Jagtopus is cool, I also pre-ordered AW, but it's not any cheaper using Jagtopus for us Americans on this release, I payed $83 U.S., I can get new, actively published Songbird cartridges for that price.
But you're comparing something sold in the US to US with things sold from Europe to the US. I think to be more fair, the Songbird titles on 4mb carts are actually $80 to $90 plus shipping, in the US that will be $88 or $98 domestic delivery and $120.00 or $130.00 to European destinations. Another World is $82.something delivered the other way, so it's roughly $40 to $50 cheaper in a more direct comparison. Then again, RGC are a non-profit organisation, they only aim to break even.
Did the Blackout! 23 copy release use the Jagtopus? How much was that one U.S.?
No, Rush bought boards and eproms for both runs and did all the work himself. My cart copy of BlackOut cost $100.50 delivered US to UK.
We need a U.S. produced Jagtopus game if we are going to see better savings.
US devs using US produced carts makes the most sense, I'm sure there's stuff in the works for future releases from US devs. The only people releasing on Jagtopus for now will be the Jagware teams (and I'm not sure if Seb considers Removers as part of Jagware or not, but the relationship is the same).
whats sucks is the waiting. I pre-ordered a week ago, and I know the pre-order period is going on for at least another month, and then months to wait after that! I've waited enough as a Jag owner! I've been very patient for Jag game releases and delays, and lost and foudn and released 10 years later for the last 20 years! COMPLAINING! Blah, blah, blah... (chain of emotions I had in 2 minutes while typing reply)
When you consider the 1.5-2 month lead time on the carts themselves, it's easy to see why a few people doing this in their spare time are going to need 4 months or so to make it happen.