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Green Lantern

1991-1995 Ocean Software

Platforms: Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, SEGA Mega Drive and Super Nintendo

As part of the launch and release of The Games That Weren’t book, we are gradually adding assets and content that didn’t make it to print as bonus content to share with you. The book contains a detailed 14-page full story about the game’s various developments, talking to many people involved in the different iterations undertaken. Check out our growing Bonus Content page for more materials added over time.

Below are a selection of character concept sketches, sprites and screenshots, most never seen until now, which have been kindly provided thanks to artists Mike Marshall, Ray Coffey, John Lomax and John Reitze to share with you.

We have also recently added saved SPC files for the music (just 2 segments seem to be present) from the recovered prototype, which you can download below.

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Early various C64 screens and G-LOC development

With many thanks to Martin Inter, a number of early screens from actual released C64 games such as G-Loc, Dragon Ninja, Batman The Caped Crusader and Hammerfist have been added to this page. These show different sprites (in the case of Dragon Ninja), panels (Hammerfist). in game graphics (Batman) and vastly different and unused scenes (G-Loc). Continue reading

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Paradroid 90 and Total Recall (Graftgold)

With thanks to Ross Sillifant, it has been highlighted from a MEGA Power interview with Steve Turner that a PC Engine edition of Paradroid was once in production, as well as a unknown console edition of Total Recall.

Paradroid 90 was being produced right up until Hewson sadly collapsed, and then Total Recall would get the same issues when Mirrorsoft/ImageWorks went under in a bad sequence of events for Graftgold. Eventually, it was their conversion of Bitmap Bros’ Gods to the Sega Mega Drive which would result in their breakthrough onto console platforms in the early 1990s. Continue reading

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1990 Color Dreams

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari Lynx and Sega Mega Drive

Just a short entry for a cancelled film title that was due for release on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari Lynx and Sega Mega Drive. It was to apparently feature an ambitious Wolfenstein style engine.

However, it was to be achieved using a special SuperCartridge on the NES that would have an extra processor and allow for better graphics and sound capabilities as well. The Lynx and Mega Drive were no doubt already powerful enough to do the game that Color Dreams had anticipated. Ross Sillifant kindly dug out an advert for the game, as well as a brief article that talks about the Super Cartridge technology. Continue reading

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Blue Vault

2004 Elixir Studios

Platform: PC

Due originally for release in Q4 of 2005, this was to be a sequel to Republic: The Revolution. “Blue Vault” the working title of the game. The development would consist of an 18-strong development team, and had been under way for around 6 months at the time of PC Zone magazine showing off the game in May 2004. Continue reading

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Treasure Tails

1993 SEGA

Platform: Sega Mega Drive

Graphic artist Craig Stitt has recently been putting up a lot of brilliant unseen materials from his SEGA days, and has today just added a video showing screens from another Sonic related title called “Treasure Tails”, featuring Tails as the main protagonist:

Unfortunately Craig doesn’t recall much about it. Just how far it got, we’re not sure – but it would be wonderful if something playable could be found of this isometric puzzle title. However, the screens shown are confirmed by Craig to be mock ups, so they probably never progressed any further. Continue reading

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Star Control III

1996 Accolade

Platforms: Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation

A short entry for now on what sadly was to be an abandoned conversion of Star Control III for both the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation platforms. The game was eventually released on the PC and Mac. There is a pretty decent article about the game at

There was some brief press at the time talking about the conversions, and here are some scans for now from Sega Pro magazine (August 1996) that talk about the conversion to the Saturn (thanks to Ross Sillifant). Continue reading

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Ray Trace VS The Megadeath Aliens

We had a request from contributor Robin Gravel, who has spent some years looking for this Mastertronic/Virgin game that was advertised for PC back in 1988 called Ray Trace VS the Megadeath Aliens.

Ray Trace VS The Megadeath Aliens

It was described as an arcade action game in a town with a different attitude. Proclaimed to be the first ever game to display 16 colours with CGA.

Was it ever released?  Nothing has yet surfaced of the game, so we have no idea at this stage. Please get in touch if you know anything more or even have a copy!

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GTW64 update for August 2020

Another month and another GTW64 update with a number of new entries and various page updates that have been added over the past month. Enjoy!

11 new entries added

Ball Breaker, Black Tiger V1, Bushfire, Counting Bees, Eskape, Fighting Survivor, Humpy64, Nuclear War, Spin Out, The Last Commando, The Magic Garden Talking Book Series

33 updates added

A Chance In Hell, Argonautica, Barbarian 3, Batman Returns, Blast, C64GS cartridge titles, Cyclone, Danger! High Voltage, Dragon Slayer, Dragon’s Lair 2: Timewarp, Eye Of The Beholder, Infer, Inspector Gadget, Joe Blade 3, Joust, Mega Games, Mega Moto, Mishun, Molar Madness, Move Out, Nodule, Orcus, Outrun 2, Paperboy 2, Penguin Tower, Penguin Tower V2, Phantom Rider, Scooby Doo V1, Space Ace, Tusari 2, Warrior Of Darkness, Your Computer Software Exchange, Zolo

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