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Good afternoon,

 

I'm a newbie to forums and a first time poster so bare with me!

 

I am a big fan of Atari having grown up with one in the 70's.

 

I collect most consoles now but the Atari is a big passion...

 

I have a copy of River Patrol as you can see in the attached pics. It is a PAL version which I believe is very rare, I know the NTSC version is rated as R9...

 

I have read the thread posted on here in 2010 regards this cartridge  and just wanted to know if anyone might have more info on it? I'm wondering how many PAL versions were actually produced..

 

Any help welcomed 

 

Many thanks

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Thanks atari181, tbh I've only ever seen one other PAL version and that was the one pictured on the 2010 thread!

 

I saw a NTSC version cart on ebay about a year after I bought this one and the seller was asking $999 at that time.

 

Due to the rarity of this cart it brings its own difficulties trying to find out more about it sadly.

Thanks for the link to the R9 as well 😁

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11 hours ago, OnAMissionFromGod said:

Good afternoon,

 

I'm a newbie to forums and a first time poster so bare with me!

 

I am a big fan of Atari having grown up with one in the 70's.

 

I collect most consoles now but the Atari is a big passion...

 

I have a copy of River Patrol as you can see in the attached pics. It is a PAL version which I believe is very rare, I know the NTSC version is rated as R9...

 

I have read the thread posted on here in 2010 regards this cartridge  and just wanted to know if anyone might have more info on it? I'm wondering how many PAL versions were actually produced..

 

Any help welcomed 

 

Many thanks

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That's what I call a first post in style.

Welcome to the forums.

PAL versions of River Patrol do exist, but are extremely rare.

AFAIK this is the third one that has ever surfaced, apart from a PAL prototype.

But to know for sure, your cart should be dumped to see if the ROM is truly PAL.

Do you have any screenshots of the game in play?

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13 hours ago, OnAMissionFromGod said:

Good afternoon,

 

I'm a newbie to forums and a first time poster so bare with me!

 

I am a big fan of Atari having grown up with one in the 70's.

 

I collect most consoles now but the Atari is a big passion...

 

I have a copy of River Patrol as you can see in the attached pics. It is a PAL version which I believe is very rare, I know the NTSC version is rated as R9...

 

I have read the thread posted on here in 2010 regards this cartridge  and just wanted to know if anyone might have more info on it? I'm wondering how many PAL versions were actually produced..

 

Any help welcomed 

 

Many thanks

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Congrats! I think it is 100% legit. For sure on of the rarest PAL games. 
I doubt that it was ever sold in shops and believe in some sort of preorder back in the days.
 

 

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3 hours ago, Rom Hunter said:

That's what I call a first post in style.

Welcome to the forums.

PAL versions of River Patrol do exist, but are extremely rare.

AFAIK this is the third one that has ever surfaced, apart from a PAL prototype.

But to know for sure, your cart should be dumped to see if the ROM is truly PAL.

Do you have any screenshots of the game in play?

8)

Hi Rom Hunter,

I'll grab some screenshot of the game when I'm off on Wednesday. Have previously played it a couple of times and plays on one of my PAL Woody's without any issues. 

 

When i first started to research the cart I wanted to make sure it was indeed a PAL version.

 

When i originally bought it on Ebay I didn't actually realise how rare it was until the price shot up... i was just scouting to add to my cart collection.

 

How would it be 'dumped' to check? Again new to this side of it so any help is gratefully received 👏😁

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1 hour ago, iwan-iwanowitsch-goratschin said:


Congrats! I think it is 100% legit. For sure on of the rarest PAL games. 
I doubt that it was ever sold in shops and believe in some sort of preorder back in the days.
 

 

Thanks buddy,

 

Yes it could be that reason, feel very lucky to own one.

 

Maybe somewhere, someone has a box, maybe a manual (have seen the download one on here) ... or maybe that is two unicorns too many 🤭

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11 hours ago, iwan-iwanowitsch-goratschin said:


Congrats! I think it is 100% legit. For sure on of the rarest PAL games. 
I doubt that it was ever sold in shops and believe in some sort of preorder back in the days.
 

 

Whoa!  Always nice to see old members come back.  Welcome back, hope all is well.

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1 hour ago, pitfallharry_de said:

Hi "OnAMissionFromGod" (may be you got a first name ;-)) - Can you remember where you got this module? What country do you live in?

Hi pitfallharry_de... yes name is Jay. Bought this on UK Ebay around 5yrs ago roughly? I'm in UK also 👌

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So would anyone have any idea as to the value of this cart, given its PAL not NTSC?

 

Most valuations if not all are for the NTSC cart..

 

I know it could be tricky as its a bit of a hens tooth? 🤔🐔

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1 minute ago, OnAMissionFromGod said:

So would anyone have any idea as to the value of this cart, given its PAL not NTSC?

 

Most valuations if not all are for the NTSC cart..

 

I know it could be tricky as its a bit of a hens tooth? 🤔🐔

Value is all in what someone is willing to pay.  Even many of the rarest games have a track record for sales and putting a "value" on them are much easier.  When you are talking about a game where only 3 are known, and then throw in the fact that it is PAL, things become a bit hazy.  it has unreal rarity for sure, however, there are less PAL collectors by far than NTSC.  

 

It is truly what someone is willing to pay

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11 hours ago, atari181 said:

Value is all in what someone is willing to pay.  Even many of the rarest games have a track record for sales and putting a "value" on them are much easier.  When you are talking about a game where only 3 are known, and then throw in the fact that it is PAL, things become a bit hazy.  it has unreal rarity for sure, however, there are less PAL collectors by far than NTSC.  

 

It is truly what someone is willing to pay

I can totally understand where your coming from, being ultra rare does sometimes have its own issues. I'm guessing that NTSC collector's are more in number due to the size of the NTSC market? 

Think I might grab me a NTSC console and some NTSC carts too 🤔 🤭😁

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On 8/1/2020 at 9:37 AM, Rom Hunter said:

That's what I call a first post in style.

Welcome to the forums.

PAL versions of River Patrol do exist, but are extremely rare.

AFAIK this is the third one that has ever surfaced, apart from a PAL prototype.

But to know for sure, your cart should be dumped to see if the ROM is truly PAL.

Do you have any screenshots of the game in play?

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On 8/2/2020 at 11:55 AM, OnAMissionFromGod said:

These are pics of the game in action, this is on a LED TV not CRT? Had to sell my CRT when I moved as to big 😪

Thanks for the screenshots.

Colors like indeed different from the NTSC version.

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