is a Preproduction sample and must be returned to LJN as
soon as possible" - just in case LJN decided to send
this to magazines or something. Anyway, this is a true
prototype cart of Terminator 2 from LJN, bought from a
pawn shop for $5.
When a programmer wanted to see how his game was going he would put his PRG/CHR roms (Program/Character (graphics) roms) onto a cart like this, suitably socketed and gutted for the purpose, and play it on a NES. This cart was apparantly snatched from the coders during the game creation process. The roms are labeled 7-16 (T2 was released in the spring of 1992), and the hex numbers are probably the checksums of the rom contents.
Anyway, the game itself.
- Download the Terminator 2 proto ROM in .NES format -
Differences between this rom and the release version:
...among other things. Anyway, enjoy the little peek into the NES development process.
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