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Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill [SNES/MD/G – Cancelled]

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Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is an unreleased video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. It stars Socks, the pet cat of 42nd US President Bill Clinton and his family, in a platforming adventure in which he has to make his way past spies, crooked politicians and the media to warn the White House of a stolen nuclear missile. Scheduled for a release in the Fall of 1993, the game was complete and ready to be shipped to retailers, but was suddenly cancelled following the closing of publisher Kaneko’s US branch.

It has been speculated that its subliminal political themes may have also had a hand in its demise. The game’s bosses were made out to be caricatures of former Republican leaders such as Richard Nixon and George H. W. Bush. Also, Nintendo’s own censorship policies during the late 1980s and early 1990s condemned games that had “subliminal political messages” or “overt political statements”. As well, it is assumed that it is unlikely that Sega would had allowed such content into the game.

In a pre-release review of the game, Nintendo Power openly questioned the reason that such figures were in the game, and deemed the title as politically controversial. This, coupled with the fact that Kaneko’s US branch was closing down, prevented Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill from ever being shipped, and no known ROM has been found on the Internet. – [info from Wikipedia]

Thanks to MathUser and DDobson from www.gamingafter40.com for some of these scans!

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Sonic’s Edusoft [SMS – Cancelled]

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Sonic’s Edusoft is a game for Master System developed by Tiertex and published by U.S. Gold for the Sega Master System. No one knew anything about this game until an anonymous person created a Wikipedia page with information on the license, this individual turned out to be one of the programmers. Later, with the nickname “the programmer” gave some information about the game in the forums SMSPower.

Development started in 1991, soon after the release of the first Sonic game nd before the beginning of the programming of the second. This game is considered the first title not developed by Sonic Team not absolute and the first featuring the blue hedgehog to be published. The game was tested in a primary school and was really well received (it was designed for children under 5 years).

Sega was aware of this title, but the use of Sonic was not approved and the game was not published. It is established that is not a fake, the program said that sooner or later will create a website that explain everything in the game, but not right now for personal reasons. The ROM of Sonic’s Edusoft was leaked in April 2008.

Thanks to minichapman for the translation!

italian_flag.jpg [spoiler /Clicca qui per la versione in Italiano/ /Nascondi la versione in Italiano/]Sonic’s Edusoft è un gioco per Master System sviluppato da Tiertex e pubblicato da U.S Gold per il Sega Master System. Non si sapeva niente di questo gioco fino a quando un anonimo creò una pagina su Wikipedia con informazioni sul titolo; questo individuo si rivelò poi essere uno dei programmatori. In seguito, con il nick “the programmer” diede qualche informazione sul gioco nel forum di SMSPower.

Lo sviluppo è cominciato nel 1991, subito dopo il rilascio del primo Sonic e l’inizio della programmazione del secondo. Questo gioco è considerato il primo titolo di Sonic in assoluto non sviluppato dal SonicTeam ed il primo con protagonista il riccio blu a non essere pubblicato. Il gioco venne testato in una scuola elementare e venne effettivamente ben accolto (era progettato per bambini di 5 anni).

Sega era a conoscenza di questo titolo, ma l’uso di Sonic non venne approvato e il gioco non venne pubblicato. È accertato che non sia un fake; il programmatore ha affermato che prima o poi creerà uno spazio web in cui spiegare tutto del gioco, ma non adesso per motivi personali. Ancora non si sa se la ROM verrà rilasciata al pubblico.[/spoiler]

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Alex Kidd in Shinobi World [SMS – Beta]

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Alex Kidd was not originally intended to be the star of the game, but in fact an original character called Shinobi Kid. Apart from a few sprite character changes and some graphical alterations to the first level, the games appear to be identical. but no Images or Sprites of Shinobi Kid remain in the Shinobi World ROM. The first boss, Kabuto, was originally going to be named Mari-Oh, as a parody of the Nintendo character Mario (“Oh” in Japanese meaning, “King”, King Mari). Despite the name not going through, Kabuto still shares many of his would-be counterpart’s qualities; his main attack is shooting fireballs, and he shrinks after taking a certain amount of damage.

Rumor has it that Sega also originally intended Alex to appear in several games parodying their own licenses in a bit to re-invent the character, with Golden Axe and Phantasy Star on the top of the name list. Unfortunately, Sega’s success on Sonic The Hedgehog put an end to this plan. – [info from Wikipedia]

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The Lucky Dime Caper [SMS – Proto]

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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 a lot to SMS Power for the contribute!

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Pat Riley Basketball [SMS – Unreleased]

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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 a lot to SMS Power for the contribute!

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