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Unreleased 'Dinobasher - Starring Bignose the Caveman' for the Game Gear
Post Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Last edited by Bock on Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:30 pm; edited 2 times in total
Hello all,

In 2006 we managed to obtain a copy of the (unreleased) Dinobasher for the Master System and released it here..

Only 14 years later, we finally got hold and excavated a copy of Dinobasher - Starring Bignose the Caveman for the Game Gear! The cartridge was kindly lent to us by Stanislas Marmion. THANK YOU.




Yes, that's a hand-printed label, made by teams at CodeMasters :)

The Master System prototype box art describe the game with: Join Bignose in a zany, prehistoric race to catch his dinner! Club your way through hoards of dinosaurs across four huge islands, collecting bones and rocks and trade with the natives. Fly between the islands using your club as helicopter rotors and become the first flying man! Great cartoon graphics, brilliant music and, most importantly, excellent fun!

The game is 2 megabits (256 kilobytes) and uses proprietary CodeMasters mapper so it might not work on all emulators or setups.





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Post Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Thank you for all the info Bock. It is always a pleasure reading news like this.

That hand-printed label is awesome!!
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Wow, nice find man. Congrats! Dinobasher is a fun game.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:31 pm
Played this game for the first time now and it´s very funny. Thank you for sharing it.
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Here is a gameplay video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIw5YKe_BzQ

It was meant to be a full 46-minute playthrough, but the video got corrupted, so I'm only uploading the first 18 minutes of it.
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:57 am
Super cool! Is there a PCB photo or maybe opening it wasn't an option?
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:19 am
Hello Charles,
Opening this one wasn't possible, however I have many CodeMasters prototypes some without label so I could open some.
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:21 pm
Great find! What's the story behind this one? :)
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:47 pm
dink wrote
Great find! What's the story behind this one? :)

I would be interested too !

The game works fine using an Everdrive GG :)
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:35 am
Bock wrote
Hello Charles,
Opening this one wasn't possible, however I have many CodeMasters prototypes some without label so I could open some.


Ah I forgot about the other prototypes, and thought this was a first. No problem then.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:11 pm
Hi guys,

This cart was sent to journalists for review. However I understand that the game was finally canceled due to poor reviews and bad timing.

Here is one the reviews I have.

I think the game is a lot of fun.

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