Master List Of Unreleased 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 – although to be honest, it probably never will be. If there are any glaring omissions, please let us know about it!

If you are an arcade developer with a project that isn’t listed, we would love to include your work on the site (where possible)!

Unreleased Games by Company

Atari * Capcom * Cinematronics * Data East * Exidy * Konami * Midway/Williams * Namco * Sega/Sammy * SNK/ADK * 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)

Atari Dance Machine (1984?)

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 (1993) <- Exclusive info

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 for video; a pinball machine was in the works)

Firebeast / Dragon Rider (1983) – Extra link

Fishin’ Frenzy (1995)

Force Field (1982)

Freeze (1996)

Garfield’s Quest (1983)

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)

Space Storms (1978?)

Star Trap (1982)

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

Attack On Titan Team Battle (2015~2016)

Capcom Fighting All-Stars (2003)

Galum Pa! (1991)

Rockman EXE: Battlechip Stadium (2007)

War of the Grail (2006)

CINEMATRONICS

Clown Skeet (1981)

Cutter (1982)

Express Delivery (1984)

Hovercraft (1983)

Info-Mania (198?)

Intrepid (1984)

Outpost (1982)

Reflex (198?)

Striker (1985~6)

DATA EAST

Ghostlop (1996)

Hammer Car (1983)

Lemmings (1991)

Mad Lander (1980)

Tattoo Assassins (1994)

Terranean (1980)

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)

Conquest (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)

Power-up Baseball (1994)

Predators (1986)

RC Squared (1995~)

Relix / Ruins (1995)

RIP Squad: Raids Against The Reich (2002~)

Shrike Avenger (1987)

(The) Spectre Files (1985) NOTE: Received a limited release in 2019, slightly different

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)

Point Blank X (US/EU Version, 2015/2016)

Puzzle Club (1990)

Robo Restle (2011~)

Starblade: Operation Blue Planet (2001~)

StarFox (2003) (Yes, the Nintendo Starfox)

Submarines (1999)

RAW THRILLS

American Idol (Raw Thrills, 2008)

Big Buck Hunter – Bow/Arrow Version (201?)

Dance Central 3 (2016)

Mario Party Challenge World (2017~2018)

Nex Machina (Raw Thrills, 2017)

Splash! (InJoy Motion/Raw Thrills/Specular Interactive, 2017~)

Star Trek Battleground (2019)

Target Terror 2 (rumor implied by the original game ending)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles deluxe (2019)

Tetris Dimensions (2019)

Unnamed Star Trek Arcade Game (2020)

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

World’s Largest Frogger (2019)

SEGA/SAMMY

Albegas (1983)

Battle Star (1982)

Chase 1929 (2004)

Deadly Sport / Street Brawl (Sammy, 1993)

Dunk Star (Sammy, 1995)

Force Five (2004)

Hammer Away  (1991)

Invaders 2000 (1992~)

Ixion (1983)

Jelly Belly Ticket Beananza (2018~)

Jet Squadron (2000)

Kenju (Dream Factory, 2005)

Looney Tunes: By A Hare (1993)

Panzer Dragoon IV (2005? Demo?)

Psy-Phi (2006)

Rad Mobile R360 (1990)

Ribbit (1991)

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?)

Note: Block People (2009), House of the Dead EX/Loving Deads, K.O. Drive (2014), and Netmerc / TecWar (1994) often show up as unreleased on lists, but they did receive very limited releases to certain regions (either EU or JP).

SNK/ADK

Including Alpha Denshi(ADK) since they were essentially a 2nd party to SNK, with ADK IP sold to them in 2003.

Buriki One (1999)

Dance RhythMIX (ADK, 2002)

Fun Fun Bros. (ADK, 1991)

Garou: Mark of the Wolves 2 (199?)

Ironclad / Chotetsu Bri’kinger (1996)

Kizuna Encounter: Super Tag Battle 4 Way Battle Version (1996)

Mystic Wand (ADK, 1991)

Sun Shine / Block Paradise (ADK, 1990)

Warlocks of the Fates (Astec21, 1995)

Zintrick (ADK, 1995)

TAITO

Bygone (1985)

City Diver (1994)

Command War (1992)

Cuby Bop (HotB, 1990)

Cycle Shooting (1986)

Dariusburst Another Chronicle [2p Single screen model] (2014~)

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~)

Android (NASCO, 1986~)

(The) Arena / Wiz Warz (Gottlieb, 1982)

Bang Bang Busters (Visco, 2000)

Battle Tank / Super Tank Attack (Microprose, 1992)

Battleship (Bay Tek Games, 2014)

Beach Dogs by Griffin Aerotech (2016~17)

Blazing Angels Network Version (GlobalVR, 2010~)

Bombs Away (ASC / Jaleco, 1988)

Chocobo De Battle (Square, 1997)

Clockwork Aquario (Escape / WestOne Bit Ent., 1994) [Released to consoles in 2021]

Crouching Pony Hidden Dragon by Le Cortex (2014)

Dead Man’s Hand (VPCabs, 2019)

Devil Engine AC (Protocult Games for Exa-Arcadia, 2018~)

Devil Shock (Naxat/Techno Soft, 1990)

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)

Fire & Forget II (Titus, 1990)

Founding Force by Clever Machines Studios (2017~)

Freefall (Bay Tek, 2019)

Front Row (Human, 1992)

Genkai Chousen Distopia (Toaplan, 1994)

Gun Beat (Treasure, 1999)

HANGZO (HotB, 1993?)

Hebereke’s Pair Pair Wars (Sunsoft, 1996)

Hell Out (Comad, 1992)

Immortal Hockey (Acclaim, 1997)

In Your Face/Dunk Magic (Jaleco, 1991)

JUMP-Kun (Kaneko, 1983~?)

Karate Ninja Sho (Yumekobo, 1993)

Kung Fu Master 2 (Irem, 1987)

Last Odyssey (Monolith, 1995)

Mad Dancing (Human, 1992)

Miner 2049er (Nova Games, 1984?)

My Slam & Jam (Rainida Games, 2020~1)

Ninja Soldier (M2, 1988)

Omega (Nihon System, 1986)

Ooparts (Success, 199?)

Q.P. (Success, 1997)

Raiden IV x MIKADO Remix by MOSS (2021)

Reflex (Cinematronics, 198?)

Samurai Girl (Success, 1992)

Shooty Skies (Adrenaline, 2016)

Skeet Shot (Dynamo/Romstar, 1991)

Spellsinger (Art & Magic, 1993-94)

Super Hydorah AC (Locomalito, 2020)

Teki-Paki (Toaplan, 1991)

The Act: An Interactive Comedy (Cecropia, 2007)

The Living Daylights (Arcadia Systems / Domark, 1987)

Tic Tac Toe Basketball (Bay Tek Ent., 2019)

Ticket Pinball by Touch Magix (2020)

Time Bokan (Banpresto, 1995)

Ultimate Domain (Atlus, 1996)

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

Zool (Attention To Detail, 1993)

JOKES/PROPS/FAKES

Bishop of Battle

Doom II

Firefly

Super Smash Bros.

Know of something we’ve missed? Let us know!

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