Hi All - having finally joined VGS after NintendoAge's end I wanted to post some pics of my NES collection.
I've about 375 licensed/unlicensed NES games, prototypes, and CIB peripherals (also added a few arcades to the game room):
CIB Wisdom Tree set (just missing Sunday Funday)
CIB Color Dreams
Protoypes and a few other oddities. For prototypes, I have Frankenstein, Wally Bear & No Gang, Chessmaster, Moon Ranger, and Hunt for Red October. All are development and have significant differences from final.
Frankenstein: A+B on 2nd controller allows you to advance through the levels
Wally Bear: early version where you play through the entire game without enemies present. You can also enter houses, showing the developer was at least at one point considering an expanded game.
Hunt for Red October: very early version where you go through one underwater level and face 3 giant octopuses at the end. The enemy ships appear as swastikas (at least I think they are) on the radar. My guess is this is a WW2 combat reference.
Uforce Test Cartridge: this came from Alan Weiss, who was involved with the UForce development (and also produced 'Deadly Towers'). He said they used these at the factory in China where the UForces were built as a way to test the systems. It's really interesting to see how everything reacts when you use the different parts of the UForce. I'll post a video sometime in the future.
Any questions/feedback welcome! Looking forward to being a part of VGS