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    Awesome, thanks for sharing the screenshots, they are great!
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    Interesting that all 3 are NuVision games. Bean Ball Benny looks interesting...thanks for sharing the screenshots.



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    Curious to hear what your thoughts are on Bean Ball Benny and Swamp thing. Thanks for the screenshots!

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    Those screen shots are just what the doctor ordered. Thanks for sharing!

    I've read reports that BBB was never completed. Does it seem to be close to complete from what you've played so far?

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    Interesting grabs indeed. Regardless of whether you decided to keep or sell to another party, I'd recommend dumping the data to preserve history. I have no idea what they are worth, but the general rule is that unreleased and worth quite a bit more than released.

    Cool finds though!
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    Congrats on the awesome find! Even if you sell it off, try documenting it a bit for us anyway, any new info is good info.

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    Congratulations, awesome find! Thanks for posting pic.

    This goes to show that even on Ebay a spectacular deal can be had.

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    Interesting Find indeed thanks for sharing the Screenshots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borman View Post
    Congrats on the awesome find! Even if you sell it off, try documenting it a bit for us anyway, any new info is good info.
    I don't care about what anyone's opinion is on dumping prototypes (besides for backup purposes), but for the love of whatever you value most, please document the games for all to enjoy. A lot of work went into those games, so don't let that work fade into memory.



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    Just some quick comments if I may...

    The Bimini Run screenshot with the date on it is absolutely unique and therefore for sure means it will be at the very least slightly different then the released version within the rom file data. Of course, it may also be totally different gameplay wise and/or even incomplete.

    And in regards to Bean Ball Benny, yes this went unreleased but wasn't this game released on the Mega Drive in Japan? Can somebody confirm or deny this? Also I do have an old EGM magazine with some screenshots of the game in a coming soon / preview section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supergun View Post
    Just some quick comments if I may...

    The Bimini Run screenshot with the date on it is absolutely unique and therefore for sure means it will be at the very least slightly different then the released version within the rom file data. Of course, it may also be totally different gameplay wise and/or even incomplete.

    And in regards to Bean Ball Benny, yes this went unreleased but wasn't this game released on the Mega Drive in Japan? Can somebody confirm or deny this? Also I do have an old EGM magazine with some screenshots of the game in a coming soon / preview section.

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    If it did come out in Japan it wasn't as Bean Ball Benny. There's 900+ Mega Drive games in Japan, so unless it had some name change. I think NuVision was the one releasing this game in the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamTR View Post
    If it did come out in Japan it wasn't as Bean Ball Benny. There's 900+ Mega Drive games in Japan, so unless it had some name change. I think NuVision was the one releasing this game in the US
    Yes, your right it was under a different name.
    I think it was released on the Mega Drive, within the first year or two of the systems lifespan (1988-1990) and it was called "something taxi" (my mind confuses me and is thinking crazy taxi but of course that's not the name it was given) As soon as I return home (out of town at the time being I can tell you what the working title was.

    Also 900+ does sound like a lot, but it's only 200 more then 700+ (our number here in the states) but I am still uncertain as to weather or not it saw release in Japan. Funny thing is, this game was actually on my want list when I first got the genny because I was really impressed with the graphics and found the plot / game idea to be original and interesting. I kept checking the store shelves over and over but of course it never showed up.
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    I've been poking around a bit, and I haven't found anything that leads me to believe this was released for MD. Are you sure you're not mistaken it for another title? From what I've read the game was scrapped for financial reasons (As was Swamp Thing).

    The only scenario that can think of would be similar to Time Diver Eon Man, where the code somehow leaked and found it's way onto a pirate cart. I'm still thinking this game went completely unreleased.

    I'm still curious to find out if either of the unreleased titles are complete. From what I can find on BBB, the game was rumored to be incomplete during the time it was canceled. Part of me is holding out hope that this copy is complete. I have no idea how far along ST was rumored to be, but I read a fantastic article discussing how epically bad the game was (which makes me want to play it that much more!!!). I mean, it couldn't be worse than the THQ NES counterpart, right?

    Article regarding Swamp Thing:
    http://www.gooddealgames.com/articles/Swamp_Thing.html

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    Wow, I'm so glad to see these still exist. I've had a minor obsession with Bean Ball Benny ever since I came across a trade show flyer for it on eBay, it's just so damned weird that I couldn't help but fall in love with the concept. Thanks a ton for the screenshots, I'd love to see these in action though. Do you have a way to record video, or are you considering going to the Classic Gaming Expo in Vegas this summer? Or heck, are you anywhere near San Francisco? Maybe we can have a get-together and play these.

