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I was watching Svengoolie(like I do every Saturday night), and during his mail seqment he had a Svengoolie 7800 homebrew that was given to him at the Midwest Gaming Classic. Just wondering if the person who made this game is a memeber here and made any more carts or if any one knows this person. I would love to buy one.

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I was watching Svengoolie(like I do every Saturday night), and during his mail seqment he had a Svengoolie 7800 homebrew that was given to him at the Midwest Gaming Classic. Just wondering if the person who made this game is a memeber here and made any more carts or if any one knows this person. I would love to buy one.

Could be...me!

 

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I made a copy for Svengoolie and he aired it during the mail segment with Kerwyn when I went to the Midwest Gaming Classic.

 

It is a graphic hack of another game I made called Fat Axl.

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Cool. Yeah I just saw the segment tonight. I would love a copy. Are you selling any? Been a big sven fan since the beginning when he was on wfld.

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Cool. Yeah I just saw the segment tonight. I would love a copy. Are you selling any? Been a big sven fan since the beginning when he was on wfld.

I've just contacted Rich Koz (Sven) about permission to sell the game since it uses the name, Svengoolie and he owns the name so hopefully he'll say "yes."

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Ok. I understand with the whole copyright thing. I don't want to get you in trouble. You can always PM me with his reply.

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Cool. I have a 7800 with about 4 games. Haven't really started collecting for it yet. Busy with 2600 and Intellivison. So, if we can make this happen, I can actually play it.

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I've just contacted Rich Koz (Sven) about permission to sell the game since it uses the name, Svengoolie and he owns the name so hopefully he'll say "yes."

I think metv owns the name as well, but it was cool you can do that for him,I saw your post about fat axl noticed it said not to use genisis controllers, what if they are used with seagull adapter?

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I think metv owns the name as well, but it was cool you can do that for him,I saw your post about fat axl noticed it said not to use genisis controllers, what if they are used with seagull adapter?

Then it makes them the same as a 7800 controller.
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Do what ever you have to do. I'm still interested.

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I think I'm going to have to send a letter to WCIU/METV instead of an e-mail to get permission to distribute the game.

doesn't hurt to send to both sven and metv to be on the safe side

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Or maybe someone could do a hack of Midnight Mutants to Midnight Svengoolie !

they still need permission from either metv and.or sven to produce the carts for sale

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Also, it might help to find out who Rich Koz's agency of record is and perhaps go through them.

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I just reached out to my program director from my radio days (20 years ago!!! geez!) -- I know he and Rich are/were buddies. He says Rich has an office at WCIU, so your best bet is to call to WCIU and ask for his office. A quick search shows me the number to WCIU is (312) 705-2600.

 

(Geez, too bad you couldn't have done this five years ago -- I used to work right around the corner from WCIU; I could have just gone there on your behalf. :) )

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It's amazing his show is still on the air after all these years. I remember watching it when I was in high school back in the early 80's.

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It was off the air for a while. I think it ended (and was still called Son of Svengoolie, because the character was originally the sidekick of the original Svengoolie, played by Jerry G. Bishop) when WFLD was bought out by Fox, and then in the '90s it came back on WCIU was was simply renamed -- with the blessing of Jerry G. Bishop -- Svengoolie.

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It was off the air for a while. I think it ended (and was still called Son of Svengoolie, because the character was originally the sidekick of the original Svengoolie, played by Jerry G. Bishop) when WFLD was bought out by Fox, and then in the '90s it came back on WCIU was was simply renamed -- with the blessing of Jerry G. Bishop -- Svengoolie.

After Fox bought WFLD, a couple years later, they re-hired Rich Koz and gave him a late night movie show on Fridays called "The Koz Zone." This lasted, I think a year, then he was given the hosting duties of the syndicated weekday afternoon cartoon lineup, under the same name as the Friday night movie show. This lasted a couple years before WFLD let him go for good.

 

I love this from Wikipedia about The Koz Zone:

 

 

 

 

The show was originally untitled, but viewers were asked to address letters to "Lose Weight by Selling Real Estate, No Money Down" until the show adopted the name The Koz Zone.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Koz

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