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#1 Shawn Sr. OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:38 PM

Did a Prototype for this game ever get found? I have seen it in a few old TENGEN ads as "coming soon" but it never got released. Is there a proto of this game found or dumped?

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Posted Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:47 AM

:ponder:

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Posted Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:39 AM

I don't think a proto has been found, but someone has talked to the programmers (I saw a blurb somewhere).

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Posted Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:26 PM

A while ago there was an auction on ebay with 8 NES protos in it and Xybots was one of them.

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Posted Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:50 PM

http://simplynes.emu...com/xybots.html

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Posted Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:03 PM

Well there has to be at least some word of the ROM, as a FAQ exists for it for the NES.

I'd love to be able to play xybots on the go with my GBA...

Edited by keilbaca, Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:09 PM.


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Posted Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:12 PM

Well there has to be at least some word of the ROM, as a FAQ exists for it for the NES.

I'd love to be able to play xybots on the go with my GBA...


I'm still hoping its out there. Bet it's sitting in a batch of chips with hellraiser WIP right next to it. Also who is the touch hole that started this thread? :ponder:

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Posted Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:10 AM

I might have the source code to this in my archive. I'll have to take a look later tonight. I also have the source to Millipede, which was going to be a tengen release.

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Posted Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:41 PM

I might have the source code to this in my archive. I'll have to take a look later tonight. I also have the source to Millipede, which was going to be a tengen release.



Hehe, awesome. Please take a look... I know its out there, or else there wouldn't be a FAQ on it on GameFAQs.com, and yes, its different than the one for the arcade.

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Posted Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:49 PM

A prototype exists, I've seen screenshots of the game. I was told that it was very close to being finished but never was.

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Posted Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:21 PM

A prototype exists, I've seen screenshots of the game. I was told that it was very close to being finished but never was.

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Isn't Hellraiser also like 30 percent done but most of it was engine and not game play?

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Posted Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:46 PM


A prototype exists, I've seen screenshots of the game. I was told that it was very close to being finished but never was.

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Isn't Hellraiser also like 30 percent done but most of it was engine and not game play?


30% may be generous. From what I've read they took so long getting the special hardware for the game going (something with extra memory and weird bankswitching) that they never got to developing the game. I think they had some kind of engine started, but no gameplay. The title screen that they keep showing was done on a computer (an Amiga?).

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Posted Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:01 PM


Well there has to be at least some word of the ROM, as a FAQ exists for it for the NES.

I'd love to be able to play xybots on the go with my GBA...


I'm still hoping its out there. Bet it's sitting in a batch of chips with hellraiser WIP right next to it. Also who is the touch hole that started this thread? :ponder:


Nope, hellraiser was destroyed by the jesus freak who bought out wisdom tree games....

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Posted Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:07 AM

A prototype exists, I've seen screenshots of the game. I was told that it was very close to being finished but never was.

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Any reason why it hasn't been dumped yet? Or is it because that just like other NES prototypes, people get too stingy and don't share?

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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2006 1:34 PM

keilbaca: What is that supposed to mean? Who is "too stingy" and does not share? Or are you just making up stuff you "hear" about the NES community? I know a lot of people don't want to pay $1000 for a prototype and dump it for free if they don't get a donation of some sort.

2 copies of Xybots exist in prototype format for the NES. I have one of them.

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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2006 1:39 PM

keilbaca: What is that supposed to mean? Who is "too stingy" and does not share? Or are you just making up stuff you "hear" about the NES community? I know a lot of people don't want to pay $1000 for a prototype and dump it for free if they don't get a donation of some sort.

2 copies of Xybots exist in prototype format for the NES. I have one of them.


Meh. Who cares about the NES version, the Lynx version kicks so much butt...

So how complete is it? I was told that it is fully playable, but lacks polish.

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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2006 1:40 PM

keilbaca: What is that supposed to mean? Who is "too stingy" and does not share? Or are you just making up stuff you "hear" about the NES community? I know a lot of people don't want to pay $1000 for a prototype and dump it for free if they don't get a donation of some sort.

2 copies of Xybots exist in prototype format for the NES. I have one of them.


No, that just seems to be the general attitude I have seen at DP.

I'll gladly donate some money for you to dump the rom. I want to play Xybots on the go on my GBA, and it would be too cool if you could make it happen.

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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2006 1:47 PM

keilbaca: I don't know of many people with unreleased protos on DP.

The ROM has been dumped, just not released.

Tempest, you are correct, it is complete, but gameplay is not polished. Not much in terms of music.

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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2006 1:54 PM

Not released? :(

So much for that... thanks anyways ^_^

Its just that I own the arcade and love the game, and I'd love to play it on the go.

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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2006 1:56 PM

keilbaca: It will be released one of these days, I am not the one that dumped it =P

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Posted Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:44 PM

Did you guys miss the part where the guy who puts lots of unreleased NES games on the internet (me) made a very cryptic reply in this thread?

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Posted Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:21 PM

Did you guys miss the part where the guy who puts lots of unreleased NES games on the internet (me) made a very cryptic reply in this thread?


Perhaps... :ponder:

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2006 10:57 AM

Kind of hard to pay big money for an unreleased game only to turn around and dump it. Usually comes at a price. Either that or it's a game that someone has had for a very long time and just decides to do so. I know of one Xybots proto in existence and it's owned by dreamtr. I didn't know a second was discovered. I'll have to add that to my proto list.

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2006 5:35 PM

Hounder: I think there is only one still.

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Posted Sat Dec 9, 2006 5:33 PM

I would love to play that NES version, i love the arcade cab they made back then.




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