Beta and cancelled videogames!

Beta games are different. Cancelled games are lost. Gaming Philology is the study of videogames and their history. Here you can find an archive to preserve info, screens and videos about the cuts and the changes in the gaming development.

To see a list of the beta and cancelled videogames currently archived in Unseen 64, choose your favourite console from the list below:

NINTENDO

SONY

MICROSOFT

SEGA

OTHERS

46 thoughts on “Beta and cancelled videogames!

  1. Eric

    Hi. I just visited your site, and while it’s cool that there’s a lot of information pertaining to unreleased/cancelled video games I find it odd that the Neo Geo consoles arent represented. Those being the AES/MVS, Neo Geo CD, the Neo Geo handhelds, and of course the ill-fated Hyper 64. Especially the Neo Geo handhelds. While the Neo Geo handhelds had a respectible game library it paled in comparison to other handhelds of that time. Which makes me think that there were a great deal of games planned to be put onto the system.

    The Neo Geo AES/MVS was also a good home console which mainly saw direct ports from it’s arcade counterpart, but I, and I’m sure others probably cant help but think that some games never saw the light of day. The same would go for the Neo Geo CD as it saw typically the more enhanced arcade games go to it.

    Then there’s the Hyper 64 which only saw 6-7 games total. I just cant imagine a game developer didnt at least attempt to code up something else. Sure the console wasnt due for it’s time, but the Hyper 64 and what may have been are truly mysteries. It would be intriguing to see any sort of indication of other games outside the meager 6-7 that were released.

    Anyways thanks for reading my comment, and hopefully these systems will earn a spot on the console list with information pertaining to games that have been cancelled or simply unreleased, or had a beta….Whatever the case may be.

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    1. monokoma Post author

      Hi Eric! I’d like to add more cancelled / beta games for the Neo Geo consoles, but sadly i dont have much free time so it’s already hard for me to keep up with the updates for the “main” consoles :( If you would like to help and became an “editor” for the Neo Geo Unseen section, you are welcome! :)

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  2. Nick12506

    So many games have died before there time, some of which were great, other that sucked balls, thanks to your site I have seen tons of unreleased games for ever console, the only thing that your site is missing is pc games, but I think that would be to much to ask for since the web is ever growing but if you ever add a pc section I have a few leaked versions of games that don’t look like what they are now, email me if you guys ever add a pc section I’d be glade to send you the files.

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  3. terra's ultimate warrior

    Hi, I just looked at this coll website. I can’t find Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, Heartgold, and Soulsilver betas. Or a the legend of zelda: phantom hourglass beta. can you add pokemon beta information? pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please?

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  4. terra's ultimate warrior

    Also missing is an Emerald, Yellow, and Crystal beta page. If my parents let me, I will find information and become an unseen researcher. but, NOT YET! NOT YET! NOT YET! NOT YET! NOT YET! NOT YET! NOT YET! NOT YET!

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  5. CrashAndSonicChao

    I got a problem.

    I’m trying to register, but the thing keeps making errors. It said something about an arcade.

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  6. msg

    Thanks for bringing us this site, as a huge game fan I find it very interesting to learn about the games we never got.
    I’ve bookmarked you and already shared with my friends on other sites :)

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  7. ultimateawesomeness333

    After Super man 64 titus decided to remake the game from scratch on the playstation. Sony even licensed the game and it was complete. It was even said to be a good game but by that point titus lost the license and the game was cancelled.

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  8. William Powell

    There was a game called Roswell Conspiracies. While, it was not cancelled or unreleased. On the CD, there are depicted either two or three screenshots of levels that never showed up in the finished product. It was a good game, though I sometimes needed a walkthrough to get through some tricky part. But those lost levels would have made a good addition to the game. Sadly, they were not to be.

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  9. William Powell

    Dear Steve S.,

    I believe that the site is still active but keep in mind it takes a lot of time keep it running, with the cost of servers and all that. We must thank the many people who run this site. Monokoma and others, thank you. I never knew they were so many cancelled games. Wow!

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  10. Ken

    I was browsing the web and looking for gameplay of a game called Drakkhen which is mostly known for its SNES port. I skimmed through some footage and spotted something that was not present in the SNES version; the ending to the Amiga version advertising a “Drakkhen 2″.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebQBSZlI1KU 2:20

    The Drakkhen 2 that we received was on SNES known as Dragon View and done by a different developer. This led me to become very suspicious as to whether or not the original developers had worked on their own sequel.

    After much scouting I found this one and only resource talking about Drakkhen 2 and with some promising screenshots

    http://www.abandonware-france.org/ltf_abandon/ltf_jeu.php?id=1434

    Unfortunately it seems it never came to be.

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  11. Timothy Eyton

    Makes you wonder what could have been with some of the games listed here… I’ve seen and played plenty of games that should be listed here instead. Oh the horrors.

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