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    Default Final Fantasy Proto found ( I think)

    i found what appears to be a Final Fantasy prototype. I found 2 carts. I know next to nothing about protos and I am curious as to it's worth. It's in good working condition.


    the outside of the cart


    the insides of the first cart it says
    Final Fantasy
    PRG - L
    E-1 on the EPROMs



    This the released version on the left for comparison



    the second game seems to look alot like final fantasy in the board but does not work . Looks alot more like a proto though.

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    Its value depends a lot on whether there is any differences in the game itself. Can you find any changes such as different graphics, maps, etc.?

    The last pic looks like a blank eprom board, there's no chips in the sockets.

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    I just got it yesterday but I am planning on playing it through.

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    I was just trying it out a little , the characters on the cart are close to maxed out and I noticed in the intro screen that their was spelled thier. funny.

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    Let's see picture of what your talking about,

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    Where did you manage to find this one at? I am curious because if it is a prototype this has the potential of being pretty big
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    It was a garage sale.

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    nice...I wish I could find garage sales like that
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    Congratulation for thie great find. Its my favourite game series.

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    Nice find, congrats. Let us know if you find more differences.

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    Nice Grab dude! Thats a gem right there.
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    there's no roms in the second pcb, you won't get anything out of it without any!

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    I have one of those romless carts also. Nice to have but nothing to do with it. If anyone wants it or better yet wants to trade it lemme know.

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    Wow what a great find! Congrats!

    Please keep us updated with whatever other differences there are between that one and the retail version

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    I finally put a few hours into the game, I have seen many small differences. Namely just diffrent names for monsters and some other gramatical things. here are some pics
    what is called an imp in the released version

    the guy says northwest in the release and north here(Castle Cornelia 2nd floor Southwest corner)

    this is called a creep in the released version. worm is something else.
    also note the the backgound in the temple of fiends. this is much diffrent than the columns in the released version

    the Warwolf is called wrwolf in the release , grgobln is a grImp

    the Eye is called the OddEye in the released version , eye is something else.

    The antidote for poison in the release is Pure this is called Cure.

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    Thanks for adding the gameplay pics. I have been anxious to see some and any notable differences.
    Sell Me Your NES Test Carts & Prototypes!

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    many more to follow. I'm going to play it through all the way.

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    This is still amazing me its cool to see the game still in its basic stages.
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    Great find, especially at a garage sale I wish I once have luck like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miaandjohnrule View Post
    also note the the backgound in the temple of fiends. this is much diffrent than the columns in the released version
    Well now, that's interesting, I wasn't expecting anything more than simple localization changes. Does anyone know what this background looks like on the Famicom version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedEye View Post
    Well now, that's interesting, I wasn't expecting anything more than simple localization changes. Does anyone know what this background looks like on the Famicom version?
    It looks the same as the US version. The background in that picture actually looks like the one used for the titan's tunnel. I dunno why it would be in the temple in the proto. A bug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArnoldRimmer83 View Post
    It looks the same as the US version. The background in that picture actually looks like the one used for the titan's tunnel. I dunno why it would be in the temple in the proto. A bug?
    Correct. The Titan's Tunnel background is the same

    These are called Wizards in the release

    These are called Red Gargoyles in the release

    These are Frost Giant and Wolf in the release

    The tombstone in elfland

    same tombstone in released version

    These are Sorcerers in the release

    A nice little typo hahahah


    I've got a ton more differences mostly monster names. Lotsa pics , not sure if I have the time or energy to post them all. enjoy

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    Where is the typo?

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    Best 2007 find to be?
    Big congrats! It always amazes me how these things turn up after all those years!

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