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U.S. NTSC Sega CD Collector's Guide Version 2.0

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Link to original thread: http://segaage.com/forum/messagev...

U.S. NTSC Sega CD Collector's Guide Version 2.0. 

Changes warranting a new guide:

-Consistent updates:  Yes, developments in the world of Sega CD collecting are pretty sparse, but new items are still being found.  Shai'tan did a great job with the original thread, but a more active member needs to take the reins.

-Documentation of more than just the games:  Games and variants are cool.  But so are strategy guides, console boxes, game inserts/contents, and accessories.  Let's hear about any physical media associated with the Sega CD.

-Replacing missing pictures:  Most of the pictures from the original thread are gone.  They will return.  Hopefully.  Maybe.

-General overhaul:  Not to say Shai'tan didn't have a nice looking thread, but this is likely going to look and be constructed slightly different from the original.

So let's keep the discussion, albeit slow discussion, going.  If you opened a sealed game, post what you found inside the box.  If you find the elusive Bram Stoker's Dracula Version 2.0, post a picture of it.  If you just want to say you love the Sega CD, let's hear about that love affair. 

Always a work in progress....

Games
​Below are the standard, retail games.  No variants.  No console pack-ins.  Just the good 'ol games found in the plastic or cardboard long boxes, totally 142.

1.) 3 Ninjas Kick Back/Hook
2.) A/X-101
3.) Official AD&D CD Game: Eye of the Beholder
4.) The Adventures of Batman and Robin
5.) Adventures of Willy Beamish
6.) Afterburner 3
7.) AH-3 Thunderstrike
8.) The Amazing Spiderman vs. the Kingpin
9.) Android Assault
10.) The San Diego Zoo Presents the Animals! A True Multimedia Experience
11.) B.C. Racers
12.) Batman Returns
13.) Battlecorps
14.) Bill Walsh College Football
15.) Black Hole Assault 
16.) Bouncers
17.) Brutal: Paws of Fury
18.) Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
19.) Championship Soccer '94
20.) Chuck Rock 
21.) Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck
22.) Cliffhanger
23.) Cobra Command 
24.) Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia
25.) Corpse Killer
26.) Crime Patrol
27.) Dark Wizard
28.) Demolition Man
29.) Double Switch
30.) Bram Stoker's Dracula
31.) Dracula Unleashed
32.) Dragon's Lair
33.) Dune
34.) Dungeon Explorer
35.) Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep
36.) Earthworm Jim: Special Edition
37.) Ecco the Dolphin
38.) Ecco: The Tides of Time
39.) ESPN Baseball Tonight
40.) ESPN National Hockey Night
41.) ESPN NBA Hangtime '95
42.) ESPN Sunday Night NFL
43.) Eternal Champions: Challenge From the Dark Side
44.) Fahrenheit 
45.) Fatal Fury Special
46.) FIFA International Soccer
47.) Final Fight
48.) Flashback: The Quest for Identity
49.) Flink
50.) Formula One World Championship: Beyond the Limit
51.) Marry Shelley's Frankenstein/Bram Stoker's Dracula 
52.) Ground Zero Texas
53.) Heart of the Alien
54.) Heimdall
55.) Hook 
56.) Iron Helix
57.) Jaguar XJ220 
58.) Jeopardy
59.) Joe Montana's NFL Football
60.) Jurassic Park
61.) Keio's Flying Squadron
62.) Kids on Site 
63.) Lawnmower Man
64.) Lethal Enforcers
65.) Lethal Enforcers 2: Gunfighters
66.) Links: The Challenge of Golf
67.) Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine
68.) Lords of Thunder
69.) Lunar: The Silver Star 
70.) Lunar: Eternal Blue
71.) Mad Dog McCree
72.) Mad Dog McCree 2: Lost Gold
73.) Make my Video: Kris Kross
74.) Make my Video: Marky Mark and the Funy Bunch
75.) Make my Video: INXS 
76.) Mansion of Hidden Souls
77.) Masked Rider: Kamen Rider ZO
78.) Mega Race
79.) Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventure of Mickey Mouse
80.) Microcosm
81.) Midnight Raiders
82.) Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
83.) Mortal Kombat
84.) My Paint: The Animated Paint Program
85.) NBA Jam
86.) NFL Football Trivia Challenge
87.) NFL's Greatest: San Francisco vs. Dallas 1978- 1993
88.) NHL '94
89.) Night Trap
90.) NovaStorm
91.) Panic!
92.) Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
93.) Popful Mail: Magical Fantasy Adventure
94.) Power Factory Featuring C+C Music Factory
95.) Power Monger
96.) Prince of Persia
97.) Prize Fighter
98.) Puggsy
99.) Racing Aces
100.) Radical Rex
101.) RDF Global Conflict
102.) Revenge of the Ninja
103.) Revengers of Vengeance
104.) Rise of the Dragon 
105.) Road Avenger
106.) Road Rash
107.) Robo Aleste
108.) Samurai Shodown
109.) The Secret of Monkey Island
110.) Sewer Shark 
111.) Shadow of The Beast II
112.) Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. II
113.) Shining Force CD
114.) Silpheed
115.) Slam City with Scottie Pippen
116.) Snatcher
117.) Sonic CD
118.) Soulstar
119.) Space Ace
120.) The Space Adventure
121.) Software Toolwork's Star Wars Chess
122.) Star Wars Rebel Assault
123.) Starblade
124.) Stellar Fire
125.) Supreme Warrior       
126.) Surgical Strike
127.) The Terminator
128.) Third World War
129.) Time Gal
130.) Tomcat Alley
131.) Trivial Pursuit: Interactive Multimedia Game
132.) Ultraverse Prime/Microcosm 
133.) Vay
134.) Wheel of Fortune
135.) Who Shot Johnny Rock?
136.) Wild Woody
137.) Wing Commander
138.) Wirehead
139.) Wolfchild
140.) Wonder Dog 
141.) World Cup USA 94
142.) WWF Rage in the Cage

