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October 16, 2021
Jelly Boy prototype

This is probably the most interesting prototype of the current lot that I am investigating. I covered a Jelly Boy prototype a few months ago, but this one is definitely earlier. This prototype predates Ocean becoming the publisher of the game, and the company info is all Electronic Arts. The game itself is near final, though.

October 13, 2021
NCAA Final Four Basketball prototype

This is another near final prototype, with only about 32000 bytes different from final, most of which can be accounted for by a shift in the binary.

October 11, 2021
Parodious Da prototype

Here is the next prototype in the set. A very close to final prototype of Parodius Da, which I assume only has a few minor bug fixes.

October 9, 2021
Super Star Wars prototype

I have been sent a few prototypes provided by Mark Flitman and the The Video Game History Foundation, which I will hopefully be releasing over the next while. This is a near final build of Super Star Wars, about 14 days before the final build. It doesn't have many changes from the final version, but it looks like they were still optimizing the time limits for the levels.

August 9, 2021
Tenchi Sōzō prototype

I was sent this prototype by b_lay, who is a passionate fan of Terranigma/Tenchi Sōzō. The prototype is final, with the internal checksum edited as a watermark. Make sure to check out the petition to revive Terranigma!

July 14, 2021
Memories of Near

Near was a giant in the preservation of the SNES through their dedicated work on emulation and scanning. I have known Near for many years, and they played a major role in making this website the widely used resource that it is now. I thought I would write down some thoughts on their passing. I will definitely miss Near.

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