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    Default Think I got my hands on a few Genesis protos

    New to the forum, and new to Genesis in general. I had Nintendo systems in my younger days and figured now that I'm an adult with my own income, I could get the systems I wanted as a kid.

    Anyway, I got a Genesis off of ebay and figured that there were just some cheap games in the lot. After I plugged them in, I soon found out that they seem to be prototypes, 2 of which were not released. They are Bean Ball Benny, Swamp Thing, and Bimini Run which may just be a demo unit for a trade show or magazine.

    Here are some pics:

    http://bigh4th.250free.com/proto1.jpg

    http://bigh4th.250free.com/proto2.jpg

    Just wondering what info you all can give me on these games. Once I get my Genesis hooked back up, I'll try to get some screen shots.

    -Harry
    Last edited by bmpedrums; 03-10-2010 at 10:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmpedrums View Post
    New to the forum, and new to Genesis in general. I had Nintendo systems in my younger days and figured now that I'm an adult with my own income, I could get the systems I wanted as a kid.

    Anyway, I got a Genesis off of ebay and figured that there were just some cheap games in the lot. After I plugged them in, I soon found out that they seem to be prototypes, 2 of which were not released. They are Bean Ball Benny, Swamp Thing, and Bimini Run which may just be a demo unit for a trade show or magazine.

    Here are some pics:

    http://bigh4th.250free.com/proto1.jpg

    http://bigh4th.250free.com/proto2.jpg

    Just wondering what info you all can give me on these games. Once I get my Genesis hooked back up, I'll try to get some screen shots.

    -Harry
    First off, congrats on the purchase! Not only are these indeed prototypes, but as you mentioned two of the titles are unreleased. Some info on Bean Ball Benny can be found here:
    http://www.digitpress.com/DP/cmf/game.cmf?gameid=9584

    I would recommend putting some stickers over those EPROM windows to reduce the risk of damage. I'm also looking forward to seeing some screen shots!

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    I'm looking forward to the Swamp Thing screenshots, as it went unreleased on the SNES as well.
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    The story seemed pretty far fetched until i found the auction in question. Nice find, great price.

    http://cgi.ebay.ph/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...4#ht_500wt_977

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    Very cool.

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    Wow that is an epic eBay find. Congrats!

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    Congrats on the find.
    Your inbox should be full right now with: i want to buy.
    But remember these are unreleased so you would have to sell them for a couple of K no free dumps.
    So these can be reproduced in limited reproductions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr obscure View Post
    So these can be reproduced in limited reproductions.
    I would definitely purchase a copy!
    Game Wants: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=121467
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    Quote Originally Posted by megasdkirby View Post
    I would definitely purchase a copy!
    Wouldn't you prefer to have the games sold to a collector that will put them in a closet so no one else can play them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeaglePuss View Post
    Wouldn't you prefer to have the games sold to a collector that will put them in a closet so no one else can play them?
    Whatever happens,happens.
    If he sells it then money is king and the highest bidder determents what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr obscure View Post
    Congrats on the find.
    Your inbox should be full right now with: i want to buy.
    But remember these are unreleased so you would have to sell them for a couple of K no free dumps.
    So these can be reproduced in limited reproductions.
    Or you could just stop being a douchebag, that would be cool too...

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    Yeah, protos are meant to be hoarded, not dumped. NEVER LET THEM SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY! LET THEM SUCCUMB TO THE AWESOMENESS OF BIT-ROT MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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    Harry is new to the scene and he needs to be told that unreleased games are worth BIG bucks.
    If he wants too keep the games thats cool,if he wants to sell them on ebay thats cool,if he wants to dump them cool also.
    Whats not cool is that "sharks' will try to get it for free,when other people make big bucks and cash in on reproductions.
    Harry you found gold and whatever you do make sure you get paid well and not ripped off.

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    Edit: Not worth the trouble.

    Excellent grabs man!
    Last edited by mrmark0673; 03-11-2010 at 11:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmark0673 View Post
    Hell yeah, like this pair of unreleased Genesis games that sold from a well publicized full length EBay open auction for the "millionaires club only" price of just over $200:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=280452529353=

    Time to start planning on buying a yacht, these things are worth BILLIONS!

    The only unreleased protos that Dutch has ever owned are ones that he made up like Cop Slapper, though he seems to think he is an expert on their value...

    Very cool pick ups, at an excellent price to say the least!
    OMG
    this shark is already trying to talk the price down.

    As a mather of fact mr mark talks a lot of verbal diaria.
    oh where to begin.

    1. the exsample mr mark gives are of a dumped proto,the protos harry has are undumped. And swamp thing is a good tittle.
    2. he gives false information about me,i had and have many protos,check out my n64 proto topic.
    3. mr mark does not understand humor everybody understood that the cop slapper was a joke,come on paying for a screenshot.
    4.its funny everything mr mark has is great and top dollar great reproduction stuff (offer $200 for his hopping mad people)and all the other stuff is worth low dollar.

