More Sega Channel prototypes dumped.

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Kiddo Cabbusses, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. rganders

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    Thanks for spreading the info. At last test, battery was flat. I imagine it is likely the thing has no shot without the missing components. And given the guy I got it from got it out of a recycling place, who knows what may not have been thought of as a component that got left behind.

    For me, I'd also love to learn more on the history of this thing even if no useful code is recovered. I will likely get this sucker into a display and make it a quirky centerpiece of the sega channel collection of stuff (and there is more than I'd imagined).

     
  2. rganders

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    Hey All!

    Just wanted to say for anyone wanting to see a lot of cool promotional material along with the prototype of the unreleased Klondike game from the service...there is now a display up for the service at the National Videogame Museum outside of Dallas, TX.

    NVM

    Prototype Img

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  3. Black Squirrel

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    Afternoon Retro,

    EGM 71, June 1995 was recently scanned at Retromags:
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    https://retrocdn.net/index.php?title=File%3AEGM_US_071.pdf&page=29
    (that link should work later today - uploading as I type this)


    "Ozone Kid" - any ideas?
     
  4. Overlord

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    A very quick Google throws up this: https://www.unseen64.net/2010/05/03/environmental-detective-snes-gen-md-cancelled/
     
  5. Black Squirrel

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    https://retrocdn.net/index.php?title=File:MeanMachines_UK_22.pdf&page=19

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    Looks like this appeared in some form at Summer CES 1992 as "Environmental Detective". Developers Magicom presumably sat on it for a couple of years, gave it a different name and spat it out on Sega Channel.


    as for the others:

    - Mega Man is known
    - I think there was talk about a special Super Street Fighter II somewhere
    - Body Count wasn't released in the US and its existence on Sega Channel is news to me.
     
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    Dr. Wily's Revenge is the name of the first Game Boy Mega Man game. Did EGM make a mistake, or was that a planned title for the Mega Drive release as well? In Japan it's known as Rockman Mega World, whilst the Game Boy game is Rockman World.
     
  7. Black Squirrel

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    EGM weren't very good at the whole "video game journalism" thing so you can probably assume it's a mistake.
     
  8. Documentation on "Super Street Fighter II L.E." was in the Sega Channel haul from a while back, although not the ROM itself (Though based on the information it has it could theoretically be recreated).
    You can find it in the Instructions Test ROM.

    EDIT: also put an image dump of the contents on my Twitter.
     
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  10. Scarred Sun

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    Welp, this.
    I have wanted to resurrect the Sega Channel service in some way to show off homebrew and hacks for like, a decade. If this is now "go hunt these parts down", then uh I'm on the case.
     
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  12. Shoemanbundy

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    The confirmation of Sega sending out a disc to Sega Channel affiliates each month just further fuels my interest in seeing those discs show up some day. Surely someone held onto that stuff.
     
  13. Overlord

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    Fun fact though, it is still up there: https://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=22205#results
     
  14. Black Squirrel

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