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List of cancelled Nintendo games

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This article is a list of Nintendo developed works (or works with Nintendo planned as the publisher) that were ultimately unreleased.


Game & Watch[edit]



Sources: [1] [2] [3]


Sources: [4] [5] [6]

Virtual Boy[edit]

Sources: [7]

Game Boy/Game Boy Color[edit]

Sources: [8]

Finalised as a significantly different game[edit]

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Sources: [9] [10] [11] [12]

Finalised on a different platform[edit]

  • Drill Dozer (European version), became available as a download on Wii U Virtual Console
  • Game & Watch Gallery 4 (Japanese version, "Game Boy Gallery 4"), became available as a download on Wii U Virtual Console

Notes: Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue was shown at E3 2003. Some have interpreted that it (may have been) released for North America but it got soon cancelled.

Nintendo 64[edit]

Sources: [13] [14]

Finalised on a different platform[edit]

Nintendo GameCube[edit]

Finalised on a different platform[edit]

Nintendo DS[edit]

Finalised on a different platform[edit]


Finalised on a different platform[edit]

Wii U[edit]

Nintendo Switch[edit]

Unknown platform[edit]

Cancelled iQue games[edit]

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Nintendo DS[edit]

NetCard chess and card series:


Based on Nintendo of America domain name:


From The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition code:

From unused Kousoku Card Battle: Card Hero code, and a registered Card Hero trademark by Nintendo of America:


Lots of content was leaked from the 2019 Nintendo, Microsoft data breach case.

Cat protagonist game?[edit]

Exclusively to the Korean version of Super Paper Mario, there are unused assets for landscapes featuring a cat protagonist and various cat characters. Specific details are unknown. If this would be a game, it is not known who the developers or publishers would have been.

Unnamed cat assets.png Unknown cat.png

The Legendary Starfy series prototypes?[edit]

Similarly, cancelled assets from unrelated games (likely TOSE teams) can be found in the Japanese version of Super Princess Peach and Densetsu no Starfy 4, as well as possibly assets from The Legendary Starfy series prototypes.

Unused Starfy assets 1.png Unused Starfy assets 2.png

See also[edit]

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