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interesting Galactic Pinball VidPro insert card
Posted on: 2016/1/13 11:18
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Freshly added to my collection, is this very interesting Galactic Pinball VidPro insert card. This card has a unusual design compared to the Virtual Boy VidPro cards that we know of (like the Panic Bomber one for example). We all know VidPro cards were used in stores to allow customers to look at the front and back of a games box without actually touching the games box, and thats where this card gets even more interesting.

It has a completely different game play image of Galactic Pinball compared to its retail version. Grab your copy of Galactic Pinball and check it out for yourself! It's even missing the games model number wich should appear above the barcode.

Could this card possibly be a prototype / preproduction of the Galactic Pinball VidPro card that we know of pictured on this site?

Does finding this card suggest the existence of other VB VidPro cards of this nature, with different in-game images compared to their retail versions?

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#2
Re: interesting Galactic Pinball VidPro insert card
Posted on: 2016/1/13 22:12
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Is that a picture from Space Pinball? The score text looks way bigger than the final version, I think (you'd think I'd remember, I played it like 2 days ago..gonna have to check again).
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Re: interesting Galactic Pinball VidPro insert card
Posted on: 2016/1/15 8:52
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Quote:

speedyink wrote:
Is that a picture from Space Pinball? The score text looks way bigger than the final version ...


It's definitely not space pinball. I noticed that the puck counter thats supposed to be under the score is missing. And what the heck are all those artifacts under and around the UFO? Stars? Meteors? Did they snap this photo just as the opening title sequence to the UFO stage was happening?

Even looking at this card in person it's hard to tell.

I also noticed that the tube the puck shoots through is missing on the retail version. Pretty strange.
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Re: interesting Galactic Pinball VidPro insert card
Posted on: 2016/1/16 0:41
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Very nice find! It's amazing how scarce the Virtual Boy VidPro cards are. Practically impossible to find any of them these days. Probably because all of them were thrown away and/or burned, unfortunately.

Yeah, VidPro cards were definitely made a good while before the release of the games they show, especially since the legendary Dragon Hopper VidPro card is known to exist. Thus, one might expect more VidPro cards to show screenshots of games, which later got changed for their final versions.
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Re: interesting Galactic Pinball VidPro insert card
Posted on: 2016/1/18 11:52
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Benjamin Stevens wrote:
Very nice find! It's amazing how scarce the Virtual Boy VidPro cards are. Practically impossible to find any of them these days...


Thanks! Yeah VB VidPro cards are crazy rare! Probably impossible to collect a full set. Unless someone stumbles upon a new unopened box of them, collecting them one at a time will take many many years...

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Benjamin Stevens wrote:
VidPro cards were definitely made a good while before the release of the games they show...


Looking at this card now, I can see that it seems as though it was so early in production, that the overall layout of the front of it, later became the final layout for the back of the VB VidPro cards that we're familiar with. With the Virtual Boy logo at the top, followed by a picture of a games box, and then the black rectangular text field with white text being changed from a games title, to the slogan "3-D Technology puts you in the game!"

Oh, looking at this Panic Bomber card reminds me...

Ever notice how the back of the PB box, refers to the Dracula boss as Count Dracu-"Doom" but in the actual game his name is Count Dracu-"boom"?

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Re: interesting Galactic Pinball VidPro insert card
Posted on: 2016/1/18 17:34
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vuefinder83 wrote:

Ever notice how the back of the PB box, refers to the Dracula boss as Count Dracu-"Doom" but in the actual game his name is Count Dracu-"boom"?


Interesting. So the open question would be: Was it a last minute change of name by the developers, or just a typo on the back of the box? Since the "Doom" name appears on the commercially released box, I guess I'd have to lean towards the typo answer. Even if that's the case, though, it could still show that the "Doom" name was discussed as a possibility among the developers.
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Re: interesting Galactic Pinball VidPro insert card
Posted on: 2016/1/18 20:37
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Nice Pictures!
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Re: interesting Galactic Pinball VidPro insert card
Posted on: 2016/1/18 20:48
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sjp2 wrote:
Nice Pictures!

Agreed
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#9
Re: interesting Galactic Pinball VidPro insert card
Posted on: 2016/1/22 7:55
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Nanis149 wrote:
Quote:

sjp2 wrote:
Nice Pictures!

Agreed

Thanks guys! These next ones might suck though :P
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Benjamin Stevens wrote:

Interesting. So the open question would be: Was it a last minute change of name by the developers, or just a typo on the back of the box? Since the "Doom" name appears on the commercially released box, I guess I'd have to lean towards the typo answer. Even if that's the case, though, it could still show that the "Doom" name was discussed as a possibility among the developers.

I agree. Most likely a typo since it only appears on the box. This was just something that I noticed a long time ago and finally found a chance to bring it up.


Just in case anyone was wondering, the VB VidPro cards measure just under 5 inches wide and just under 7 inches high, so they can fit nice and snug in the actual 5x7" clear pockets of a Pocket Plak System.
The only picture of these clear pockets that I can find, was from a Pocket Plak System dedicated to the SEGA Genesis. It should still give you a good idea of what they looked like.
(The picture was already blurry to begin with so please excuse the poor quality)

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Re: interesting Galactic Pinball VidPro insert card
Posted on: 2016/3/13 8:40
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Some scans of the Galactic PinBall VidPro Card Variant...

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