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ClayFighter [SNES – Beta / Unused Stuff]

ClayFighter is a fighting game developed by Visual Concepts and published by Interplay for the Super Nintendo in 1993, and later ported to Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994. In an old promo video, uploaded on Youtube by gamecubedude03, we can see some beta differences as a removed Super Move green meter. As noted by Falcovsleon20, Blue Suede Goo was originally named Elvis the Impersonator, Ickybod Clay was originally named Ghost Guy, Helga was originally named Val, and Tiny was originally named Crusher.

Also Nabz noticed that on back of the Box Art there is a picture with the Blob transforming into a Bomb and another screen in which an opponent is thrown into the slime river at the clowns stage. These special moves were removed from the final game. The unused Blob / bomb move can still be seen thanks to a game genie (6280-DD6F): Blob will turn into a bomb and after a couple of seconds, it will explode and hurt both himself and the opponent. Kind of a pointless move, which was probably why it was disabled in the first place.

Lucas also noted that Taffy was orginally named Taffy Man and his alt pallete is Green, The Blob was orginally named Blob, Blue Suede Goo outfit orginally is Blue, Ickybod Clay was named Icky Bod Clay after Ghost Guy and all the charatcers have his own intros

Beta Biographies

Bad Mr. Frosty
Likes: Pizza
Hates: Fire
Clay Type: O-
Sex: Clay
Married: No

Taffy Man
Likes: Glue
Hates: Perns
Clay Type: B
Sex: Clay
Married: Yes

Crusher
Likes: Color
Hates: Sega
Clay Type: R
Sex: Clay
Slogan: Win!

Blob
Likes: Hair
Hates: Port
Clay Type: X
Sex: Other
Moto: Ill

Ghost Guy
Likes: Wind
Hates: Day
Clay Type: M
Sex: ???
Moto: Float

Bonker
Likes: Xmen
Hates: Soap
Clay Type: Z
Sex: Clay
Slogan: Pie!

He also rumored these Biographies

Impersonator
Likes: Music
Hates: Drugs
Clay Type: J or O+
Sex: Clay
Rival: Val

Val
Likes: Opera
Hates: Food
Clay Type: AB
Sex: Clay
Rival: Elvis

Thanks to Lucas Araujo for the contribution!

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Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones [Beta]

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is an action-adventure game developed and published by Ubisoft Montreal. It was released in December 2005 for the Xbox, PC, PlayStation 2 and the GameCube. In the game the Prince develops a split personality, known as the Dark Prince, and this alter-ego constantly bickers with him in his mind about right and wrong. At times, the Prince physically transforms into the Dark Prince. [Info from Wikipedia]

As noticed by Zapages from the NeoGAF Forum, initially the Dark Prince had a different design than the one in the final version. Check the videos below for a comparison:

Video (Beta Dark Prince)

Video (Final Dark Prince)

 

Thunder in Paradise [SNES – Cancelled]

Thunder in Paradise is a cancelled action game that was in development in 1994 for the Super Nintendo by Software Toolworks. The game was based on the TV series of the same name, starring Hulk Hogan, and it would have had at least 3 different gameplay modes, as we can see from the screenshots in the gallery below, found in  EGM issue #63.

As wrote by Evan G in his article on SNES Central, it’s possible that  the Thunder in Paradise game was never released because the TV show was cancelled in late 1994 for quality reasons. It would have been an economic risk to complete and publish a game based on an unsuccessful TV show.

Another Thunder in Paradise game was released for the CD-I, but it’s different from the SNES version.

Thanks to Celine for the contribution!

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Titan Warriors [NES – Unreleased]

Titan Warriors is a cancelled shoot ‘em up that was developed by Capcom for the NES / Famicom, in 1988. The game was meant to be a sequel of Vulgus, an arcade shooter developed and published by Capcom in Japan in 1984. An almost complete build (with just some bugs) of Titan Warriors was somehow leaked online, and you can download it at the Lost Levels Forum. For more info about this project, you can read a nice article written by Frank Cifaldi for 1UP’s Retro Gaming Blog.

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