Never Published (Prototype)

Alien Arena

Arcade - Unreleased - 1985

Alien Arena was developed by Duncan Brown in 1984 to run on the classic Williams hardware. It is a "capture the flag" style game with a number of interesting twists.

Aquaventure

Aquaventure

Atari 2600 - Unreleased - 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.

Cooly Skunk

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Unreleased

A side scrolling platformer where the titular skunk has to rescue his friends from a mad wolf who is threatening to take control of the world. Like in other games of its kind the player has to make his way through the levels by running left and right, jumping and using a spray attack to take out the various enemies that stand in his way. To complete a level the player has to reach a flagpole and attack it. When hit by an enemy the skunk loses one of his green orbs (which acts as hitpoints) and when all out of these a life is lost. More orbs can be earned by taking out enemies. Collectable...

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...

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

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.

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!

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.

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...

Quest of Jongmaster

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"

Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Unreleased

The GameBoy Advance version of Resident Evil 2 was a tech demo created in 2003 by Raylight Studios, an Italian company to pitch their Blue Roses engine. By this point in time Capcom had lost interest in the viability of GameBoy ports, and the pitch was rejected.

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.

Shanghai

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Unreleased

Shanghai II

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Unreleased

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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