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Inspired by this post at a spanish gaming forum (http://postback.geedorah.com/foros/viewtopic.php?pid=18420#p18420), i'll be doing a thread in regards to undumped (?) Sharp X68000 that needs to be dumped online someday in the future. I'll start by posting two titles in the form of videos, with those being Be Rain (ビィ・レイン) and Thunder Rescue (サンダーレスキュー). The others will be posted as scans from the Oh!X magazine collection available at Internet Archive...

- Be Rain (ビィ・レイン)

- Thunder Rescue (サンダーレスキュー)
From Oh!X magazine (Issue 127/November 1992)
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This one deserves its own post because i believe this is the most wanted unreleased title on the X68000. From Oh!X magazine (Issue 156/April 1995), this is Chikyuu Bouei Miracle Force. Looks damn awesome!Oh!X_1995-04_0018.jpg
 

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From Oh!X magazine (Issue 143/March 1994): A list of upcoming software. It might look uninteresting at a first glace, however, there is more than meets the eye. To ease the problem for you which of these never managed to get out of the door, then here is a brief rundown:
- Same! Same! Same! (鮫!鮫!鮫!), better known as Fire Shark over here.
- Tatsujin (達人), best known as Truxton over here as well.
- Air Buster (エアバスター), also known as Aero Blasters.
- Ryūko no Ken (龍虎の拳), best known as Art of Fighting.
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From Oh!X magazine (Issue 97/May 1990): On the left, you can see a puzzle game with a cutesy atmosphere titled Lifraim. On the right, that one deserves its own post as well...
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From Oh!X magazine (Issue 98/June 1990): This is a advert for an unreleased Jewel Master-esque title named Blade of the Great Elements (ブレード•オブ•ザ•グレート•エレメンシ). It seems that there is a test build out there waiting to be found and released online. This is the game showcased alongside Lifraim in the previous issue... (https://murakun5555.at.webry.info/201112/article_36.html) I say Jewel Master-esque because the game's composer revealed that BotGE is, indeed, the original incarnation of Jewel Master... (http://www.vgmonline.net/motoakitakenouchiinterview/).
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From Technopolis magazine (Issue 83/May 1990):
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From Oh!X magazine (Issue 129/January 1993 - Issue 132/April 1993): By M. N. M. Software, this is Traum. It was listed along with Truxton, Fire Shark, Air Buster and Art of Fighting in the 1994 listing...
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From Oh!X magazine (Issue 128/December 1992 - Issue 132/April 1993): By Gimmick House and only available for download in the Takeru software vending machine kiosks, this is a vertical fighting game known as Strike Range (ストライクレンジ), which sounds kinda similar to Namco's The Outfoxies... Looks great!
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From Oh!X magazine (Issue 139/November 1993 - Issue 140/December 1993): By Studio Inferno and only available for download in the Takeru software vending machine kiosks, it is a strategy gama called Diat Varcs...
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These videos will be the last post in regards to undumped X68000 titles; These two were made by Kiyoshi Sakai, but before that, i just wanted to note that Mini Sonic The Hedgehog was released by Sakai online sometime ago so, that one no longer counts. However, the big fish remains undumped. That's right, it's Umihara Kawase!
 
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So much gaming goodness. Looking at the scans I had no idea Illusion City got a X68000 release. I have it on the Mega CD.
 

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Now, i said that Umihara Kawase would be my last post in regards to the subject right? Turns out that i forgot to mention another title that had a similar fate: New Corporation's The Adventure of Little Ralph. It originally began as a game intended for the X68000 before moving to the PlayStation for unknown reasons, which is odd beacuse it was in development since 1991...
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- https://www.4gamer.net/games/037/G003738/20091201028/
- https://news.denfaminicogamer.jp/kikakuthetower/170629
- http://shmuplations.com/chippokeralph/
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Now, i said that Umihara Kawase would be my last post in regards to the subject right? Turns out that i forgot to mention another title that had a similar fate: New Corporation's The Adventure of Little Ralph. It originally began as a game intended for the X68000 before moving to the PlayStation for unknown reasons, which is odd beacuse it was in development since 1991...
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- https://www.4gamer.net/games/037/G003738/20091201028/
- https://news.denfaminicogamer.jp/kikakuthetower/170629
- http://shmuplations.com/chippokeralph/
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Wow, that game was in development for an awful long time. Must have been a very small team. Even on the PlayStation its obscure and very expensive.
 

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Wow, that game was in development for an awful long time. Must have been a very small team. Even on the PlayStation its obscure and very expensive.
But i will give them props for their dedication!
 

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Here is a interview with former Hertz employee Tsunetomo Sugawara, where he talks about his works at the company, including the revelation that Hertz were indeed working on a Sharp X68000 conversion of Out Run: https://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Interview:Tsunetomo_Sugawara
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(Not an actual X68000 screenshot, nor is it my screenshot, its by SegaRetro)
 
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From The Untold History Of Japanese Game Developers Vol. 2 book by John Szczepaniak (Pg. 359); The mentioning of Alternative-3, Faldia, Program and Yume Dokei:
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Plus a sports project titled Golf Contraction:
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And here's what it is likely the holy grail of unpublished X68000 titles: the M2 conversion of Atari Games' seminal Gauntlet. This would later become Gauntlet IV on Mega Drive but it would've been really cool to see this title arrive on the system, as there was not many titles like it released back in the day...
 

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So, it seems that another Mega Drive game originated as a Sharp X68000 title. This time, its Bio-Hazard Battle, also known as Crying: Aseimei Sensō in Japan. This one is showcased by M2 employee Naoki Horii:
 

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It seems that a playable build of Air Buster for the Sharp X6000 is out there...
 
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