LOST Video Games Found
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 Published On Mar 19, 2023

Every now and then a little gaming miracle happens; lost video games are found and preserved for all to enjoy. Today we take a look at several cases of lost games, why they were cancelled, and how they were found, including Star Fox 2 for the SNES, Atari's Akka Arrh, Conquest, as well as Drac's Night Out for Nintendo's NES.

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Special Thanks: Ethan Johnson, Chris Kohler, Frank Cifaldi, Mark Lesser, Rex Bradford, Gideon Zhi, and Jeremy Smith.

Research/Writing by Dylan Mansfield
Video Editing by TheCartoonGamer
Voice Over by Rezrospect @Rezrospect

Sources/Further Reading:
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McFarren, Damien. “Feature: The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nintendo's Most Famous Cancellation.” Nintendo Life, 21 May 2015, https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/06/feature_the_full_story_behind_star_fox_2_nintendos_most_famous_cancellation.
Gasking, Frank. The Games That Weren’t. Bitmap Books (U.K.), 2019. pp. 76-84, 388-391.
Wright, Steven T. “Star Fox 2: By the numbers.” Polygon, 24 Oct. 2017, https://www.polygon.com/features/2017/10/24/16512492/star-fox-2-by-the-numbers.
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