Ed Semrad Lot

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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.

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Other releases have been distributed to SMSPower.org and AtariProtos.com.

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Prototypes (Unique Builds):

 SystemDateRetail release dates
Crazy Land (Prototype)NES27 May 1991JP Aug 9, 1991
EU 1993
US Unreleased
Frogger II: ThreeeDeep! (Jun 15, 1984 prototype)ColecoVision15 June 1984JP Unreleased
EU Unreleased
US 1984
Galaxy 5000: Racing in the 51st Century (Prototype)NESJP Unreleased
EU 1991
US Feb 1991
Hoops (Prototype)NESJP Nov 22, 1988
EU 1989
US Jun 1989
Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy (Prototype)NESJP Jul 29, 1988
EU 1988
US Jul 1988
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown (Feb 3, 1989 prototype)Sega Master System3 February 1989US Jul 1, 1989
Monopoly (Apr 22, 1988 prototype)Sega Master System22 April 1988US Sep 1988
EU 1988
R.B.I. Baseball 2 (Mar 7, 1990 prototype)NES7 March 1990JP Unreleased
EU Unreleased
US 1990
Rally Bike (Prototype B)NES26 February 1990JP Jun 15, 1990
EU Unreleased
US Sep 1990
RoadBlasters (Prototype)NESJP Unreleased
EU 1990
US Jan 1990
Shadow of the Ninja (Oct 16, 1990 prototype)NES16 October 1990JP Aug 10, 1990
EU Jul 25, 1991
US Dec 1990
SilkWorm (Prototype)NES25 May 1990JP Unreleased
EU Unreleased
US Jun 1990
Star Wars: The Arcade Game (Apr 12, 1984 prototype)ColecoVision12 April 1984JP Unreleased
EU Unreleased
US 1984
Super Monaco GP Sega Master System (Jul 18, 1990 prototype)Sega Master SystemUS Sep 1990
EU 1990

Prototypes (Unique Builds) Gallery:

Confirmed final carts with some unorganized non-finals Gallery: