March 12th, 2010 - 4:12 pm - Posted by Martin

Over at coinheaven has been unloading reproductions of just about every hack and prototype known to NES collectors/gamers out there.

Lately everything has taken another route, for the better I might add. Now the reproductions are being shipped either with a cardboard or VHS plastic like box for the complete feeling of holding a new NES game in your hands.

Well now about Time Diver, the story is actually quite strange. Back in the day the Taito developed game went unreleased for unknown reasons, but somehow a copy of the game ended up in the hands of pirate outlet Nitra and the game reached the masses with a changed titlescreen, the game was now Time Diver Avenger.

Years later though an actual prototype of the game was discovered, and thanks to both Nitra and the proto find, we are able to play Time Diver: Eon Man today.

According to the game designer Shouichi Yoshikawa, Time Diver was originallu going to be a sequel to Wrath of the Black Mantra before changing direction to what became Time Diver.

Well thenesdump has created a cardboard box for the game along with a very nice poster for the 100 first of 250 carts to be made, so you may want to head over there and buy a copy before the posters are gone...

Click here to go to their Time Diver ordering page and no I wasn't paid to write all of this, but I'd like to show my support towards a great initiative like this.

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