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Fire Emblem: the Sacred Stones [Beta / Debug – GBA]

Recently a beta version of Fire Emblem the Sacred Stones has been found. It is a very early version of the Sacred Stones and contains many differences. This pre-alpha ROM uses many things from the previous game as placeholder; even the title and menus from the Blazing Sword are still there. The game opens up with a debug menu that is identical to the one from the Blazing Sword prototypes. Although the game does have some of the stages programmed in it many of these still need much work. Some do not yet have enemies and have a level two Cavalier as the only enemy. The game’s own music has not been implemented and certain moster enemies are missing battle artwork. Many character portraits are absent; those that do exist were changed in the final. These alterations are mostly minor but some characters were changed quite a bit. Also Ephraim’s name was originally Izark.

Alpha on the left. Final on the right.

Alpha on the left. Final on the right.

Debug Title Screen

Debug Title Screen

Additional information from Serenes Forest:

  • Amelia has Tana’s role; her class was planned to be a flying Trainee.
  • L’Arachel has a variation of Tana’s portrait, while Tethys has a variation of Neimi’s portrait.
  • There was a Wyvern Rider called Nate planned Ephraim’s name was planned to be Irzark (seen in the debug menus).

These characters were changed drastically in the final.

These characters were changed drastically in the final.

  • Many of the World Map locations have different names. Some of the battle map layouts are slightly different.
  • In Chapter 6, after Eirika hands over her bracelet, the Grado soldiers kill the civilians in front of her eyes.
  • At the end of Chapter 6, Saleh appears and kills the boss with a critical attack. Chapter 6’s battle map is the same as Chapter 11’s (Eirika’s route) in the retail version.
  • The boss of Chapter 8 is Dyude Rubarth, one of Grado’s Seven Generals, also known as the Black ?-stone.

By using the debug options one can remove an enemy's weapon. By doing this one can find sprites that are not normally viewable.

By using the debug options one can remove an enemy’s weapon. This shows sprites that are not viewable in normal gameplay.

  • Eirika promotes at the beginning of Chapter 17 The Final Chapter is comprised of just one map.
  • The Tower of Valni has two extra stages- seen in Floor 2 and 3.

You can find even more infos at Serenes Forest! Props to them

Below you can see a bunch of scans from Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones beta, before it came out. You can see its earliest scans (first reveal scans) where the first couple chapters are different and there are different animations and mugshots for some characters. The stolen prototypes (they were stolen from Intelligent System’s network) seem to have some content from this earliest version, but also content that wasn’t present in the earliest OR the final version.

Thanks to Iven Allen for the scans!

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Battle Chess [CD-I – Cancelled]

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Source: cdinteractive Youtube Channel

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Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge [PS2/PC – Cancelled]

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X-COM is a series of computer games, started by Mythos Games and MicroProse in 1993. The first three titles were tactical games while the fourth was an action-based space combat/strategy game. The first installment, UFO: Enemy Unknown in Europe (also known as X-COM: UFO Defense in North America) was written by a team led by Julian Gollop. MicroProse quickly had an internal team create the sequel X-COM: Terror from the Deep. Subsequently, the Gollop brothers went straight to work on X-COM: Apocalypse, which would end up being the third in the series when released in 1997. Soon after Apocalypse, MicroProse was bought by Hasbro Interactive. All titles were developed for the PC, with a few ports to the Sony PlayStation and Amiga.

The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge was a cancelled game by the authors of the original game (Mythos Games), claimed to having been “essentially a remake of the first X-Com with 3D graphics”. [Info from Wikipedia]

For more informations, you can check this site: www.commanderx.xcomufo.com

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Creature Conflict [XBOX – Cancelled]

Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars was a comedic turn-based strategy game created by Mithis Entertainment (now Eidos Studios Hungary), the developers of Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. Creature Conflict was released for the PC in 2005, but was only available for purchase in Europe. The game was recently added to digital download sites such as GamersGate.

The gameplay of Creature Conflict consisted of small groups of cartoon-styled animals (rodents, primates, canines, and pigs) fighting on a series of different planets, with weapons like grenades, machines guns, bombs, dynamite, bazookas, and poison gas at their disposal.

Creature Conflict’s graphics were cel-shaded, adding to the game’s cartoon-like feel. The game’s sound effects and voice-acting had a comedic tone to them as well.

All of the maps in Creature Conflict were miniature planets that allowed for full movement anywhere; since the levels were fully spherical, there were no “corners” to hide in. Certain weapons could be fired around the globe, making it possible for someone standing on the South pole to hit an enemy out of sight over the planet’s horizon, provided they figured out the proper trajectory and took into account wind and the planet’s gravity before firing their weapon.

Maps were littered with comical power-ups and gold, which could be spent in between missions on new weapons and items, and characters would also level up and become more versatile as the game progressed.

Information on the Xbox port of Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars is practically non-existent, which seems to indicate that the project was scrapped at a very early point in its development cycle.

Thanks to Matt Gander (from www.gamesasylum.com) and Gary McLean for the contributions!

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