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Well originally I was totally against R-Zone believing it to be a useless console. After buying my first complete NOS R-Zone XPG with Jedi Adventure… I decided to buy a loose console to try it out because online reviews can’t show what it’s actually like.

After much deciding over the last couple weeks, I have now bought 3 head units (because its cheaper to collect games with consoles) and the NOS XPG.

I now own the following R-Zone games:

Star Wars Jedi Adventure (NOS, so I have no opinion on the game)
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Challenge (Quite fun, has a Vectrex-like feel)
Battle Arena Toshinden (hard to play because I don’t have a manual, nor is there one for download)
Primal Rage (Actually pretty cool once you learn the special combo moves)
Batman Forever (Very close to your average Tiger handheld, which is a good thing… Classic)
Indy 500 (Also feels Vectrex-like, standard racing game)

Overall, it’s actually surprisingly good; but difficult to collect for because its obscure.

I spent around $80 for it all, which isn’t bad but now I have 2 extra head units, which I guess friends could use for play?

I was also able to download a console manual, the Batman Forever manual, Indy 500 manual and Primal Rage manual. The other games sadly do not have them available because they are slightly rarer.

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Aren’t R-Zone games basically like standard Tiger handheld games except in red and black? I love the red and black nod to the Virtual Boy but aside from that the games look kinda crude.. but anyway, to each their own.

i am wanting to buy apollo 13 for the r zone. please let me know if anyone can help.

This is a complete collection of every known R Zone cartridge and it’s actually vbsteffel’s collection.

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thank you for posting the picture dreammary. it was quite the challenge to assemble the collection. i don’t even want to say what it has cost me. i hope someday another game is discovered. i hope everyone that wants a complete collection has the best of luck in finding the games.

Are these dumped and/or preserved for the future? How is each unit different from the other — just ROM, peripherals, too, etc.?

cYa,

Tauwasser

can these games be dumped?

I don’t think so, you will never obtain graphics as it is a lcd display. But it should be possible to extract the few code inside if you manage to create an adaptor… and find how it works !

does anybody have absolute proof of any other games that exist beyond the 26?
does anybody know how many color background super screen attachments were made?

LED/LCD/VFD games can be simulated rather than emulated; the process entails photographing the LED/LCD/VFD screen (in the test mode which activates all art at once, if possible), recording all sounds, and then replicating the original gameplay as closely as possible, using the recorded images and sounds with entirely new code.

I know of three LED/LCD/VFD game simulation sites:

http://www.madrigaldesign.it/sim/
http://www.pica-pic.com/
http://www.handheld.remakes.org/

I also just found this thread from 2005 which links to various other simulators, most or all now dead links, but accessible by placing web.archive.org/web/ before them:

http://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17645&sid=545deaf9740fdaf8978256e0c918b664

No one has ever simulated an R-Zone game to my knowledge, but it could be done using the same process. Ideally, they’d be simulated from both the HMD or handheld units, as well as from the SuperScreen, so players could choose between the red glowing graphics and the black (the SuperScreen slides could actually be used with either in a simulator).

I had noticed a text-only mention of Football on the MESS site, but assumed it was a mistake. Football may be even rarer than The Mask of Zorro! I’m surprised a 26th game has been found, and now wonder if there are more. Any additional games would probably be European exclusives, or unreleased prototypes. Where did you find the seller, vbsteffel, if not on eBay? I’d like to buy another copy if they find one. I’ve bought all but two of my games on eBay (including several from Greece), plus Millennium Falcon Challenge from Trade-N-Games in Fenton, Missouri, and Imperial Assault from Games Station Retro in Beirut, Lebanon. I’m surprised Tiger exported the R-Zone far and wide during its short run. It seems to have failed everywhere.

I acquired Indy 500 sealed for less than $20 today, bringing me up to 18 sealed + 2 loose games out of the 26 known. I still need Independence Day, Men in Black, Road Rash 3, VR Troopers, The Mask of Zorro, and, of course, Football, either sealed or loose, and Mortal Kombat Trilogy and The Lost World: Jurassic Park sealed only, although I still think The Lost World: Jurassic Park and The Mask of Zorro may have been pack-ins only; I’ve never seen them on their own cards. I haven’t seen cards for VR Troopers or Football, either.

