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Crash Twinsanity [Beta – XBOX / PS2]

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!

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The music for the removed level, Gone a Bit Coco, can also be heard in the video below.

 

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. 

Odema and the magic book [GBA – Cancelled]

Odema and the magic book” is a cancelled 2D sidescrolling action / platform game that was in development by french team Namdoo for the Gameboy Advance. From the video below we can see that Odema was going to be somehow similar to a “kiddy Metal Slug”, with 7 huge worlds with multiple pathes, more than 30 different enemies and 14 Bosses. Namdoo managed to create a playable beta version in 4 MegaBytes only, everything was packed on the cartridge and unpacked on the fly, at 60 frames per second, but there was still no sound or sfx. The game was about 75% complete when they had to cancel it.

Thanks a lot to Collect-Thor for the contribution!

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Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures [Beta – PS2 Xbox GameCube]

Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures is a 3D platform game based on the animated television series Ed, Edd n Eddy. It was originally developed by A2M and Cartoon Network Interactive, published by Midway Home Entertainment and released on October 2005 for the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Game Boy Advance. In the beta version double d had a different sling shot than the final version and the coins were yellow instead of silver.

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