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drx



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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 7:37 am    Post subject: Hidden Palace prototype releases Reply with quote

I hope you guys won't mind if I post my releases here for a while. There's gonna be a bunch of those so I'll stick to one thread.

Meanwhile I've switched on that prototype wiki I've been talking about recently. I'm hoping it'll turn into something useful.

Anyway, today's release includes:


  • Jesse “THE BODY” Ventura Wrestling Superstars (Mar 2, 1992, unreleased game!, http://unreleased.lostlevels.org/gameimages.php?number=1178)
  • Curse Unreleased Localization Prototype (Jun 26, 1990)
  • Mondu's Fight Palace (Slaughter Sport prototype) (Jul 3, 1990)
  • F1 Circus MD Unreleased Localization Prototype (Dec 28, 1991)
  • Klax Prototype (Jun 21, 1990)
  • Earnest Evans Prototype (Apr 19, 1994)
  • The Revenge of Shinobi Prototype (Aug 21, 1989)
  • The Revenge of Shinobi REV02 Prototype (Feb 1, 1990)
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi Prototype (Oct 2, 1990)
  • Battle Mania Prototype (May 28, 1991)
  • Trouble Shooter Localization Prototype (Sep 12, 1991)
  • Phantasy Star II Localization Prototype (Jul 28, 1989)
  • Battle Squadron Revision Prototype (Jan 18, 1991)
  • Kid Chameleon Revision Prototype (Dec 19, 1991)
  • Super Hydlide Localization Prototype (Oct 16, 1989)
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Revision Prototype (Jun 29, 1993)
  • Ghostbusters Revision Prototype (May 1, 1990)
  • Aladdin Revision Prototype (Jul 31, 1993)
  • Devilish Localization Prototype (Jan 16, 1992)
  • Golden Axe REV01 Prototype (Nov 22, 1989)
  • Sega ROM Archive table


Check it all out here.


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Kid Fenris



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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, look at all those.

I know the unreleased Jesse Ventura game is the most notable, but I'm all excited about the Battle Mania and Trouble Shooter prototypes. The Battle Mania one has a cruder title screen and plenty of changes; so far I noticed that the satellite weapons have different sprites, and the second cutscene is missing the little tableau of Blackball throwing knives at the prince. I gotta play more.

The Trouble Shooter one looks pretty close to the final; the only difference I see initially is the lack of Vic Tokai's copyright on the title screen.

In fact, this might be the same Trouble Shooter prototype that I owned years ago. You don't have a photo of the cartridge, do you?

It's interesting that both protos have no Vic Tokai copyrights on the title screens. Maybe Sega was going to publish it at some point, considering how much the games adore Sega.
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KingMike



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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesse Ventura is surely a localization of Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden.
(oh, it's been noted already)
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kid Fenris wrote:
In fact, this might be the same Trouble Shooter prototype that I owned years ago. You don't have a photo of the cartridge, do you?

Considering these all came from CD-Rs, I doubt it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BMF54123 wrote:
Kid Fenris wrote:
In fact, this might be the same Trouble Shooter prototype that I owned years ago. You don't have a photo of the cartridge, do you?

Considering these all came from CD-Rs, I doubt it.


Whoops. Yeah, you're right.

That Earnest Evans proto is interesting, since Renovation ended up taking out the story text and wrote the manual and box copy as though the game was a sequel starting Annet and Earnest's grandson.
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drx



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back again for Final ROM Archive releases, part 2. This time we have a ton of goodies (more than last week).

Prototypes:


  • Thunder Force III Prototype (Aug 1, 1990) (one of my favorite games)
  • Star Odyssey Localization Prototype (Jan 16, 1992)
  • Sorcer Kingdom Prototype (Nov 8, 1991)
  • Street Smart Prototype (Jun 29, 1990)
  • Final Blow Revision Prototype (Jan 16, 1990)
  • Gain Ground Prototype (Jul 27, 1990)
  • Master of Monsters Prototype (Apr 26, 1991)
  • Twin Hawk Prototype (Apr 6, 1990)
  • Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf Revision Prototype (Mar 22, 1990)
  • Beast Wrestler Localization Prototype (Sep 13, 1991)
  • Budokan - The Martial Spirit Revision Prototype (Sep 25, 1990)
  • David Robinson's Supreme Court Localization Prototype (Apr 15, 1992)
  • John Madden Football Revision Prototype (Nov 7, 1990)
  • Jurassic Park PAL Revision Prototype (Jun 14, 1993)
  • Mystic Defender Localization Prototype (Sep 14, 1989)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links Revision Prototype (Feb 14, 1994)
  • Sol-Deace Revision Prototype (Feb 3, 1992)
  • Target Earth Localization Prototype (Feb 16, 1990)
  • Valis Localization Prototype (Oct 25, 1991)
  • Vapor Trail Localization Prototype (May 26, 1991)
  • Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Localization Prototype (Aug 28, 1991)



