Gametek

Tarzan [SNES – Cancelled]

In 1992 / 1994 Manley & Associates were working on a Tarzan platform game for the Super Nintendo, that would have been published by Gametek. The project was later cancelled, as we can read from Clayton Kauzlaric‘s blog:

The project was pretty close to content complete when it was canned. We had stumbled along for a good five months without any real design, apart from what the artists and programmers cobbled together on the fly. The game’s cancellation may have been related to the way good ol’ Tarzan methodically slaughters his way through the endangered species list over the course of the game. The fact that doing so wasn’t even fun just sealed the deal.

Rod_Wod found many screens from the game in some old magazines and Celine was able to find another image in Console Plus issue #34

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Kitty’s Catch [NES – Cancelled]

Kitty’s Catch is a cancelled NES game that was discovered and purchased by Matt (aka BeaglePuss) from a lot on the Digital Press forums. The game is a two player fishing game where both players play as cats: Pitter vs Patter. It seems that Kitty’s Catch was an independent project by a GameTek developer that was pitched around to different production companies to find a publisher. You collect fish while avoiding jelly fish and electric eels, the first person to fill their bucket then receives a shell. The player with the most shells at the end of the time limit is declared the winner. There are also several power ups obtained by collecting tin cans. You can obtain a larger treble hook, or even summon a shark that can greatly weigh down your bucket. The game is currently owned by BeaglePuss and MrMark0673.

Thanks a lot to Mr Mark for the contribution!

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