Prototype consoles

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Prototype consoles are consoles that have had a physical build made but for some reason not been released, Such as lack of faith in the console being successful or disagreements within the company/companies. Some prototypes do (highly likely without permission from the developers) get sold to collectors, the exact relationship between the seller and the company is generally unknown.

RDI Halcyon[edit]

RDI Halcyon
RDI Halcyon.png
Developer RDI Video Systems
Type Home video game console
Generation Third generation
Release date 1985 (planned)
Emulated

The Halcyon is a LaserDisc-based, third-generation home video game console produced by RDI Video Systems.

The System was planned to be released in January 1985, priced at $2500. This would have made it the most expensive console of all time. However, it does not appear that it ever reached retailers, and less than a dozen prototype units exist. Only two games for it were completed:

  • Raiders vs. Chargers (released in arcades by Bally Midway as NFL Football)
  • Thayer's Quest (released in arcades by RDI, then for other systems by Interplay as Kingdom: The Far Reaches).

Emulators[edit]

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO EMULATORS FOR THIS DEVICE. ANY YOUTUBE VIDEOS CLAIMING TO OFFER THEM ARE SCAMS!

Nintendo PlayStation[edit]

Main article: Super Nintendo emulators#Hardware variants
Nintendo PlayStation
Sony-playstation prototype.jpg
Developer Sony
Nintendo
Type Home video game console
Generation Fourth generation
Successor PlayStation
Emulated ~

The Super Famicom CD-ROM Adapter (a.k.a "SNES-CD" and "Nintendo PlayStation") is a prototype add-on for the Super Nintendo. developed by Sony, in co-operation with Nintendo. It was never released to the public.

Emulators[edit]

Name Platform(s) Latest Version FLOSS Active
NO$SNS Windows v1.6

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