Never Published (Prototype)

Aquaventure

Aquaventure

Atari 2600 - 1983

Aquaventure is a bit of a mystery in the prototype world. It was never mentioned in any Atari press releases nor does it show up on any internal part lists. Aquaventure seems to have popped out of the woodwork one day without any public fanfare nor any history behind its mysterious origins. In any case, Aquaventure seems to be complete and ready for release, we can only speculate as to why it was shelved.

Dark Seed

SNK Neo Geo AES - Unreleased

Unreleased beta. There are 12 characters, though several are still very rougly drawn or unshaded. Some dont have hitboxes and some are missing frames of animation. Each character looks to have 3 classes: Chaotic, Neutral and Lawful. And depending on what class you pick your character's speed, stance, special moves, and special bar change. Even the character's win screen sprite changes depending on the class. Two characters have animal companions who can be used in attacks.

Jerry Boy 2

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased - January 1, 1995

Jelly Boy 2 is a largely complete action/platform game that improves on its predecessor in pretty much every way. Like the original Jerry Boy (Smartball in the US) , a wizard transforms the main character Marine into a jelly creature. This time, the wizard also transforms his four friends and their dog as well. I played through the game, and there is nothing truly broken, with the exception of one character's special move not working (the girl with a bow in her... blob), which was apparently supposed to allow the character to swim better than all the others. Since it doesn't work, using that...

Jim Power: The Arcade Game

Jim Power: The Arcade Game

Sega Genesis - January 1, 1993

Jim Power: The Arcade Game is a Shoot-'Em-Up game, developed and published by Loriciels, which was cancelled before it was released.

Jyanshin Densetsu: Quest of Jongmaster

Jyanshin Densetsu: Quest of Jongmaster

SNK Neo Geo CD - December 29, 1994

A RPG-themed strip mahjong game and the spiritual sequel to Taito's "Mahjong Quest"

Jyanshin Densetsu: Quest of Jongmaster

Jyanshin Densetsu: Quest of Jongmaster

SNK Neo Geo AES - Unlicensed - June 29, 1994

A RPG-themed strip mahjong game and the spiritual sequel to Taito's "Mahjong Quest"

Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party

Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party

Nokia N-Gage - Unreleased

Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party is a cancelled point and click adventure that was in development in 2004 by TKO Software and it would have been published by Vivendi Universal for the ill-fated N-gage. The game was going to be the first original mobile title in the Leisure Suit Larry series, but it was never finished, probably because of the failure of the Nokia console / phone. As we can read in Wikipedia, in Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party, players would have been able to explore a college campus, while solving puzzles and engaging in risque activities. As they search for the ultimate...

Lobo

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased - 1996

GOT YER FRAGGIN' GAME RIGHT HERE! Galaxies breathe a sign of relief as Lobo passes through. The merciless interstellar bounty hunter roars his way through the cold darkness of space, seeking out the universe's most dangerous and highest paying bounties, including Dox, Kringle, Loo, Nitro, Shaola and the menacing Lobo clone. Lobo is on the hunt! No enemy is too mean, no battle too brutal, interstellar scum have nowhere to hide!

Lobo

Sega Genesis - Unreleased

Lobo is an unreleased Mega Drive fighting game developed by Ocean of America. It is based off the DC Comics book series of the same name, and was due to be released in the Winter of 1996. A Super Nintendo version was also planned, but both copies were cancelled last minute. A prototype of the Mega Drive version was released by SEGASaturno.com in September 2009. In this prototype there are six playable characters; Lobo, Shaola, Nitro, Dox, Kringle and Loo, each with their own stage. Only Lobo is available during the "Solo" mode.

Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased

Mick & Mack was a McDonald's licensed game developed by David Perry at Virgin Games. It appeared on various Sega systems and the Amiga, though they cancelled the SNES version. It is a platform shooter game with an environmental theme. The game was shown at the Winter 1993 CES, apparently after the Genesis version was already out. If I were to venture a guess, it was not completed because it would have come out too long after the Genesis version, and possibly too close to the release of Cool Spot. The in-game copyright screen says 1993, so it was almost certainly in development after the...

Mickey's Playtown Adventure: A Day Of Discovery!

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased - 1994

The game stars Mickey Mouse as he goes on an adventure in Toontown to solve puzzles and riddles involving letters, numbers, shapes and objects. The game was canceled before it could be released, despite being finished.

