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    Default Waterworld - unreleased

    I was just reading about the Waterworld movie and under the game section it states "A Sega Saturn version of the game was also planned, and development was completed, but like its Genesis counterpart it was cancelled prior to release."

    Since it was nixed just before the release does that mean it exists somewhere? Was it in 3D since it was for Saturn?

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    This is interesting, I love it when a complete game turns up years later.

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    Leaked FMV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4k30dIhoLA

    One of the developers has a copy of it: https://forum.digitpress.com/forum/s...urn-Waterworld

    there should be an assemblergames thread over on obscuregamers (which has all the old AG posts) but I can't find it, here's the original link which is now dead: http://redirect.viglink.com/?key=71f...erworld.23859/

    more here: https://forum.digitpress.com/forum/s...urn-Waterworld

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    Here's the AG waterworld thread: https://assemblergames.org/viewtopic...rworld#p628993

    "PVB: "What about the unreleased Saturn version of Waterworld? Was it like the VB version or the SNES version? Or even completely different?"

    SW: "We had nothing to do with the SNES version. We only did the VB and Saturn versions. The Saturn version was really a great version of what we wanted to do. We had smart bombs floating in the water that you'd use at the right time and take out as many enemies that were visible out in the world. The water was the best water I'd ever seen in a game at that time, Jason Plumb nailed that down. We also had a weapon that shot saw blades out onto the water, and the blades would skim 5 or 6 times before you couldn't see them anymore. We had a bunch of very cool weapons in the game. The Saturn version was completely finished and then Infograms took us over and decided not to release the game. I'd have to say, that even by today's standards, it was one of the best playing and looking games around."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis Knight View Post
    SW: [...]"I'd have to say, that even by today's standards, it was one of the best playing and looking games around."
    Ooof... hyperbole much? I mean if I read the original link correctly that statement was made in 2009 (or even earlier) but still... that seems rather unlikely.

    /edit: Ah, that statement was made back in 2006 by Steve Woita, a Sega/STI Veteran who went to work at Ocean of America in the mid-90s (and who is the developer mentioned above who apparently still has a copy). Here's the interview with Planet Virtuaboy where that statement was made....

    PVB: “So the Saturn version would have been Waterworld as you wanted it to be… too bad it wasn’t released. Were you still satisfied with the Virtual Boy version, seeing that most gamers out there don’t really like the game?”

    SW: “The word on the street is that a lot of the “hard core” gamers like the VB version..It’s a little hard to understand for the unskilled player on how to best play the game. The Saturn version is a very, very good playing game and I wish I could get that game out there right now.”


    Humm... well, he at least seems convinced.
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    I remember talking to the guy who had a backup of the cd image used in the Saturn devkits (the Virtual CD interface). I should try to ask him around again...

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