In April 2009, Dr.daichi and Unclejun from the Assemblergames Forum have shared a lot of screenshots from an unreleased Playstation 2 shoot em up, that was in development in 2002 at Joycast / Hanbitsoft, two korean companies. Wingz was going to be an on-rail shooter, similar to Panzer Dragoon or StarFox, but it seems that it was later cancelled for some reasons. You can find more infos and a playable version of the game to download in the original topic, props to Dr.daichi for sharing the game and to Unclejun for the screenshots!
The original Tyrian was a shoot ’em up developed for the PC by Eclipse Productions (later named World Tree Games) and published in 1995 by Epic MegaGames. A version of Tyrian 2000 was in development for the Game Boy Advance, but after the then publisher Symmetry Entertainment had closed business, the European publisher Stealth Productions, Inc. (Stealth Media Group, Inc.) obtained the publish rights, but it was cancelled. The game was eventually leaked online as a rom.
2 Sidekick weapons can be fired at the same time. Super Arcade and audio are not included. New to this game is Challenge mode, where additional levels are unlocked by completing existing Challenge levels. [Infos from Wikipedia] You can find more about Tyrian in here.
Panzer Dragoon II Zwei is a shoot ’em up released for the Sega Saturn in 1996, it was the second Panzer Dragoon game released but it is a prequel of the series. It was developed by Team Andromeda, one of Sega’s internal development studios. [Infos from Wikipedia]
In the bonus section of the game, the “pandora’s box”, you can find an interesting beta video that shows gameplay from its own prototype (from the Episode 2 mission, mostly from the easy path, with a couple clips from the hard path.). The beta graphic and the details of the level and the dragon / enemies are differend from the final game and you can notice that the music is completely different as well.
Thanks to Mozgus that has ripped this video from the Panzer Dragoon Zwei disc we can take a good look at the beta / proto and compare it to the final version below!
A Panzer Dragoon Zwei proto (45% complete – Feb 02, 1996) was leaked in 2008 thanks to Hidden Palace and The Will Of The Ancients community, a build that is visually nearly identical to the final. It just has a variety of small differences like font and gui colors, different prologue music, and a lot of minor gameplay adjustments. You can see in the third video below a list of those differences.
In the Youtube Channel of GamesThatWerent we can see a video from Sanxion, a cancelled shoot ’em up that was in development in 2001 by Thalamus Interactive for the GameBoy Advance. The original Sanxion was a Commodore 64 game released in 1986 and this GBA remake was going to have updated graphics and new features, like two-player mode and end-of-level bosses. A playable prototype was developed, but the game was perceived too financially risky and ultimately canceled. [Infos from Wikipedia]
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