Console Pack-ins
Just a to-the-point list of the discs packed in with various consoles.  Which CD was packed with which console variant will be listed in another section.

1.) Colors of Modern Rock
​2.) Compton's Interactive Enclyclopedia NFR
​3.) Joe Montana's NFL football NFR

​4.) Karaoke Top Hit Sampler

5.) Karaoke Song Catalog

​6.) Prize Fighter NFR
7.) Rock Paintings/Hot Hits
​8.) Sega Classics: Arcade Collection/Ecco the Dolphin
​9.) Sega Classics: Arcade Collection/Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
10.) Sega Multimedia Studio

11.) Sewer Shark
​12.) Sol-Feace
​13.) Sonic CD NFR
14.) ​What Is X'Eye Multi Entertainment System


Variants/Demos
About half of the variants come from console pack-ins, while the other half are re-releases with some sort of sticker addition, change in box material, or altered box art.  It is the general consensus the common Wonder Dog Green is the variant, while the ever elusive red box is the original.  Sega CD/32X combo games not included.

​1.) Compton's Interactive Enclyclopedia NFR - blue text

​2.) Compton's Interactive Enclyclopedia NFR - red text

​3.) Compton's Interactive Enclyclopedia NFR - black text

4.) Bram Stoker's Dracula - "Version 2.0" printed on manual 
​5.) Joe Montana's NFL Football NFR

​6.) Lunar: The Silver Star - disk 1 non-foiled 
​7.) Lunar: The Silver Star - disk 2 fully foiled 
8.) Lunar: The Silver Star - disk 3 partially foiled
​9.) Lunar: The Silver Star - disk 4 fully foiled
10.) Lunar: The Silver Star - disk 5 partially foiled 
11.) Lunar: The Silver Star - disk 6 fully foiled
12.) Lunar: The Silver Star - disk 7 partially foiled, blut dot
13.) Night Trap - cardboard box with MA-17 sticker
​14.) Night Trap - blue box
​15.) Prize Fighter - NFR
​16.) Rise of the Dragon - cardboard box with MA-17 sticker
​17.) Rise of the Dragon - plastic long box
​18.) Rise of the Dragon - plastic long box with cardboard box art
​19.) Sewer Shark - Imagesoft Logo present
​20.) Sewer Shark - NFR
​21.) Sewer Shark - "4101" printed on disc
    
