Master List Of Unreleased/Prototype Arcade Games

There are many video game developments that never saw the light of day. The reasons for them going unreleased are varied – perhaps a concept just wasn’t working out, the hardware wasn’t up to the task, it tested poorly, the budget ran out, etc.

Whether or not the games were released, teams of developers would often spend thousands of hours working on these titles.  Often some very good ideas were going to be implemented in these games as well. So here is a graveyard of sorts to memorialize those releases. We will separate it out by company and will not claim that this is a complete list. However we will strive to make sure that the games were actually in development; otherwise a (Rumor) tag will be used. At the time of publication, this list is not yet complete. Let us know what has been missed!

If you are an arcade developer with a project that isn’t listed, please let us know so we can include your work!

Unreleased Games by Company

Atari * Capcom * Data East * Exidy * Konami * Midway/Williams * Namco * Sega/Sammy * Taito * Other

ATARI/ATARI GAMES

3 On 3 Basketball (1994)

Accelerator (1988)

AGC Mobile Operations Simulator (1990)

Air Race (1985)

Akka Arrh/Target Outpost (1982)

Amazing Adventure (1982)

Atari Arcade Classics (1992)

Bar Room Baseball (1983)

Battlestar Galactica (1984~)

Beathead (1993)

Beavis & Butthead (1996)

Blasteroids w/ Heads (1987)

Bloodlust I.K.3 (1996)

BMX Heat (1990)

Bounty Hunter (199?)

Boxing (1977)

Cannon Ball (1976)

Captain Seahawk (1978)

Cloud 9 (1983)

Cyber Storm (1993)

Danger Express (1992)

Die Alien Scum!! (1996~)

Dirtbike (1978-79?)

Dozer (1998?)

Dr. Sparkz Lab (1992)

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1983~; rumor)

Firebeast / Dragon Rider (1983) – Extra link

Fishin’ Frenzy (1995)

Force Field (1982)

Freeze (1996)

Golf Trainer (1984)

Gremlins (1984)

Guts ‘N Glory (1989)

Hard Drivin’s Airborne (1993)

Harescare (1982?)

Heart of Ice (1982, rumor)

Heist (1982, rumor)

Hot Rod Rebels (2000)

Hyperspace (1981, rumor)

Interchange (1982, rumor)

Jammin’ (1986~)

Knight Rider (1984?)

(The) Last Starfighter (1984)

Malibu Grand Prix (1980?)

Marble Madness II – Marbleman (1991)

Maze Invaders (1982)

Meanstreak (1998)

Metal Maniax (1994)

Mini Golf (1978)

Missile Command II (1982~)

Nightmare (1984)

Onslaught (1982, rumor)

Parking Lot (1982, rumor)

Pong-In-A-Barrel (1973)

Power Gem (1982, rumor)

Primal Rage II (1996)

PT Commander (1978)

Qwak (1982)

Race Drivin’ Panorama (1991)

Road Riot’s Revenge (1992)

Roadrunner – Laserdisc Version (1984~)

Sebring (1979)

Shooting World (late 90s, rumor)

Snoopy Pong (1973)

Solar War (1979)

Space Shoot (1981)

Star Trap (1982, rumor)

Street Drivin’ (1989)

Tenth Degree: Juko Threat (1998)

Thogs (1981, rumor)

Time Bomb (1978?)

Time Traveller (1981, rumor)

Tomcat (1983)

Vicious Circle (1996)

Wolf Pack (1978)

CAPCOM

Capcom Fighting All-Stars (2003)

Galum Pa! (1991)

Pnickies (1994)

Rockman EXE: Battlechip Stadium (2007)

War of the Grail (2006)

DATA EAST

Ghostlop (1996)

Lemmings (1991)

Tattoo Assassins (1994)

EXIDY

0077 (1986)

Catch 22 (1984-85)

Rolling Star Fire (1981)

Teeter Torture (1981)

Top Gunner (1986)

Vertigo (1985)

KONAMI

Battle Vision (1997)

Dive Bomber Squad (1989)

Full Throttle (1986)

No More War (1992)

Otoiroha (2017~)

ParaParaParadiseDX (2002?)

RAP FREAKS (1999)

Space Agent (2010)

Sparkie (1980)

Speed Coin (Stern/Konami, 1984)

Ultra Dome (1981)

MIDWAY/WILLIAMS

Aerocross (1984)

Ant Raid (1981)

Barzoids (1982~83)

Bio Freaks (1998)

Blackjack (1976)

Buckaroo Bonzai (1984~)

Chicken Ala King (1983?)

