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James Bond 007: The Duel (Genesis)

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Title Screen

James Bond 007: The Duel

Also known as: 007 Shitou: The Duel (JP)
Developers: Domark Software, The Kremlin
Publishers: Domark Software (US/EU), Tengen (JP), Tec Toy (BR)
Platform: Genesis
Released in JP: May 14, 1993
Released in US: 1993
Released in EU: 1992
Released in BR: 1992

CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.

Save girls. Shoot bad guys. Jump like a frog.

Eighth High Score Entry

All versions of the game display seven names in the high score table, but there were plans to show eight instead.

At $11C82 in the US ROM is the string "COLIN ". This comes immediately after the seven default high score names. The programming for preparing the default high score table will never read this name. The name does not appear to be read by any other part of the game, either. Had his name shown up, poor Colin would have zero points. The name is likely a reference to Colin Boswell, a programmer who worked on a number of games with Domark, but not this one.

At $109BC in the US ROM is a template string for the eighth entry in the high score table, which doesn't show up, but is accessed and updated with correct information.

ROM:000109BC                 dc.b 5
ROM:000109BD                 dc.b 2
ROM:000109BE                 dc.b $1E
ROM:000109BF                 dc.b '8.------  --------',$E,0

The first three bytes are commands for the string printing routine; the purpose of the $E byte is unknown.

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: It is unknown whether the game accidentally lets you enter your name for the eighth slot.