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Retro Platform New Nintendo Leak Reveals Multiple Unreleased Game Boy Games


NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Dec 1, 2014

A new leak from Nintendo has revealed a plethora of Game Boy games that were never released, including a Pokemon Picross title. The leaks were shared on 4chan, and have been circulating on social media since. What's most interesting about the leak is the fact that many of these games were fully complete, but weren't released for one reason or another. The leak includes games like Gimmick Land (from developer Alpha Dream), a Hello Kitty game compatible with the Game Boy Camera, and Rockboard, a Mega Man-themed board game. The leak also revealed fully-translated games that were never released in North America, including Legend of the Sea King and Gargoyle's Quest II.

- Title Screen is a funky remix of the original Pokemon Red & Green's series theme. Have a listen! pic.twitter.com/n5GIZDhmhf
— Lewtwo (@Lewchube) September 9, 2020
Since these games were acquired and released without the consent of Nintendo, it seems unlikely that the publisher will reveal any specific details about why these games might have been cancelled or gone unreleased. It stands to reason that many of them might have been scheduled for release late in the system's lifespan, when it might have been more expensive to release them as opposed to scrapping them. Of course, in Pokemon Picross' case, it seems like the game would have sold well for the company!

- It's "Purin's Microphone"! It has her pen marker from the anime as well.
- Also Misty!
The spritework is absurd here. In love with it pic.twitter.com/VU5hT6wAgk
— Lewtwo (@Lewchube) September 9, 2020

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Aug 20, 2019
Cool, but a little underwhelming. I was definitely hoping for some lost major games that we had no idea about.
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Oct 1, 2014
Sutte Hakkun is charming. A bit gentler difficulty curve than the SFC game, it seems.

Lots of neat stuff in here. Supershot Golf Robot is a hilarious spin on Golf King.
Of all things, a Catwoman Japanese translation? Huh.
Feb 3, 2020
Got my fingers crossed for the third Zelda Oracle game to get leaked one day. Not sure if Nintendo or Capcom would have that though.
May 9, 2019
Apparently, Gimmick Land was 100% complete but Nintendo decided they would release it for the Game Boy Advance instead. Of course AlphaDream would go on to develop the Mario & Luigi series.
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