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Ultrabots: Sanction Earth

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Ultrabots was an unreleased game by Novalogic. Thanks to Maik Wiechmann for some of the info on this page.

By: Evan G
Last updated: May 2, 2014

This game was in development by NovaLogic, and was going to be published by Data East. The game was supposed to have a first person view from inside the mech, and the gameplay was supposed to be a simulation. The game was mentioned in the August 1991 issue of Gamepro, to be released in 1992. There was a full page preview of the game in the January 1991 issue of Gamepro. They stated it would be released in the first quarter of 1992. There was a preview of the game at the 1992 Winter CES, and Nintendo Power said it looked "promising". The April 1992 issue of Nintendo Power had a further preview, which stated that the game was supposed to run at 16 FPS, and have the ability to control six battle robots. They mentioned it was supposed to be released in summer of that year. Ultrabots (or Xenobots in Europe) was released as a DOS game in 1995 by Electronic Arts.

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Screenshot from Nintendo Power, issue 35 (scanned by Retromags)
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Screenshot from Nintendo Power, issue 35 (scanned by Retromags)
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Poster from Nintendo Power, issue 37
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Preview from the Jaunary 1992 issue of Gamepro. (scanned by Retromags)
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Mention in the April 1992 issue of Gamepro in their Winter 1992 CES overview

Bibliography

  • GamePro, 16-Bit Gamer's Guide, Publication date: August 1991, Volume: 25, Pages: 32
  • Gamepro, Preview, Publication date: January 1992, Volume: 30, Pages: 98
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch - Super Rumors, Publication date: September 1991, Volume: 28, Pages: 97
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch (mention of development), Publication date: February 1992, Volume: 33, Pages: 111
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch - CES Special, Publication date: March 1992, Volume: 34, Pages: 112-113
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch, Publication date: April 1992, Volume: 35, Pages: 109
  • Nintendo Power, Poster, Publication date: June 1993, Volume: 37, Pages: -
  • Nintendo Power, Summer CES Special, Publication date: August 1992, Volume: 39, Pages: 58-61
  • Ultrabots at Moby Games (link)

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