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Early Ariolasoft Brochure
Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:32 pm
I picked this Ariolasoft brochure up a few months back and noticed the strange white D pads and white hang on card in the system and thought that you guys might find it of interest.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:13 pm
The quartet arcade cabinet is so cool !

Note that the cover for maksman shooting as seen on the brochure is different from the known releases

http://www.smspower.org/Scans/MarksmanShootingTrapShootingSafariHunt-SMS

Wonder if it will show up somedays
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:48 am
I bet someone has one (unknowingly) in their collection. I wonder why they blacked out one of the game titles (Black Belt)?
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:05 am
1)
The font on the system looks like my M404 prototype:
http://www.smspower.org/db/sms_prototype_m404-bios.shtml

2)
There's another detail to spot: the Hang On card in the card slot doesn't protrude much.

The card is either a mockup, it is shorter than regular cards, either the slot is deeper than regular Master System...
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:17 am
Well spotted Bock! Looking at the white Hang On card a little closer, it actually looks like a sticker.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:20 am
retrokevretro wrote
I wonder why they blacked out one of the game titles (Black Belt)?

The game was banned in Germany until just a couple if years ago. It seems silly now, but apparently, smashing people to bits didn‘t go down well with the authorities back then.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:25 am
I wondered why the German only version of Blackbelt was so hard to find!
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Also nice the screenshot of the SG-1000 version of Wonderboy.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:16 pm
Thanks for posting it here. I knew it would be of interest. I love these early documents that show things different to the final released versions.

Something else - the spine of the TransBot card, there isn't usually a space between Trans and Bot.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:28 am
Oh yeah, I've scoured this brochure for differences but never noticed any of what you guys have mentioned!
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