is dated Dec. 16th (the last known prototype was dated Oct. 31st) and mainly features improvement to the shooting and computer AI. The game is still woefully underwhelming and needs more work. It is unknown if Atari continued development on the game after this date, but it's doubtful.
Sadly programmer Patrick Bass died in a car accident several years ago so we may never know the answer.