Sky Skipper [skyskipr] (Arcade Emulated / M.A.M.E.)

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Sky Skipper [skyskipr] 21,730 points
Sky Skipper [skyskipr] 21,730 points
Sky Skipper [skyskipr] 21,730 points
Sky Skipper [skyskipr] 21,730 points
Sky Skipper [skyskipr] 21,730 points
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I remember first playing this on the Atari 2600, not realizing it was originally an arcade game (albeit only in Japan.) Makes me wonder how Parker Brothers got the rights to the game?

-- Posted by LarcenTyler on 2017-07-17 22:22:05   Reply
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@LarcenTyler: Been alot of mystery and history surrounding this "lost" nintendo game recently in the press. It was supposed to be the follow up to Donkey Kong from Miyamato but poor test location interest led to the cabinets being reprogrammed as "Popeye" instead. Recently after 35 years and mamy months of hard work a team of UK Collectors built and restored the only known working example of this game . If ever a game DESERVED to be played it's this one.
-- Posted by Ivanstorm1973 on 2017-07-18 03:39:29   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973:

You mean it was never actually released in arcades before?

-- Posted by LarcenTyler on 2017-07-18 22:07:40   Reply
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@LarcenTyler: It was rumoured that the arcade version of Sky Skipper was released in Japan in 1983 but this is now considered highly unlikely as there is no evidence of this game what so ever. The only 2 known working boards were found by 2 UK Collectors who remodded them back to the original game from Popeye. With the help of legendary gamer Billy Mitchell and his contacts at Nintendo the collectors were able to access Nintendo's secret vaults where they keep an unknown prototype of the game . With this and a rare Japanese colour flyer for the game they had a pretty accurate idea it the original colour scheme and art work in order to complete their project and recreate the only known example of the arcade game in the world. Amazingly the game did receive a North American version on the Atari by Parker Bros as you said. This Arcade game which was created over 35 years ago refused to be lost and has returned for some reason and that reason is to be played ( which I have been doing alot of recently) so look out for some more scored from me in the near future. Their is plenty of info out there now on this great story on youtube and other sources well worth a read Larcen.
-- Posted by Ivanstorm1973 on 2017-07-19 02:09:45   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973:

Amazing.

-- Posted by LarcenTyler on 2017-07-19 10:55:46   Reply
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@LarcenTyler:

Just  got my retrogamer copy where they have an article on it.

-- Posted by GTibel on 2017-07-19 14:56:56   Reply
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@GTibel: Yep read it there too BY..
-- Posted by Ivanstorm1973 on 2017-07-19 15:12:21   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973:

You are a true encyclopedia, thank you for info. yes

-- Posted by Larquey on 2017-07-27 05:55:05   Reply
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@Larquey: No probs , sorta got carried away there
-- Posted by Ivanstorm1973 on 2017-07-27 06:47:49   Reply