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Family Computer => Famicom / Disk System => Topic started by: JC on January 04, 2009, 04:21:03 AM



Title: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: JC on January 04, 2009, 04:21:03 AM
If you know of any games slated for release on the Famicom and then scrapped, let us know.

Arc Hound (Contra Force; unconfirmed)
Armadillo II (confirmed advertised on its own handbill)
Black Dragon (Black Tiger)  (FDS) (Capcom cancelled it when Nintendo discontinued the FDS) (unconfirmed)
Booby (confirmed advertised on its own Jaleco handbill)
Bouken Roman (disk) (unconfirmed pirated; confirmed advertised on its own handbill)
Donkey Kong Music Education (confirmed advertised on general Nintendo handbill)
Freedom Force (confirmed English-language proto)
Monster Party (unconfirmed screenshot)
Nintendo Facemaker (confirmed shown in Miyamoto Wii presentation)
Rolltris (confirmed advertised on back of C&E cart)
Strider Hiryu (confirmed advertised in Japanese television commercial)
Super Mario World (unconfirmed screenshots)
Time Diver Avenger (confirmed pirated)
Titan Warriors (confirmed proto; AKA Vulgus in arcade)
Tonma: Legend of Hero (confirmed advertised on its own handbill)


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: nintendodork on January 04, 2009, 10:53:16 PM
FDS version of the Mii Channel :P


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Paul-FC on January 04, 2009, 11:14:25 PM
Armadillo II??
where did you hear this?


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Arctic Feather on January 04, 2009, 11:29:39 PM
There's a bit about it in Japanese here: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab08.html#3 (http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab08.html#3)

There's a couple of scanned screen shots too.

There's quite a few unreleased games on that site in fact: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab00.html (http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab00.html)

Looking at the list anyone got any more info on あるでんらるでん (aruden raruden)?  It looks just like Robocco Wars.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on January 04, 2009, 11:34:03 PM
Does it count if the game was scrapped in Japan, then released under a different name elsewhere?


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: JC on January 05, 2009, 03:18:51 AM
I'd think that could be included. And I'll try to have some screens from Armadillo II soon. Don't know if the ROM ever got out. I imagine, just like with the NES, some of the ROMs got out as protos.

FDS version of the Mii Channel :P

Did that have a name?


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: ckenda1 on January 07, 2009, 01:28:50 PM
I just won a handbill for the unreleased Armadillo 2.

(http://img231.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/2/9/8/2/takahiro_self-img450x600-1230709326k7gw5l35444.jpg)

I'll take better scans once it arrives!!


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: JC on January 07, 2009, 02:09:37 PM
Hey, you got ahead of me here. :P I was gonna ask you for a nice scan of it so I could crop the screens.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: L___E___T on January 07, 2009, 08:22:24 PM
That handbill is the nuts!!


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Arctic Feather on January 07, 2009, 09:11:11 PM
Is that a Gameboy version of Armadillo I see?

Where did you find the handbill?  Yahoo Auctions?


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: ckenda1 on January 08, 2009, 12:44:37 AM
Is that a Gameboy version of Armadillo I see?

Where did you find the handbill?  Yahoo Auctions?

Yes, the bottom right corner is a tiny ad for the GameBoy version of Armadillo that was never released.  The rest of it is for Armadillo 2 for Famicom that was also never released.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Rogles on January 08, 2009, 09:17:28 AM
I just won a handbill for the unreleased Armadillo 2.

(http://img231.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/2/9/8/2/takahiro_self-img450x600-1230709326k7gw5l35444.jpg)

I'll take better scans once it arrives!!

The katakana on that handbill is WAY off. It should say "アルマジロ", arumajiro. It says something like "apaajiro". Maybe it's the weird font throwing me off...


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: ckenda1 on January 08, 2009, 12:19:36 PM
I just won a handbill for the unreleased Armadillo 2.

--pic removed.

I'll take better scans once it arrives!!

