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Niiue



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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but... Reply with quote

Does anyone have any info on the Japanese coverage of Grid Grabber mentioned here? Specifically, what magazine published those screenshots, and, if possible, scans showing the actual text accompanying the images.
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Tongueman



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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here ya go:

Preview scans were from Famitsu and Famimaga in Sept. 1989. Ad from a Dec. '89 Famitsu.

Details about the game from the pics:
"An action game from America. Collect all the blocks to clear a stage. 9 stages in total. Item boxes, missiles, and robot tanks make an appearance. You can select 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 matches. Collect the blocks and carve out your territory. Due for release in Jan. '90."

It appears to have been programmed by Elite, so... not really from America? :wink:

More info here: http://lostgames.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Grid_Grabber







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Johnny Undaunted



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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why didn't the OP just make this into a Grid Grabber thread?
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Niiue



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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tongueman wrote:
Here ya go:

Preview scans were from Famitsu and Famimaga in Sept. 1989. Ad from a Dec. '89 Famitsu.

Details about the game from the pics:
"An action game from America. Collect all the blocks to clear a stage. 9 stages in total. Item boxes, missiles, and robot tanks make an appearance. You can select 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 matches. Collect the blocks and carve out your territory. Due for release in Jan. '90."

It appears to have been programmed by Elite, so... not really from America? Wink

More info here: http://lostgames.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Grid_Grabber







Thanks for the scans, I was having trouble finding those when I searched myself.

Also, for the record, I'm actually the owner of the Lost Games Wiki. That's why I made this thread, actually; I was trying to find info for the wiki article.
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Tongueman



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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, it's a small world. Feel free to use my scans.
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Tootai



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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone was selling this in like 1998 for $1000 that was ludicrous. I'd pay that now.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, for a prototype to have sold for $1000 in 1998...

well, I don't know, would even a main series Mario prototype with confirmed beta content have even sold for that? (something that would be a desirable holy-grail)

Definitely something as obscure as Grid Grabber wouldn't.
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Niiue



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KingMike wrote:
Yes, for a prototype to have sold for $1000 in 1998...

well, I don't know, would even a main series Mario prototype with confirmed beta content have even sold for that? (something that would be a desirable holy-grail)

Definitely something as obscure as Grid Grabber wouldn't.


That'd only be about $1496 now, every unreleased game I've seen for sale recently has been much more than that.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The point was that in 1998 not many people really cared about owning prototypes.

EarthBound ("Zero") sold to the original owner for only about $200, and it sounds like many of DreamTR's unreleased game protos he got then cost him in hundreds of dollars.
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Niiue



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KingMike wrote:
The point was that in 1998 not many people really cared about owning prototypes.

EarthBound ("Zero") sold to the original owner for only about $200, and it sounds like many of DreamTR's unreleased game protos he got then cost him in hundreds of dollars.


It's a shame I wasn't around back then.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niiue wrote:
KingMike wrote:
The point was that in 1998 not many people really cared about owning prototypes.

EarthBound ("Zero") sold to the original owner for only about $200, and it sounds like many of DreamTR's unreleased game protos he got then cost him in hundreds of dollars.


It's a shame I wasn't around back then.


You and me and everyone else. It was more than just being around though, it was about having the contacts.
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