Muhammad Ali Heavyweight Boxing

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased

Muhammad Ali Boxing was intended for release on the SNES by Virgin Games. The first mention of Muhammad Ali Boxing was at the Summer CES in 1993. It is not clear why this game did not get released, but it perhaps was due to Virgin's focus on the Genesis version (which happened with Mick and Mac, also unreleased on the SNES). A prototype ROM image exists for this game. It is unknown what the source of it is. The prototype is a relatively early version of the game. The graphics are largely the same between the boxers (the head sprite is different in the boxer selection screen, but nothing is...

Network Q RAC Rally

Network Q RAC Rally

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased

Plutos

Plutos

Atari 7800 - Unreleased

Plutos is a long lost unreleased prototype developed by Tynesoft for the Atari 7800, and appears to be a loose port of the ST/Amiga game of the same name. The existence of Plutos has been known for some time, as a physical prototype has been in hands of a collector for years, but this prototype was known to be unstable and crash frequently. The source code for Plutos was discovered in 2008 and several 7800 enthusiasts were able to get it compiled and running properly on stock 7800 hardware. Plutos is a vertically oriented space shooter that features gameplay similar to Raiden. The game...

RHI Roller Hockey '95

RHI Roller Hockey '95

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased - January 1, 1993

Motion-captured graphics made their first appearance in a hockey game with this Brett Hull license. Al Michaels provides a full running commentary, while a mode allowing the player to improve their game with Brett's help is also included. The game is viewed isometrically, with all the realistic fouls and gameplay situations included. Full pre-match analysis and forecasting is provided, as are post match statistics.

Road Runner II: Wile E's Revenge

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased - September 30, 1993

Wile E's Revenge was the sequel to Road Runner's Death Valley Rally. In this game, you took the role of Wile E Coyote, and chased the Road Runner through various locations in the United States. According to Rene Boutin, the producer of the game at Sunsoft of America, the game was about half done before being canceled.

Shadowhawk

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased

Shadowhawk is a comic by Image Comics (or rather their sister studio, Shadowline), a studio set up by people who worked for places like Marvel, but wanted to retain copyright of their creations. Jim Valentino was one of those people, and he created Shadowhawk, an anti-hero who went on a vendetta after getting attacked and infected with HIV. This comic came out during the explosion of the medium in the early 90s, and I have to admit that I was not into it at all. Valentino, seeing the success of the 16-bit era consoles and a crossover with Shadowhawk's main audience, apparently decided to...

Steven Seagal is The Final Option

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased

Steven Seagal is a legendary runner, but commanders dislike his loose style and contempt for rules. His partner Jack Fremen, was killed on their last mission. There is no evidence to support it, but many wonder if he might still be alive had Seagal followed orders. Trish Morgan, another veteran runner, has been assigned his new partner. She's tough as any but has the attitude that commanders look for. Now, the rebels will attempt the ultimate mission: an assault on Nanotech's main campus. High command nervous about Seagal. They know he's out to avenge Freman's death. But he's the best...

Super Shadow of the Beast

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased

Shadow of the Beast for SNES was never officially released. Is a port of the Amiga game, Shadow of the Beast by Psygnosis. The snes version was being made by a company called IGS. Nintendo Power mentioned it being shown at Summer CES 1992 convention, and that it looked better than the computer versions of the game. A rom of the game exists, and it appears that the game is fairly complete. It plays similar to many platform adventure games like Castlevania or Zelda II.

Tom Vs Jerry: The Chase Is On!

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased

Published by Hi Tech Expressions and developed by Software Creations Ltd. It was canceled when Ted Turner bought Hanna-Barbera in 1991 along with many other Hanna-Barbera projects being canceled. However, it's also possible that the game was canceled along with many other Hi Tech Expressions projects because of a possible company closure that same year.

UWC: Universal Wrestling Corporation

Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased

UWC is a wrestling game that features wrestlers that were part of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) Inc., such as Jimmy Garvin and Barry Windham. The title UWC is significant, as the title was the original name for the company WCW that was very quickly renamed sometime in late 1988. The game features three modes of play with three different difficulty levels, including support for two players. If you are playing on the easiest difficulty level, the game will gradually up the difficulty level until you are playing on “Master” difficulty. The goal of...

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