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#41 denzquix

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:37 AM

where are you getting all this from? you seem to be pulling this stuff out like a machine

 
mostly vague memories + googlin'... plus skimming through sites like videogameauctions.com & lostlevels.org for retro curios
 

our own irc regular dajhail covered Pepsiman PSX on his (great) gaming blog http://superadventur...psiman-psx.html

 
ooh that IS a great blog, thanks for mentioning it! I'll have to take a proper look through the archives

actually i think i first knew about Pepsiman from reading through the big ol' Dump Topic here on Salt World...
 
(also i just found out that pepsi invaders never had a box or even a label on the cartridge, that pic i posted is a fan-made one... i'm gonna leave it in though)

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:15 PM

Man, this thread has provided some real treats so far. Absolutely loving that Doom roguelike.


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#43 denzquix

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:04 AM

early Dr. Mario prototypes:

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featuring Dr. Mario's patient, Sneezing Dog

also the game was originally literally a modified version of Tetris... Tetris music data is even present on the prototype ROM (replaced in the final version though)

(thanks to fine folk at the LostLevels.org forums for this!)

#44 Carrion Crow

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:29 PM

We definitely need to bring back checkerboard main menus.



#45 denzquix

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:18 PM

We definitely need to bring back checkerboard main menus.


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e-prom is the most amazing thing i have ever seen oh my god this pun has killed me


same.... you only get to see e-prom in original Atari Lynx version (best version)

#46 denzquix

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:25 PM

30 mins footage of what Conker's Bad Fur Day used to be before it was Conker's Bad Fur Day:


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:36 AM

the 1991 Sonic the Hedgehog Bible was an internal document produced by Sega of America, to establish Sonic mythology/brand
 

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there don't seem to be any full scans of the final doc online, but several purported draft versions provided by Dean Sitton were posted on the SonicRetro.org forums

extracts in no particular order from various draft versions:
 
 
 

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#48 denzquix

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:14 AM

unauthorized famiclone bootlegs of late-'00s casual gaming hits:

 

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(info & cart pic from the Bootleg Games Wiki)

#49 Neuropath

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:49 AM

oh gosh, that sonic stuff reads with the same vaguely autistic ring of terrible fanfiction, that is marvelous

 

 

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#50 denzquix

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:18 PM

unused 2005 design/prototype for a special-edition Legend of Zelda GameCube controller:
 

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:13 PM

Wouldn't that leather thingy on the right hand side be uncomfortable to hold? Like it doesn't look massively secure, wouldn't it move around? I can imagine being forced to totally take it off during playing.


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#52 JMickle

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:48 PM

Yeah while it's aesthetically great it looks like it'd be really terrible as a controller (coincidentally me and my friends were discussing how the gamecube controller is one of the best controllers last night). I assume that's why they dropped the idea. the book for the box is crazy great though! i wonder what the final insides were going to look like.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:51 PM

That thing is some nasty colors it's like exactly mountain dew aesthetics


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#54 denzquix

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:43 PM

well what about this, the prototype's fleshy hindquarters
 
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kinda inappropriate imo

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:13 AM

I didn't know what that was when I opened the topic and my first thought was that it was something erotic. marilyn monroe skirt updraft link from the minish cap



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:45 AM

finally a controller that, if I hold it backwards, will make me feel like im spreading an unrealistically small person's ass, awaiting my pulsating "input."

 

edit: forgot that sonic bible sounds amazing, sega should do something with it. imagine a cell-shaded, cartoony sonic game based off the "sonic bible" complete with jaleel white's spot on sonic characterization...

 

omg if sega made a sonic game based off the funny cartoon sonic, with colorful outliney graphics........  be so good. well sega, I'm waiting

 



#57 denzquix

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:30 PM

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Dundee, Scotland (Perth Road, near site of DMA Design offices)
sculpture by Alyson Conway






 
 
 
 
 

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#58 denzquix

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 03:21 PM

fan project "BB4CPC" by César Nicolás González sets out to prove that a much more faithful adaptation of Bubble Bobble was possible on the Amstrad CPC:
 


...than the officially-licensed 1987 port (video is from a cracked version, ignore the first couple of screens):
 



#59 denzquix

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:39 AM

original Zork I box art:

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#60 Vellfire

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:39 AM

yes that is exactly how i pictured myself in zork


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