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Two arcade games thought gone forever have resurfaced. The first was ''Megumi Rescue'', a title developed by [[Aicom]] and [[Eleca]] in which you must put out burning buildings and rescue the people inside. The original arcade version never made it past location test, but a Mark III/Master System version that uses the paddle controller was released. The board turned up in a 2011 eBay auction and was purchased by a Japanese buyer, and a video turned up on YouTube in 2012.
 
Two arcade games thought gone forever have resurfaced. The first was ''Megumi Rescue'', a title developed by [[Aicom]] and [[Eleca]] in which you must put out burning buildings and rescue the people inside. The original arcade version never made it past location test, but a Mark III/Master System version that uses the paddle controller was released. The board turned up in a 2011 eBay auction and was purchased by a Japanese buyer, and a video turned up on YouTube in 2012.
  
 
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Next was ''Planet Probe''. I originally saw this one in the US copyright records and wrote [http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Blog:Planet_Probe_(AC) a blog post about it]. Things snowballed from there. A board was found, the ROMs were dumped, and it is now playable in MAME.
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Next was ''Planet Probe''. I originally saw this one in the US copyright records and wrote [http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Blog:Planet_Probe_(AC) a blog post about it]. Things snowballed from there. A board was found, the ROMs were dumped, and it is now playable in MAME. [http://mamedev.emulab.it/haze/2012/11/06/italy-gets-a-planet-probe-part-1/] [http://mamedev.emulab.it/haze/2012/11/06/italy-gets-a-planet-probe-part-2/]
  
 
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There are still plenty of lost games, of course, like ''Shounen Majutsushi Indy'' (''Indy the Magical Kid''). This ''Dragon Quest''-esque RPG for the Famicom was demonstrated on a Japanese TV show ''The TV Power'' but was never released. It was to be published by IGS and sounds like a [[Graphic Research]] game.
 
There are still plenty of lost games, of course, like ''Shounen Majutsushi Indy'' (''Indy the Magical Kid''). This ''Dragon Quest''-esque RPG for the Famicom was demonstrated on a Japanese TV show ''The TV Power'' but was never released. It was to be published by IGS and sounds like a [[Graphic Research]] game.
  
[http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab08.html#1 Screen shots] | [http://www.geocities.jp/omokurus2/shounenindy.html Print ad] | Video below (Nico Nico Douga account required)
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[http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab08.html#1 Screen shots] | [http://www.geocities.jp/omokurus2/shounenindy.html Print ad] | Video below
  
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Speaking of unreleased Famicom games, here's a promotional video for Nichibutsu's ''Genjuu Souseiki'' (''Genesis of the Mythical Beasts''), which is more of a strategy game:
 
Speaking of unreleased Famicom games, here's a promotional video for Nichibutsu's ''Genjuu Souseiki'' (''Genesis of the Mythical Beasts''), which is more of a strategy game:
  
 
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Megumi Rescue board

Two arcade games thought gone forever have resurfaced. The first was Megumi Rescue, a title developed by Aicom and Eleca in which you must put out burning buildings and rescue the people inside. The original arcade version never made it past location test, but a Mark III/Master System version that uses the paddle controller was released. The board turned up in a 2011 eBay auction and was purchased by a Japanese buyer, and a video turned up on YouTube in 2012.

Next was Planet Probe. I originally saw this one in the US copyright records and wrote a blog post about it. Things snowballed from there. A board was found, the ROMs were dumped, and it is now playable in MAME. [1] [2]

There are still plenty of lost games, of course, like Shounen Majutsushi Indy (Indy the Magical Kid). This Dragon Quest-esque RPG for the Famicom was demonstrated on a Japanese TV show The TV Power but was never released. It was to be published by IGS and sounds like a Graphic Research game.

Screen shots | Print ad | Video below

Speaking of unreleased Famicom games, here's a promotional video for Nichibutsu's Genjuu Souseiki (Genesis of the Mythical Beasts), which is more of a strategy game: