The Simpsons: Virtual Bart [SNES/MD/G – Beta]

The Simpsons: Virtual Bart was released for the Super NES and Mega Drive / Genesis in 1994 by Acclaim.  KeijiDragon (Kei) has recored some videos from an interesting prototype of the game, that is somewhat different from the final version. You can check the annotations in the videos for more details:

Japanese Super Famicom (the Japanese Super Nintendo) pre-release prototype of The Simpsons: Virtual Bart game. Why is it Japanese? The ROM header states that it’s “run” on Japanese systems, or something like that. There are lots of differences in this prototype that are between large and small, and this video goes into detail what’s in the prototype.

Thanks a lot to KeijiDragon / Kei for the contribution!



Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance [PS2/XBOX – Beta]

Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance is a hack and slash developed by Acclaim for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Early screenshots and footage show many differences, as noticed by Evan Hanley:

#The health bar and magic meter had a very different design.
#The health bar and magic meter are not visible for the tutorial in the final game.
#Invictus can wield all three weapons (sword, axe and arm blades) but he can only wield the arm blades in the final game.
#The select weapon text is different.

#The grab the rope text is different. The button to press to grab is different too.
#The camera work is different.
#A VC text flashes on screen very briefly.
#The arena you enter after using the rope has a completely different design.
#The music is very different.

#The music again is different.

The big and very noticeable differences are the Health and Magic Meter HUD is completely different and the Enemy Health Bars are basic.

Thanks to Evan for the contribution!


Turok Evolution Sequel [XBOX/PS2/GC – Concept]

The original Turok: Evolution is a FPS developed and published by Acclaim Entertainment for the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2002. After Evolution, a small Acclaim team was trying to work on a direct sequel, but the project never got off the ground so they soon moved on to other projects. Only few artworks remain from this Turok Evolution sequel that never was. When Acclaim was closed, Turok vanished from the gaming scene untill when Disney Interactive Studios purchased the rights to the Turok franchise. Propaganda Games developed the next Turok, that was released for XBOX 360 and Playstation 3 in 2008.

Thanks to Hey Hey for the contribution!



Forsaken 2 [Cancelled – XBOX PS2]

Thanks to a post on Sabre470, we know that a sequel of Forsaken was in development at Acclaim Studios Teesside, but was soon cancelled because of the death of Acclaim. The game would have been in the works for XBOX and PlayStation 2, but only a small racing demo remains as a proof: as Sabre470 has wrote: “The demo is only one level so far and enables you to control the vehicle in a tunnel and race throuhg”. You can see some screens from the proto in the gallery below.

Sabre470 is currently selling the Forsaken 2 proto, so if you are interested, send him an email to [email protected] (remove the -NOSPAM-)