Alternate finals:



  • Ariel the Little Mermaid (Oct 10, 1992 build)
  • Barney's Hide & Seek Game (Sep 18, 1993 build)
  • Chakan - The Forever Man (Oct 6, 1992 build)
  • Exile (Dec 13, 1991 build)
  • F-22 Interceptor (Sep 17, 1991 build)
  • Jurassic Park (May 26, 1993 build)
  • Landstalker (Jul 13, 1993 build)
  • NFL Football '94 (Nov 4, 1993 build)
  • Slaughter Sport (Sep 27, 1991 build)
  • Steel Empire (Mar 13, 1992 build)



Grab it all here.

I finally got around to releasing Star Odyssey. I gave Brandon Cobb of Super Fighter Team a few years so that he could release his licensed version, but it's been 8 years now so here it is.
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drx



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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Final ROM Archive releases, part 3. The majority of the releases for this week are prototypes, some for pretty obscure Japanese games.

Prototypes:

  • Advanced Daisenryaku - Deutsch Dengeki Sakusen prototype (Mar 7, 1991)
  • Darwin 4081 prototype (Feb 21, 1990)
  • Double Dragon II - The Revenge prototype (Oct 18, 1991)
  • Dynamite Duke prototype (Jun 21, 1990)
  • Ninja Burai Densetsu prototype (May 28, 1991)
  • Same! Same! Same! prototype (Jul 30, 1990)
  • Technocop prototype (Sep 12, 1990)
  • The Terminator prototype (Apr 15, 1992)
  • Traysia localization prototype (Jan 22, 1992)
  • Two Crude Dudes prototype (Nov 24, 1991)
  • Warsong localization prototype (Oct 1, 1991)
  • Whip Rush prototype (Jan 29, 1990)
  • Wonder Boy V - Monster World III prototype (Jul 25, 1991)

Alternate builds:
  • Dungeons & Dragons - Warriors of the Eternal Sun (Apr 28, 1992 build)
  • Super Hang-On (Aug 18, 1989 build)


Here.
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drx



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another release today. A couple of cool things for this week to wrap up the month.

Prototypes:

  • Death Duel prototype (May 6, 1992)
  • European Club Soccer prototype (Oct 25, 1991)
  • Growl prototype (Aug 26, 1991)
  • Paperboy prototype (Oct 28, 1991)
  • Pat Riley Basketball prototype (Jun 14, 1990)
  • R.B.I. Baseball 3 prototype (Jul 18, 1991)
  • RoadBlasters prototype (Jun 27, 1991)
  • Speedball 2 - Brutal Deluxe prototype (Jun 7, 1991)
  • Tommy Lasorda Baseball localization prototype (Apr 30, 1989)
  • Turbo Outrun prototype (Dec 9, 1991)


Alternate builds:


  • Centurion - Defender of Rome (Apr 24, 1991 build)
  • Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York (Sep 29, 1993 build)
  • Ren & Stimpy - Stimpy's Invention (Dec 9, 1993 build)
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron (Sep 11, 1993 build)


Grab it all here.
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MathUser2929



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder if that DD2 game is drastically different. I know they really changed one of the levels from the arcade game in this port, so I wonder if it's closer to arcade in this prototype. Assuming I'm not banned from downloading the ROM's I'll have to try the original and prototype version and see.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very minor comment about one of the builds released at this round: Centurion - Defender of Rome (Apr 24, 1991 build) is basically a 100% match of the final build.
the actual cart uses a particular PCB which has a 512Kb ROM chip containing the 0x00000-0x7ffff content of the "usual" dump + a second 128Kb ROM chip which is accessed as an 8bit ROM by the CPU and contains the data in the 0x80000+ range

what you see as different data (the odd bytes at 0x80000) is dependent on the dumping tool used on the cart and useless to the system.


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I'm out of town for 3 days and all this happens! Amazing finds!
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drx



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

etabeta wrote:
very minor comment about one of the builds released at this round: Centurion - Defender of Rome (Apr 24, 1991 build) is basically a 100% match of the final build.
the actual cart uses a particular PCB which has a 512Kb ROM chip containing the 0x00000-0x7ffff content of the "usual" dump + a second 128Kb ROM chip which is accessed as an 8bit ROM by the CPU and contains the data in the 0x80000+ range

what you see as different data (the odd bytes at 0x80000) is dependent on the dumping tool used on the cart and useless to the system.


That's really good to know. Our ROM came from an official source (the "original" ROM so to speak) so I guess that's still sorta notable?

Some new stuff lately:
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