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Donkey Kong Country Returns [Wii – Beta / Unused Stuff]

Donkey Kong Country Returns is a side-scrolling 2.5D platform game developed by Retro Studios and released by Nintendo for the Wii console on November 21, 2010, in North America, December 3, 2010, in Europe, and on December 9, 2010, in Japan. It is the series’s first traditional home console installment since Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, and also the first Donkey Kong Country entry not to involve Rare during the development. (Info from Wikipedia)

Development on Donkey Kong Country Returns started in 2008, but it wasn’t until E3 2010 that it was revealed to the public.

On the Gameplay and E3 trailers, we can notify some small things:

  • -Health Icon is a sightly different.
  • -Game general Font is much different.
  • -0:32 = When Donkey Kong bounces on the three enemies consecutively, he does not preform a spin followed by a somersault, like he does in the final version.
  • -0:47 = Diddy and Donkey Kong team Icon is Cyan, on the Final Version, the color is Blue.
  • -1:00 = The bombs on this stage is much more faster them the Final Version.
  • -1:06 = It’s possible to see again the Cyan color, but on the 2-Player Mode.
  • -1:13 = On the final version of this stage, it doesn’t have “automatic” barrels.
  • -1:20 = The stage don’t have storm and darkness.
  • -1:36 = Different scene.
  • An another gameplay video (which was playable after the E3 event), shows other miscellaneous stuff:

  • -Font, Health Icon and other lighten stuff is a little different.
  • -At the end, the background is Yellow, on the Final version, it shows as Green.
  • On an ANOTHER video, it shows a MUCH different title screen, and other stuff (which was already shown on the other videos)

  • -Different Title Screen (the Buttons, the Logo, the Font and specially the Background)
  • An Show at the Television did show DKCR gameplay (at before releases)… It shows again the other stuff, but we can also see other stuff:

  • -The Instructions appears from no where, at the Final Version, the Tutorial Pig appears in the background and explains the controls
  • The video below shows some animations of Donkey Kong Country Returns:

    Progressing into the Beta related stuff, when you progress in the game, you unlock some concept arts… They are separated into enemies, characters, levels and others…
    Some interesting stuff of those concept arts, are the Levels… Much levels have been changed in the development, such as Golden Temple… Some characters did changed too, such as Rambi, which was to be much more Realistic…

    It was also found on the Game Disc, that DKCR was to have 4-Player modes, still is unknown about it, but probably other Kongs could be in, similar to New Super Mario Bros. mechanism.
    Maybe was scrapped because of Copyrights of RARE:

    Click to zoom-in, it will open in another tab

    Images:

    Those images shows the stuff from previous videos, like the different icons, fonts and etc.

     

    Super Meat Boy [WiiWare – Cancelled / Beta]

    Super Meat Boy is a platform game developed by Team Meat and is the successor to Edmund McMillen’s and Jonathan McEntee’s flash game, Meat Boy, originally released on the Newgrounds website in October 2008. (Info from Wikipedia)

    The Developers originally announced a release of the game for every major console and computer: Xbox360 Live Arcade, PS3 PSN, WiiWare, PC and MAC…

  • The Xbox360 Version was released in October 20, 2010.
  • The PC Version was released in November 30, 2010, as downloadable on the Steam WebStore.
  • The Mac Version was released December 2, 2010, on Direct2Drive
  • The Wiiware and Playstation Network versions have been cancelled
  • This small article will show the WiiWare’s version progress. Super Meat Boy on Wiiware was taking a pretty long time to be made and had some delayings. After some time, Super Meat Boy has been officially cancelled because of Size Limit problems on Wiiware. The Wiiware service allows to publish games on the store on 40MB Size Limit, sadly, Super Meat Boy was much more then that. It also has been cancelled because they were not able to find a publisher.

    Some trailers and preview videos have beta differences:

  • Promo Video
  • Shows some Informations

  • Trailer
  • Gameplay, some graphics was little different, with more backgrounds and other stuff.

  • Older Trailer
  • The only difference are the Psychics (jumps fall fast, and differences of running). Also, a different animation for the Warp Zone.

  • IGN’s Preview
  • Comments and shows more stuff, like World Map (which is different of the PC and Xbox version, and other stuff)

    Team Meat is thinking for develop Super Meat Boy as a Retail Version, with extras and other add-ons (which wasn’t to be come on the WiiWare Version) or on the upcoming 3DS. They only need a Publisher, as they said:

    If we decided to try to find a publisher & do a boxed version for $20 (with extras) but come out later on the Wii, would you hold out?

    Images (Click on them to open in other Tab/Pop-Up):

    Images Informations:
    Image 1:

    The time counter are on the top right (on the released versions, they are on north eastern.

    Image 2:

    Commander Video lines are more shorter, with no fading and much more thinner.

    Image 3:

    Little different character selection screen.

    Image 4:

    Boss of World 1 is much more different, with some other platforms and more “darken”.

    Image 5:

    No any differences

    Image 6:

    Because of Commander Video have no any fade in the lines, it don’t shows in his jump.

    Image 7:

    Different Map (probably the “D” button hasn’t been changed in the development)

    Image 8:

    The Prologue (intro) text is a little different

    Image 9/Image 10/Image 11:

    The HUD now have been more for the left, but still not as on the Released versions.

    Image 10:

    Only the HUD Difference

    Image 11:

    The stage is much more clarity, the stage is actually more darken on the Released versions.

     

    Son of the Dragon [Wii – Cancelled]

    Son of the Dragon is a cancelled action adventure that was in development by Renegade Kid and that would have been published by Gamecock for the Nintendo Wii. Sadly when Gamecock had to close down for economic issues, Renegade Kid was not able to find another publisher and the project had to be canned. Only few concept arts were released and it seems that Son of the Dragon was still in early development when it was cancelled. As we can read from an interview with Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham on 1UP:

    JW: Son of the Dragon was a third-person action adventure title set in a heavily stylized 15th century. You were Dracula. Something happened to you, which striped you of your ability to use your awesome powers. A quick description of it is a “good” 3D Castlevania where you are Dracula, with a focus on responsive combat, solid gameplay camera, light RPG elements, and a rich world of wickedly diverse landscapes, enemies, player weapons, and abilities. […]

    JW: We spent many months developing the idea with a team of very experienced and dedicated individuals. The art team created loads of superb concept images for the player character, enemies, bosses, and environment locations. The design group created a game design document that quickly grew to over 100 pages, and detailed player abilities, damage types, enemy AI, items, accessories, level designs, currency, and many other details. It was truly inspired and exciting. We were considering licensing an engine for development, and the same day we had assets loaded into the engine, the hammer came down and the project was canceled. It was a bittersweet day.

    Thanks to Celine for the contribution!

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    Sonic Colors / Colours [Wii – Beta]

    Sonic Colors or Sonic Colours is a platform game developed by Sonic Team for the Wii. Tehe video below is from the e3 demo of Sonic Colours, there are some minor differences between this and the final.

    -The music has much more bass than in the final.
    -The announcer shouted “POWER UP” whenever a wisp was collected.
    -The announcer shouts “SPIN” when the yellow wisp is used, while in the final he shouts “DRILL”.
    -Music doesn’t change when using the green wisp (the laser wisp).
    -Some of rings and wisp power-ups are in different locations than in the final.
    -The announcer’s “good, great, awesome, outstanding, amazing!” is different in this version. It was re-recorded for the final.

    Thanks to Slashy for the contribution!

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