As we can read on Wikipedia, Sonic Mega Collection is a sonic-games compilation for the Nintendo GameCube and Playstation 2. The compilation contains twelve to fourteen games depending on the region, all originally released on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis console. Ten of the included games are installments of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, while the remaining two to four games are only related to the series by company. Sonic CD and Sonic Drift were also planned to be included in the beta version, but the former was deferred to Sonic Gems Collection and the latter appeared in Sonic Mega Collection Plus. Below you can see is an extremely old video of Sonic Mega Collection with all the originally planned games.
Based on the 1994 comedy film starring Jim Carrey, this cancelled Game Boy Color version of The Mask puts the player in the role of the unlikely hero Stanley Ipkiss, who can use an ancient magical relic to transform from his normal wallflower self into the The Mask, an aggressively charismatic character with comedic super powers. As we can learn from Edge issue 92 the game was developed by english Pocket Studios and was to be published by DreamCatcher Interactive however it was never released for unknown reasons.
The Adventures of Tintin is an Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii game based off of the 2011 movie of the same name, which itself is based off of the classic book series by Herge. It’s mixed genera game that features side scrolling and 3D sections where you can control the young reporter Tintin, his faithful dog Snowy, or the drunken, but trusty sailor Captain Haddock.
First unveiled during Microsoft’s 2011 E3 conference, the game looked similar to it’s final version. There were still a couple beta differences, namely Tintin wielding a gun during the motorcycle section in the trailer as opposed to the final’s slingshot. This change was most likely done to keep the game’s E-10 rating.
As we can read on wikipedia, Crash Twinsanity is an platform game developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Vivendi Universal for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. It was released in North America on October 2004, while a Nintendo GameCube version was planned but canceled for undisclosed reasons. In the videos below you can see removed and different parts from Crash Twinsanity beta version, as the lost level “Gone a bit coco”. If you can notice more beta differences, please let us know!
Thanks to Retroguy205 for the contribution!
The music for the removed level, Gone a Bit Coco, can also be heard in the video below.
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.