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Also known as vaporware, this is a list of games that were announced while still in development, but were cancelled, moved to another system, or evolved into another game altogether.

Famicom

  • Arc Hound (available on the NES as Contra Force)
  • Deep Dungeon (available only on the Disk System)
  • Monster Party (released on the NES by Bandai)
  • Ninja Cop Saizou 2
  • Rune Master
  • Seiken Densetsu: The Emergence of Excalibur (Moved to the SNES)
  • Spirit Animal Genesis
  • Super Dog Booby: Akachan Daibouken no Maki

NES

Hit the Ice (NES) (NA)
  • 10th Frame (Available for PC)
  • A Boy and His Blob 2
  • American Crisis
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (Available for the SNES)
  • Arcadia VI
  • Backgammon
  • Bee 52 (Aladdin)
  • Big Nose: The Witch Doctor
  • Bio Force Ape
  • Black Tiger
  • Blaster Master 2 (Available on Genesis)
  • California Raisins: The Grape Escape
  • Card Sharks
  • Caveman Ninja (Released as Joe and Mac)
  • Cheetahmen II
  • Crash 'n the Boys: Ice Challenge (only released in Japan)
  • Creation
  • Déjà Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas (Later released on Game Boy Color)
  • Drac's Night Out (Not commercially released)
  • Dr. Franken (Unreleased Prototype, available for Game Boy)
  • Final Fantasy IV (Moved to the SNES)
  • Genesis of the Mythical Beasts
  • Happily Ever After
  • Happy Camper
  • Hard Drivin'
  • Hit the Ice (Not commercially released — only released on Game Boy and SNES)
  • Hoppin Mad
  • Indy the Magical Kid
  • Inspector Gadget (Available on SNES)
  • John Madden Football
  • Jump Burger
  • Kitty's Catch
  • Licence to Kill
  • Married... With Children
  • Mii (Concept moved to Wii)
  • Monster Party II
  • New Kids on the Block
  • Off Zarken
  • Return of Donkey Kong
  • RoboCop versus The Terminator (Available for SNES and Game Boy)
  • Secret Ties (Not commercially released)
  • Sim City (Moved to the SNES)
  • Solomon's Key 2 (Released as Fire & Ice)
  • Space Ace
  • Spy vs Spy: The Island Caper
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Sunman (Not commercially released)
  • Super Password
  • Talking Super Password
  • The Addams Family 2 (Available for the Game Boy and SNES)
  • The Adventures of Dewey the Dolphin
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Triforce of Saga (Later turned into The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the SNES)
  • The Price is Right
  • Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (Available on Sega Genesis and SNES)
  • Time Diver: Eon Man (Not commercially released)
  • Titan Warriors (Not commercially released)
  • Ultimate Journey
  • USA Bowling
  • War on Wheels

SNES

Socks Rocks the Hill
  • 7th Saga 2 (Available only in Japan as Mystic Ark)
  • Airborne Ranger
  • Akira
  • Apocolypse II
  • Baby's Day Out
  • Barbie Vacation Adventure
  • Batman: Revenge of the Joker
  • Bobby's World
  • Dorque & Imp
  • Fido Dido
  • Final Fantasy VII (Moved to the PlayStation)
  • Firearm
  • FX Fighter — (Available for PC)
  • Gargoyles — (Available for Sega Genesis)
  • Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters (Available only in Japan)
  • GoldenEye 007 (Moved to the N64)
  • Kaboom!: The Return of the Mad Bomber
  • Kid Kirby
  • Killer Instinct 2 (Moved to the N64 as Killer Instinct Gold)
  • Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
  • Lester the Unlikely 2
  • Lobo
  • Maniac Mansion II (Moved to the computers as Day of the Tentacle)
  • Mortal Kombat: Arena Edition
  • Mutant League Hockey
  • Pinkie (Available for Amiga)
  • Reactor
  • RHI Roller Hockey 95
  • Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill
  • Sound Fantasy
  • Spot Goes to Hollywood (Available for Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn and PlayStation)
  • Star Fox 2
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces
  • Steven Seagal is The Final Option (Redesigned as Deadly Honor for Nintendo 64 and PlayStation)
  • Street Dunk
  • Super Kid Icarus
  • Superman
  • Super Mario FX (Later became Super Mario 64 on the N64)
  • Targa (Available only in Japan as Rendering Ranger R2)
  • The 7th Guest
  • The Firemen (Available in Europe and Japan)
  • The Shadow
  • Turbo Toons (Available only in Europe)
  • Ultrabots (Available for PC)

