Ed Semrad Lot
Ed Semrad is one of the earliest big names in video game journalism. His earlier writing credits date back to the early 80s when he was a technical writer for The Milwaukee Journal’s “Video Adventures” column. During his time there he wrote reviews on some of the video game console industry’s earliest titles for the Atari 2600, ColecoVision, and Commodore 64.
Frank Cifaldi from the Video Game History Foundation was invited to come to digitize Ed’s collection of video game history. Aside from some awesome swag, he collected during his long career in the business, he saved quite a few NES, Atari 2600, and Sega prototypes.
This release was brought to you by Frank Cifaldi from the Video Game History Foundation.
Other releases have been distributed to SMSPower.org and AtariProtos.com.
Prototypes (Unique Builds):
|System||Date||Retail release dates|
|Crazy Land (Prototype)||NES||27 May 1991||JP Aug 9, 1991 |
|Frogger II: ThreeeDeep! (Jun 15, 1984 prototype)||ColecoVision||15 June 1984||JP Unreleased |
|Galaxy 5000: Racing in the 51st Century (Prototype)||NES||JP Unreleased |
US Feb 1991
|Hoops (Prototype)||NES||JP Nov 22, 1988 |
US Jun 1989
|Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy (Prototype)||NES||JP Jul 29, 1988 |
US Jul 1988
|R.B.I. Baseball 2 (Mar 7, 1990 prototype)||NES||7 March 1990||JP Unreleased |
|Rally Bike (Prototype B)||NES||26 February 1990||JP Jun 15, 1990 |
US Sep 1990
|RoadBlasters (Prototype)||NES||JP Unreleased |
US Jan 1990
|Shadow of the Ninja (Oct 16, 1990 prototype)||NES||16 October 1990||JP Aug 10, 1990 |
EU Jul 25, 1991
US Dec 1990
|SilkWorm (Prototype)||NES||25 May 1990||JP Unreleased |
US Jun 1990
|Star Wars: The Arcade Game (Apr 12, 1984 prototype)||ColecoVision||12 April 1984||JP Unreleased |