Fallen game characters

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  1. jumpman17
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    I was thinking last night about all the failed video game characters over the years.

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    Name: Gex Gecko

    1996 - Gex (3DO, Saturn, PS1, PC)
    1997 - Gex: Enter The Gecko (PS1, PC, N64, GBC)
    1998 - Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (PS1, N64, GBC)

    Little known fact: Crystal Dynamics developed all the games but there were many publishers of them. Crystal Dynamics, Microsoft, Midway Games, Crave Entertainment, Eidos Interactive, and Ubisoft.

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    Name: Glover

    1998 - Glover (PS1, N64, PC, Cell)

    Little known fact: Glover 2 was underway for the Nintendo 64 but was cancelled.

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    Name: Croc

    1997 - Croc: Legend Of The Gobbos (PS1, Saturn, PC, GBC)
    1999 - Croc 2 (PS1, PC, GBC)

    Little known fact: Fox Interactive announced plans to bring Croc back on the PlayStation 2 but they never mentioned it again.

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    Name: Kao The Kangaroo

    2001 - Kao The Kangaroo (DC, PC, GBA)
    2006 - Kao The Kangaroo: Round 2 (XBOX, PS2, GCN, PC)
    2006 - Kao Challengers (Round 2 for the PSP)

    Little known fact: Originally developed by X-Ray Interactive for the Dreamcast, Titus developed the PC and GBA versions, then the sequel was developed by Tate Interactive. Despite the bad sales and horrible reviews of all the games, Atari/JoWood (publishers of the sequel) think that Kao is the next big thing.

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    Name: Ty The Tasmanian Tiger

    2002 - Ty The Tasmanian Tiger (PS2, XBOX, GCN)
    2004 - Ty The Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue (PS2, XBOX, GCN, GBA)
    2005 - Ty The Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night Of The Quinkan (PS2, XBOX, GCN, GBA)

    Little known fact: In 2004, DPS Film Roman and Krome Studios (the developer of the game) said they were working on a TV show based on Ty but as far as I know, it never got made.

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    Name: Bubsy

    1993 - Bubsy (Genesis, SNES)
    1994 - Bubsy In Fractured Fairy Tales (Jaguar)
    1994 - Bubsy II (Genesis, SNES, GB)
    1996 - Bubsy 3D (PS1, Saturn)

    Little known fact: A pilot episode was made for a Bubsy TV show in 1993 but was never picked up. Also, the huge failure of Bubsy 3D is said to have been the killing factor of the series.

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    Name: Aya Brea

    1998 - Parasite Eve (PS1)
    2000 - Parasite Eve II (PS1)

    Little known fact: One of jumpman17's favorite games.

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    Name: Jade

    2003 - Beyond Good And Evil (PS2, XBOX, GCN, PC)

    Little known fact: Originally planned to be a trilogy but due to bad timing of releasing an unknown game title during the Christmas rush, not many copies were sold and was dropped from $49.99 to $19.99 after Christmas.

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    Name: Captain Blasto

    1997 - Blasto (PS1)

    Little known fact: A sequel was planned but when the voice actor of Captain Blasto died, they stopped work on it.

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    Name: Alexandra Roivas

    2002 - Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (GCN)

    Little known fact: In 2003, a company got the rights to make the game into a movie but after seeing the failure of the game (despite critics praise), never did.

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    Name: Tomba

    1998 - Tomba (PS1)
    2000 - Tomba 2: The Evil Swine Return (PS1)

    Little known fact: Tomba is known as Tombi in Europe

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    Name: Klonoa

    1997 - Klonoa: Door To Phantomile (PS1)
    1999 - Klonoa: Moonlight Museum (WS)
    2001 - Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil (PS2)
    2001 - Klonoa: Empire Of Dreams (GBA)
    2002 - Klonoa Beach Volleyball (PS1)
    2002 - Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament (GBA)
    2002 - Klonoa Heroes: Legend of the Star Medal (GBA)

    Little known fact: Klonoa is an unlockable racer in the PlayStation 2 game Moto GP, is a playable fighter in Namco x Capcom, and will be a playable racer in the soon to be released Pac-Man World Rally.
     


  2. blue99

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    Gex 3 was my first Playstation game, it was fun. Croc was difficult for me, because of how you move him.

    You forgot Bubsy.

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  3. jumpman17
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    Bubsy added. I forgot about him. I bought Bubsy II for the Genesis a few years back for a dollar. Didn't play it much. I kept dying every 5 minutes. [​IMG]

    EDIT: And Parasite Eve.
    EDIT 2: And Beyond Good And Evil.
    EDIT 3: And Blasto.
    EDIT 4: And Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requim

    All right, it's 2 in the morning now and I need to get to bed, I'll post some more tomorrow. Hope this brought back some memories of forgotten games.
     
  4. Dirtie

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    The first Gex game was fun, I enjoyed it [​IMG]
     
  5. tshu

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    Beyond Good & Evil is such a great game. I still haven't beaten it yet though, I may pick it up again...

    Everything about that game is so great though, it's a shame it didn't do better in sales.
     
  6. serious_sean

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    By fallen, I thought you were talking about fallen from grace, as in the games used to be good.

    In that case, I'd have to nominate Sonic. Poor guy just never got the hang of 3D. ( although the handheld sonics have been good ).
     
  7. FAST6191

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    I enjoyed eternal darkness, there were also rumblings of an unofficial sequel fairly recently.

    One more for the list: Cool Spot (Megadrive/genesis)

    Edit: Oh yeah Sam and Max how could we all forget them.
     
  8. Costello

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    The Abe's Odyssey/Exode series...
    great games on PS1... but then the series vanished when it went 3D.
     
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    the PC game "Heart Of Darkness" that was an awesome game!!!, one of the best i have ever played, and the other one for PC too, "The Neverhood" a stop motion animation game, excellent!!!.
     
  10. Lily

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    That's not the actual boxart for the GameCube version of Beyond Good & Evil..unless it's from Europe../nitpick

    What about the biggest failure of them all, Crash Bandicoot? Even Sony has tried to distance themselves from it..I still remember those ads where they tried to convince everyone their 'mascot' was better than the competition.

    Edit: How about Plok? or Cool Spot, that thing from 7-Up?
     
  11. ds6220

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    Earthworm Jim anyone? So many attempts at a re-boot. [​IMG]
     
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    Gyromite

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    Professor Hector walks at the bottom of the loading WiFi screen in Tetris DS
     
  14. Brouhaha

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    Beyond Good and Evil is one of the very few games I played all the way through on my Xbox. It was simply amazing! It's so sad that we'll probably never see the other two [​IMG] Definitly the best Adventure game of the last generation...
     
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    Very interesting (looks around for his PSP then remembers that he sold it for a DSL [​IMG] )
     
  17. pika3000

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    If you're talking about Earthworm Jim, I hear its coming out for the DS too.
     
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    Then my decision is justified [​IMG]

    Seriously though, the DS could use some more platformers. Not that there are not a bunch already, I just like platformers. [​IMG]
     
  19. Darkforce

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    Not to mention they've just started re-airing the old Earthworm Jim cartoon over here in the UK. =)

    Only character that poppped into my mind which hasn't already been mentioned ss the kid from Kid Chameleon, he was kinda cool. [​IMG]
     
  20. ds6220

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    OOhh and how about the yo-yo slinging kid from Star-Tropics? (not sure if he really had a name though)