22.) Sonic CD - NFR
​23.) Wonder Dog - green box

Miscellaneous
These three lone discs don't fit into the previous categories.  Colors of Modern Rock is thought to be a mail away exclusive.  Dragon's Lair Demo CD, as the name implies, is just a demo.

​1.) Batman Returns Original Score
2.) Colors of Modern Rock
​3.) Dragon's Lair Demo CD



Unofficial Releases
Most of these unofficial releases were previously slated for an official release during the system's lifetime.  It appears some are full blown games while others are mearly betas.  Does Marko and the Smurfs contain the code for the intended US release or are they repros of the import versions? Dunno.  Most of these games are - or were - sold through Gooddealgames.  Collectors are paying a premium for sold their 'sold out' games, such as Marko, which in a way makes them the "official unofficial" publisher.   Homebrews and hacks are also included in the list.  

1.) Battle Frenzy - gooddealgames.com - sold out
2.) Battletech: Gray Death Legion - gooddealgames.com - sold out
3.) Bug Blasters: The Exterminators - gooddealgames.com - sold out
4.) Bug Blasters: Special Edition (Budget Release) - gooddealgames.com - sold out
5.) Burning Fists: Force Striker - gooddealgames.com
6.) Citizen X - gooddealgames.com
7.) Code Eliminator - 2015 PRGE homebrew exclusive
8.) Frog Feast - homebrew
9.) Johnny Mnemonic - was sold through gooddealgames.com
10.) Marko - gooddealgames.com
11.) Mighty Mighty Missile - homebrew - gooddealgames.com
12.) Note! - Color Mechanica - homebrew - gooddealgames.com
13.) Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors - retrogamlab.com; Portland Retrogaming Expo 2009 - limited release out of 20
14.) The Smurfs - was sold through gooddealgames.com
​15.) Sonic Mega Mix - homebrew/hack - retrogamelab.com
​16.) Space Foxes - Power Up 2017 Exclusive - limited release out of 20
​17.) Super Strike Trilogy - retrogamelab.com
18.) Star Strike - goodddealgames.com - sold out
19.) Time Cop - retrogamelab.com
20.) Ultra CD Backup RAM Cart - stoneagegamer.com

Stategy Guides
There exists guides to Flashback, Dracula Unleashed, Prince of Persia, and Power Monger to name a few.  However, for a guide to make this list it has to specify it is compatible for the Sega CD version. 

​1.) 16-Bit
​2.) Awesome Sega Genesis Secrets 3
​3.) Awesome Sega Genesis Secrets 4
4.) Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
​5.) Compute's Sega CD Sourcebook
​6.) Digital Press The Bio-degradable Source for Videogamers Collector's Guide Advance Edition
7.) Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep
8.) Ecco: The Tides of Time
9.) Heimdall
​10.) Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine
11.) Lunar: Eternal Blue
​12.) Lunar: The Silver Star
13.) Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
14.) Popful Mail: Magical Fantasy Adventure
​15.) Prima's Secrets of the Games: Sega Genesis and Sega CD Secrets
​16.) Prima's Secrets of the Games: Sega CD Official Game Secrets
17.) Rise of the Dragon
18.) Road Rash 3
​19.) Star Wars Rebel Assault
20.) Vay







Console Boxes
​What actually is included with each release is speculation.  Was Joe Montana's NFL Football NFR included in the Sega's Sports System? Of course it was.  Which color variant of Compton's Interactive Enclyclopedia was packed with what X'Eye?  Now that's a little tougher of a question.  

