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Three others I can think of: the 8-player Mega Bomberman thing (which we don't know if it's legit or not but it uses Chris Huelsbeck's sound driver...), US Populous II (but I can't find said ROM), and US Power Instinct (but where does the box art come from, or is Guardiana the only place that has it?). I'm not sure if that Wily Wars US boxart indicated a boxed release or was just for show... In addition to those questions, is there anything else I'm missing before I add them? - Andlabs 13:19, 10 July 2011 (CDT)

I think it's better to assume all ROMs are legitimate unless labeled as otherwise. Tracing back prototypes to the source of when they were first dumped will probably be impossible in a lot of cases. I have no doubt in my mind that the Mega Bomberman 8P demo is the real deal (it's a Factor 5 game... so is Mega Turrican).
Also Populous II US is easy to find as long as you remember you're looking for "wrath of the gods" -Black Squirrel 13:43, 10 July 2011 (CDT)

Huh. But am I missing any more unreleased-in-a-specific-region entries? Also http://web.archive.org/web/19970715055421/http://www.sega-europe.com/MEGADRIVE.HTML "Baku Baku" Not sure where this is supposed to go; maybe http://web.archive.org/web/19970715055421/http://www.sega-europe.com/* will give us a hint? - Andlabs 23:01, 21 August 2011 (CDT)

Goal!

Mr. Andlabs, I don't think this game is unreleased... but I don't know what your source is.

There is a game called Goal! for the Amiga. It's made by Dino Dini, who has a history of making football games. I think it was set to come to the Mega Drive, but was souped up along the way, turning up as Dino Dini's Soccer. Wikipedia seems to think the Amiga and Mega Drive games are pretty different - I don't know if that's true.

Anyway Mean Machines Sega #26 calls the game "Dino Dini's Goal!" which I'm guessing was a working title. Thing is, none of these games were touched by Psygnosis - they were all published by Virgin. So maybe there's another football game called Goal!? (unless, as is more likely, its a misprint)

This sort of awkwardness isn't new - Kick Off 2 (also made by Dino Dini) became Super Kick Off on the MD. -Black Squirrel 13:52, 4 November 2012 (CST)

I didn't add that (Rotmostraedet did), though I guess that opens the question of whether or not a Goal! leftover is in Dino Dini's Soccer... As I mentioned, this page needs some clean-up; I intended on doing it once I found all of the games GDRI listed as unreleased (I should probably do that now). First to go is that color-coding thing, which in retrospect wasn't particularly a good idea (especially since there are a lot of these) - Andlabs 14:23, 4 November 2012 (CST)

these lists

I think this page (and the others like it) may have out-lived their purpose. As a centralised table of every unreleased game it's incomplete, and keeping it alive means twice as much maintenance.

It's much better as a tool for telling us which pages need to be made, but the end game should probably be to remove it, and refer to the category instead.

Any objections to me trimming this so that it only lists pages we haven't done/sources we haven't linked up to yet? -Black Squirrel (talk) 14:15, 16 January 2016 (CST)