SUN SHINE / BLOCK PARADISE

by ALPHA DENSHI / SNK

NEO GEO MVS NGM-008

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Sunshine was among the first twelve initial game software products programmed & intended for the NEOGEO system's launch. Alpha Denshi co-developed the NEOGEO system and worked as an in house second party programming team for the first year until they essentially broke away and became the first official third party licensee for the NEOGEO. Some of the other very early Alpha Denshi games include Magician Lord and Ninja Combat.

This was the first puzzle type game developed for the NEOGEO system and was only about 18 megs in size. Although Sun Shine never saw a release, it was reassigned and underwent additional modifications and enhancements which changed the games theme, but despite this, it still never saw a release. SNK's 22 meg game Joy Joy Kid / Puzzled would eventually earn the distinction of becoming the first officially released puzzle game for the NEOGEO system.

INFORMATION TIMELINE:

-- July 1990 -- the unreleased title list document states that a proto Sunshine game cartridge was location tested.

-- October 1990 -- the original arcade flyer was printed as promotional advertisement for distributors & operators in the arcade industry.

-- January 1991 -- Sunshine is shown by SNK in their booth at the 1991 Winter CES (Consumer Electronics Show)

-- February 1991 -- Gamest Magazine publishes a short article with screenshots of Sunshine.

-- March 1991 -- EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly) magazine publishes a short article with screenshots of Sunshine.

-- January 2005 -- emulated screen shots are provided and shown which proves the games' rom data has been dumped and is functional on an emulator.

CURRENT STATUS: SAFEGUARDED


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