Virtual Boy

  • 3D Tank
  • Bound High!
  • Doraemon: Nobita no Doki Doki! Obake Land
  • Dragon Hopper
  • GoldenEye
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • Sora Tobu Henry
  • Star Fox (Virtual Boy) (There was a game in production for the Virtual Boy called Red Alarm, and it had a very close plot to the Star Fox game)
  • Worms
  • Zero Racers

N64

  • 1080° Snowboarding 2 — (Moved to the GCN under the name of 1080° Avalanche)
  • 40 Winks — (N64 version cancelled, available for PlayStation [With a Nintendo Power quote on it])
  • 64 Wars
  • Alien: Resurrection
  • Alien Trilogy — (Available on Sega Saturn and PlayStation)
  • Animal Forest — (USA and European release cancelled, available for GameCube as Animal Crossing)
  • BassMasters 2000 — (Appeared at E3 1999, but cancelled)
  • Beetle Adventure Racing 2
  • Buggie Boogie
  • Cabbage
  • Catroots
  • Climber
  • Conker's Quest (Remade as Conker's Bad Fur Day)
  • Croc 2
  • Die Hard Trilogy — (Available on PlayStation and Sega Saturn)
  • Dinosaur Planet — (Moved to GCN as Star Fox Adventures)
  • Disney's Dinosaur — (Available on PlayStation)
  • Doubutsu Banchou — (Moved to the GCN under the name of Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest)
  • Dragon Quest VII - (Moved to PlayStation)
  • Dragon Sword 64
  • Earthbound 64 — (Revived and released for the GBA as Mother 3)
  • Echo Delta
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem — (Moved to the GCN)
  • F1 '98
  • Final Fantasy VII — (Moved to the PlayStation)
  • Fire Emblem 64 — (Moved to the GCN as Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and as Fire Emblem for GBA)
  • First Samurai 64
  • Freak Boy
  • GameZero
  • Glover 2
  • Harrier 2001
  • Hello Kitty 64
  • HeroQuest 64
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Japan Pro Golfer 64
  • Joust 64
  • Jungle Emperor Leo
  • Kameo: Elements of Power — (Moved to the Xbox 360)
  • Kirby Air Ride — (Moved to the GCN)
  • Looney Tunes: Space Race
  • Luigi's Mansion — (Moved to the GCN)
  • Mario Artist: Sound Maker
  • Mega Man 64 2 — (Remade as Mega Man Legends 2 for PlayStation)
  • Metroid 64
  • Mini Racers
  • Mutant League Hockey - Available for Genesis
  • NBA Showtime 2000
  • NHL Blades of Steel 2000 (Available for Game Boy Color)
  • Nightmare Creatures II
  • O.D.T. — (Available for PlayStation & PC)
  • Pilotwings 64 2
  • Pitfall
  • Pocket Monsters RPG
  • Pokémon Colosseum — (Moved to the GCN)
  • Pokémon de Panepon 64 — (Japanese Release of Pokémon Puzzle League, available in USA and Europe)
  • Powerslide
  • Project Cairo
  • Quest 2
  • Quest for Camelot 64
  • Red Baron
  • Renegade Racers
  • Resident Evil 0 — (Moved to the GCN)
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis — (Available on PlayStation, Sega Dreamcast, GCN and PC)
  • Robotech: Crystal Dreams — (Moved to the GCN)
  • Sea-Doo HydroCross — (Available for PlayStation)
  • Shadowgate Rising
  • Shrek: Treasure Hunt (Available for the PlayStation)
  • SimCopter 64
  • Sin and Punishment — (USA release cancelled)
  • Smurfs 64
  • Super Mario 64 2 — (Moved to the GCN under the name of Super Mario Sunshine)
  • Super Mario Kart R
  • Survivor Day One
  • Sydney 2000 — (Available for PlayStation and Dreamcast)
  • Teo
  • Toon Panic
  • Ura Zelda — (Remade and moved to the GCN under the name of "Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest")
  • Viewpoint 2064