​​1) Sega CD High Intensity CD-ROM System for the Genesis
-Sol Feace
-Rock Paintings/Hot hits
-Sega Classics: Arcade Collection/Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

​2) Sega Sports System
-Joe Montana NFL Football NFR

​3) Sega CD featuring Sewer Shark
​-Sewer Shark NFR

​4) Sega CD Action System

5) JVC X'Eye Red Box "Included Free CDs"
-Prize Fighter NFR
-Karaoke Song Catalog
-Compton's Interactive Enclyclopedia NFR - red text

6) JVC X'Eye Blue Box
-Prize Fighter NFR
-Karaoke Hot Hit Sampler
-Compton's Interactive Enclyclopedia NFR - blue text

7) Genesis CD-X
-Sonic CD NFR
-Sega Classics: Arcade Collection/Ecco the Dolphin

Accessories
​1) CD Backup RAM Cart 
​2) Gamegun
​3) The Justifier



Edited: 04/05/2018 at 03:38 AM by final fight cd

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Game Contents

37 of 142 games opened

Below is a running list of game contents.  There will be three lists: the first being games with no extras; the second being games with extras; the third is a "speculation" list, which more or less means the game likely comes with what is listed, but there has been no definite confirmation.    

No extras
​1.) Batman Returns
2.) BC Racers
​3.) Bill Walsh College Football
4.) Bram Stoker's Dracula
5.) Dragon's Lair
​6.) Dracula Unleashed
7.) Dune
8.) Ecco The Dolphin
​9.) ESPN Baseball Tonight
10.) Fahrenheit
11.) Joe Montana's NFL Football
​12.) Mad Dog McCree
​13.) Make My Video: INXS
14.) Microcosm
​15.) My Paint: The Animated Paint Program
​16.) NFL's Greatest: San Francisco VS Dallas 1979-1993
17.) Revenge of the Ninja
18.) Silpheed
​19.) Software Toolwork's Star Wars Chess
​20.) Space Ace
​21.) Amazing Spider-Man Vs the Kingpin
22.) Surgical Strike
​23.) Thirdworld War
24.) Trivial Pursuit: Interactive Multimedia Game

Extras
​Several contents span several games, such as the Sony Imagesoft warranty card.  To save space and clear clutter, if a piece of paper shows up in multiple games the image will only be posted once.

​1.) Chuck Rock 
​-Sony Imagesoft warranty registration card


2.) ESPN National Hockey Night
​-poster

-packet of trading cards
​-"Buy 2 Get 1 Free" promotional card

 
​3.) ESPN NBA Hangtime '95
​-poster

-"Buy 2 Get 1 Free" promotional card

4.) ESPN Sunday Night Football
-poster

-"Buy 2 Get 1 Free" promotional card

5.) Hook
​-Sony Imagesoft warranty registration card

​6.) Kids on Site
​-"Rough day?" product pamphlet

​-temporary tattoo

​-"More cool stuff!" card


7.) Lethal Enforcers
-Konami registration card

-blue gun
​-Please Read card
​-"How many hits can you take?" poster


​8.) Links: The Challenge of Golf
-poster


9.) Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine
-Rocket Science gear booklet


​10.) Make My Video: Kriss Kross
-Sony Imagesoft warranty registration card

​11.) Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
​-Activism "Hey!" Fill this out" card


12.) Road Rash
-"Action Brain Drain/Hints Hot Line" pamphlet
-"Road Rash 3 Offical Player's Guide" card
-"Next Generation free trial issue!" pamphlet

​13.) Wheel of Fortune
-poster

-"Buy 2 Get 1 Free" promotional card

Speculation
1.) Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
-Rocket Science gear booklet

​2.) Chuck Rock 2: Son of Chuck
-"Robocop versus Terminator" poster


3.) Lawnmowever Man
​- Sales Curve Interactive buisness reply card


​4.) Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighers
-Konami registration card

