Thanks to all the people that donated for the fundraising to release these cancelled Nintendo 64 games, now Mini Racers, Tamiya Racing and Wildwaters are preserved and available to download! You should be able to play the ROMs with any N64 emulators or just have a look below for videos. Thanks a lot to the collectors that decided to share these pieces from their collection with everyone!
Update: this was an april fools joke! Oh well, maybe in the future the collector that has the playable copy, will really leak it and we’ll be happy :)
Do you remember Warcraft Adventures? You know, that cancelled point and click adventure game set in the Warcraft world? Well, it seems that it’s finally leaked online… or is this an April Fools joke? You should be able to download the game from Abandonia and play it on your PC.. let us know if it’s true and if you are able to make it works on Windows 7! :D
Sometime ago an almost final-version of the cancelled Mini Racers for the Nintendo 64 was sold on Ebay and now the lucky winner of the auction, olivieryuyu, would be happy to share the game with every beta-lover! People are donating for a community dump of the Mini Racers ROM, togheter we can help to finally release this lost racing game and play it in multiplayer with our friends (with an emulator)!
Here are some more info on the Mini Racers community dump:
39 tracks, multiplayers, track builder, time attack mode. I went to the credit of the game. It has music and sounds.
Only track 27 seems buggy (it crashes on real hardware)
I made a very short video of it under an emulator (without sounds sorry).
Cheetahmen 2 is a cancelled side-scrolling action game developed by Active Enterprises for the NES back in the early 1990’s.
Cheetahmen 2 was going to be a sequal to the original cheetahmen that was released with Action 52 in 1991 on the NES and Genesis back in 1993. The game itself was never released for unkown reasons, perhaps due to poor sales of Action 52 and the backlash it recived from critics.
In the mid 1990’s the games cartriges were obtained legally from the warehouse and were sold to the public.
Nowadays the game has already been dumped onto the net and can be played using an emulator, while the cartriges, although rare, can be bought online.
The story of cheetahmen starts with an opening cut scene stating that Doctor Morbis (the Antagonist of the story) creates a new creature known as “Ape Man”. He then uses ape man to destroy the cheetahmen (Aries, Apollo, Hercules) and the player must stop Dr. Morbis.
“Full” Game and Level Design:
Most of the game has orignal levels – except for the last two levels, witch were imported from the orignal cheetahmen on the NES (the last two levels can only be played via moding the cheetahmen image file) . There are several new bosses and one new attack for the cheetahmen that is seen in this sequal but not seen in the orignal game.
Notes about Cheetahmen 2:
The Cheetahmen 2 cartridge reuses the NES Action 52 cartridge with just a gold with black lettering Cheetahmen 2 sticker.
The sounds, sprites, animations were reused from the orginal Cheetahmen on the NES.
Videos: You can view the entire game below:
Credit goes to cheaterdragon1 for correcting many mistakes in this article.
Our friends at Games That Weren’t were able to find and share a couple of interesting protos, that were seen some years ago in the Playstation Museum: Robocop and Gen 13. You can download the proto at Games That Weren’t website, to “play” them in your favourite PSX emu. These are just very early protos so there is not much to see, but they are a nice piece of unseen gaming history. Let us know if you find something more in their codes!
The Robocop file is a simple tech demo where you can control Robocop walking around a single mostly wall-less warehouse. Pillars and boxes provide some sparse decoration and while it’s 3D nothing is ‘solid’, allowing you to walk through the walls and objects.
Gen 13; The Realtime Associate’s version is the most simple, but Playstation Museum caveat this by pointing out it was done in a single week, which makes it quite impressive. It’s a fully 3D rendering of the heroine of the game and you can walk her forwards and backwards from multiple camera angles.
Thanks to Unclejun for the help to convert these files in a playable form!