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Flying Nightmares 2 [Cancelled – PC, Playstation, Saturn]

Flying Nightmares 2 is a cancelled flight simulator / shooter that was in development for PC by Eidos Interactive, with a presumed port for the original Playstation and Saturn. As we can read in an interview by Combat Sim with Bryan Walker, Lead Producer of the FN2 project, the game was “a sequel to AV8B Harrier Assault, a game that Domark and Simis developed several years ago, and went on to become SVGA Harrier, the first 640×480 flight sim on the PC, and Flying Nightmares on the Macintosh“.

An online multiplayer mode up to 16 players was also planned. It seems that Eidos decided to shut down Flying Nightmares 2’s development team for unknown reasons and the game vanished with them. Only a self-running PC tech demo was released before the cancellation.

There is not much info on the presumed Playstation and Saturn ports, but Celine was able to find a scan with a short article about them on CD Consoles issue #4. We can assume that the console ports would have been a downgraded version with a more arcade-ish gameplay and no online mode.

Check the FN2 preview at Combat Sim for more info!

Thanks to Jason for the english corrections!

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Environmental Detective [SNES GEN MD – Cancelled]

Environmental Detective is a cancelled platform / adventure game that was in development by Magicom for the Super Nintendo and Mega Drive / Genesis. There is scant information about the project, save for a short description in an old Mean Machine magazine, found by Rod_Wod. Players would have taken the role of “Ozone Kid” to solve various green-related puzzles.

The character was meant to be an environmental do-gooder who picks up trash in his home town, “Recycle City” and always takes his refuse to the recycling centre. His other numerous antics include stopping spray cans from making holes in the ozone layer and preventing the rainforest from being cut down by evil crocodiles (WTF?). The general idea of the game was to inform children of environmental problems… but something went wrong during the development and Environmental Detective was never released.

Thanks to Rod_Wod the contribution! Thanks to Jason for the english corrections!

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Shell Shock [32X – Cancelled]

Shell Shock is a mission based tank shooter that was originally in development in 1994 / 1995 by Core Design for the Sega 32X, but soon this version was cancelled and the game was reworked and published in 1996 for the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation. We don’t know how much of the original 32X project went into the new 32bit ports, as the only image available for the original platform is a target render of an aereoplane, found by Rod_Wod in an old magazine.

Thanks to Jason for the english corrections!

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Jester [MD/G – Cancelled]

Jester is a cancelled platform game that was in development by Sega of America for the Genesis / Mega Drive. There is not much info on its gameplay and only few levels backgrounds are preserved in the gallery below. Jester was canned after a problematic development and it is unknown how much was completed before the cancellation.

Thanks to Alan for the help in preserving some media from this lost project!

Thanks to Jason for the english corrections!

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Kamikaze Comics [Sega CD – Cancelled]

Kamikaze Comics is a cancelled platform game that was in development by Crystal Dynamics in 1994 for the Sega Mega CD. The main character was a comic book author that somehow got sucked into his comics and probably had to find a way to return to the real world. There is no more info available on this project and we don’t know why it was never released. Rod Wod was able to find a single screenshot of the game in an old magazine.

Thanks to Jason for the english corrections!

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