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Dinobasher - Starring Bignose the Caveman
Post Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:49 pm
SMS Power brings a nifty surprise for all Master System fans.
Rare, uncovered piece of history: unreleased Dinobasher - Starring Bignose the Caveman for the Master System.

You've read it, a brand new, previously unavailable game! Dinobasher was developped in 1993/1994 by Optimus Software under the direction of Codemasters, whose Bignose license was being ported to the Master System. Upon near completion, it was (terribly) reviewed by UK magazine Sega Power in its March 1994 issue, but never made it to retail spaces, leaving disgruntled gamers unable to play this game. Why Dinobasher was unreleased in unknown fact. This version we have seems to crash from time to time, and this could have been a reason for cancelling its release if developpers were unable to fix the bug. Another viable reason is that the game is just more than average due to a dull gameplay that doesn't compare to other platform games of the same generation.

The game was never mass produced, but we managed to acquire a prototype cartridge that escaped developers back in the days (perhaps the reviewed cartridge!). A big thanks has to go to Christopher Coleman (Stempy) who accepted to sell us the cartridge. In the name of piece, liberty, happyness and preservation, this is now made public for all to enjoy!

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:07 am
Bock wrote
SMS Power brings a nifty surprise for all Master System fans.
Rare, uncovered piece of history: unreleased Dinobasher - Starring Bignose the Caveman for the Master System.

What is that, screenshots or walkthrough ? Ok just kidding.... :-)
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:13 am
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What is that, screenshots or walkthrough ? Ok just kidding.... :-)

Those are the first proper screenshots to be published, and generally there's never enough varied screenshots for most games on the internet, so I'd rather stick a bunch of them.
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:17 am
Bock wrote
Niloctronic wrote
What is that, screenshots or walkthrough ? Ok just kidding.... :-)

Those are the first proper screenshots to be published, and generally there's never enough varied screenshots for most games on the internet, so I'd rather stick a bunch of them.


Ok. Keep up the good work.
By next dawn I will finish my first contribution to the community.
Stay tuned :-)
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:18 am
Fantastic news - looking forward to playing it!

Thanks again, Bock.
 
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:36 am
Bock wins the internet

And my heart ::love::
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:06 pm
Awesome

The game always seems to crash when you use the start button. Will try to finish it.
 
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ROM Mirror Updated
Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:55 pm
I've updated my ROM site to add this wonderful title.

http://smsroms.game-host.org:2126/
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:52 am
For a weird coincidence last week i've finished the NES version of this game (called Big Nose the Caveman) and now here is the SMS version:)
I've finished this Dinobasher and i can confirm it has an end sequence (the same of NES version).
The major difference between NES and SMS versions are the "humorous" sequences at the end of each island, missing in the SMS..
If you're intrested in both versions endings check out GamEnd (http://www.vazcomics.org/mamend/gamend/index.htm) they will coming soon (hopefully:))
Sorry for my poor and rusty english:(
bye:)
 
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