Captain Comic is probably the most available Color Dreams game on the market. It has five (5) known variations:
Light blue case with upright label, blue back-label
Light blue case with upright label, grey back-label
Light blue case with upside-down label, blue back-label
Black case with upright label, black back-label
Black case with upright label, grey back-label
, previously from The Warp Zone
People often remember Color Dreams for their sub-par (or just plain awful) Nintendo games. They also might remember the funky blue and black cases the games had. However, did you know that Color Dreams originally had plans to release their games in gray cartridges? Yes folks, you've read this correctly, gray cartridges. This design infringed on Nintendo's patents so the cartridge design was changed, and the final cartridges were made blue (and later black). This all occured in 1989.
The only game which seems to have been made with this type of case is Captain Comic. Three of these prototype cartridges have been found. One has a non-production label on the front, while the other two are labeless. All three cartridges seem to be the final version of the game, on retail circuit boards. How many of these freaks were made? I am not sure of the number, but I doubt that many of them exist.
The one thing which surprises me is the fact that a cartridge of similar nature hasn't turned up for one of Color Dreams' other releases, Baby Boomer. I bet that it is only a matter of time before collectors discover a stash of Baby Boomer cartridges, gray cartridges :)