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Unreleased Prototype of Castlevania: The New Generation Leaked

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

An unreleased prototype version of Castlevania: The New Generation has been leaked online. Also known as Castlevania Bloodlines, this prototype features some noticeable differences from the final Mega Drive game:

– Black title screen with longer intro
– Title screen says “1P PRESS START” suggesting the possibility of a 2P mode
– Different mermen
– Different wolf boss
– Music restarts every time you enter a room
– Layout changes
– The inside part of the second half of stage 1 has no background
– The outside part has a light blue background and the falling bone bridge portion is more difficult
– The knight boss’ sprite is different
– The stage 2 water is different

The ROM can be downloaded from the Castlevania Dungeon forums and originates with a user called @TheCount#5993 in the CVDungeon discord.

[Source: Castlevania Dungeon and Hardcore Gaming 101]

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Unreleased Ecco II Game for Dreamcast Now Available to Download and Play

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

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An unreleased sequel to Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future called Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe has been leaked online. A disc image of the unreleased Dreamcast title is available to download now and play on actual Dreamcast hardware.

The game is incomplete, features no sound and the debug menu is constantly active but it does present a curious oddity that suggests SEGA’s reboot of the Ecco the Dolphin franchise did well enough for the publisher to consider a sequel. Information also seems to suggest the game was cancelled around the time SEGA left the console business to become a third party software publisher, which would explain the game’s cancellation.

Click here to be taken to the Hidden Palace wiki where the disc image for Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe is available to download.

[Source: The Dreamcast Junkyard]

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New SEGASonic Bros. Screenshot Shows Multi-Coloured Sonics in Action

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

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We’ve finally got a screen of SEGASonic Bros. that shows the multi-coloured Sonics that appear on the title screen, but actually in action.

While we’ve previously seen screens of different coloured balls on the game’s play-field (see below), the multi-coloured Sonics that appear on the title screen hadn’t previously been shown in game. From the above screenshot we can see the multi-coloured Sonics are actually used in play. We can only assume that turn into balls when placed or scored.

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[Source: ShouTime]

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Another New SEGASonic Bros. Screenshot

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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ShouTime is back once again with another screenshot from the unreleased SEGASonic Bros. puzzle arcade game.

As you can see above, we now have a look at the game’s difficulty settings which are remarkably similar to Columns’:

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ShouTime has also uploaded an image of a Sonic the Hedgehog rucksack which is tagged with ‘SEGASonic Bros’. It’s not confirmed but this could be a piece of merchandise that was tied into the release of the game, but it doesn’t explicitly state this on the actual rucksack.

[Source: ShouTime]

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More SEGASonic Bros. Details Emerge

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

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The discovery of a long lost Sonic arcade game has been quite the talking point in the SEGA community as of late! After some speculation as to what SEGASonic Bros. actually contains, we can now confirm the game was actually a puzzle game in the style of Cleopatra Fortune.

Two new shots have appeared showing the game’s tutorial mode (see above) and some in-game action (below):

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The Sonic Stadium have also discovered a Japanese post from 2014 that details the game’s play mechanics. You can read a rough English translation of the post at The Sonic Stadium by clicking here.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

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Unreleased Sonic Arcade Game SEGASonic Bros. Discovered

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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In one of the most surprising discoveries in recent memory, an unreleased 1992 Sonic arcade game called SEGASonic Bros. has been revealed by Tumblr user ShouTime.

The game appears to be a puzzle game that was location tested but sadly failed said test. ShouTime, the user responsible for discovering the game’s arcade board, is also the person responsible for the ROM dump of the SEGASonic Popcorn Shop that was made available back in October 2015.

Another image of the game and some further information was also released by ShouTime. This information confirms that the game was developed by Bubble Bobble creator Fukio Mitsuji and the second screenshot shows a menu screen that bares surprising similarities to Puzzle Bobble:

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SEGAbits have also discovered mention of the game from an old issue of EGM. The article details a few announcements regarding various Sonic games, including a comment that mentions an upcoming arcade game that, “invites multiple players to assume the role of different colored Sonics”.

Furthermore, a Sonic Retro forum user called Black Squirrel has also discovered mention of another unreleased Sonic arcade game in a different issue of EGM. The extract says, “We have developed two Sonic arcade games that have never been released because they were not the specialness that Sonic was”.

Fingers crossed ShouTime reveals further information about the game in due course!

[Sources: ShouTime, SEGAbits, Sonic Retro]

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Unreleased Amiga Sonic Clone ‘Blaze’ Finally Released

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

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In 1993 a man called Keith Bugeja was working a new platformer for the Amiga called Blaze. The game was to be published by Warp Software but development was stopped for unknown reasons. Well, I say, “unknown” but when you look at how close the action is to the original Sonic the Hedgehog, you’ll soon come to your own conclusions.

Check out Blaze in action via the embed below:

The only existing build of Blaze has now been dumped and is available to download from Bugeja’s personal blog.

[Source: Retro Collect]

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Unreleased Port of Putty Squad Now Available to Download

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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An unreleased Mega Drive version of System 3’s long-delayed Putty sequel Putty Squad has been dumped and is available to download now. Click here to try the game for yourself.

Putty Squad was originally due for release on Amiga in 1994 but went unpublished until 2013 when it was given a new lick of paint and released on PS4, PS Vita, PS3, 3DS, XBLA and PC. This Mega Drive version would have been made around 1995 and like the Amiga version, even made it to review in certain publications.

You can see the game in action via the video below:

[Source: Retro Collect]

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Unreleased Master System/Game Gear Versions of Lemmings 2 The Tribes Dumped

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Unreleased versions of Lemmings 2: The Tribes have been released by SMS Power. The Master System and Game Gear versions of the game were completed and even sent to SEGA Power Magazine for review in 1994 but were cancelled due to the dwindling sales of SEGA’s 8 bit consoles and the high cost of cartridge production at the time.

You can get the ROM dumps for both versions of the game by registering at SMS Power. You will need an emulator to play the ROMs. Click the below links to be taken to the entries on SEGA Power:

Lemmings 2: The Tribes Master System Version
Lemmings 2: The Tribes Game Gear Version

[Source: SMS Power and Retro Gamer Magazine]

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