CodeBuster (1985)

This is my copy of CODEBUSTER which was released in 1985. This was released a few months after ISEPIC, which was the 1st Snapshot type of cartridge. CodeBuster was the 2nd.

ISEPIC was a RAM based copier
Codebuster was a ROM Based snap shot
Then Super Snapshot was a ROM & RAM copier

This cartridge is SUPER RARE, the first 100 cartridges released was called Codebuster before having it’s name changed to Snapshot 64.

Here is a video I made of me first trying out and testing the CODEBUSTER

I scanned in the manual and you can download it here for free: CodeBuster Manual

Here are a few more photos:

ECHO – 1987

The ECHO was developed by Jim Drew.
The Echo and it’s software was released before the Shadow (Megasoft)
The Echo software also because the Supercard version

From Jim Drew, “ECHO was sold for about 6 months or so (through my company called “UnderWare”) before it was renamed as Supercard and sold through Utilities Unlimited, a spin-off company that Reggie created due to the Shadow disaster which destroyed Megasoft. UnderWare had ads in Compute!, RUN, and several other magazines. I sold ECHO, X-RAY (a density display), and a few other products. ”

 

Phantom by Trilogic

Phantom by Trilogic info sent to me by Draven
This 1541 board worked with the Doppelganger software – Link is HERE 

From the ad below: This is a fastloader, Fast formatter, 60 additional commands, Write Protect ignored – no need to notch disk, plus tons more. Check out the ad and then photos of this board:

 

Release Order of Snapshots

The release order of Commodore snap shot cartridges

1. Isepic was the first
2. Codebuster (This is the same cartridge as SnapShot 64 and Clonebusters)
3. Final Cartridge
4. Super Snapshot
5. Freeze Cart (Europe)
6. Action Replay

Codebusters was renamed for a very short time to Clonebusters for Micro W.
Then for marketing reasons then name was changed to SnapShot 64.

List help from Craig Ernster