Discussion in 'Unreleased Games Discussion' started by Bobo Mcloud, Sep 11, 2015.
Interesting. Hope it gets dumped.
It looked entertaining enough. Nothing to spend more than an hour or so on, but I would have checked it out were it released on the N64. I'm a sucker for anything like Starfox 64.
Almost curious if the game can be replicated in large degree using Dezaemon 3D. The gameplay is rather similar to when you move the camera behind your ship, and you have the same kind of motion too.
It seems it has been sold through Ebay. For almost $3000!!
News from Retrocollect.com (owner has uploaded a video of the game in action) :
Would love to be able to play this game some day.
Looks cool, I always thought the teaser that existed looked pretty cool. Kinda reminds me of Geist Force, except a lot more developed in terms of tech demo versus releasable game.
A bit late to the party mate!
I posted the eBay link on the first post.
There have been a few articles and all of them have the wrong info.
I hit up the seller for some footage and i posted it on YouTube, I still haven't found the new owner but I think I'm getting close
Ooops... Sorry buddy, about the confusion. Guess I've forgot about the first post.
That game looks sweet, love to be able to able play it.
All good mate, I love your enthusiasm!
Any theories on why this never got a release? It looks completely done? The only thing I can think of is that it's a bit too slow paced and sort of dull? But there were certainly worse games for the N64 and the graphics are really good.
I'd also love to know, it would have been in its final beta testing and they could have just released it so they could recoup their development expenses.
Possibly they weren't happy with the 3d transition and had a choice- total retail or cancel.
Pat the nes punk made a short podcast on it, I really disagree with a lot of his points, I'd love to know other members thoughts.
I disagree with most of their points as well. Preservation doesn't need to be piracy. We have no evidence that the game hasn't been dumped, it just hasn't been released. (Most) people aren't going around making a profit off releases, they are simply closing the gap so that more prototypes can be preserved. And the whole "You don't own it" thing isn't nearly that cut and clear.
They were quite incorrect about it. I think their focuses were on reproductions that were sold like StarFox 2 etc. Nobody would spend 3k+ and just release the data. You'd be broke in time if you did that. I believe everyone has a right to ask for donations to cover the costs that they spent.
Totally agree with Borman.
Most (if not all) people that buy and own prototypes are thinking on preservation. Be it releasing info on hardware, dumping carts, making isos... And most of the time, they lose money.
I think a lot of people here remember Geist Force, right?
I know that most of the unreleased games that have been shared via a community dump have come up quite short compared to the cost, especially N64 titles.
Has anybody been able to get in contact with the new owner?
I would be willing to donate $50 for just the rom image - fundraiser anyone?
I mean if 60 people buy the rom image for that price, the buyer would get a full refund and the game could be preserved!
Additionally I do not care if the rom gets dumped for free later on...
I have contacted the owner and offered to set up a fundraiser but he is a little hesitant.
I think he wants some time to enjoy it before it goes to the masses.
I'll be sure to post here as soon as I find out more info.
Thanks for going for it! I know many if us really want to play it, it's certainly a treasure what he says. Hopefully we can work something out at some point.
any new progress here?
Looks like the new owner of the prototype will never dump this game online for us
Sorry for bumping this but, as a fan of the original Viewpoint, i would love to see the new owner of the prototype dumping the game's ROM online for preservation and for everybody to enjoy I hope he has a change of heart to do the right thing
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