    Sorry that you accidentally stirred up a bunch of forums drama, my advice to you as someone who has been dealing with this stuff for about a decade (and stirred up a lot of this drama myself!) is to just ignore it all for a couple months to let things cool down before deciding what you want to do.

    Either way, again, it's great news knowing these are still around. I've always wanted to know more about these NuVision games, and even if all I've got are these new screenshots, it's more than I had before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedEye View Post
    Wow, I'm so glad to see these still exist. I've had a minor obsession with Bean Ball Benny ever since I came across a trade show flyer for it on eBay, it's just so damned weird that I couldn't help but fall in love with the concept. Thanks a ton for the screenshots, I'd love to see these in action though. Do you have a way to record video, or are you considering going to the Classic Gaming Expo in Vegas this summer? Or heck, are you anywhere near San Francisco? Maybe we can have a get-together and play these.

    Sorry that you accidentally stirred up a bunch of forums drama, my advice to you as someone who has been dealing with this stuff for about a decade (and stirred up a lot of this drama myself!) is to just ignore it all for a couple months to let things cool down before deciding what you want to do.

    Either way, again, it's great news knowing these are still around. I've always wanted to know more about these NuVision games, and even if all I've got are these new screenshots, it's more than I had before.
    Well said my good man. I will say that expect most, if not all of the drama to be done with now that Mr. Obscure has taken a permanent vacation (Thank you mods!). I think the focus will be redirected at how cool of a find this is. How often are two highly publicized unreleased prototypes found, let alone found together? This is the stuff I live for, and I'm not even a big Genesis guy.

    Frank, have you ever seen either of these titles in action (maybe at old trade shows)? I'm wondering if anyone remembers seeing these two in action at CES back in the day. The only information I've been able to find pretty much all came from some old post of yours. Were there any other NuVision games in development, or are these the final two?

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    No, I wasn't old enough to get into CES twenty years ago, so I've never seen this stuff in action. EGM ran a preview of Swamp Thing from CES (Winter 1990 I think?), which is the only info I've seen on it, and all the Bean Ball Benny info online prior to this thread came from the CES flyer I bought on eBay years ago.



    Nuvision only released Bimini Run, but to answer your question yes, they did announce one other game, based on the Guardian Angels. I don't know if any actual work was done on it though.

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    Oh man, a Guardian Angels game would have been SO badass! I wonder how far along they got with that one. I would think there would be plenty of red tape with a title of that nature. Thanks for the info dude.

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    Congrats on the awesome score! Thanks for sharing pics of the games!
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    Quote Originally Posted by swlovinist View Post
    Congrats on the awesome score! Thanks for sharing pics of the games!
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    Ok, been very busy with work the past few days, so I haven't really had time to get on here and leave any comments.

    Swampthing seems to be pretty close to complete as far as I can tell. I just can't get anywhere in it because the controls are very strange. You have to morph into objects to progress in the game and the control of those objects (leaves, logs, etc) is not pollished in any way. The player's attacks are also very weak in the game, so there's a lot of getting your butt kicked and not making any progress.

    Beanball benny: playable, but very incomplete. The cutscenes even have developmental notes in them, like "Subway: trains not yet implemented". Hit detection seems good, but instead of restarting the stage when you die, you actualy progress further in the game. There are also numerous places where the stage just simply cuts off and you're walking in pitch black.

    The good news is i got a good camera over the weekend, so I should be able to get some better screenshots soon. As soon as I do, I'll post them up here.

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    Awesome update. I'm looking forward to seeing some more pictures of the games.

    I can only imagine what the brainstorming process was behind the Swamp Thing metamorphosis "Dude, how about he morphs into a hawk? Or maybe a bear? Now, I got it: A LOG!"

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    Aw rats, I'm disappointed that Bean Ball Benny isn't all there. Still, just knowing it's playable is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedEye View Post
    Aw rats, I'm disappointed that Bean Ball Benny isn't all there. Still, just knowing it's playable is awesome.
    Yeah, it's a bummer. Like you said though, the fact that the game is even playable is a treat within itself. I can't wait to see gameplay footage from Swamp Thing though. It should be epic regardless of how complete/incomplete it is.

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    Here is a little treat for you all. Its the best i could do with no video capture on my computer.

    swamp thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfqnIbVwELc

    Beanball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6ce0LzIegQ

    may need to turn your sound down just a bit.

    -Harry

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    Dude, you rock!

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