Racing

Mountain Sports [SNES – Cancelled]

Mountain Sports (also known as Rocky Mountain Sports) is a cancelled action / sport game that was in development by DTMC for the Super Nintendo, in 1993. The player would have been able to try different activities as mountain climing, kayaking and ATV racing. It’s currently unknown how the game would have progressed or why it was cancelled. You can read some more info at SNES Central! A screenshot of the game was found in Banzzai magazine issue 14.

Thanks to Celine for the contribution!

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12 Volt [PS2/XBOX/GC – Cancelled]

12 Volt is an arcade racing game that was in development by Sproing in 2003 / 2004 for the Playstation 2, Xbox and GameCube. The game was set in slot-car tracks and players would have been able to race their models in houses and gardens. 12 Volt looked like a mix between Re-Volt and another cancelled Nintendo 64 game, Mini Racers: it’s unknown why Sproing never released this project or how much it was completed before being canned.

Some more info can be read in the original press release:

The cars can move freely on the track, they are not bound to a specific lane or slot like conventional slot cars are! This way the game combines the look of a die-cast-racer with the feeling of a full-physics arcade rally game!

Highly realistic physics enable the player to activate toys and tools that work as weapons against other players. Imagine plunging through a heap full of marbles crashing at you in a world that really looks and feels like a childhood dream-come-true. Special magnetic rails even allow you to hook on to the inner side of hairpins and drive through them at full speed!

A GBA version was planned (and cancelled) too, but they did not even show any screens from this portable version.

Thanks to Userdante for the contribution!

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Barnstormers [PSX – Cancelled]

Barnstormers is an arcade racing game in the vein of Mario Kart (but with flying aircraft), that was in development by 989 Studios in 1998, for the original Playstation. The project was later cancelled for unknown reasons, but you can still check some target renders in the gallery below.

Thanks to Hey Hey for the contribution! Some more concept art for racing tracks were archived from Concept Art Org

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H2Overdrive [PS2 – Cancelled]

H2Overdrive is a cancelled powerboat racing game developed by VisiWare, that was going to be published in 2001 on the Playstation 2 by Crave Entertainment. In the game players would have been able to race in the fictional Global Powerboat Racers League, which features events set in locations ranging from rivers and lakes to the surface of the planet Mars, with 7 modes of play:  championship, simple race, duel, survival, checkpoint, ghost, and cat and mouse. The project was never released, maybe because of some problems with the publisher or for quality reasons.

This game is not related to the arcade-only H2Overdrive, developed by the guys who made the original Hydro Thunder.

Thanks to Drake Lake for the contribution!

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Motocross Challenge [DS – Cancelled?]

Motocross Challenge is a racing game somehow similar to Excitebike that was in development by DHG Games for the Nintendo DS. The project originally started as a Gameboy Advance game, but after Motocross Challenge GBA was cancelled, it evolved into a DS game that should have been released in 2009. After some months the official DHG Games website went down without any explanations and the DS version was cancelled too. As the developers shared the GBA version online to let the fans to play it even if it was never published, it could be possible that in the future they will leak the DS version too.

In April 2010 Motocross Challenge was finally released for the iPhone / iPod Touch, so at least it was not lost at all! You can see some videos of the iPhone version in DHGames’ YT Channel or buy Motocross Challenge from the iTunes Store (only $0.99!)

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