I still plan to scan all the cardart and manuals but haven’t yet opened any of my sealed games. I’ve been waiting until I acquire a complete collection. I may stop waiting because progress is so slow, although I suppose 18 sealed + 2 loose in eight months is actually good for R-Zone collecting. I think I’ve spent around US$700 so far.

Regarding SuperScreen games, I have NiGHTS Into Dreams sealed with a SuperScreen slide, and Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Challenge sealed with and without a SuperScreen slide. I also have several other loose SuperScreen slides, and have Panzer Dragoon sealed without a SuperScreen slide but have seen it sealed with one.

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i will have to check out those sites. thank you for the info. it took me about 9 months to collect the 26 games. it has cost over $1,000 to assemble it. i found football on an auction site in france. for the life of me i cannot remember its name. i must have sent the guy ten emails asking to buy it. he translated them and agreed to sell it to me. it is very incredibly rare even in france. it was a pack in only. i found vr troopers on ebay. the guy would not send it to america so i had it sent to people i know in england and they then sent it to me. it was also a pack in only. all other games were also found on ebay. it would be nice to discover another game. they may just be out there somewhere.

does anyone have the color screen for nights? i think i may have it but i can’t say for sure.

Hi,

I’m new to these forums, noticed I had an R-Zone that seemed to be uncommon? It’s Judge Dress, hopefully there’ll be a picture below…

Just noticed my mobile auto corrected my post! It’s Judge Dredd not dress! 🙂

welcome to the site. would you care to sell or trade the judge dredd? i have doubles of many of my r zone games.

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Hi,

I haven’t thought about selling it, can’t find much information on it so have no idea how much it’s worth. What doubles do you have?

i will send you a private message. they are at the top of the home page under pm.

I decided to sell my R-Zone collection.

Sealed:

Apollo 13: US$200
Area 51: $60
Star Wars: Imperial Assault: $40
Panzer Dragoon: $40
Millennium Falcon Challenge (Super Screen): $30
Indy 500: $30
Star Wars: Jedi Adventure: $10

$20 each for the rest, $15 each for two, or $10 each for three or more.

Loose:

Independence Day: $40
Jurassic Park: $40
Area 51 (with Super Screen slide): $25
Area 51: $20

$10 each for the rest, or $5 each for two or more. I’ll ship for free within the contiguous United States. I also have a loose Super Screen ($50), two loose XPG handhelds ($30 each), a sealed XPG with Jedi Adventure ($35), a loose head unit ($15), and a few loose Super Screen slides, one of which appears to a blank with a small red square on it (misprint?). I’ll send a broken XPG for parts for free if anyone wants it.

In case anyone’s looking, I found a sealed Independence Day in Germany on eBay this morning while gauging prices.

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Cosmoterran wrote:
I decided to sell my R-Zone collection.

Sealed:

Apollo 13: US$200
Area 51: $60
Star Wars: Imperial Assault: $40
Panzer Dragoon: $40
Millennium Falcon Challenge (Super Screen): $30
Indy 500: $30
Star Wars: Jedi Adventure: $10

$20 each for the rest, $15 each for two, or $10 each for three or more.

Loose:

Independence Day: $40
Jurassic Park: $40
Area 51 (with Super Screen slide): $25
Area 51: $20

$10 each for the rest, or $5 each for two or more. I’ll ship for free within the contiguous United States. I also have a loose Super Screen ($50), two loose XPG handhelds ($30 each), a sealed XPG with Jedi Adventure ($35), a loose head unit ($15), and a few loose Super Screen slides, one of which appears to a blank with a small red square on it (misprint?). I’ll send a broken XPG for parts for free if anyone wants it.

In case anyone’s looking, I found a sealed Independence Day in Germany on eBay this morning while gauging prices.

You may want to copy/paste this post into the “Marketplace” forum where potential buyers would be more likely to see it.

Thanks; I did.

I decided to come back to the R-Zone. I just bought an XPG and a Star Wars game on eBay. I don’t know why I sold mine and a couple of games a few years ago. I was a fool, I guess, since I love dorky things like this. I have a game.com and a complete collection for it.

 

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