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Title: Unreleased Megadrive/Genesis Repro - Bill's Tomato Game.
Post by: zapiy on August 04, 2014, 19:17:38 PM
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What you should know about this game:
 
 Bill's Tomato Game was named after and created by Bill Pullan. The game was successfully released on the Amiga and was to be ported to both the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The SNES version was scrapped very early in development, but the Genesis version was 100% finished and was ready for distribution. Unfortunately, Psygnosis was purchased by Sony right around this time and production on the game was halted.
 
 
 Highs:
 
 The game is absolutely fantastic. It is a full 90 levels long and offers some serious fun and challenges. The intro video is very nicely animated, the controls are tight and intuative, and the game plays as well as anything on the platform. If you are into Lemmings style puzzle games of the 8 and 16 bit generation, you'll love this one.
 
 Lows:
 
 As far as gameplay, there really aren't many to mention. There is a soft reset still in the code (pressing A, B, and C at the same time brings you back to the start menu), but that is the only "flaw" I can think of.
 
 As far as the tangible good, there are some downsides to using brand new materials. The Genesis/Mega Drive cases are just slightly thicker than a standard cart, so you'll get a bit of that Kung-fu grip effect when placing it in the system. Also, the area for the sticker to be placed is much larger than a typical Genny game. Since I wanted to keep the look as close to the original source material as possible, I elected to print the stickers the correct size and adhere them centered as best I could. From a foot away, they look like any other Genny game, and I'm very happy I stuck with the origial size.
 
 After a full sell out, Matt and I will be releasing the ORIGINAL UNALTERED ROM for FREE for everyone to download and enjoy!

- The game will cost $75 shipped in the US, $85 Shipped to Canada, and $90 Worldwide. Using all new parts was MUCH more expensive than using donors, so sorry about the cost. The international prices stink due to the higher cost of flat rate postage seen here : http://cr.colostate.edu/documents... (http://http)
 I know it sucks, but it is what it is.

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Title: Re: Unreleased Megadrive/Genesis Repro - Bill's Tomato Game.
Post by: bogstandard on August 04, 2014, 19:25:13 PM
I like the all new parts aspect.  It'd be really cool if MrMark went from reproduction man to publisher in his own right.
Title: Re: Unreleased Megadrive/Genesis Repro - Bill's Tomato Game.
Post by: TrekMD on August 05, 2014, 02:35:22 AM
Well, I've replied in the thread.  Waiting to get a PM.
Title: Re: Unreleased Megadrive/Genesis Repro - Bill's Tomato Game.
Post by: TrekMD on October 14, 2014, 21:57:54 PM
For those who couldn't get the cart, the binary is now available for free:  Unreleased Sega Mega Drive Port Of Bills Tomato Game ROM Released (http://http).
Title: Re: Unreleased Megadrive/Genesis Repro - Bill's Tomato Game.
Post by: JoeMusashi on October 14, 2014, 22:30:11 PM
What a coincidence. I was just listening to the Retro Asylum Psygnosis podcast today and they were talking about this game. Ha!
It's pretty cool by all accounts.
Title: Re: Unreleased Megadrive/Genesis Repro - Bill's Tomato Game.
Post by: TrekMD on October 14, 2014, 22:47:01 PM
:)  That's cool.
Title: Re: Unreleased Megadrive/Genesis Repro - Bill's Tomato Game.
Post by: AmigaJay on October 14, 2014, 22:50:00 PM
Used to play this on my Amiga, thought it was a good game, though got trickier and ended up getting fed up with it! Good while it lasts!
Title: Re: Unreleased Megadrive/Genesis Repro - Bill's Tomato Game.
Post by: EchoPark on November 15, 2014, 02:32:36 AM
Man i loved this game actually forgot all about it. May have to keep an eye out for an Amiga version some where. May have to check out the Mega Drive version and see how it compares.
Title: Re: Unreleased Megadrive/Genesis Repro - Bill's Tomato Game.
Post by: zapiy on November 16, 2014, 17:12:03 PM
Yeah, i would love this on the Mega Drive some day. :113: