This prototype of the Japanese version of Super SWIV has a mere 1337 bytes (l33t!) difference from the final version. I was originally hopeful that it could be a preliminary version of the US game before it became Firepower 2000 (since the cart label merely says "NTSC"), but this is not the case. The seller of the prototype told me that this game came from a tester who worked at SCi. It appears that the only thing that is different from the final version is the Coconuts logo on the copyright screen, where they reverse colours of the logo.
The cartridge has "Super SWIV (NTSC)" written on it, as well a copyright of 1992 for The Sales Curve LTD (the company was later renamed SCi, and eventually swallowed by Square Enix). The EPROMs on the PCB were uncovered when I got it, so I put some black tape on the windows. There is some residual tape on the sides of the EPROM, which makes me think it originally was covered. The cart shell is a Super Famicom shell, not a PAL one, and a hole was crudely cut to allow the EPROMs to stick out.
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