Clone (1982)

Crazy Otto (1981; Became Ms. Pac-Man)

Critical Mass (1982)

Demons & Dragons (1982)

Devastator (1983)

Earth Friend (1982)

Grudge Match (1987)

He-Man: Masters of the Universe (1983/84)

Hydro Thunder 2 (2001~)

Inferno (1984)

International Team Lazer (1987~)

Invisible Monsters (Wizard of Wor proto, 1980)

Jetpack (1987)

Joust 3D (late 90s)

Judge Dredd (1993)

Liferider (1987~)

Moon Quake (1986)

Ms. Gorf (1982/83)

Midway’s Pro Tour (1988~)

P’Tooie Louie (1985~86)

Pink Floyd: The Wall (rumor)

Playball (1983)

Predators (1986)

RC Squared (1995~)

Relix / Ruins (1995)

RIP Squad: Raids Against The Reich (2002~)

Shrike Avenger (1987)

(The) Spectre Files (1986~)

Speedball: A Contest At Neon World (1983)

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984~)

Stock Carnage (1999)

Stomp It (1983/84)

Spitfire (rumor)

Tank Maze (1984~; rumor)

Team Hat Trick (1986)

Toggle (1985)

Turbo Tag (1985)

Trog (1990; Unique version)

(The) Ugly Stick (late 80s?)

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Wavenet Edition (1996~97)

Wild Pitch (early 90s?)

Willie Lump Lump (rumor)

NAMCO

Afrec! (2008)

Assassin (1986)

Puzzle Club (1990)

Robo Restle (2011~)

Starblade: Operation Blue Planet (2001~)

StarFox (2003)

Submarines (1999)

SEGA/SAMMY

Albegas (1983)

Battle Star (1982)

Block People (2009)

Chase 1929 (2004)

Force Five (2004)

Hammer Away  (1991)

Invaders 2000 (1992~)

Ixion (1983)

Jet Squadron (2000)

Kenju (2005)

K.O. Drive (2013~)

Looney Tunes: By A Hare (1993)

Netmerc / TecWar (1994)

Panzer Dragoon IV (2005? Demo?)

Psy-Phi (2006)

Rad Mobile R360 (1990)

Sammy Vs. Capcom (2005)

Sega Sonicbros. (1992)

Senryaku Game Bopeep (1986)

Tore Tore! Sushi / Sushi Bar (Sammy, 2003)

Unannounced 3D Sonic The Hedgehog Game (2005? Demo?)

TAITO

Bygone (1985)

City Diver (1994)

Command War (1992)

Cuby Bop (HotB, 1990)

Cycle Shooting (1986)

D1GP Arcade (2006)

Metal Soldier Isaac (1984)

Puzznic Extra Version (1989~)

R-Gear (1995~)

Recalhorn (1993)

Van Allen Belt (1985, rumor)

OTHER

Various companies that might only have had one or two games or never got any title off the ground

America’s Army FPS Version (GlobalVR, 2007~)

American Idol (Raw Thrills, 2008)

Android (NASCO, 1986~)

Arena (Gottlieb, 1982)

Blazing Angels Network Version (GlobalVR, 2010~)

Bombs Away (ASC / Jaleco, 1988)

Chocobo De Battle (Square, 1997)

Clockwork Aquario (Escape / WestOne Bit Ent., 1994)

Dice Dice Dice (Irem, Early 90s)

DJ Max Technika 2 Solo Edition (PentaVision Global, 2011)

Dynamic Trial 7 / DT 7 (Toaplan, 1993)

Final Gate (Success, 1990)

Garou: Mark of the Wolves 2 (SNK, 199?)

Gun Beat (Treasure, 1999)

HANGZO (HotB, 1993?)

Immortal Hockey (Acclaim, 1997)

In Your Face/Dunk Magic (Jaleco, 1991)

JUMP-Kun (Kaneko, 1983~?)

Omega (Nihon System, 1986)

Ooparts (Success, 199?)

Spellsinger (Art & Magic, 1993-94)

Target Terror 2 (Raw Thrills, rumor)

The Act: An Interactive Comedy (Cecropia, 2007)

Ultimate Domain (Atlus, 1996)

Unnamed TRON Legacy light-cycle game (Specular, 2011~)

Wiz Wars (Gottlieb, 1984)

Yukai Tsukai / Pop ‘n Run (Seibu Kaihatsu, 199?)