The story of Spider Man
At 1980 I bought my first computer. It was the Philips Videopac G7200. But my father had a problem, the box didnít fit in his car, a Renault 5. So we decided to leave the box at the electronics store and take only the console with a few games.
The next few years I was playing with games and I had a small collection.
In 1982 I was with my grandmother at the supermarket and there was a competition with some cleaning-stuff. I filled in the paper and put it in the competitionbox. After a few months a phone-call and they let me know that I won a Philips Videopac G7000. Lucky me!!!! Now I was really happy and I bought Videopac game nr. 31.
A few years later I decide to sell most of my Videopac stuff and I bought an MSX-computer. I didnít sell the Philips Videopac G7200. Till now it is still working.
MSX was much better and had many more games. I am getting more interested in the hardware till now. The last 20 years I am very busy with repairing and extentions for MSX-computers. I also started to collect Videopac and MSX hard- and software.
But what I like most† is to find huge lots of MSX stuff to extend my collection and ofcourse my Videopac collection.
A few years ago I got a phone-call from a person, an old employe from Philips, that he had a lot of MSX-parts and he wanted to sell everything to make more space for his new hobby.
He always used the MSX-computer for video-editing and took all parts from the service-point, he worked for, with him as spare-parts.
So when I came there I saw lots of parts, so I was very happy, because I can use all parts for repairing now. Between all those parts I found a lot of cases and keyboards for the Philips VG8000 MSX computer. This computer is at the moment very rare. We were talking about my collection and telling that I am still searching for a complete one. He didnít had that one for me, but he had lots of spare parts for the G7000. It is not MSX, but always interesting for repairing Videopac consoles.
I took the box full with keyboards, cases, fire-buttons, joysticks, power-supplies, empty cartridge prints and eproms!
When I came home I opened the box with eproms and found there an epromprint and about 50 eproms. Many of the eproms were not working and most of them were common games but a few are very special:
- Power Lords (maybe a Pal-version)
- Loony Balloon (non + version)
- Terrahawks (non + version)
- Spaans (to learn Spanish or Dutch)
- Spider Man
I didnít know that a few games were never released and I didnít find anything on the Internet.
I sent a few emails to some Videopac websites and then I know these games are never released.
I have wait a few years, so I am sure that I am the only owner of a complete version of Spider Man including the intro.
Now it is time to make copies of this game and the date of release is 9 april 2006 at the Retro Computer Meeting in Schiedam (The Netherlands).
After the Retro Computer Meeting in Schiedam all copies were sold. Because there were still people asking for a copy, I decided to make Spider Man 2nd Edition.
Spider Man 2nd Edition has a new cover. Also the carts do not have a personal number.
26 november 2006 Spider Man 2nd Edition will be released at the Retro Computer Meeting In Schiedam.