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06-05-2010, 00:27   #1
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Sonic crackers proto arrived! \o/

Just thought I'd celebrate my 10,000th post by dedicating a thread to what will perhaps be the pinnacle of my ridiculous videogames purchases.. There are few things that pop up for sale in which I would be kicking myself if I let slip by. This was one of them.

Nobody really knows how many of these carts are in existence, but some reckon between 10 and 15.

This particular cart came out of a proto find back in 1997. The guys were mainly after 2600 games and this came lumped in with the find. It was sitting in storage for 10 years and then went into the posession of the guy I bought it from over on sega-16.

It hasn't been dumped, but they reckon it's similar to the other protos out there. It has the same serial number on the 'Sonic Crackers' screen. Still, I might try to dump it at some point.

Anyway, on to the photos!









It has one of those Sega boot up logos where each letter zooms in. You have to press start really quickly or it'll crash at A like so -



Menu screen. You have to press start here quickly or it'll crash too -





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Meh.
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Meh.
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What a ridiculous purchase indeed...............I must have one
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Do I want to know how much you spent on it?

Also if it is a unique rom you really should find some one to dump it. There's nothing I hate more than collectors sitting on stuff like dreamcast protos.
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Do I want to know how much you spent on it?
Well lets just say there goes my Radiant Silvergun money for the moment anyway

Ah well, there are lots more opportunities to buy that. Not so much the case with this.

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Also if it is a unique rom you really should find some one to dump it. There's nothing I hate more than collectors sitting on stuff like dreamcast protos.
Aye, you're right. I'm going to look into getting one of those MD backup systems like the Famicom one I have. Could dump it with that. If I can't find one there's also a way of dumping carts using a Mega CD.
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Very very nice indeed. I wonder what would happen if you popped onto sonic & kuckles?

*I would thanks but I'm on mobile atm
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I wonder what would happen if you popped onto sonic & kuckles?


/back in a jiffy!

/edit - awh, nothing might be able to do something interesting with a Game Geanie though.

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Well you can try out radiant silvergun on saturday but it might not be a good idea. As a shooter fan your bank manager might be meeting you discussing a loan for an 'investment' in a rare videogame

I wonder what the channels are to get a proto rom distributed? Maybe the Guru rom dumper or ask on the HG101 forums???
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/back in a jiffy!

/edit - awh, nothing might be able to do something interesting with a Game Geanie though.
No way?
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Sorry, I'm new. What the hell is this? Aside from retro game porn

I know Sonic, have the PS2 collections as well as some Mega Drive games. I'm terribly confused....
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Well you can try out radiant silvergun on saturday but it might not be a good idea. As a shooter fan your bank manager might be meeting you discussing a loan for an 'investment' in a rare videogame
God damn it man, can you accidentally leave it at home please?!

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I wonder what the channels are to get a proto rom distributed? Maybe the Guru rom dumper or ask on the HG101 forums???
I haven't a clue! Not something I thought I'd ever have to do.

I had a reread through the thread and although it hasn't been dumped, the prior owner said it seems similar to the dumped rom. The only difference I can see so far between mine and the rom is mine crashes on the main menu when the others dont. (a unique glitch, hurrah! ) Here's the thread anyway, there are a couple of interesting posts about the carts origin -

http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3429
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Sorry, I'm new. What the hell is this? Aside from retro game porn

I know Sonic, have the PS2 collections as well as some Mega Drive games. I'm terribly confused....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Crackers
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Sorry, I'm new. What the hell is this? Aside from retro game porn

I know Sonic, have the PS2 collections as well as some Mega Drive games. I'm terribly confused....
In a nut shell, it's an unreleased Sonic Sega Megadrive game.

The idea was scrapped and the game mechanic was used for Knuckles Chaotix on the 32X instead. There were a few early development prototypes the team made to see if the game would work. This is one of them

Game wise, there are only a couple of levels, and they're pretty glitchy. But it's still a pretty interesting thing to own!
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Hah I just did a search and came across this - http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11147

Wow you must be a Fianna Fail banker to afford that


I'm assuming I could download this for an emulator or something?
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