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Unreleased SMS "Game de check! Koutsuu Anzen" (ゲームでチェック！交通安全)Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:47 am
*EDIT* Topic renamed from "SMS - Self Check 3-in-1 from Tokyo Marine and Fire Insurance Co. LTD (Asunde Manabu Koutsuu Rule)".
From the awesome Suka Sega's Nofu,
This is (apparently) a copy of a copy of an article published in a Japanese paper around 1988:
A driving rule related 3-in-1 cartridge for the Sega Master System & Sega Mark III, very much in the same spirit as Car Licence (except this one looks better :)
Transcription of the article instruction:
Game de check/koutsuuanzen
*not for sale
*TOKYO MARINE AND FIRE INSURANCE CO.,LTD.
*3 in 1
■ドライビングセンテンステスト(driving sentence test)
■君はベストドライバー(you are the best driver)
Of course, this is near impossible to find. I don't know anyone who own this cartridge right now. Might be a legend.
AuctionnedPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:52 am
A cartridge for it is being auctionned now.
The name is "Game De Check! Koutsuu Anzen" (ゲームでチェック！交通安全), meaning something along the line of "Let's check traffic security with a game!".
The initial auction price is 3 millions yens (about $32000) which the seller mention is a fantasy price, and he looking for direct offers starting from a tenth of that, 300000 yens. Meaning it is just too expensive, but I think it is possible that it sells. Game is tested and working although there's no screenshots provided.
Attaching the auction text.
セガ・マスターシステム/マークⅢ用ソフト 「ゲームでチェック！交通安全」 を
海外のセガ愛好家のサイトでは “入手ほぼ不可能のレジェンドソフト” と評されております
Seller doesn't say from where he obtained the cartridge, but he held it in his collection for many years. He makes a reference to this very thread being the only place talking about it on the internet (quoting me for using the word "legend").
Says its good looking and well playable (with a "surreal pop" feeling to it). To be relativized on the fact that it is a driving security software, mind you.
I would be interested in purchasing it but it's not even a semi decent price now. Just hoping that the buyer is someone I know, maybe the cartridge can be borrowed. :)
||Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:38 am|
Actually there's more information on Suka Sega (unsure when it appeared) from various old articles:
||Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:32 am|
|I made an offer to purchase it today (undisclosed amount).|
||Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:03 am|
good luck man, please keep us updated. this game looks strangely fascinating to me :)
||Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:22 am|
Well it's at least fascinately and stupidly expensive.
My offer is much lower than the asked price but since it seems like he's not selling it yet I thought I would give it a go.
||Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:17 pm|
|Well, somebody got it, was it you?|
||Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:22 pm|
It sold to fc_zion for an undisclosed amount.
||Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:10 am|
|That's a shame :(|
||Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:29 pm|
|Perhaps it be worth trying a forum fundraiser for any future prototype buying if its being sold to the highest bidder. I guess at least some people would be willing to donate towards getting a game so it could be dumped, rather than Bock trying to pay entirely himself. Its something that has been done on other forums for unreleased games.|
||Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:23 pm|
It got sold for 800000Y
||Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:29 pm|
|that's almost 6500 euros O_o|
||Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:26 pm|
|I PMed Bock saying I could help, but of course not for such a kind of amount..|
||Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:56 pm|
Are we strong enough as a community to gather that kind of amount AND want to? I was ready to pay quite a bit (and Adol too I guess) but not even as high as the reserve price.
I don't mind trying but generally those occasions are pretty rare and I'm not fond of encouraging the price raise for those stuff anyway.
Plus it's not like we have great organization on anything ^^
FluBBa donated some money last year which helped me buy a GG prototype but I couldn't dump it yet. Things are as much delayed by the fact that few people are working on improving our dumping technology and when they do it's quite seldom (there's no off the shelf GG Reader design anywhere to be seen).
||Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:44 pm|
||Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:47 pm|
Been a while.
The subject and come out of this game is ....
There was only actual game I knew was never seen.
As far as the contents of the auction, it's like viewing a site that people have here.
Game I want is expensive.
It sounds like a bid of 200,000 yen.
||Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:29 am|
|No prototype fundraiser has ever raised that much money, I don't think we could have pooled together for this one.|
||Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:58 am|
The owner has posted a shot and some info here:
Search for " 交通安全 " in your browser to find it.