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    Megadrive City Heroes (Streets of Rage clone, Samsung 1993/1994, unreleased)

    via http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/kor...ecial-lost.htm

    City Heroes
    Mega Drive (1993/1994)



    Of all the unreleased games on this page, City Heroes is the most tragic case. The team around Uju Geobukseon (with some reinforcements) began working on it in September 1992, and by spring 1994, the game was completely finished and bugfixed, with the master rom just waiting for mass production, multiple magazines had printed in-depth coverage, and Samsung even claimed ambitions to bring the game to overseas markets, but then the confusion around the still new censorship system ultimately prevented its release.

    The belt scrolling brawler was first ridiculed for being almost a carbon copy of Streets of Rage 2, but when the development reached its final stages, every journalist who had played the game reported about its astonishing quality. The game would have featured 5 stages and a 2-player co-op mode.

    Originally, Samsung had at least one more Mega Drive game in the planning stages, a one-on-one fighting game called Princess Fighter, to be developed in cooperation with an unnamed Japanese developer. That title got cancelled even earlier due to complications with the partner. But after the big fiasko with City Heroes, Samsung immediately disbanded all their console development, anyway.

    Screenshots: http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/kor...cityheroes.htm
    The Mega Drive was far inferior to the NES in terms of diffusion rate and sales in the Japanese market, though there were ardent Sega users. But in the US and Europe, we knew Sega could challenge Nintendo. We aimed at dominating those markets, hiring experienced staff for our overseas department in Japan, and revitalising Sega of America and the ailing Virgin group in Europe.

    Then we set about developing killer games.

    - Hayao Nakayama, Mega Drive Collected Works (p. 17)

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    Wow, that game IS a blatant clone! Look at the text and life bars - they're near identical to SOR2's!

    Still cool looking though...

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    Damn, that looks awesome! I wonder if there's a rom out there somewhere...

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    Wow! Nice fine (If I could rep you, I would)

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    It looks better than Streets of rage 2.
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    Looks really good. There was never a ROM recovered?
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    When can I play it?


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    Damn I want this game on a bootleg cart or on flashcart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sega Genesis View Post
    Damn I want this game on a bootleg cart or on flashcart!
    Yeah that's what I'm thinking. There has to be a rom floating around somewhere, especially if they finished the game...

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    I was able to properly scan my magazines since the article went up and therefore re-uploaded most images with more accurate colors and perspective. I think I even added two or three new screenshots.

    http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/kor...htm#cityheroes

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    The Mega Drive was far inferior to the NES in terms of diffusion rate and sales in the Japanese market, though there were ardent Sega users. But in the US and Europe, we knew Sega could challenge Nintendo. We aimed at dominating those markets, hiring experienced staff for our overseas department in Japan, and revitalising Sega of America and the ailing Virgin group in Europe.

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    - Hayao Nakayama, Mega Drive Collected Works (p. 17)

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    I wants ta play dis game, dammit!
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    I assume you guys are aware of websites dedicated to brining unreleased roms to the public?

    The only one that springs to mind is http://www.hidden-palace.org/

    It may be worth starting a topic on there to drum up more interest?


    EDIT: http://forums.hidden-palace.org/view...a9c2bf8130fb05
    Last edited by MCJeffsy; 09-05-2010 at 03:48 AM. Reason: Im a noob. Found the topic for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christuserloeser View Post
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    Looks like some of that stuff is a carbon copy of SoR 2, but if they followed the same pattern for the gameplay it might be a game worth digging up.

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