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Ark ~ The 6th Commandment
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:03 am    Post subject: Games That Have Been Lost Forever Reply with quote

Is it possible that we will never see some prototypes as they may have been forever destroyed or bitrotted? I think a lot of of them either have or will. Like maybe Moon Dancer for Genesis or some NES protos. Maybe the companies destroyed them.

It's a bit sad because with the current psychological disease known as hoarders/hardcore collectors, we may never see many games released in our lifetime. One that's still on my mind is Dragon Hopper. Does someone really have that game and is there proof (like pictures) that it's in their possession? Will that ever surface?

So, tell me, name some titles you think we'll never see or your thoughts on this.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh smeg
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mia D wrote:
oh smeg

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All copies of Lord of the Rings for the Nes were destroyed, at least according to a programmer DreamTR spoke with.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't friggin surprise me if you opened a LOTR SNES cartridge, there'd be either:

A: Some magical gateway to another dimension of horrible video gaming

B: a unique one-of-a-kind NES->SNES adaptor

I'll just end this with a quote from my favourite old video game mag:

"Tolkien is rotating in his grave"
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't find my copy of Planescape: Torment anywhere Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Vectrex Sad((
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who knows if Castlevania Ressurection for Dreamcast will ever surface.

There was also a Castlevania for Sega 32X that was never released. All people have of it is a little spritework.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since we're onto later games, I'd like to pop up a personal favourite (kinda)


Resident Evil 1.5

The almost completed first draft for Resident Evil 2.
A game that is basicly covered from top-to-toe, but yet not found.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are definetely arcade games that have been lost to time.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ask these fellas

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the Oliver Twins' Dreamworld Pogie and Wonderland Dizzy have been lost forever. I don't have to tell anybody how much I think that sucks.

To this day I still have a curiosity for Codemaster's unreleased stuff during the Nes era. Metal Man was a game I was particularly interested in. Hopefully whatever proto of that existed hasn't gone kaput yet.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WARP's M2 version of D2? I've heard they lost it when they threw out the M2 computers containing the game data. It was said to be quite different to the DC version later released.

Which shows you, being a binman is a cool job. Who knows what you might find?

As for bitrot? They should have put more games on vinyl, those will never die (some speccy games, mostly crap ones, I believe were put on vinyl records...).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:28 am    Post subject: Zelda 64 Reply with quote

I would love to see the original Zelda 64 on the DD64. Supposedly Nintendo finished this, but never decided to release it. The Master Quest version of this game doesn't count.

Also Resident Evil 1.5 along with the original RE4, both the GC version and the game we now know as the Devil May Cry.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Games That Have Been Lost Forever Reply with quote

Ark ~ The 6th Commandment wrote:
Is it possible that we will never see some prototypes as they may have been forever destroyed or bitrotted? I think a lot of of them either have or will. Like maybe Moon Dancer for Genesis or some NES protos. Maybe the companies destroyed them.

It's a bit sad because with the current psychological disease known as hoarders/hardcore collectors, we may never see many games released in our lifetime. One that's still on my mind is Dragon Hopper. Does someone really have that game and is there proof (like pictures) that it's in their possession? Will that ever surface?

So, tell me, name some titles you think we'll never see or your thoughts on this.

Speaking of Moon Dancer, that's one title that bugged me for a while... I was reading old articles from videogame magazines that published right about the time the Turbografx-16 and Genesis were about to come out, and they compared the different categories of game headed for both systems. They mentioned a few RPGs for the Genesis; Phantasy Star 2, (Sword of) Vermillion, Hollo Fighter (Super Hydlide) and Moon Dancer. I've wondered for a while what the heck that game was supposed to be. Care to share any info you might have about it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Zelda 64 Reply with quote

SlyphGlitch wrote:
Also Resident Evil 1.5


One fairs better searching for BioHazard 1.5.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I was just sort of thinking how so much of the information about the history of videogames could be lost due to the data residing on the internet, where things often disappear. Or maybe I'm just having delusions of grandeur. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No book. At least not until we've got about 2000 more games reviewed.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClamIAm wrote:
Hmm, I was just sort of thinking how so much of the information about the history of videogames could be lost due to the data residing on the internet, where things often disappear. Or maybe I'm just having delusions of grandeur. Sad


That's why you back shit up!

KlarthAilerion wrote:
No book. At least not until we've got about 2000 more games reviewed.


I'd be happy just to get a copy of Lost Levels #1.
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