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Atari Karts [Jaguar - Beta]

Atari Karts is a Mario Kart-style racing game for Atari Jaguar published by Atari Games and developed by Miracle Designs Ltd. The game music was composed in 1994 by Fabrice Gillet in Protracker on an Amiga. Both he and the people who created the in-game artwork are not listed in the game’s credits at the end of the game. The manual refers to them as the “Miracle Designs Team”. [Info from Wikipedia]

Gamepopper101 has found a beta video of the game from viMasterJag’s YT Channel. Some of the differences shown in the video should be:

  • Different title theme
  • Different character on title screen (final release is Bently Bear)
  • Menu screen is different (but uses the same text font)
  • No Background on menu screen
  • Three characters not found in final version: Pum King, Firebug, Miracle Man (?)
  • Character selection screen is also different
  • Missing stages (?)
  • Camera moves to back of player differently in beta (it moves like in Super Mario Kart in the final version) (?)
  • Possible different music in stages (?)

Thanks to Gamepopper101 for the contribution!

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Monster Truck Wars [SNES - Cancelled]

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.

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Demon Dinosaurs / Dino Racer [Genesis / Mega Drive - Cancelled?]

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.

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Chocobo Racing 3D [3DS - Cancelled?]

Chocobo Racing 3D is a cancelled racing game that was in development for the Nintendo 3DS, Among the first titles announced by SquareEnix for Nintendo 3DS at E3 2010, this game should have been a sequel to the racing game released on PS1 which starred Final Fantasy mascots. SquareEnix haven’t say anything about it for years so it could have been quietly terminated.

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