​5.) Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventure of Mickey Mouse
​-poster


​6.) Popfuil Mail: Magical Fantasy Adventure
​-"Attention! Read this first card!" card


7.) Radical Rex
​-"Attention CDX users!" card


8.) Snatcher
-Konami registration card

​9.) The Terminator
-"Robocop versus Terminator" poster

10.) Vay
-map

-"Official strategy guide" card


​11.) Who Shoot Johnny Rock?
​-Gamegun recommendation card

-American Laswer product card

​-"Live motion picture action" pamphlet

 


Edited: 11/26/2018 at 02:26 AM by final fight cd

Aug 18, 2017 at 9:44:18 AM
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Nice job. Thanks for this.

Aug 21, 2017 at 11:05:32 AM
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Originally posted by: final fight cd

likely won't be needed, but....reserved.


I don't have a problem with a Sega CD Redux thread, but you have packins listed as variants, and while they are variants they are also pack ins and probably should be considered pack ins first. My second one is more of an opinion. Retail list is good and all but you should call out games like Sol Feace so people can see what games they need if they want a full set.  One more thing, Box type, perhapes and * or BOLD to denote cardboard

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Originally posted by: Johnny
 
Originally posted by: final fight cd

likely won't be needed, but....reserved.


I don't have a problem with a Sega CD Redux thread, but you have packins listed as variants, and while they are variants they are also pack ins and probably should be considered pack ins first. My second one is more of an opinion. Retail list is good and all but you should call out games like Sol Feace so people can see what games they need if they want a full set.  One more thing, Box type, perhapes and * or BOLD to denote cardboard

when i first made the thread i initially had each game/CD sloted for 1 category.  the variant list is kept the same, but the appropriate games/CDs have been added to the pack-ins list, as suggested.   
 

Sep 1, 2017 at 1:33:15 AM
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Thank you for updating this. I opened Fahrenheit last week and there was nothing inside. It appears you have Lethal Enforcers 1&2 mixed as far as pack-ins go.

Any chance you have a picture of the Dracula 2.0 manual? I have the disc but not the manual.

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Originally posted by: madhatter

Thank you for updating this. I opened Fahrenheit last week and there was nothing inside. It appears you have Lethal Enforcers 1&2 mixed as far as pack-ins go.

Any chance you have a picture of the Dracula 2.0 manual? I have the disc but not the manual.

thanks for the sharing of the Fahrenheit.  the list has been updated.  

​unfortunately, i have no picture of the drac 2.0 manual.  if i'm not mistaken, disc version 2.0 came with the fran/drac double deal release.  
 

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I found the attached "special bulletin" that appears to have come from the original pack in set, though I found it stuck in the CDX packin set that I had picked up recently. Page 19 of the original Sega CD manual does indeed talk about formatting.

I don't know if that's something you're looking for, but found it interesting. I don't remember this from my original Sega CD, but I don't remember a lot of things from 25 years ago. I definitely don't have all of the doodads, but I'm going back through my collection and will post if I find anything I haven't seen yet.

There's also a longbox variant of Sewer Shark from the original release with the original Sega CD branding and black disc. I can post a picture. I also have Prima's Secrets of the Games: Sega CD Official Game Secrets by DeMaria & Stratton Jr. It's a licensed book from 1993; not sure if that would make your list of Strategy Guides.

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Originally posted by: sulaco

I found the attached "special bulletin" that appears to have come from the original pack in set, though I found it stuck in the CDX packin set that I had picked up recently. Page 19 of the original Sega CD manual does indeed talk about formatting.

I don't know if that's something you're looking for, but found it interesting. I don't remember this from my original Sega CD, but I don't remember a lot of things from 25 years ago. I definitely don't have all of the doodads, but I'm going back through my collection and will post if I find anything I haven't seen yet.

