In 1992 / 1994 Manley & Associates were working on a Tarzan platform game for the Super Nintendo, that would have been published by Gametek. The project was later cancelled, as we can read from Clayton Kauzlaric‘s blog:
The project was pretty close to content complete when it was canned. We had stumbled along for a good five months without any real design, apart from what the artists and programmers cobbled together on the fly. The game’s cancellation may have been related to the way good ol’ Tarzan methodically slaughters his way through the endangered species list over the course of the game. The fact that doing so wasn’t even fun just sealed the deal.
Rod_Wod found many screens from the game in some old magazines and Celine was able to find another image in Console Plus issue #34
No Rod’ scans ? :-P
Sigh, i’m playing too much Monster Hunter 3 and i always forget to organize all the scans by Rod :( now i have added them!
The scans are looking good.
for anyone wishing this game had a release
jungle no ouja tachan is a good alternative for the snes
i have a copy of gametec tarzan what is its value?
Interesting find Tracy! Probably its value depends from how much complete it is, could you make some videos or take screenshots from it, to have a better idea of its state?
Coisa linda de DEUS.
Presumably this is the same project: http://prog21.dadgum.com/137.html (remarks from a programmer).
Think so too!
That sucks to know that it was almost complete. Man, life is cruel sometimes…
It seems that it was not exclusive to the SNES, based on what i’ve found in a August 1994 issue of spanish magazine Hobby Consolas :-) GameTek had plans to bring it to other platforms…
More information and a download of this unreleased game can be found at Gaming Alexandria: