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    Genesis Drx Releases New Genesis/MD Protos

    Quote Originally Posted by Drx
    I've finally found some time to start releasing prototypes again. I have a bunch of those left so this will take a while.

    Here's today's list:

    • Jesse “THE BODY” Ventura Wrestling Superstars (Mar 2, 1992, unreleased game!)
    • Curse Unreleased Localization Prototype (Jun 26, 1990)
    • Mondu's Fight Palace (Slaughter Sport prototype) (Jul 3, 1990)
    • F1 Circus MD Unreleased Localization Prototype (Dec 28, 1991)
    • Klax Prototype (Jun 21, 1990)
    • Earnest Evans Prototype (Apr 19, 1994)
    • The Revenge of Shinobi Prototype (Aug 21, 1989)
    • The Revenge of Shinobi REV02 Prototype (Feb 1, 1990)
    • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi Prototype (Oct 2, 1990)
    • Battle Mania Prototype (May 28, 1991)
    • Trouble Shooter Localization Prototype (Sep 12, 1991)
    • Phantasy Star II Localization Prototype (Jul 28, 1989)
    • Battle Squadron Revision Prototype (Jan 18, 1991)
    • Kid Chameleon Revision Prototype (Dec 19, 1991)
    • Super Hydlide Localization Prototype (Oct 16, 1989)
    • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Revision Prototype (Jun 29, 1993)
    • Ghostbusters Revision Prototype (May 1, 1990)
    • Aladdin Revision Prototype (Jul 31, 1993)
    • Devilish Localization Prototype (Jan 16, 1992)
    • Golden Axe REV01 Prototype (Nov 22, 1989)
    • Sega ROM Archive table


    More info, downloads.
    Full credit goes to Sega Retro. Original link here.
    Last edited by The Jackal; 05-03-2016 at 10:42 AM.

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    This is awesome! Some good resources for future hacks.

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    Nice! Is that Jesse Ventura game a localization of Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenband View Post
    Nice! Is that Jesse Ventura game a localization of Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden?
    The first link in my post gives a detailed description of each rom:

    An unreleased game! This game was submitted for approval to SEGA but was somehow abandoned near the end of development. It is currently unknown how many prototype cartridges were given out for review/preview. The game was published by DreamWorks, and developed by the Human Creative Group.
    And thanks Barone for the rep, much appreciated.

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    But it seems to be totally based on Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden, so we should be able to learn a lot about the Japanese game by using it.

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    Thanks for posting, I'm keen to give F1 circus a try. I would try Jesse Ventura wrestling too, but sadly I ain't got time to bleed.

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    AWWW YEAH!!!
    drx contributes to the "prototype scene" as anyone!
    Many thanks to him and to all guys that see the importance of preservation the game history!
    drx, Flintstones The Movie, please
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    Yes!! He's finally back!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barone View Post
    But it seems to be totally based on Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden, so we should be able to learn a lot about the Japanese game by using it.
    Exactly. Perhaps I should have said: based on the screenshots, that Jesse Ventura game is a localization of Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden. But I wanted to fire up the ROMs first to compare -- something I've now done, but couldn't do while at work.

    (I did read the descriptions, The Jackal; my point was that the claim about it being "an unreleased game...somehow abandoned near the end of development" is apparently incorrect.)

    In any event, I see that info has now been added to the game's description page (it wasn't there before). So, nice one: we now have two three localizations we didn't have before, and one two less untranslated/unlocalized Japanese exclusives! (Curse too, but if it had any Japanese text I've forgotten it.)
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    This rocks. Drx has contributed so much. Many thanks to him, once again!
    "You do not see the world as it is, you see the world as you are."

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenband View Post

    I did read the descriptions, The Jackal; my point was that the claim about it being "an unreleased game...somehow abandoned near the end of development" is apparently incorrect.
    Ah my bad, I apologize. 'Was just pointing out what Drx said on his site in case you missed the link, had no idea he mislabeled it.

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    No worries! Just wanted to clarify what I was on about. Very pleased to have another game from the Japanese library made more accessible; maybe one of our wrestling experts will review it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenband View Post
    (Curse too, but if it had any Japanese text I've forgotten it.)
    Not that I remember, unless maybe it had some in the ending? (I never made it that far)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinkueiBR View Post
    drx, Flintstones The Movie, please
    I'd love that, too!

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    I've now played through quite a lot of F1 Circus and so far the translation looks mostly complete. There seems to be a mistake in the way that "Practice" should probably have been labelled as "Qualifying", and "Mission" should probably be "Transmission" but so far I haven't encountered any Japanese text. There also seems to be some Engrish in the names of drivers and teams, but that might just be their way of avoiding license problems.

    I wanted to play the game for a while, its quite fun, but pretty damn hard too.



    *EDIT:
    Having played more of it I'm now pretty sure that most of what I thought was Engrish is actually an attempt to avoid licensing issues, there is still strange text like "you failed to qualifying" though.
    Last edited by Mad Moham; 05-04-2016 at 11:48 AM.

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