There's also a longbox variant of Sewer Shark from the original release with the original Sega CD branding and black disc. I can post a picture. I also have Prima's Secrets of the Games: Sega CD Official Game Secrets by DeMaria & Stratton Jr. It's a licensed book from 1993; not sure if that would make your list of Strategy Guides.

thanks for the info regarding that piece of paper pertaining to sherlock holmes.  

​the black sewer shark CD is the retail release, which is part of the "Games" section.  the three blue discs listed in the "Variants" section are just the variants.  total, there are 4 different releases for sewer shark.  

​yes, i probably should add the prima's secrets of the games book to the list.

 

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Ah, I think the Lunar variants section threw me off.

Do you know where the “numbers” variant of Sewer Shark came from? I’ve acquired the other variants in various lots over the years, but haven’t come across that one, to my knowledge.

Recently I was looking for a long box Rise of the Dragon and it seems like the MA-17 variant comes with a jewel case manual (with revised Sega CD branding). Is that correct?

Is it worth tracking hardware variants as well? For example, there are two distinct X’eye releases (one without AV out [and therefore not 32X compatible], one with). 

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Feb 22, 2018 at 2:58:24 PM
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Here's a cover scan of Prima's Secrets.

I suppose I could add some background about my Sega CD interest as well. After pining over images of Bram Stoker's Dracula in the spring of 1993, and I'm sure talking to my parents about it incessantly, I received a Sega CD for my birthday that summer. I made due with the pack-ins for quite some time - I typically only got games for my birthday or Christmas, and the Sega CD consumed the whole birthday budget that year. Over time I was able to accumulate a respectable collection for a pre-teen and even managed to pick out some of the gems: Sonic CD, Road Rash, Silpheed, Final Fight. Ironically, I only ever rented Bram Stoker's Dracula and didn't own it until I got back into collecting as an adult.

A few years ago I decided to pick up some of titles I had wanted, but never got around to starting with Earthworm Jim (possibly my favorite Genesis cartridge game) and The Terminator. I came across a local Craigslist add for a large chunk of the Sony/Imagesoft FMV games and laserdisc ports that were all in great condition. Finally, a Working Designs lot auction this fall kicked me over the edge into full on collecting with a goal of a complete NA set - at least the games. I'm about 10 away from all of the titles (though some of the JVC pack-ins were new to me).

I have at least one revision of each of the consoles released in NA. When HD Retrovision has cables back in stock, I'd like to do some audio/video comparisons, especially with the rarer ones (X'eye, LaserActive). The model 1 is my favorite - I like the mechanical tray, the fact that it sits underneath the console and the general design. The LaserActive is so bananas that it's probably next on my list, followed by the CDX, X'eye and the model 2 falling to the bottom. I have a dream of building a Ben Heck-style tray or slot load version that matches the Genesis 2 styling, but sits underneath. I don't really have any nastolgia for the Model 2, but think it would look pretty slick with a bottom mount SCD.

Along the way I've picked up some prototypes and review copies that I can share. I think dumps are already available for most, though.

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Feb 24, 2018 at 10:18:14 AM
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Could the "numbers" Sewer Shark variant be a Canada specific pack-in? I've been scouring eBay and every listing I've seen with that variant has been from a Canadian seller.

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Here's a scan of a Batman Returns score I found a few weeks ago. I haven't been able to find much about it - it appears Gracenote has it in their DB though (but FreeDB, musicbrainz, etc. do not). It has a different track count and track lengths from the CD-DA on the game disc.


And here are some additional tip books and the Pitfall strategy guide (with Sega CD/32x specifc content)
 
 
I have a Loadstar strategy guide on it's way I'll scan and post.

I've also come across the Official Sega Genesis and Game Gear Game Strategies books (Corey Sandler, Jason Rich, etc.). I don't have any copies of those (yet), but will post if I find them.

I've just started reading the Sega CD Sourcebook, but so far it's really interesting and provides a reasonable amount of information about how Sega was pushing the system at the time.

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There are two more books I found, but don't have yet: Road Rash 1 - 3 Strategy Guide (including Sega CD, 3DO, and Playstation) & Awesome Sega Genesis Secrets 5.

