In the late days of the Nintendo entertainment system, in the early 1990s, Taito planned to launch an arcade game Ice blow to the console with some very significant additions. It never succeeded, but it was not because of a lack of effort; the game was actually over, just never released.
As noted by game historian Frank Cifaldi,, among terabytes of data containing Nintendo “gigaleak” is a ready-signed NES port Hit the ice. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a game on a console like the prototype version of the game leaked a little earlier, but still interesting to see how the development of the game ends, approved before release, and then … just never released.
It is not difficult to understand why. By the time Ice blow was ready for NES it was 1993 and it was Well in the SNES generation, the Taito platform will eventually move the game instead (along with Genesis, Game Boy and TurboGrafx).
What’s important about this is that while the original arcade release was a sports game, and these later ports were also sports games, the NES version had RPG elements added to it in “Quest mode”, which allows you to roam the city, communicating with residents.
Shame on you for getting canned food! I remember writing here a long time ago, before 2K MyCareer really took off, and we got things like that Travel in FIFAthat more RPG stuff is needed for sports. If only there was something cool in 1993!
If you want to read this RPG content, Cifaldi wrote about it some time ago on lost levels.