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    Quote Originally Posted by metallizer View Post
    "...Japanese knowledge will definitely help."
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    This seems to be a ranking screen, as it says "ranking" in katakana. Most of it is numerical kanji 1-10.. so nothing there that's gonna reveal anything. However, there's other kanji I cannot read. One has the radical for ninja/shinobi in it.

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    This is great news!!...thanks for sharing your find!!..Awesome.
    I live for this moment here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoTurfMasta View Post
    Yeah I went through some articles that basically said they chips would have to be frozen for it to retain a decent amount of residual data. I can see about contacting someone, but I think I know what their answer when I tell them it's been 20 years in unknown temperatures.
    And, at best we recover FIX level graphics, which are easy to reproduce... And you have done a good job of that... Who knows what state those were in at this point in development, anyway. Might not have been much different than what we see now.

    That, and sound effects and music, if there were any, were probably in a very early state as well and may have just been lifted from Gowcaizer.

    So, really, we got lucky that the meat, the actual graphical assets, were on non-volatile memory, so you could see we had something other than a Gowcaizer proto here.

    I'd say, if we were going to lose something, we lost the best thing we could lose

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    This is an amazing effort NTM! Well played!

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    This is amazing man!!!! Congrats and great job!!!!!
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    If a team managed to complete the sprites that are at least half complete, make sound effects and music, and release this as functional VS fighter, I wouldn't even be able to handle it.

    Amazing.

    Edit: freely of course, if someone turned this into a cash grab it would be hanus
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    Just wanted to thank NeoTurfMasta and the others that helped make this happen. It was great to experience the reveal in person and to play the game. Very very awesome. Here is the video I promised earlier that is a little over 16 mins with NeoTurfMasta commentating/ explaining the game while showing it off.

    P.S.: The video also delivers with a quick pic of his taco shirt

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    Just been taking this in...this was pretty awesome news to wake to this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfromabove View Post
    Just wanted to thank NeoTurfMasta and the others that helped make this happen. It was great to experience the reveal in person and to play the game. Very very awesome. Here is the video I promised earlier that is a little over 16 mins with NeoTurfMasta commentating/ explaining the game while showing it off.

    P.S.: The video also delivers with a quick pic of his taco shirt

    First time to hear NTM's sexy voice

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    this is friggin amazing. im gonna watch the full play vid tomorrow at work when i have time.
    NTM you da man!
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    Wow those back grounds if this is 1996 is way ahead of its time, I don't think this was canned for being a bad game there must be a good story behind the development of this game and why got cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastamuzz View Post
    Wow those back grounds if this is 1996 is way ahead of its time, I don't think this was canned for being a bad game there must be a good story behind the development of this game and why got cancelled.
    The backgrounds in the video look awesome even only in the development stage........
    If NTM and his team can finish the rest of it..........

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    Great find Brian... and a great write up.

    I cant wait to be able to play this in Mame and see it for myself...


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    You can alway pass it over to NG dev team ,that could be they next game.

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    I thought this to be an April fool's prank, until I clicked and saw the initial post date. Very nice find.
    Looking for UK copies of Dive Alert Becky's Version, Puzzle Link 1 and 2, Gals Fighters, and Pocket Reversi.
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=41108&dateline=145772  3980

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    Amazing find to have!
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    Great video. There is probably enough data and art there for a few talented motivated people to polish it up into something really nice.

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    I hope things like this will encourage others to release what they have.

    This isn't the first time this has happened in our community. As a reminder for everyone, Tonk was kind enough to have Ghostlop dumped and released for everyone to enjoy. Had he not, that proto would have been held over our heads by hoarders. Same thing with some of our other members who released early protos of games like the recent Last Resort beta.

    We really have a great community here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoTurfMasta View Post
    I hope things like this will encourage others to release what they have.

    This isn't the first time this has happened in our community. As a reminder for everyone, Tonk was kind enough to have Ghostlop dumped and released for everyone to enjoy. Had he not, that proto would have been held over our heads by hoarders. Same thing with some of our other members who released early protos of games like the recent Last Resort beta.

    We really have a great community here.
    It's for real now, some dude took everything you wrote and just copy pasta'd it on Atariage

    http://atariage.com/forums/topic/223...7#entry3488721

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    Nice work ntm!
    I think it's hard to believe that it was
    at the state of completeness and was never finished
    or salvaged and recycled into another game.
    Awesome find.
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    we can work out trade for my pippin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoTurfMasta View Post
    I hope things like this will encourage others to release what they have.

    This isn't the first time this has happened in our community. As a reminder for everyone, Tonk was kind enough to have Ghostlop dumped and released for everyone to enjoy. Had he not, that proto would have been held over our heads by hoarders. Same thing with some of our other members who released early protos of games like the recent Last Resort beta.

    We really have a great community here.
    Thanks for the kind words Brian. Ironically, the 4th of this month was the 12 year anniversary of me releasing Ghostlop.

    Caught a LOT of shit for that, but it was well worth it.

    One person was instrumental in helping me with that - he knows who he is.

    You did it the right way - thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonK View Post
    Thanks for the kind words Brian. Ironically, the 4th of this month was the 12 year anniversary of me releasing Ghostlop.

    Caught a LOT of shit for that, but it was well worth it.

    One person was instrumental in helping me with that - he knows who he is.

    You did it the right way - thank you.
    I guarantee the shit you caught was not from the majority of the people here. It was from the very people trying to hold it over our heads. It's always good to remind people that they wouldn't have Ghostlop if you hadn't stepped in. These details get lost over the years, and if you weren't around during that time you probably don't know the details. You will always have my respect for doing that for everyone. Srsly

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    Wow!!! NTM this so awesome. Thanks for your hard work and also to Razoola for looking through the code. Bonus kudos to anyone else who has helped.

    Makes me wonder if the Japanese seller has any more protos.

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    I am in contact with former Technos staff to acquire whatever the final code base of this game is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shou-sama View Post
    I am in contact with former Technos staff to acquire whatever the final code base of this game is.
    Oh hell yes

    this is getting good

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