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Storm Riders [Xbox – Cancelled]

Storm Riders is a cancelled action game that was in development for the original Xbox, that could have been based on a korean film / comic with the same name. There are not many info on its development, but an early beta version / prototype of the game was somehow found on an old Xbox Debug Kit by Museman and it was shared online thanks to the Assembler Games Forum. The menu, HUD and some of the character’s moves are really similar to Ninja Gaiden, but there aren’t any connection with Tecmo’s game.

As wrote by Andrew Borman in the Assembler Forum:

Storm Riders was built really, really late in the Xbox’s life, July 22 2005, NG started life in like 1999 before being announced at e3 2002 and released in March 2004. I havent found any evidence other than one comment that seemed to think it came from a Tecmo Xbox. Ive dug through the XBE some more and didnt find anything. It was compiled from a folder called Phoenix, which I thought might be related to Iron Phoenix, but beyond that I havent seen the evidence to link it, so I moed on.

Borrowing assets isn’t all that unusual in the dev world, so the NG assets are meaningless. But if you look up Storm Riders Online, which was to be an MMO, it was made by a studio called Phoenix Games Studio, which with the compile info points to it being from them, which is a studio in Malaysia. This also links back to the fact that the Xbox it was found on was 220v, which wouldnt be the case for a Japanese box, but does match for Malaysia. So that is much more likely

Thanks a lot to MegaMoto85 for the video!

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New N64 protos leaked: Mini Racers, Tamiya Racing and Wildwaters!

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!

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Warcraft Adventures leaked and preserved? [No!]

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

 

Mini Racers N64: do you want to play it? Here’s your chance!

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).

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/xymi.mp4/

I do request 1.250 USD for this release. My paypal email address is [email protected]

Please let me know what you chipped in with a post.

I honestly hate asking money for a release but as you might have noticed, the prices of those 2 protos were quite high and I need to recoup some of the losses.

BONUS: Tamiya Racing 64, a demo concept of Mini Racers, will also be released with this community dump!

You can follow the fundraising in the NES World forum!

 

Cheetahmen 2 [NES – Cancelled]

Cheetahmen 2 is a cancelled side-scrolling action game developed by Active Enterprises for the NES back in the early 1990’s.

History:

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.

Story:

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.

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You can view the entire game below:

Credit goes to cheaterdragon1 for correcting many mistakes in this article.