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Off The Wall (unreleased Tengen Game Gear game)
Post Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:59 pm
I've got a Tengen poster included in a Game Gear PGA TOUR Golf.
It shows games for various Sega systems, and mention the unreleased 'Off the Wall' for the Game Gear. There's even a screenshot - I will scan it shortly.

It was apparently programmed by Jun Amanai who also did Popils on the Game Gear - probably among other GG games, so there's chances that he also did the Game Gear version of Off The Wall.

Some links:

The PC Engine version was also unreleased but a prototype was found.
http://www.insertcredit.com/archives/2005_10.html (search Off The Wall).
http://nekofan.free.fr/offthewalltest.htm

Off-topic patent for the curious ones:
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5273294.html

Now on to track this guy :)
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:37 pm
That patent at Google. It seems to be for a magical videogame that saves state (like in an emulator) when the power is turned off. Interesting but it'd need huge (for the time, and even now) save RAM and, at the time, a big battery to maintain it.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:52 pm
Here's a review from Gamepro (US), October 1993, page 139.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:12 am
Bock wrote
Now on to track this guy :)


Been there, done that.

His website is here. I left a message about two months ago and even e-mailed him, but it seems he's fallen off the face of the earth. However, it does look like someone's occasionally clearing out the spam (yet my message remains intact).
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:56 am
There's a website and an e-mail address on archive.org
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:19 am
Bock wrote
There's a website and an e-mail address on archive.org


I know. I came across two. I sent an e-mail to one of them. It's also the address the robots have been sending me spam through.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:57 am
KingMike wrote
Here's a review from Gamepro (US), October 1993, page 139.

The screenshots look improbable to me. The playing field seems to have 4x4 blocks with a background image which would be hard to pull off. The score area looks more to scale - early photoshopping perhaps?
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:19 pm
Good news!
Today I have acquired Off The Wall (for a rather large sum, some relief donations are welcome). Should look into dumping it soon.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:43 pm
And another 9 years quest happily ending :)
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:38 am
Wow Bock, that´s fantastic. Amazing work! ^-^
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:59 am
So exited to play this game on my Master System soon!

Thank you so much Bock.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:04 pm
Maxim wrote
That patent at Google. It seems to be for a magical videogame that saves state (like in an emulator) when the power is turned off. Interesting but it'd need huge (for the time, and even now) save RAM and, at the time, a big battery to maintain it.

I'm not sure about dates but this could refer to Resume mode contained in GG Popils?

When switched on using options menu, on loading the game skips the main menu and introduction cutscene and takes you directly to level selection with the last/highest level you played selected and ready to go.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:09 pm
Great news Bock!!!!

New game, and new game to GG to MS conversion ;)
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