Nintendo prototypes

Here we have a seller who continues to auction interesting stuff!

Game Boy and NES protos

Wizardry NES proto! Early preview: game in English but Japanese board!

Another early preview, Fist of the North Star

Pipe Dream. Is there someone who can explain the reason why some GB protos are fitted inside big cases, like Fist of the North Star (same cases used for the Test Carts) and other in this smaller and more common cart?

Other stuff, with some retrocomputing:
Olivetti Dos 1.25 Disk with Non-Disclosure insert?

Written by Nicola

Nicola, the Italian search engine over eBay...collects videogames from 1992.

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  1. The different sizes of gameboy protos can be due to different bank switching/addressing schemes. Additionally, as time goes on the cost of larger EEPROMS drops so you require less chips on the board.

    As a comparison, the earliest Sega Genesis/Megadrive protos were these gigantic deals with 8 sockets, a row of dipswitches, and a coin cell battery (all for 4 megabits), the ones from the end of the Genesis era (8 and 16 mbit) can fit inside a regular cart and usually had an integrated flash chip for game saves or no battery backup at all).

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