Thanks drx, lemme write up some more details about this game. Maybe this will jog a few memories.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystical_N ... ing_Goemon
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (がんばれゴエモン～ネオ桃山幕府のおどり～, Ganbare Goemon ~Neo Momoyama-Bakufu no Odori?, lit. "Go for it, Goemon ~Dance of the Neo Peach Mountain Shogunate~") is a video game released by Konami for the Nintendo 64 on August 7, 1997 in Japan and April 16, 1998 in North America as the fifth entry in the Ganbare Goemon series. The second Goemon game released in North America, it follows Legend of the Mystical Ninja and features hybrid elements of platform games like Super Mario 64 and action-adventure games like the Legend of Zelda series.
The story follows Goemon's struggles to prevent the Peach Mountain Shoguns gang from turning Japan into a fine arts theater. The plot calls for three cinematic musical features and battles between giant robots; like other Ganbare Goemon games, it's peppered with surrealist humor and anachronisms.
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon sold nearly 200,000 copies worldwide. Reviewers praised its graphics, gameplay, and humorous plot. Critics found the soundtrack and tunes memorable and moving, but criticized the localization, unintuitive camera control, and dull stretches of travel through Japan. Goemon's Great Adventure followed in 1999 and Goemon Mononoke Sugoroku in 2000.
Screenshots of the game in action (not from prototype):
Prototype (probably not from the prototype we're getting, but we're hoping):
Final game (for good measure, not actual game music):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ACKEGPL ... re=related
Details about the prototype itself:
We still don't know a lot about the prototype itself, other than it's a Mystical Ninja 64 prototype and it ranges for $300 for the rom dump + $50 for shipping. However, we might get something worth while out of this if we try.
Currently as of posting time, we have about $270 to go (me + zero7 from u64 - i think). I think the best thing to do to insure we don't over pay for the prototype is to donate in $20 pieces (or multiples of $20). This is also a good thing so we don't get a serious blow to our wallets if it turns out that the prototype is similar to the final game (in a way).
The only thing to do at a time like this is to donate, get the game, and see what happens. Who knows, it might turn out to be that same exact prototype in the video. :)