From the auction:
This auction is for a lot of 7 official Nintendo game development cartridges (EPROM Cards ) / prototype PCBs for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System platform. These cards were rescued from the remnants of a now defunct Southern California game developer (Interplay, Inc.). Presumably used for game development, programming, and/or testing games on the SNES Platform. They may be of interest to vintage video game collectors, emulation enthusiasts, or anyone interested in modding/authoring their own SNES ROM images.
Seven total EPROM boards included:
(1) P/N SHVC-8PV5B-01 8MB EPROM cartridge (4×8/4mbit and 4x4mbit eproms and sram, discrete logic decoder, lo/hirom)
(3) P/N SHVC-4PV5B-01 4MB EPROM cartridge (4x4mbit eproms and sram, discrete logic decoder, lo/hirom).
(2) P/N SHVC-2P3B-01 EPROM cartridge (2x4mbit eproms and sram, discrete logic decoder, lorom)
(1) P/N SHVC-2Q5B-03 EPROM cartridge
Each EPROM Cartridge is a PCB fitted with an SNES cartridge connector. Each PCB hosts a bank of several IC sockets, some of which are populated with chips of unknown content (although many appear to be labeled with game titles). The largest of the cards (SHVC-8PV5B-01) also contains a bank of dipswitches (I do not know their function). One of the two 2P3B-01 boards has been considerably reworked, with several jumper wires and re-soldered traces on both sides of the PCB.
I’m also including 12 microchips stamped “1996 Nintendo CIC-NUS-7101 9722 E” -(I do not know their function or significance, if any).
I would be extremely surprised if someone actually managed to get something usable out of these, but they`re still a cool item none the less.
Another seller also has a EA NES Immportal Prototype. $200 is a bit high for a starting bid, and while the game does appear to have differences from the retail version, I don’t know if it will command that price. Its a nice looking proto though, very protoish.
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