GameCube

  • Alias — (Available on PC)
  • Animal Crossing 2 (Moved to DS as Animal Crossing: Wild World)
  • Area 51 — (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Armada 2: Exodus
  • Army Men: Air Cavalry
  • Banjo-Threeie (Cancelled due to Microsoft's purchase of Rare)
  • Barbie Horse Adventures: Wild Horse Rescue — (Available on PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • BattleBots
  • Bulletproof Monk
  • Cabela's Dangerous Hunts (Available for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PSP)
  • Car Combat
  • Conker's Other Bad Fur Day (Remade as Conker: Live & Reloaded on the Xbox)
  • Crash Twinsanity — (Cancelled due to poor sales of the PlayStation 2 & Xbox versions.)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Game Boy Advance)
  • Damage Inc.
  • Dead Phoenix
  • DK Bongo Blast (Moved to Wii as Donkey Kong Barrel Blast)
  • Donkey Kong Racing
  • Doomsday Rescue
  • Driv3r (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Extreme Force
  • Family Guy: The Video Game (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Fight For Your Right
  • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Futurama (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • FX Racing
  • Geist (Japan only)
  • Gold Mountain
  • Gold Star Mountain
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies (Moved to the Xbox)
  • Gravity Games Bike (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Guilty Gear X2 (Available for PlayStation 2)
  • I-Ninja 2
  • Jonny Moseley's Mad Trix 2
  • Joust
  • Juiced (Available on PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Kameo: Elements of Power (Moved to the Xbox 360)
  • Kid Ninja
  • Kirby Adventure Redux
  • Kirby GCN (Moved to the Wii and evolved into Kirby's Return to Dream Land)
  • Kirby Tilt 'N' Tumble GCN
  • Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Mario 128 (Concept used for Pikmin and Super Mario Galaxy)
  • Marionette
  • Meowth's Party (GC Tech Demo, unlockable video in Pokémon Channel)
  • Metallica: The Game
  • Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness 2
  • NARC (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • NASCAR Thunder 2004 (Available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox)
  • NBA Jam 2004
  • NFL Retro Football
  • NHL Hitz Pro (Europe only)
  • Nintendo Pennant Chase Baseball
  • Peach's Castle
  • Perfect Dark Zero (Available for Xbox 360)
  • Picassio
  • Pilotwings
  • Project Sandman
  • Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Pterosaur: Dawn of Destruction
  • Rally Fusion: Race of Champions (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Raven Blade
  • Richard Burns Rally (Available for PC, PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • RTX Red Rock (Available for PlayStation 2)
  • Shaun Murray's Pro Wakeboarder (Available on PlayStation 2 & Xbox as Wakeboarding Unleashed Featuring Shaun Murray)
  • Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder 2
  • Showdown: Legends of Wrestling (Available for Xbox)
  • Spy Hunter 2 (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Stage Debut
  • StarCraft: Ghost
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Moved to the Wii)
  • Super Monkey Ball 3 (Moved to the Wii)
  • Super Paper Mario (Moved to the Wii)
  • The Crocodile Hunter
  • The Movies (Available for Mac and PC)
  • The Suffering (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Thunder Rally
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter — (Available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear
  • Too Human — (Moved to the Xbox 360)
  • Travis Pastrana's Pro Moto X
  • Yoshi platformer (Moved to Nintendo DS as Yoshi Touch & Go)

Wii

Wii U

Aliens Colonial Marines (NA)

Game Boy/Color

Game Boy Advance

Nintendo DS

Nintendo 3DS

Arcade

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