Here are images for the Loadstar strategy guide, Awesome Sega Genesis Secrets 3, the Digital Press Collector's Guide, and Genesis Collected Works which includes info on the Sega CD.


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As a huge Sega CD guy, this is awesome. Gonna re-check every game i have and see which ones i can upgrade even more

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I've added a sticky to this thread for the next year. I'm not a Sega CD collector and never have been, but the dedication and detail is phenomenal!

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Holy updates. Nice work! I think the volume of info/pictures have outgrown this thread.

Maybe a google doc?

Will def update the first post, maybe start a google doc.

Nice to see those strategy guides. I would love to see the road rash one.

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 It's an odd guide, having to constantly differentiate the Genesis, Sega CD, and 3DO versions. It's an Infotainment book, that matche the size of the Pitfall guide.

I also just got the Rise of the Dragon hintbook (but not sealed like above). I was... er... surprised at its size. It's tiny. It could probably fit in the game case (I haven't tried it yet).

I started a spreadsheet in Google Docs, but at least in my browser, it's handling of pictures leaves something to be desired. I don't have a lot in there yet, but if you want to start with that I'll share editing permissions if you PM an email address.

I recently bought an NFR Prize Fighter from another member and it came in a jewel case. I'm assuming its a frankenstein. There was never an NFR prize fighter in a full sized jewel case, right?

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Edited: 04/04/2018 at 04:22 PM by sulaco

Apr 4, 2018 at 5:13:27 PM
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I'm not too familiar with packins, but I'm petty sure the NFR version comes in digipak case like the sonic NFR.

Apr 4, 2018 at 10:45:52 PM
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It came in a dual-sided sleeve.



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Apr 5, 2018 at 3:48:45 AM
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the first post is updated. however, no additional pics have been added yet.

i added all the strategy guides. I made another section for the discs called "miscellaneous" and put the batman score, dragon's lair demo, and colors of modern rock in there, as they really didn't fit into any other categories.

i haven't done it yet, but will be adding another section tallying the stats. for example, the number of unqiue games on the system, number of unique discs, number of console exclusives, US exclusives, etc, etc. i always find random, useless stuff like that cool to read.

Apr 5, 2018 at 5:21:43 PM
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Prize Fighter came as shown in SpaceFlea's post but for whatever reason had a full-size retail manual in the box. I was going to link my thread on the pack-ins, but all of the picture links are dead so it's kind of a waste. I'll try to rummage through the old photobucket to see if I can save them.

Apr 5, 2018 at 5:49:35 PM
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There it is. As opposed to the Sonic CD NFR which came with an appropriate sized manual:



As did Ecco and 5-in-1



Just for fun another shot of the 3 Sewer Sharks together. All 3 came in a jewel case with a common manual as best as I can remember.



Money shot of all three Compton's discs. I never owned the slip case for the blue text variant, but as best I can tell it was the same for all three.



HOWEVER, the manual I had with the blue copy was different, so there's that to look for.



I also know you said it's difficult to determine which versions came in which X'Eye box, but anecdotally: my red box came with Prize Fighter, Compton's Black text with a small yellow slip for a free update when the first rev was completed, and Top Hit Sampler while my blue box came with Prize Fighter, Compton's Red Text, and Top Hit Sampler.

Are there actually two versions of this? The manual says one thing while the slipcase says another. The two pictures in the first post look like they're showing the same thing.


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Apr 18, 2018 at 1:40:16 PM
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Another question about pack ins: when Joe Montana and Sewer Shark were packed in, did they just come in plain 'ole CD jewel cases?

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I can't answer for Joe Montana because I never owned that particular console complete, but this is the 3rd Sewer Shark console I've owned and they've all had a generic CD jewel case.

I do have a Joe Montana NFR somewhere around here and I'm pretty sure it's in the same jewel case, but I couldn't tell you if that's normal.