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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

NES

Hit the Ice (NES) (NA)
  • 10th Frame (Available for PC)
  • A Boy and His Blob 2
  • The Addams Family 2 (Available on Game Boy and SNES)
  • The Adventures of Dewey the Dolphin
  • American Crisis
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (Available on 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, US version canceled)
  • Creation
  • Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas (Later released on Game Boy Color)
  • Dr. Franken (Unreleased Prototype, available for Game Boy)
  • Drac's Night Out (Not commercially released)
  • Final Fantasy IV (Moved to the SNES)
  • Genjuu Souseki
  • Happy Camper
  • Hard Drivin'
  • Hoppin Mad
  • Hit the Ice (Not commercially released — only released on Game Boy and SNES)
  • Inspector Gadget (Available on SNES)
  • John Madden Football
  • Kitty's Catch
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Triforce of Saga (Later turned into The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the SNES)
  • Licence to Kill
  • Married... With Children
  • Mii (Concept moved to Wii)
  • Monster Party II
  • New Kids on the Block
  • Off Zarken
  • The Price is Right
  • Return of Donkey Kong
  • RoboCop versus The Terminator (Available for SNES and Game Boy)
  • Secret Ties (Not commercially released)
  • Solomon's Key 2 (Released as Fire & Ice)
  • Space Ace
  • Sim City (Moved to the SNES)
  • Spy vs Spy: The Island Caper
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Sunman (Not commercially released)
  • Super Password
  • Talking Super Password
  • Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (Available on Sega Genesis and SNES)
  • Time Diver: Eon Man (Not commercially released)
  • Titan Warriors (Not commercially released)
  • USA Bowling

SNES

  • Akira
  • Baby's Day Out
  • Barbie Vacation Adventure
  • Batman: Revenge of the Joker
  • Bobby's World
  • Fido Dido
  • Final Fantasy VII (Moved to the PlayStation)
  • FX Fighter — (Available for PC)
  • Gargoyles — (Available for Sega Genesis)
  • GoldenEye 007 (Moved to the N64)
  • Kid Icarus SNES
  • Kid Kirby
  • Killer Instinct 2 (Moved to the N64 as Killer Instinct Gold)
  • Maniac Mansion II (Moved to the computers as Day of the Tentacle)
  • Mortal Kombat: Arena Edition
  • Mutant League Hockey
  • RHI Roller Hockey 95
  • The Shadow
  • Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill
  • Sound Fantasy
  • Star Fox 2
  • Steven Segal: The Final Option (Redesigned as Deadly Honor for Nintendo 64 and PlayStation)
  • Super Mario FX (Later became Super Mario 64 on the N64)
  • Ultrabots

Virtual Boy

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 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)
  • Die Hard Trilogy- (Available on PlayStation and Sega Saturn)
  • Dinosaur Planet — (Moved to GCN under 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)
  • Earthbound 64 — (Cancelled, then 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
  • 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
  • NBA Showtime 2000
  • NHL Blades of Steel 2000
  • Nightmare Creatures II
  • O.D.T. — (Available for PlayStation & PC)
  • Pilotwings 64 2
  • Pitfall
  • 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 on PlayStation)
  • Sin and Punishment- (USA release cancelled)
  • SimCopter 64
  • Smurfs 64
  • Super Mario 64 2 — (Moved to the GCN under the name of Super Mario Sunshine)
  • Sydney 2000 — (Available for PlayStation and Dreamcast)
  • Teo
  • Ura Zelda — (Remade and moved to GCN under the name "Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest")

GameCube

  • Alias — (Available on PC)
  • Animal Crossing 2 (Moved to DS as Animal Crossing: Wild World)
  • Area 51 — (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • 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)
  • Cabela's Dangerous Hunts (Available for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PSP)
  • 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.)
  • The Crocodile Hunter
  • 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
  • Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Driv3r (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Family Guy: The Video Game (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Fight For Your Right
  • Futurama (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies (Moved to the Xbox)
  • Gravity Games Bike (GameCube version cancelled, available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Guilty Gear X2 (Available for PlayStation 2)
  • Jonny Moseley's Mad Trix 2
  • Joust
  • Juiced (Available on PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • Kameo: Elements of Power (Moved to the Xbox 360)
  • 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)
  • NARC (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • NASCAR Thunder 2004 (Available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox)
  • NFL Retro Football
  • NHL Hitz Pro (European version)
  • Nintendo Pennant Chase Baseball
  • Perfect Dark Zero (Moved to the Xbox 360)
  • Pilotwings
  • Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (Available for PlayStation 2 & Xbox)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Super Monkey Ball 3 (Moved to the Wii)
  • Super Paper Mario (Moved to the Wii)
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Moved to the Wii)
  • The Movies
  • Yoshi platformer (Moved to Nintendo DS as Yoshi Touch & Go)

Wii

  • Dance Factory (Available for PlayStation 2)
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 — (Available on Nintendo DS)
  • Project H.A.M.M.E.R.
  • Sadness
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Port of Xbox 360 version cancelled in favor of Sonic & the Secret Rings)
  • Stuntman: Demolition
  • Pikmin 3 (Moving to Wii U)
  • Witches (All regions)
  • Digimon
  • Line Attack Heroes (North American version)

Wii U

Game Boy/Color

  • Baby's Day Out
  • Denetsu no Starfy (Moved to GBA)
  • Dino Crisis
  • Game Boy Music
  • Kirby's Dream Land 2 DX
  • The Legend of Zelda: Mystical Seed of Courage (third version of Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons)
  • Mega Man V (Game Boy Color enhanced version)
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus DX
  • Resident Evil
  • Rhino Rumble Puzzle
  • San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing
  • South Park
  • Trap Gunner
  • Tyrannosaurus Tex

Game Boy Advance

Nintendo DS

  • A Boy and His Blob DS (while the NES franchise didn't make a return on the DS as initially planned, it was later revived on the Wii)
  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (Japan only)
  • America's Next Top Model — (U.S. Exclusive Release, Available in UK)
  • Baten Kaitos DS
  • Balloon Trip (tech demo, evolved into Yoshi Touch & Go
  • Black & White Creatures
  • Bookworm Adventures
  • Crash Landed
  • Halo DS
  • Jam With the Band (American release only)
  • Jet Impulse (outside Japan)
  • Katamari Damacy
  • Lizzie McGuire & That's So Raven
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
  • Super Pac-Man Pinball
  • Sonic DS(Cancelled in favor of Sonic Rush)
  • Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT
  • Wander Donkey

Nintendo 3DS

  • Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy
  • Bomberman 3DS
  • DJ Hero 3D
  • Mega Man Legends 3
  • My Garden
  • Saint's Row: Drive-by

Arcade

  • Star Fox Arcade (May have been Star Fox Assault)

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