For those of you have have some of the prototypes sold by Best Electronics, have you ever really looked close at the board itself? Usually it is either an 8K rom board with a pair of 2532 eproms on it (which I could make myself and claim they were protos and you would never be able to tell otherwise, if I could buy the blank boards) or it is a flat, black blob of epoxy or a square of plastic on the board. I have three protos like this: Bugs Bunny, Dukes of Hazzard, and Donald Duck's Speedboat Race. Now, I think that these three really ARE prototypes, because they are impossible to fake (not that I am accusing Brad at Best of making fakes, but as I stated the ones with the 2532 I could make myself) and they are so much different than the regular production run carts made by Atari. So here is my theory. Suppose you are Atari and you have 100 or 1000 boards made up as an initial run, just so you could distribute it internally to test with and to game magazines to have an early lookover. Suppose you made them up special, like the Dukes of Hazzard cart, with a simple blob of epoxy on a board. Now suppose you decide to ship the cart. What would you do with all those boards from the initial run? Why, you just might slap regular labels on them and ship them. Well, I have opened up literally THOUSANDS of carts from Atari and I have found about 14 of these, ever. I think they are the initial, "prototype" run of the carts. I think many of you out there have these and don't realize it. The ones I have are Defender, RS Soccer, Fire World, Joust, Pac-Man, and Jungle Hunt. I have multiple of Defender, Fire World, and Pac-Man. Here are some samples of what they say on them: Text: Game: Where Made: Made by: MA6064 Non-US PCB - Fire World #1 - Philippines - PCI C3E008 8250 - Fire World #2 - Thailand - Hitachi MSM2932-14K - Pac-Man - Taiwan - Oki AP83-001 3649 - Joust - Singapore - PCI AP83-00 3616 - RS Soccer - Singapore - PCI C20004 - Defender - Singapore - Hitachi Ap83-00 3648 - Jungle Hunt - Singapore - PCI Depending on the maker, they look very different! The Hitachi ones have a black square kind of glued down with some white cement of some type. The PCI ones have a round, melted down glob that presses through the board or they have a BIG black rectangle, also melted throught the PCB. Finally the Oki ones are tiny, ceramic looking squares that are blobbed down by some black epoxy looking stuff. My Dukes of Hazzard has the Hitachi style to it. Here is a picture of a slew of them on my 2600.