Crave Entertainment

H2Overdrive [PS2 – Cancelled]

H2Overdrive is a cancelled powerboat racing game developed by VisiWare, that was going to be published in 2001 on the Playstation 2 by Crave Entertainment. In the game players would have been able to race in the fictional Global Powerboat Racers League, which features events set in locations ranging from rivers and lakes to the surface of the planet Mars, with 7 modes of play:  championship, simple race, duel, survival, checkpoint, ghost, and cat and mouse. The project was never released, maybe because of some problems with the publisher or for quality reasons.

This game is not related to the arcade-only H2Overdrive, developed by the guys who made the original Hydro Thunder.

Thanks to Drake Lake for the contribution!




Caesar Palace 64 [N64 – Cancelled]

Caesar Palace 64 is a cancelled “casino simulator” that was meant to be released for the Nintendo 64. Play slot machines and card games could not seem an interesting concept for a 1999 game, but Crave Entertainment and Lobotomy Studios though to create an adventure mode that was set in a Casino, where the player would have been able to explore the 3D scenario to interact with NPC as in a RPG, to win games and complete the final mission (to own the casino?). Caesar Palace 64 could have been an interesting project, but it was never released, maybe because it was economically a risk to release it when the N64 was almost dead.

Thanks to Celine for the contribution!


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