Covering unreleased and cancelled games and prototypes on both consoles and computers. We are a large archive dedicated to preserving games that were never released to the public. Sharing history and stories from the developers, assets and more before it is too late.

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G.I. Joe (C64) early glimpse

A quick post relating to what seems to be a rather different (and missing) section from Epyx’s G.I. Joe licensed game from 1985.   Thanks to Karl “Trantornator” Kuras for the heads up!  Click onto the image for the full version.

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Looking at the 1984 Epyx brochure, it seems that originally the game was due to have a equipment/dressing up scene which seems to have been crucial to kitting out your guy for doing battle.   Pretty much looking like the same system that was used in Barbie (also on the same page).

For whatever reason, the idea it seems was dropped and never quite made it.  Was this merely a scene that was dropped from the game, or does it suggest that a rather different game was in production?   Considering the game was produced by the same team as Barbie anyway, we doubt there was  a different coding team… suggesting the final game was just tweaked.   Maybe the game had the feature dropped to meet a Christmas deadline for big sales?

It is hoped that maybe we can get to see this unused feature in proper form.

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GTW64 updates for 7th July

A large update for July, including the Ball game – we have also been in touch with Andrew Rodger (thanks to Andrew Fisher), who has helped shed more light on the Robotronics titles as well as some new titles too.  Here are the updates in full…

7 new entries added

Castle Boy, Lemonoids, Shuttle, Starburst, Stratagos, Terravasion, Zuid

11 updates added

Ball, Cosmic Shock Absorber, Cyber Attack, Kid Saviour, Last Ninja V1, Mole Squash, Ski Run, Solaris, Spix, The War of the Dragon, Unknown Educational game

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