Ōkami Tachi no Yabō (lost build of cancelled baseball-themed adventure game for Famicom; 1990)
Ōkami Tachi no Yabō (狼たちの野望, The Ambition of Wolves) is a cancelled Famicom adventure game by Jaleco. The game had never been reviewed in Japanese specialized magazines such as Famitsu and few details were known about it, but some details became available after a prototype ROM was shown to the public in 2016.
Overview[edit | edit source]
A prototype ROM was displayed for the first time at the "Jaleco Exhibition" on December 10, 2016, where it was first revealed that this is a command-selection baseball adventure game.
On January 6, 2017, the game was played on Game Cruisin, a livestream channel by City Connection, which owns Jaleco's intellectual property, where some more game details were revealed. The plot of the game is that the main character, a military academy dropout, is scouted as a baseball player, gathers members to form a team, and plays against other teams in order to make it to the majors. During the game, the opposing player commits seppuku (ritual suicide) with a Japanese sword, and the main character gets out of a tight spot by imitating a snake charmer, etc. The game was revealed to be quite bizarre.
There were three live streams of this game, but they were not archived and the gameplay is no longer available for viewing.
Release Announcement[edit | edit source]
On June 4, 2019, City Connection president Nobuhiro Yoshikawa tweeted that Ōkami Tachi no Yabō and another unreleased Famicom game Soldam, would be available for release.
However, as of January 2023, there has been no further news on the release of the game.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Report article on Tokyo Toy Show 1990 in Electronic Gaming Monthly November 14.
See Also[edit | edit source]
Jaleco[edit | edit source]
- Arm Champs (found Jaleco arm wrestling arcade game; 1988)
- Soldam (partially found build of cancelled Famicom port of arcade puzzle game; 1993)
- Super Dog Booby: Akachan Daibōken no Maki (lost build of cancelled Famicom game; 1991)
- War on Wheels (found NES roller skating game; 1991)
References[edit | edit source]
- Article reporting on the Jaleco Exhibition. Retrieved Jan 4, 2023
- Live streaming by Game Cruisin (1) Retrieved Jan 4, 2023
- Live streaming by Game Cruisin (2) Retrieved Jan 4, 2023
- Live streaming by Game Cruisin (3) Retrieved Jan 4, 2023
- Tweet by Nobuhiro Yoshikawa Retrieved Jan 4, 2023
- Electronic Gaming Monthly 14 Retrieved Jan 4, 2023