Fido Dido (partially found SNES/Sega Genesis game; 1993)
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Fido Dido is an unreleased 1993 video game that was developed by Teeny Weeny Games and was set to be published by Kaneko USA in 1993. Kaneko had planned to release video games based on Fido Dido (the mascot for 7-Up) and Socks the Cat but they only released two licensed games under the Chester Cheetah license. A SNES version was going to be completely different game than the Genesis version. The title was shown at a Summer 1993 CES in Chicago by Kaneko along with Chester Cheetah and Socks the Cat.
Although the game was fully developed and featured in ads and game expositions, its release was cancelled due to the publisher's US arm closing down and subsequently cancelling other games such as The Soda Kids but according to a review in the Easter 1994 issue of Sega Pro Magazine, Fido Dido was said to be "out now".
For years, it went unresurfaced until the Sega Genesis port was found and dumped online, and all that has resurfaced of the SNES port were screenshots and box art of it.
SNES Version Status
On May 25, 2015, a few ROM screenshots from the SNES version were leaked by the developer of the SNES version on Twitter. The developer said that this version is based on comics, not 7-Up. It was pretty much complete, but they have no intention on making it public. This is thought to the user badinsults, aka Evan Gowan on Nintendoage.com after finding this.
One day later, an Argentinian YouTuber by the name of "ElVicioGamer" asked the developer on Twitter if he could release the game, it looks like the developer had some intentions on releasing the game in the future, but no new updates have been surfaced.
Sometime passed until on February 18, 2016, five minutes of gameplay footage of the SNES version was uploaded on YouTube.