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Castlevania Bloodlines [MD/G – Beta]

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ENG: This entry in the archive doesn’t have a description yet. If you want to add some info about the beta / cancelled stuff that you see in these images, just write a comment or send us an email! We’ll add your info in this page and your name in the contributors list. Thanks a lot for your help! :)

ITA: Questa pagina dell’archivio non ha ancora una descrizione. Se vuoi aggiungere delle informazioni riguardo le differenze della beta o la descrizione di un gioco cancellato, lasciaci un commento o mandaci una email! Inseriremo le tue informazioni nella pagina ed il tuo nome nella lista dei collaboratori. Grazie per il tuo aiuto! :)

Thanks to MathUser for the scan!

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Virtua Fighter [Arcade / Saturn – Beta]

From the long list of scans that MathUser has posted on the HPZ Forum, there’s an image from an early build of Virtua Fighter, with a beta select screen, different names for some fighters and a character (Shiba) that was cut and later reintroduced in Fighters Megamix.

From wikipedia we can read: Siba / Shiba is from a prototype of Virtua Fighter but was cut from the cast by the time of game’s actual release, though an icon featuring him (and mislabelled as “Akira”) appears on older Virtua Fighter arcade cabinents. Siba is an Arab in a white and purple outfit equipped with a sword that charges with green energy.

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Thanks to Celine we can even see some screenshots with Siba / Shiba in action! (Taken from CVG magazine issue 31 and a spanish magazine thanks to Sega Saturno). We can also notice that the original name was Virtua Fighters (plural) instead of Fighter.

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Also, Nick C was able to find an arcade cabinet with the Shiba picture! Click on the image for a bigger version:

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Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors [Sega CD – Cancelled]

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Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors is an unreleased video game planned for release initially on the Sega CD in April 1995 and to be followed by PC, 3DO versions later that year. The game starred the comedy-magician duo Penn & Teller. The developer Absolute Entertainment went out of business before they could release the game, yet the game was featured and previewed in various gaming publications such as Electronic Gaming Monthly. 

Pit Fighter 2 [Genesis / MegaDrive – Cancelled]

Pit Fighter 2 is the cancelled sequel to the “cult classic” arcade fighting game. Check the screenshots below for more info!

The bad arcade fighter is now badder than ever. You’ll use all you’ve got to pulverize the challengers and become the Grand Champion. Live-action video graphics and unique characters with signature moves bring the bone-crushing action to life. (Available October)

Thanks to MathUser, Akkroid and RetroMags (pics in the October 93 issue 51 of GamePro on page 157) for these scans!

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