Video Game Prototypes: November 29, 2012

Standard disclaimer on prototypes.

I’ve been pretty busy lately, so I haven’t been able to keep up with auctions as regularly as I would like. Lots of Atari 2600 prototypes were on sale earlier this month.

Nightmare Circus for the Genesis. Unreleased outside of Brazil. Still might be a bit steep at the BIN of GBP 599.99.

ToeJam & Earl 2 for the Genesis. Nobody is biting on the current BIN of $450. Previous auction did not sell at $1000.

Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy for the Jaguar. It has what looks like a production label on it, but DreamTR says it not a production version, so there really isn’t any reason to believe otherwise. BIN of $179.99. There was another auction last year with a prototype of this game, but it doesn’t look like the lot sold.

Star Trek Strategic Operations Simulator for the Atari 2600. The label is identical to the one on Atariprotos.com, and presumably identical to final.

Krazy Kreatures for the NES. An AVE prototype, being sold by mrmark0673. BIN of $150.00. Originally listed at $200, he apparently has 2 copies.

The rest of the prototypes were sold when I was on holiday, and as such are already completed.

Sonic Crackers for the Genesis – sold for EUR 34.40. Despite the claim, this is one of the most common prototypes you will run across – perhaps due to someone making fakes.

Worm Womper for the Intellivision – sold for $271.

Stampede for the Intellivision. Sold for $152.50

Pitfall for the Intellivision. Sold for $152.50. A different prototype of this game sold for $100.99 a year ago.

Batman: Revenge of the Joker for the SNES. This prototype has been passed around a lot, but it didn’t sell for the asking price of $99.99. Maybe because the seller is shady as fuck. This prototype sold for 70 GBP back in June (and that is the origin of the picture below).

Sorcerer’s Apprentice for the Atari 2600. Appears to date several weeks before the final version prototype, according to Atariprotos.com. Sold for $338.33

VanGuard for the Atari 2600. Again, this prototype is not listed on Atariprotos.com, though at least one other one exists. Sold for $199.50.

Atari Video Cube for the Atari 2600. One other prototype of this game exists, according to AtariProtos.com. Sold for $262.

Realsports Soccer for Atari 2600. Two other prototypes of this game exist, with this particular one made a few days before the final version. Sold for $159.50.

E.T. for the Atari 2600. AtariProtos.com has pictures of another prototype with the same date as this one, which apparently is the same as final. Sold for $137.50.

Taz for Atari 2600. Several prototypes of this game exist. Sold for $142.50.

RealSports Volleyball for the Atari 2600. It dates to about a week after another known prototype. Sold for $135.50.

Oscar’s Trash Race for Atari 2600. There are three other prototypes of this game. Sold for $106.50.

Alpha Beam for Atari 2600. Two other prototypes of this game exist. Sold for $91.00.

Raiders of the Lost Ark for the Atari 2600. Sold for $182.49. Looks pretty similar to the other known prototype.

Math Grand Prix for the Atari 2600. There is one other known prototype for this game. Sold for $171.51.

Crystal Castles for Atari 2600. There are three other known prototypes of this game. Sold for $167.78.

Final prototype is probably the most interesting. Sterling Sharpe: End 2 End for the SNES. This prototype was from the offices of Video Games and Computer Entertainment magazine. Along with the prototype, it came with a football autographed by Sterling Sharpe! Sold for $153.51.

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