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Sancho/Panda/Froggo confusion

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In my opinion, Sancho/Panda/Froggo are the three most confusing companies ever. First, about Sancho. Sancho was probably a tiny Taiwanese electronic company because they were known as Tang's Electronic Co. So how would all their games be original? I mean, a company with only ten to twenty employees should only have the capability to pirate games. But they managed to create seven games. And on top of that, all seven games are completely original in concept and gameplay! How would Sancho have the manpower?

Next, about Panda. They are relatively unknown, right? I reckon that they probably had the money to create original games. But they created none. So would Panda be too lazy to create original games, not enough manpower, or was Panda just another pirate company like Suntek that ran on one person?

Finally, about Froggo. Froggo was a Mountain View, Silicon Valley company. They definitely had the power to create original games. And they did create 2 for the Atari 7800. Water Ski and Tank Command were innovative and fun. But why wouldn't they create any originals for the 2600? I mean, they for sure had the people to do it.

So my question is, How did Sancho, a Taiwanese electronic company have enough power to only create original games, Panda and Froggo, two American companies not create any original games? Were they lazy, not motivated, bankrupt, or Suntek?

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I’ve always been somewhat baffled by these companies as well. And it’s much harder to confirm the origins of these games without knowing who programmed them and/or when. But there are some things that are blatantly obvious. Leaving another companies name displayed on screen would NOT have been done by a legit US company, selling the game in a US market, withOUT permission from that company. While an overseas company wouldn’t give a crap.

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Here's something I through together for my own sanity a few years ago. I did my best to format it to fit this screen.

 

ATARI 2600 – OVERSEAS/INTERNATIONAL – CLONE CARTRIDGE DATABASE

USA NTSC

ORIGINAL

PAL ONLY

SANCHO

USA NTSC

PANDA

CAN NTSC

ZELLERS

USA NTSC

FROGGO

AMIDAR

 

 

 

Spider Droid

GANGSTER ALLEY

 

 

 

Task Force

KARATE

 

 

 

Karate

SPACE CAVERN

 

Space Canyon

 

 

TANKS BUT NO TANKS

 

Tank Brigade

 

 

RIVER RAID

 

Harbor Escape

 

 

 

Sea Hawk

Sea Hawk

Sea Hawk

Sea Hawk

 

Skin Diver

Scuba Diver

Scuba Diver

Sea Hunt

 

Exocet

Exocet

Radar

Cruise Missile

 

Dice Puzzle

DICE PUZZLE

 

 

 

Night Mare

STUNT MAN

 

 

 

FOREST

 

 

 

 

WORDS ATTACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHALLENGE

 

 

 

 

TIME WARP

 

 

 

 

INCA GOLD

 

  

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4 hours ago, Supergun said:

Here's something I through together for my own sanity a few years ago. I did my best to format it to fit this screen.

 

ATARI 2600 – OVERSEAS/INTERNATIONAL – CLONE CARTRIDGE DATABASE

USA NTSC

ORIGINAL

PAL ONLY

SANCHO

USA NTSC

PANDA

CAN NTSC

ZELLERS

USA NTSC

FROGGO

AMIDAR

 

 

 

Spider Droid

GANGSTER ALLEY

 

 

 

Task Force

KARATE

 

 

 

Karate

SPACE CAVERN

 

Space Canyon

 

 

TANKS BUT NO TANKS

 

Tank Brigade

 

 

RIVER RAID

 

Harbor Escape

 

 

 

Sea Hawk

Sea Hawk

Sea Hawk

Sea Hawk

 

Skin Diver

Scuba Diver

Scuba Diver

Sea Hunt

 

Exocet

Exocet

Radar

Cruise Missile

 

Dice Puzzle

DICE PUZZLE

 

 

 

Night Mare

STUNT MAN

 

 

 

FOREST

 

 

 

 

WORDS ATTACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHALLENGE

 

 

 

 

TIME WARP

 

 

 

 

INCA GOLD

 

  

Ooh, I'm stealing this one.

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