Monster Truck Wars is a cancelled racing game that was in development for the Super Nintendo and it would have been published by Acclaim. A GameBoy and Game Gear versions of the game were released in 1994 and 1995, but they were different from the SNES version, that used “Mode 7″ graphic similar to F-Zero. While the graphic of the game looked good for a 16 bit console, the project was never released for unknown reasons.
Some screens of the game were found by Celine in Banzzai magazine issue #23 and Super Power issue #22.
Flux was basically a very sophisticated 3D puzzle game involving a salesman in a suit as its main character, that was in development for the Playstation and PC. The player had to find his way through a maze of cubic rooms that could be flipped in 90 degree angles by pushing switches on the walls. The game was in development by Pulse Entertainment and was picked up by Microsoft but canned after awhile for unknown reasons..
The Scorpion King is a prototype for a fighting game / beat ‘em up that was created by Osiris Studios, based on the 2002 film with the same name (featuring Dwayne Johnson). It seems that the studio tried to pitch this demo to publishers that had the Scorpion King license (probably VU Games in North American and Universal Interactive in Europe), to get to develope it into a full game, but without luck.
In the end the publishers chose Point of View to work on their Scorpion King videogame, released in 2002 as The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian for the Playstation 2 and GameCube.
The Scorpion King demo by Osiris remained just a prototype and the studio closed sometime later (or did they evolved into an audio restoration agency?).
Ace Squadron is a cancelled flying shooter that was in development by Atomic Planet for the Playstation 2, GameCube and Xbox. The game was set in World War II and offered various arcade air-combat missions to play and as we can read from the official press release “gamers will be given the opportunity to shout ‘Tally Ho!’ and dive their trusty Spitfire into a dogfight with swarms of Nazi aircraft. There are scores of missions to play, from the heady days of the Battle of Britain to dangerous raids on secret weapons factories in the last days of the war, and dozens of different and powerful warplanes to fly, such as the majestic Spitfire, the nimble Mosquito and the sturdy Lancaster”. The project was never released for unknown reasons and we don’t even know if the game was finished or not as the few screenshots available look like target renders and not actual gameplay.
Legion is a cancelled 3D action game that was in development for the Playstation 1 by SCEE around 1997. It is unknown why it was never released, if you have more info about the project, please contact us. Scan from PlayMag issue 17 and Console News issue 14.
Philosoma is scrolling shoot ‘em up developed by G Artist and published by Sony for the PlayStation in 1995 / 1996. The story of the game is about an alien planet named Planet 220 (know as ORA-194-220 in the Japanese version) that is attacked by an unknown force and requires assistance. Celine found an old article about Philosoma in Console Plus magazine #34, in which they shown a target render from the early development of the game.
Megalopolice: Tokyo City Battle is a AS-1 ridefilm created by SEGA in 1993. Going by the screenshots below and the few information available, it seems that somehow SEGA planned a 32x game based on the eponymous virtual ride, but the project was probably quickly canceled some time after the announcement like many other games for the ill-fated add-on.
Shadow Squadron is a Space flight simulator developed by SEGA and released for 32x in 1995. The game was originally called Bullet Fighters. In the screens below we can see a beta version of the game with a different HUD and viewfinder.
Demon Dinosaurs, also known as Dino Racer, was a bizarre racing game similar to Outrun in development by Codemasters around 1994 for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive. Bizarre I said because it was set in prehistorik age and the racers were cave men and dinosaurs. It is unknown why the game was never released.
Thanks to Youloute for the Mega Force article. Scan from Mega Console issue 6 and Mega Force issue 29.
Fly By Wire was the codename of the helicopter simulation game by Shiny Entertainment that would be released under the name RC Stunt Copter. In the images below you can see an early prototype of the project.