The katakana on that handbill is WAY off. It should say "アルマジロ", arumajiro. It says something like "apaajiro". Maybe it's the weird font throwing me off...

Just the weird font.   You can make it out, almost if you concentrate enough!


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: ckenda1 on January 21, 2009, 01:54:45 AM
As promised, you can get a bigger scan of the Armadillo II handbill at:

http://www.theretrogamer.net/temp/armadillo2-300dpi-800x.jpg

Thanks,
Carl


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: nintendodork on March 10, 2009, 09:38:55 PM
Donkey Kong Music Education


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Tupin on March 10, 2009, 09:39:43 PM
Thanks to me.  8)


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Blue Protoman on March 11, 2009, 02:08:16 PM
Earth Bound  (If NES counts)


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: UglyJoe on March 11, 2009, 02:27:58 PM
Unreleased NES games don't count ;)


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: The Uninvited Gremlin on March 11, 2009, 03:34:08 PM
If Armadillo II came to light we would have seen another excellent hack Mario game. Because original armadillo made one of the best mario pirates, Super Mario Bros IV.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: JC on March 11, 2009, 05:27:46 PM
The screens of the second Armadillo look awesome. Wish it had been released. Maybe there's a proto out there that'll pop up. In the meantime, no Mario hack.

I bet there were several games developed for the FDS that never got released on disk because of the "quick" end of the Disk System -- also never released on cart, like some of the re-releases.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: JC on May 06, 2009, 03:31:48 AM
http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r55054989

There's an unreleased game on a handbill.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: cosmic-ark on May 06, 2009, 06:38:28 AM
J.C. that looks like a cool game do you know its name in english and was it released on other platforms?


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: turbo D on May 06, 2009, 08:45:21 AM
Legend of Hero Tonma is the name in english as well. It was released for turbografx-16 and pc-engine. It's a pretty cool arcade port. I own the turbografx-16 version. I can only imagine how cool it would have been on famicom. :)


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: manuel on May 06, 2009, 11:26:45 PM
Looks neat. Maybe I'll have to find me the PC Engine version you mentioned.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Nintega on May 22, 2009, 09:21:33 PM
Strider Hiryu  - Came out in the west but not in Japan
Black Dragon (Black Tiger)  (FDS) - Capcom cancelled it when Nintendo discontinued the FDS.
Arc Hound - Came out in the US as Contra Force


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Rogles on May 22, 2009, 11:31:32 PM
Strider? Really?


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: UglyJoe on May 22, 2009, 11:45:53 PM
There was no JP release of it, no.  I'm not sure if there was a FC release planned, though.  Do you have magazine scans or fliers or something that can support that, Nintega?


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Nintega on May 23, 2009, 12:55:55 AM
There was no JP release of it, no.  I'm not sure if there was a FC release planned, though.  Do you have magazine scans or fliers or something that can support that, Nintega?

Here is a video of the cancelled Famicom Strider Hiryu. Interesting enough, the game has a copyright of 1988 predating the arcade game. Maybe this was in development before it?

http://www.archive.org/details/strider-famicom (http://www.archive.org/details/strider-famicom)




Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on May 23, 2009, 01:16:59 AM
I didn't know that! I learned something today.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: UglyJoe on May 23, 2009, 03:20:33 AM
Wow, very cool.  Thanks for posting that!


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: JC on July 23, 2009, 02:13:34 AM
Does anyone know if Super Mario World was really under development for Famicom or NES?

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/jerahcordova/Famicom%20Oddities/supermarioworld.jpg)


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: manuel on July 23, 2009, 02:53:44 AM
Well, the "subtitle" is Super Mario Bros. 4, so it is a sequel to SMB3, but I personally don't think it was ever planned or in development for the Famicom.



Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: UglyJoe on July 23, 2009, 03:14:09 AM
I don't think it's too outlandish to believe so.  SMB3 was released in '88 and SMW was released in '90.  Nintendo may have very well been working on SMW for the FC and decided to take their ideas to the SFC instead.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: UglyJoe on August 12, 2009, 01:48:12 AM
A thread over at RHDN mentions that there may have been a Monster Party FC prototype:

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,8828.msg136779.html (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,8828.msg136779.html)

There's a scan of a screenshot of the title screen in the link posted by the OP.  Anyone know anything about this?


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: MaxXimus on August 12, 2009, 05:16:10 PM
RE: JC - Super Mario World

I remember seeing some screens from this version of Super Mario World a few years ago. They were of the map, which looked much different. The game also seemed to have pretty decent looking graphics from what I saw. The article mentioned that the game was planned for release on the Famicom, but scrapped for the Super Famicom. I believe that it also mentioned that the game used a special graphics chip, or something to that effect.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: JC on September 23, 2009, 02:41:46 AM
Is this an unreleased game? http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f84566927


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: UglyJoe on September 23, 2009, 03:00:10 AM
Looks that way.  Square released Aliens for the MSX and this looks to be a port of the same game:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/msx/image/936552.html (http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/msx/image/936552.html)


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: MasterDisk on May 14, 2011, 05:46:45 PM
If you know of any games slated for release on the Famicom and then scrapped, let us know.

(...)
Nintendo Facemaker (confirmed shown in Miyamoto Wii presentation)
Rolltris (confirmed advertised on back of C&E cart)
Strider Hiryu (confirmed advertised in Japanese television commercial)
(...)

Do you have a scan of the back label ?


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: klax on August 06, 2011, 11:51:39 AM
"Rumor has it that there is a new Mario coming on the scene for you die-hard 8-bit Nintendo fans. We've heard whisperings that Super Mario 4 for the original NES system will be out sometime in 1992. No confirmation yet from Nintendo yet, but we'll keep our ears open." - Game Informer Jan/Feb 1992 (pg 17).
They don't call me the frank cifaldi of NJ for nothing! ;D


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: b1aCkDeA7h on August 06, 2011, 01:34:26 PM
Nintendo may have very well been working on SMW for the FC and decided to take their ideas to the SFC instead.

It's funny, Nintendo did something similar years down the road.  Super Mario FX was going to be one of the last SNES games but they took the project and moved to the then Ultra 64 and made Super Mario 64 instead.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: klax on August 06, 2011, 06:53:49 PM
You know, I don't think Super Mario FX was ever in development. I think it was just a hoax. Prove me wrong, internet!


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: punkpolitical on August 08, 2011, 04:35:18 PM
Aliens(Square)(FDS) 1987


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Circlekyuu on August 08, 2011, 05:35:43 PM
What about Wakusei Aton Gaiden for the FDS? Wikipedia Japan has it listed in it's FDS catalog but I heard somewhere it was never actually released.


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: Parodius Duh on August 08, 2011, 06:03:57 PM
A thread over at RHDN mentions that there may have been a Monster Party FC prototype:

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,8828.msg136779.html (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,8828.msg136779.html)

There's a scan of a screenshot of the title screen in the link posted by the OP.  Anyone know anything about this?

yeah, it sold a while back on Yahoo Japan Auctions for $5500.00

http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b121239540


Title: Re: List of unreleased Famicom games
Post by: klax on August 09, 2011, 12:54:34 PM
(http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab/t/sdb00.jpg)
Super Dog Booby: Akachan Daibouken no Maki (Super Dog Booby: Baby Adventure Volume)
(http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab/al2.jpg)
Armadillo 2
(http://www.unseen64.net/wp-content/gallery/shinkai-god-world/thumbs/thumbs_sinkai2.jpg)
(http://www.unseen64.net/wp-content/gallery/shinkai-god-world/thumbs/thumbs_sinkai44.jpg)
Shinkai (God World)
(http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab/ad.jpg)
Adisu
(http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab/ave02.jpg)
Avengers
(http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab/t/geng00.jpg)
Genesis Phantom Beast