    Don't listen to this wannebee proto collector,he doesn't understand dump and undumped value.
    Wait for dreamtr to comment harry.Think what you will about this man he is a real prototype collector.
    Last edited by mr obscure; 03-11-2010 at 09:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr obscure View Post
    OMG
    1. the exsample mr mark gives are of a dumped proto,the protos harry has are undumped. And swamp thing is a good tittle.
    Pengo is actually undumped. I would think that you could make the argument that Pengo is a more desirable title than Swamp Thing, but that's subject to debate.


    Quote Originally Posted by mr obscure View Post
    2. he gives false information about me,i had and have many protos,check out my n64 proto topic.
    The post mentioned that you don't own any legitimate unreleased prototypes. It doesn't mention that you own no prototypes.



    Quote Originally Posted by mr obscure View Post
    3. mr mark does not understand humor everybody understood that the cop slapper was a joke,come on paying for a screenshot.
    Sigh: No comment.



    Quote Originally Posted by mr obscure View Post
    4.its funny everything mr mark has is great and top dollar great reproduction stuff (offer $200 for his hopping mad people)and all the other stuff is worth low dollar.
    The Hoppin' Mad rom is available for free download thanks to Mark and I. You're welcome. we did produce a limited reproduction run, but the games cost $55 shipped. I don't know where you're getting those other numbers.


    Quote Originally Posted by mr obscure View Post
    Wait for dreamtr to comment harry.Think what you will about this man he is a real prototype collector.
    Can't argue with you there. There's no one on the planet that knows more about these types of games than Dream.


    Why do you feel the need to turn every thread into a flame fest? This is an amazing find and an interesting topic. You don't have to turn it into a great debate thread.
    Last edited by BeaglePuss; 03-11-2010 at 10:27 AM.

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    If you payed attention i didn't turn this in a flame thread your buddy mr mark did.
    This is sure a great find and harry needs to be protected against people like you and mark.
    He needs to know that if people want things dumped the need to pay up.

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    Congrats on your amazing find! Dont forget to at least give us some screenshots of the games

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    This thread only confirms the fact that if I ever came across an unreleased proto, I would never ever tell another soul about it.
    "I am a cipher, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapporin View Post
    This thread only confirms the fact that if I ever came across an unreleased proto, I would never ever tell another soul about it.
    Care to explain? I'm interested to hear why you would keep it a secret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapporin View Post
    This thread only confirms the fact that if I ever came across an unreleased proto, I would never ever tell another soul about it.
    Damn straight, seriously.

    Every one and anyone, regardless of the name calling of sharks back and forth, from anyone who might be interested, seems to think theyre the only ones whos the good guys. Your all sharks, regardless of who you point fingers at. Pointing fingers just shows you cant take the label.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gokugohandave View Post
    Damn straight, seriously.

    Every one and anyone, regardless of the name calling of sharks back and forth, from anyone who might be interested, seems to think theyre the only ones whos the good guys. Your all sharks, regardless of who you point fingers at. Pointing fingers just shows you cant take the label.
    2nd this.
    getting harrased or getting a shit load of verbal diaria on top of you is not worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeaglePuss View Post
    Care to explain? I'm interested to hear why you would keep it a secret.
    Because of all the drama that goes along with having a proto. You have 3 or 4 different camps telling you what to do with it, and if you follow 1, you're damned by the other 2. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. I realize that there's no sense in trying to please everyone, but it's a lot of unneeded bickering and useless griping over a single video game. Plus, the fact that everyone jumps on the owner like they smell blood in the water. I don't think I've heard a single person in any of these threads say, "It's your game, do what you like with it." I could be wrong. Also, don't think I'm singling anybody out, because I think the business as a whole is just absurd. It's crazy.

    OK, so I'll admit I was being a bit extreme when I said "never ever tell another soul". But I would certainly keep it under wraps, that's for sure.
    "I am a cipher, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce."

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    wow. I had no idea I would stir the pot like this.

    At any rate, here are some screen shots of the games. I did the best I could with my crappy camera, but it's all I have right now.

    Beanball Benny:

    http://bigh4th.250free.com/bean1.jpg
    http://bigh4th.250free.com/bean2.jpg
    http://bigh4th.250free.com/bean3.jpg
    http://bigh4th.250free.com/bean7.jpg
    http://bigh4th.250free.com/bean8.jpg

    SwampThing:

    http://bigh4th.250free.com/swamp1.jpg
    http://bigh4th.250free.com/swamp2.jpg
    http://bigh4th.250free.com/swamp3.jpg
    http://bigh4th.250free.com/swamp4.jpg

    Bimini Run:

    http://bigh4th.250free.com/bimini1.jpg
    http://bigh4th.250free.com/bimini3.jpg

    Bimini seems to just be a demo unit as aside from the copywright screen, it seems to be the same as the youtube videos of the release copy.

    -Harry

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