In 1996 Ocean of America were developing an all new fighting game for both the Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive. Lobo was based upon the DC comic series of the same name, however, for whatever reason the game was unfortunately canned. While the Sega Mega Drive version of the game has since become available online, fans of the Super Nintendo can finally experience this long lost brawler following a recent leak.
Lobo is a rather interesting project for Ocean Software as it was in development around the same time as many more of their cancelled projects during the arrival of the 32-bit era. Featuring pre-rendered 3D visuals in a similar style to Donkey Kong Country, Lobo looked rather impressive by Super Nintendo standards. Having said that, upon trialing the game you’ll soon see why it remained unreleased.
Over the last few years several reproduction cartridge sellers had been providing unofficial copies of Lobo to retro gamers. Despite copies of the game being in circulation, rumour has it that copy protection was put into place to protect the game from being leaked online. Using a rather old Super Nintendo floppy disk copier, marvelus10 of the AssemblerGames messageboard managed to beat the reproduction groups at their own game and release a ROM of Lobo online for free.
Those interested in experiencing this cancelled title from Ocean should head on over to the on-going discussion surrounding this game which includes a link to the Super Nintendo ROM of Lobo.
Lobo (Unreleased) Super Nintendo Gameplay
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