Nintendo of Europe was less careful than their other subsidiaries when it came to getting back prototype cartridges of games. This Metal Combat prototype has the typical label of a Nintendo of Europe prototype, and the writing on the EPROM chips is the same as well. What makes this prototype unique is that Metal Combat is the only game to use the OBC1 chip, and therefore a unique prototype PCB board was created just for it. The prototype contains the final US version of the game. This prototype was found at a flea market in northern Germany, though it is unknown how it came to be there.
Another prototype of this game was sold on Ebay in 2016 by a seller from Amsterdam. The label and writing on EPROM stickers are the same, but the label is a bit more beat up.
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