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Anyone have more information on this unreleased Gamecube game

Discussion in 'Rare and Obscure Gaming' started by BamBoo, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. BamBoo

    BamBoo Robust Member

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    Im collecting Gamecube games and came accross this game for sale, it's on a full size cd so I don't know if it's a beta version or some homebrew game that requires a modded console with a shell to fit regular size disc's, I have checked out some homebrew sites and found nothing on it, infact I can't find anything about it for any console or pc, There is an Android game by the same name but it's a totally different game.
    It looks like sombody went though alot of effort to create a sleeve and disc art for this game.

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    DSwizzy145 Well Known Member

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    Looks like a bootleg to some PS2 or Xbox game but mis-labeled as a Nintendo Gamecube game lol as far as it goes, try examining it on your PC to see
     
  3. sumone

    sumone Spirited Member

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    It seems to be really unreleased and for gamecube.

    http://www.nowgamer.com/features/956967/retro_the_making_of_resident_evil_gaiden.html

     
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    TPSNT Rapidly Rising Member

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    Apparently there was also going to be a PC version. Maybe that's why it is a full size disc.

    http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/carl-phillips/11/533/7b7
     
  5. kiff

    kiff <B>Site Supporter 2012</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    What do the discs contain?
     
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    kyo86sg Intrepid Member

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    Since its a full size dvd, which cant fit the normal gamecube, I guess you will need the Panasonic Q or modded gamecube which could accept full size disc to run the disc content. otherwise try it running on the dolphin emulator on the PC.
     
  7. BamBoo

    BamBoo Robust Member

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    cool stuff if this is really unreleased I will upload the files some time
     
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    Or just take the lid off your console. 4 screws and the lid comes off and you can put full size discs on.
     
  9. Yakumo

    Yakumo Moderator Staff Member

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    Or use a modded Wii. That would play the discs, right?
     
  10. Greg2600

    Greg2600 Fiery Member

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    Wii may play the discs as is.
     
  11. kiff

    kiff <B>Site Supporter 2012</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    I would assume that both discs will be CD-ROM/DVD format as one disc has the word 'documents' written on it and the other is likely to be a PC version of the game with a mock-up of the Gamecube cover.

    Be cool to see what's on them any which way though. Nice find!
     
  12. BamBoo

    BamBoo Robust Member

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    I won the auction today :) so somtime next week I will take a look at the documents disc and check if the game disc is even a playable game, possibly it's the pc version in a Gamecube cover or if it's the Gamecube version I will make an iso and try it in an emulator.

    Playable or not it will be nice to have part of an unreleased game :)
     
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  13. NESticles

    NESticles Rising Member

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    Congratulations! If it's playable on PC/GC emulator etc. please do release it as the company who made it went out of business well over a decade ago.
     
  14. BamBoo

    BamBoo Robust Member

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    The game has not arrived yet but I have been digging around the net and found another guy who ownd a company called "START! Games" they would fund small videogame developers and bridge the gap between developers and publishers buy sadly after Resident Evil Gaiden failed it's possible M4 struggled to find another publisher willing to publish any of their games, along with Stunt Pigs M4 had an astriods type of game for the Gameboy Advance which also went unpublished before the company went under.

    So it looks like the game may be complete but no publisher was willing to risk publishing another game from M4 and losing money

    I now have a Gamecube emulator and Gamecube ISO tool ready to test it as soon at it arrives :)

    In the meantime I have some more pictures from the box art, from the screen shots on the back it looks like this was a working game

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    kiff <B>Site Supporter 2012</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    As a GC collector I am very interested to see what comes of this one so please keep us all posted.
     
  16. BamBoo

    BamBoo Robust Member

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    So this is what's on the Documents disc, 109MB of data on this was a CD-R
    In the Acroread folder is 2 more folders, Asian font packs, Japanese, Korean, Schinese and Tchinese
    and Installers and stuff in English, French and German such as Acrobat Reader 5.0, ActiveX, JavaScripts, Plugins, SP_Plugins
    Some files dating back to January 2000

    They had 23 people working on the game
    2 Managment
    1 Producer
    1 Lead Design
    2 Level Design
    4 Coders
    10 Artists
    2 Testers
    1 Audio

    And they spent a total of £1,850,000 in development costs

    There where also plans for a PS2 and Xbox version

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  17. kiff

    kiff <B>Site Supporter 2012</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    StuntPigs Bible... it's not just a game, it's a way of life! haha
     
  18. BamBoo

    BamBoo Robust Member

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    Also contains some screens for the unreleased Space Cadets for Gameboy Advance and an unreleased PC game Guns for Hire
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    Some of these documents contain some personal information like names of all the people on the team and emails so I can not share that info
     
  19. BamBoo

    BamBoo Robust Member

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    The other disc is a DVD and only contains a video just over 300MB

    Unfortunately there is no game here :(
     
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    Flash Dauntless Member

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    In early 50s they invented computer text and image editing. :D

    That's not a surprise at all - GC protos are usually on NR discs or NPDP carts. There was a little hope for PC version or sources but it didn't happen either.
     
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