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Solomon no Kagi (Solomon's Key) Prototype + San-Nin Mahjong variation
Post Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Last edited by Bock on Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:51 pm; edited 1 time in total
Hello,

Dump releases have been rare lately. But I still have a stash of things to sort and occasionally new dumps are being found!







I have recently acquired a Japanese prototype cartridge for Solomon no Kagi - Oujo Rihita no Namida / ソロモンの鍵 王女リヒタの涙 (Solomon's Key - The Tears of Princess Rihita) for the Mark III, the wonderful puzzle/action game by Tecmo. If you haven't had a chance to play the game (which was certainly more popular in the West due to its release on a certain Ni****do console), give yourself a favor today!

The cartridge held an earlier build of the game. It is unknown yet what the exact differences are between this build and the final version, but the code/data hold quite a fair amount of differences (a naive binary compare gives ~47k different bytes out of a 128k rom).



I also stumbled on a variation of the rare San-nin Mahjong (三人麻雀) for Othello Multivision / SG-1000, sporting a memory map layed over 40k (with 16k worth of actual data), similarly to other SG-1000 releases. Those variations were probably created in order to accommodate for different cartridge boards.

That's it for this time!

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:08 pm
Wow!! Thanks to share, Bock. It's incredible some treasures like this, who is from 30 years ago, still arrive into your hands.

What other treasures are yet to be found in the future...? =D
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:22 am
Bock, thanks for new masterpieces!
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