Maybe Atari only distributed copies to rental stores, not retail outlets?
This would explain:
a) Why it's so rare (a lot less rental stores)
b) Why there's no box (the rental stores would probably use a card inlay and recycle the rental box)
It's possible Atari did a short production run (it was 1986 after all) and cancelled the release after sending out the rental copies which it may have been contracted to do.
Just supposition, but there must be some reason why PAL Pengo is so rare.
Although I've never seen anything like it before, the box looks legit too me.
The instructions have more or less the same layout as the French instructions:
Very nice find!
And in excellent condition too.
Could you make some nice scans of the box (front & back) and cart?
Would be great.
Also curious about the other boxes.
Edited by Rom Hunter, Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:45 AM.