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  1. In Topic: Puggsy Prototype Released... sorta

    Yesterday, 09:27 AM

    It's certainly a... unique way of releasing ROM dumps.

    I don't have high hopes of those Sonic R prototypes being released this way though :v:
  2. In Topic: General Questions and Information Thread

    23 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

    I should open up an art gallery:

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    this piece represents the inadequacies of man, and the neverending conflict between the mind and soul. And here it is again.

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    This is Dinosaurs with lasers.

    (okay it's stolen from the toy line/TV show "Dino Riders" but let's just pretend)

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    As for this, well... I'm not sure it can be described with words.
  3. In Topic: General Questions and Information Thread

    22 September 2017 - 10:45 AM

    View PostCooljerk, on 20 September 2017 - 09:49 PM, said:

    Hey black squirrel, what about that Russian bootleg version of Sonic Megamix that was sold online for a while? I have a copy, want some pics for the wiki?


    The only way to get a good handle on topics like Russian bootlegs is to bombard the wiki(s) with scans. It was only through doing exactly that that I discovered there were half a dozen different print runs.
  4. In Topic: Video of earliest known Sonic R prototype

    20 September 2017 - 02:12 PM

    Sonic R is pretty clean for a 3D Saturn game - there's a lot it doesn't do, but these 3D effects, no matter how pointless they ended up being, are quite pleasant to look at all things considered. Certainly better than Robotnik's face in this game.
  5. In Topic: General Questions and Information Thread

    17 September 2017 - 02:58 PM

    So anyway this all ties into a project I've been working on in the last couple of weeks. Over the years we've been collecting photos of Sega-related tat from the far East, but a lot of it has been hiding away in project pages because I didn't know what to do with it all. Now I've pushed it onto the main namespace so the world can see:

    Mega Drive bootleg games

    This is the largest compilation of bootleg Mega Drive games known to man. The total stands at around 550-ish overall, but the fact I chose to split the list by letter should suggest we're only scratching the surface here.

    Mega Drive unlicensed multi-carts

    This is the largest compilation of unlicensed Mega Drive multi-carts known to man. I can confidently say that no collector, database, website or otherwise has been able to make as much sense of what's out there (and even we have weird things in storage).

    These things are important, because if you lived in a world without official Sega support, this was what your video games might have looked like. It's as relevant to some parts of the world as official PAL releases are to me - it just so happens that these ones lack the special badge and disintegrate in your hands.

    Also, Russia exists.

    Mega Drive bootleg games in Russia

    This probably isn't the largest compilation of Russian bootleg Mega Drive games known to man, but it's the best English attempt. When one company with a monopoly produces crap for their home market over course of 15 years, it's exceedingly difficult to keep track of. I've split this up by what I think are five distinct print runs - I have no idea if it's right.

    Mega Drive unlicensed multi-carts in Russia

    This is the aaaaaaaaaaaahh.

    Here's many hundreds of undumped, unscanned, undocumented Russian multi-carts.

    There's something novel about quirky little Chinese cartridges from 1992 - I could imagine bragging about it in the playground in a similar manner to when people gawked over Japanese Pokémon cards and the like. But this is scraping beyond the bottom of the barrel - we're several feet under the ground where the barrel stands, and we've accidentally tapped into the local sewage system.

    Progress is a little slower on the Game Gear front. I find Game Gear multi-carts a bit more interesting, but they're far less common than the Mega Drive ones.

    This is how I spent my weekend. I need to wash my hands.