Mobilesuit Gundam [WonderSwan Color – Cancelled]

In 2001 Bandai announced Mobilesuit Gundam for WonderSwan Color. However the game concept, known during production as “the Net Gundam“, first concept was in 1997 when developers at Bandai started to think to create a Gundam game designed to work over the Internet. was a strategy game that allowed gamers to play as a soldier for the Republic of Zion or the Earth Federation and engage fights in operation plans announced every week by server-side so to battle with other humans online. Over the time you could even become a leader of your chosen side.

The online component was guaranteed through the WonderGate, an add on that allowed the WonderSwan to access to NTT Docomo network, or through a special cartridge to connect with a PC (see image below). This interesting title, the first multiplayer online game for a dedicated handheld system, was planned to be released in autumn of the same year but seems the concept was far too ambitious so Bandai quietly cancelled the project.



Insect Breeder [WonderSwan Color – Cancelled]

Around 2000 the breeding genre was very popular fueled by Pokemon, along with japanese kids always in love with insects, as in the Mushiking phenomenon. Probably Bandai decided to greenlit an insect breeder game (インセクトブリーダー) for its handheld Wonderswan Color to ride the boom. Too bad this game was never released and no information was ever shared, with the exception of a single image.


Princess Maker: Yumemiru Yousei [WonderSwan Color – Cancelled]

A new game in the Princess Maker (プリンセスメーカー) series was in development for Wonderswan, but cancelled in the end. The title was revealed back when Wonderswan Color was announced, it was to be published by Bandai Visual but after it was postponed, it never saw a release on Bandai’s system.

As noted by xdaniel the game disappeared from Bandai release lists around March-August 2001 so it’s likely it was cancelled in that period.


Unknown Shooter [WonderSwan – Cancelled?]

A few months before the release of the original Wonderswan (March 4, 1999) french magazine PlayerOne issue 92 had a small article about the new platform in which it was shown an image about a mysterious vertical shooter. Overall Wonderswan (and future revision) only had an handful of shmups (Space Invader, SD Gundam Operation U.C., Project E-Force, Judgement Silversword,  Cardinal Sins and  Run=Dim) and none of them looks like the game shown before the launch.

If you have more info about this project please let us know!

Additional images from Mega Console issue 54.


Toxic Crusaders [SNES – Cancelled]

Toxic Crusaders is an animated series based on the Toxic Avenger films. It features Toxie, the lead character of the films leading a trio of misfit superheroes who combat pollution. Video games based on Toxic Crusaders were also produced by Bandai and Sega, which were released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, and Sega Genesis.[Info from Wikipedia]

A Super Nintendo version was in development by Bandai, but it was never released in the end. It looked different from the Genesis version, that was developed by Sega. Some screens of the SNES version can be seen in the issue 39 of EGM.

Thanks to Celine for the contribution!