7 Nintendo Titles That Never Saw the Light of Day

By Darreck Kirby

***Cross-posted from TheDallasProspect.com***

Although it’s now considered the bronze medal of the gaming industry, Nintendo’s track record and long list of classics make it the indisputable king of gaming in the eyes of many. Since the early 1980s, the company has worked tirelessly to release a myriad of new video games every year, and until about 2009, they worked equally hard to innovate (fight me). Sometimes this innovation brought about abysmal failure, see the Virtual Boy, but in most cases the company found great success.

As with all ideas, not every one is a winner, leading to projects being scrapped for one reason or another. Unfortunately, the same can be said for some good ideas, as this list will show. But hey, some of these projects did eventually make it to production by means of repackaging… we’re just not sure that was necessarily a good thing. Without further ado, here are 7 Nintendo projects that never saw the light of day.

 

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Project Shanks Gaming: Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past Part 13

Jacob Taylor completes dungeon number 7 and finally rescues Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!

 

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Project Shanks Gaming: Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past Part 12

Jacob Taylor rescues the sixth maiden in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

 

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Project Shanks Gaming: Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past Part 11

Now that Jacob Taylor has obtained the Titan’s Mitt, he can finally gain access to the fifth dungeon in the The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Let’s burn the place down.

 

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Project Shanks Gaming: Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past Part 10

Finally beating Blind the Thief in Dungeon Number 4, Jacob Taylor heads back to Lost Woods to obtain the Crystal from Dungeon Number 3 in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

 

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Project Shanks Gaming: Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past Part 09

While looking for the entrance to the 3rd dungeon, Jacob Taylor stumbles upon the 4th by accident in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. OH YEAH TITAN’S MITT!

 

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Project Shanks Gaming: Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past Part 08

Jacob Taylor continues on in the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past to save the next maiden from whatever awaits in the second palace of the Dark World.

 

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Project Shanks Gaming: Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past Part 07

Thrust into the Dark World by the evil wizard, Jacob Taylor now has to retrieve the seven maidens (crystals) from the seven palaces to be able to break the curse upon the Golden Land in the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!


 

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Project Shanks Gaming: Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past Part 06

Using all three pendants to be able to obtain the Master Sword, Jacob Taylor continues on to try and save the Princess from the evil clutches of the powerful wizard, Agahnim.

 

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Project Shanks Gaming: Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past Part 05

Jacob Taylor pushes through the third castle to obtain the final pendant in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Then it’s off to the Lost Woods to recover the fabled Master Sword!

 

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Project Shanks Gaming: Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past Part 04

Now with two pendants in hand, Jacob Taylor heads to toward the third castle while gathering other necessities along the way in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!

 

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Plus/Minus: Another Metroid II Remake

By Darreck Kirby
Project Shanks Creative Director

Kicking off a new series on ProjectShanks.com, Plus/Minus serves as a written review of sorts for a game once it’s completed on the channel -whether by beating it or simply discontinuing. To be clear, we won’t be issuing an actual score in these reviews. What we will do is highlight its pros and cons to let you, the reader, decide whether or not it’s a title you’d be interested in picking up. So let’s get going!

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