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Tom vs. Jerry: The Chase is On! (Apr 28, 1995 prototype)

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Tom vs. Jerry: The Chase is On! (Apr 28, 1995 prototype)
Build date Apr 28, 1995
Dump status Released
Dumped by drx
Released by drx
File release date April 20, 2019
Origin EPROM cartridge
Lot German lot
Labels 4x Tom v. Jerry #
Dump method EPROM Programmer
Ownership Anonymous (?-2009), drx (2008-present)
Game Tom vs. Jerry: The Chase is On!
System SNES
Genre Action
Release date Unreleased
Download Tom vs. Jerry: The Chase is On! (Apr 28, 1995 prototype) (info)

A late prototype of the unreleased Tom vs. Jerry: The Chase is On! (also known as Tom & Jerry 2 or Tom vs. Jerry in some previews) for the SNES.

Notes

  • Published by Hi Tech Expressions and developed by Software Creations Ltd. It was canceled when Ted Turner bought Hanna-Barbera in 1991 along with many other Hanna-Barbera projects being canceled. However, it's also possible that the game was canceled along with many other Hi Tech Expressions projects because of a possible company closure that same year.
  • A similar PCB was discovered in another collector's possession that was dumped with a Retrode 2. That dump was compared with this build and it is a 1:1 match. As such, this has been confirmed to be a good dump.
  • Build date was found within the ROM near the header.
  • At the title screen, you can bring up a level select by pressing Y, X, B, X, B, A with Controller 1 (found by KungFuKirby). Pressing Select+Start instantly clears the level, and pressing L+R instantly gives you a game over.
  • In comparison to the July 11, 1994 prototype, this build contains:
    • A different title screen that includes a proper title ("TOM VS JERRY THE CHASE IS ON!" instead of simply "TOM & JERRY"), a trademark symbol, and a high score count. The title screen also lacks the animation test for Tom that was featured in the earlier prototype.
    • Gameplay demos after the title screen.
    • Level intro title cards.
    • The score count is gray in this prototype whereas it's red in the earlier prototype.
    • The heart icons that indicate health are closer together in this prototype.
    • More, shorter levels, but with many segments.
    • The level concludes when Jerry reaches the end of the level.

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