I'd rather post this myself than have any confusion over things being leaked.
Despite my best efforts, the project to get the rom improved and ready for a high quality repro release have fallen through.
In my mind the right thing to do at this point case is release the rom.
Perhaps someone else can try and release a better version of this with the resources from the prototype rom.
My apologies to the folks excited about an improved game and a nice box/new manual/cart release. Things just didn't come together.