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    Exclamation New Colecovision game discovered! (With screenshots)

    The Cat S.O.S game (Caterpillar scheduled oil sampling game)along with a colecovision was given to every cat dealership in 1983 to support the S.O.S. program. The customers would play it while waiting in the lobby. The game was made by the company Nuvatec. It was never sold commercially and could only be found exclusively in cat heavy equipment dealerships. My dad (who worked at cat) found that they were about to discard of both the game and the console so he saved it and gave it to me to add to my collection.
    The game consists of a bulldozer that rides around and pushes dirt. Each dirt pile represents a "job". To keep from exploding you have to send in oil samples to the cat dealership ,then you will be told if the oil is good or bad. If you fail to do this occasionally your oil will go bad and your bulldozer will explode. To clean the oil you have to go to the cat dealership. The goal of the game is to make the most money from finishing "jobs".

    I am pretty sure I have one of the last copys left in existense. If anyone knows anything about the value or has any questions please send me a message. Thanks!

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    I've never heard of this one. It looks pretty simplistic. Almost like a TI-99/4A Extended BASIC game.

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    It is amazing what surfaces over the years. Congrats, and thank you for sharing
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    That's pretty damn cool.
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    Wow that's pretty amazing. Did your father get a hold of this recently or was it back then? I have heard of this game before, although any information known has been extremely vague. It was on one of these common forums, can't remember where. There was more skepticism that the game had even existed than there was information on it. Many people I think assumed it was Oil's Well that Cat was using, not a different game.

    You may not have the last remaining copy, but you're probably the first person ever to come forward with one. Obviously it would be great to have the game dumped to a rom, for preservation sake. My guess is the value would be pretty strong, though I don't know what that would be since this might be one of a kind.

    PS: I see that you Seaquest had posted about this back in May, and as I thought then, you weren't joking. Ha ha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaquest View Post
    The game was made by the obscure company Nuvatec.
    While they're certainly not well known, Nuvatec isn't really that obscure. Although they never published any games themselves, they developed numerous titles for Coleco.

    http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Nuvatec


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    Many people I think assumed it was Oil's Well that Cat was using, not a different game.
    That's exactly what I was thinking.

    Nice find.

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    Default what a great discovery!

    Thanks for sharing the information, I had never heard of this before! I hope, at the very least, that the rom is archvied so it is not lost to the ages.

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    Awesome find. Hope you decide to dump the cart. I would love to play this game. Thank you for sharing the pictures and information!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg2600 View Post
    Wow that's pretty amazing. Did your father get a hold of this recently or was it back then? I have heard of this game before, although any information known has been extremely vague. It was on one of these common forums, can't remember where. There was more skepticism that the game had even existed than there was information on it. Many people I think assumed it was Oil's Well that Cat was using, not a different game.

    You may not have the last remaining copy, but you're probably the first person ever to come forward with one. Obviously it would be great to have the game dumped to a rom, for preservation sake. My guess is the value would be pretty strong, though I don't know what that would be since this might be one of a kind.

    PS: I see that you Seaquest had posted about this back in May, and as I thought then, you weren't joking. Ha ha.
    My dad just found the game about 4 years ago so it's a pretty recent discovery. I really don't know how to get the rom to the internet so if anyone has a suggestion I'd love to hear it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaquest View Post
    My dad just found the game about 4 years ago so it's a pretty recent discovery. I really don't know how to get the rom to the internet so if anyone has a suggestion I'd love to hear it.
    I am sure there are a few guys on this forum that can help you with that. It would make a cool release. Good luck with all of it, great find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaquest View Post
    My dad just found the game about 4 years ago so it's a pretty recent discovery. I really don't know how to get the rom to the internet so if anyone has a suggestion I'd love to hear it.
    PM sent.

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    awesome!

    time to dump that sucker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaquest View Post
    My dad just found the game about 4 years ago so it's a pretty recent discovery. I really don't know how to get the rom to the internet so if anyone has a suggestion I'd love to hear it.
    A card-edge reader will do the trick or an ADAM Computer with a program called CopyCart+ 2.0... but then you still have to know how to transfer the resulting file to a PC.

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    Smile Cat sos game dump.

    I'm in the process of dumping the cart! I'll keep you guys informed.

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    Many thanks!
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    Man, this is going to be awesome!

    Thanks so much, Seaquest!
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    Neat +1. Sorry, just had to say it.
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    Wasn't there something just like this found several years ago, only for a Nuclear Power Plant in Canada? Energy Quizz or something like that? Did it ever get dumped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
    Wasn't there something just like this found several years ago, only for a Nuclear Power Plant in Canada? Energy Quizz or something like that? Did it ever get dumped?
    Oh, I never heard about that before. Do you have any links? Though if it was never dumped, "AtariAge" comes to mind for some reason.
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    Tremendous find! I never once heard of this! Just a heads up, I blogged about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megasdkirby View Post
    Oh, I never heard about that before. Do you have any links? Though if it was never dumped, "AtariAge" comes to mind for some reason.
    I think it's mentioned in the DP guide although IIRC there's not much of a description. I talked to someone and they filled me in the details. I guess it was designed to keep kids busy after touring the plant or something like that. I'll look for more info, but I'm sure someone here knows more about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
    Wasn't there something just like this found several years ago, only for a Nuclear Power Plant in Canada? Energy Quizz or something like that? Did it ever get dumped?
    Power Grabber by Sydney is the game that was (supposedly) used at nuclear power plants in Canada. Energy Quizz is another prototype that turned up in Canada (Quebec, I believe).

    Neither has been dumped that I know of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaquest View Post
    The Cat S.O.S game (Caterpillar scheduled oil sampling game)along with a colecovision was given to every cat dealership in 1983 to support the S.O.S. program.
    Glad to see someone finally found one. Heard about it 10 years ago when I was interviewing an ex-Nuvatec employee.

    Quote Originally Posted by PingvinBlueJeans View Post
    While they're certainly not well known, Nuvatec isn't really that obscure. Although they never published any games themselves, they developed numerous titles for Coleco.
    Actually, according to the employee they did more than that. They were sent the original ColecoVision prototype system to do a complete redesign of the system, which became the version that was released. He mentioned it was their people that moved it to the more general purpose computer format and the expansion outlook via the expansion port. He mentioned what the original proof of concept game was on their system as well, and also passed along a bunch of the original assembly sources for the Nuvatec games.

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    Default wow thank you

    That is awesome, thank you trying to help preserve this great piece of console gaming history

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    So the game seems to be missing in action?

    I remembered this game and decided to do some checks, and it seems that neither here nor on AtariAge has Seaquest come forth to send the game to someone to dump.

    Makes me think if this was some sort of cruel hoax. If it was real, I hope another copy surfaces and is dumped. Would be awesome to play this game.

    I just hope the game was not sold to one of those "collectors" that have a phobia against dumping (roms that is).
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