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#1
Sooo... Dragon Hopper... . . .
Posted on: 1/11 22:12
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...where is it?

Yes this has been asked before, possibly many times, but I think it's been a while enough now. Time for another regularly scheduled topic on this lost gem! lol

The thing that got me thinking, as far as we can tell this game was likely pretty close to finished if not entirely. Is it really possible that Nintendo would have scrapped/deleted all their data on this game?

As great as it would be to save this game from obscurity, more than that, the thing that frightens me the most is this game's data being lost forever because someone at Nintendo was like "meh this game sucks *delete* ". It's the stuff of nightmares for me.

So anyway, yeah. Not much more to add from me unfortunately. Was hoping maybe anyone else had any new leads? Rumors? Anything?
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#2
Re: Sooo... Dragon Hopper... . . .
Posted on: 1/11 22:59
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Only hopes and dreams on my end. I wish we could discover more lost VB goodies like this. I say we all dress like ninjas and break into Nintendo of Japan's vault and snoop around lol
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#3
Re: Sooo... Dragon Hopper... . . .
Posted on: 1/12 5:02
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Given that the source code was kept for Bound High!, I would assume that the source code for Dragon Hopper was kept by someone, who simply hasn't thought about the game in years and who knows nothing about this community's hopes for being able to play the game.

I also think that the carts used at E3 1996 are still lying around in a drawer somewhere, perhaps even with an ex-Nintendo employee.

I am also firmly convinced that Dragon Hopper has indeed made its way into private hands, that it has been privately dumped, and that it is shared only by a very small group of individuals who have vowed never to make any mention of it at all or to show any proof of having it in their possession, and they will keep this secret for as long as whenever, even if somebody else does later manage to get their hands on a cart copy or the ROM dump somehow and leak it later.
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Re: Sooo... Dragon Hopper... . . .
Posted on: 1/12 13:19
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I am also firmly convinced that Dragon Hopper has indeed made its way into private hands, that it has been privately dumped, and that it is shared only by a very small group of individuals who have vowed never to make any mention of it at all or to show any proof of having it in their possession, and they will keep this secret for as long as whenever, even if somebody else does later manage to get their hands on a cart copy or the ROM dump somehow and leak it later.


Any chance you wouldn't mind elaborating on what makes you so sure of this?
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Re: Sooo... Dragon Hopper... . . .
Posted on: 1/12 15:34
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KoNeko wrote:
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I am also firmly convinced that Dragon Hopper has indeed made its way into private hands, that it has been privately dumped, and that it is shared only by a very small group of individuals who have vowed never to make any mention of it at all or to show any proof of having it in their possession, and they will keep this secret for as long as whenever, even if somebody else does later manage to get their hands on a cart copy or the ROM dump somehow and leak it later.


Any chance you wouldn't mind elaborating on what makes you so sure of this?


Basically, I tried really hard for a time to find out any possible leads to a Dragon Hopper source, and after many weeks and who knows how many hours of searching the internet and finding out everything that I possibly could, reading certain comments in certain forums not only here but on other websites, I became firmly convinced that at least two people, whose names I could mention but I won't, are either secret owners of the game or else know a genuine owner of the game, and there is at least one genuine owner of the game who cannot be persuaded with any amount of money to let anybody else in on owning the game. As I said, I don't want to mention the two names that I've determined, but I can only say that if people search as hard as I did, they will likely find out the two names themselves, as all searching I did was on public forums and sites, without the need for any digging via private messages.
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#6
Re: Sooo... Dragon Hopper... . . .
Posted on: 1/12 15:44
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Such a damn shame about that Ben. I would give both my ovaries for that damn game to surface (even if we had to pay for rom access).
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#7
Re: Sooo... Dragon Hopper... . . .
Posted on: 1/12 16:56
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retronintendonerd wrote:
I would give both my ovaries for that damn game...


Well, while I've read that the owner has been offered large sums of money, I don't believe he's ever been offered that. Might be worth a shot. ;-)
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#8
Re: Sooo... Dragon Hopper... . . .
Posted on: 1/12 20:16
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Joined 2013/1/15
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Hopefully when those individuals die, whomever inherits the game will pass them along to the fans. Would be a shame if they thought the cart was junk and just tossed them.
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