Dice De Chocobo [WonderSwan Color – Cancelled]

Dice de Chocobo (ダイスdeチョコボ) is a video game originally released in 1999 for the PlayStation in the Chocobo Collection. A new remake for WonderSwan Color was announced in September 2001, but it was later cancelled. The project was finally remade for the Game Boy Advance in 2002 and given the title Chocobo Land: A Game of Dice. Squaresoft even released a brief trailer at TGS 2001 and had a page on their official site: Dice DE Chocobo for Wonderswan archived page


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aMaze [Nuon – Cancelled]

aMaze was among the first known titles to be announced for the NUON DVD game system but like most of the games announced for it, aMaze never saw the light of day. The premise was based upon those old marble balance board games where you tried to get a small ball to the goal, avoiding the many holes along the way. It also was notable at the time as the game employed real-time raytracing to draw objects such as the ball. The official description goes as follows:

aMaze is based on the classic board game that challenges you to tilt the board in order to roll a steel ball through a nerve-racking maze of trap holes. Simple in theme yet elegant in graphic nature, aMaze is best described as an overall experience that is highly addictive, yet surprisingly relaxing. From the outset, aMaze was designed to be attractive to all types of gamers – from hard core to mainstream. aMaze is an engaging game for everyone.

Some screenshots and a couple of videos can be found at NUON-Dome.

Thanks to Adam for the contribution!



Ultimate Brain Games [Jaguar – Cancelled]

Ultimate Brain Games is a cancelled collection of board games (as chess) that was in development by CrazyAce for the Jaguar. It seems that the project was canned in early development and only an alpha video was shared by viMasterJag on his Youtube Channel. As we can read from the video description:

I would have to call this an Alpha release. I don’t know exactly what the developer would classify it as, but that’s my take on the situation. This is Ultimate Brain Games, an unreleased product for the Atari Jaguar. It was never produced commercially, nor was it ever finished, I don’t think. We’re lucky to have its developer, CrazyAce, provide us with a playable version, though.

Thanks to Adam for the contribution!