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Unusual set of carts

Postby srowe » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:06 pm

Just picked up some interesting cartridges off eBay. I did ask the seller for info on them but they were part of a job lot and they didn't know anything more.

The first has a pair of 4K EPROMs containing "The Sky is Falling". The labels make me think this could be a prototype, "A Visual History" mentions that the game was advertised as "Avaranch" in Japan.

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This one has a pair of 8K EPROMs on daughterboards. The boards have a part number (1001048), has anyone seen these before? The EPROMs contain the Commodore Pinball game.

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This unpopulated board seems to have 3K RAM and the two sockets wired to BLK2 and BLK3.

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Finally, an 8K cartridge with four 2K EPROMs. The DIP switches are set to $2000, there seems to be contents on some of them I need to dump them to examine them properly.

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Re: Unusual set of carts

Postby Bobbi » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:13 pm

Very cool :)

I love a good mystery!

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Re: Unusual set of carts

Postby orion70 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:01 pm

They really look like rough early prototypes of widespread games. Should they be confirmed so, I guess you bought some rare gems!


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