Christopher Columbus/Xpoferens Columbus (lost build of cancelled Super Famicom shoot ’em up game; 1992-1993)

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Status: Lost

Christopher Columbus (クリストファー・コロンブス), also known as Xpoferens Columbus, is a cancelled shoot 'em up game that was in development in 1992 to 1993 by Misawa Entertainment for the Super Famicom.[1] It is based on the famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.


The game is set in 1492. Christopher Columbus sails on his ship Santa María as he travels on water and the skies to free people and restore peace. He faces bizarre creatures while searching for gold.[2]


The game was going to be released in January 1993, but was cancelled for unknown reasons. No prototypes of the game are known to exist.

Miscellaneous screenshots of various stages were shown in magazine previews, including a level set a great glacier with hostile mermen and a frozen mammoth boss, and a world set in ancient Japan (called "Jipang") with a giant animated armor boss.

The game should not be confused with another Japanese-developed video game about Christopher Columbus, Columbus: Ougon no Yoake (コロンブス黄金の夜明け; "Columbus: Golden Dawn") an RPG title originally released in 1992 on the Famicom and which was never localized in English.