Fido Dido (partially found unreleased SNES/Sega Genesis game; 1993)
Fido Dido is an unreleased 1993 video game that was developed by Teeny Weeny Games and was to be published by Kaneko USA in 1993. Kaneko had planned to release 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 of the game was going to be completely different from that of the Genesis version. The title was shown at the Summer 1993 Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago by Kaneko along with Chester Cheetah and Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill.
Although the game was fully developed and featured in ads and game expositions, it was cancelled due to the US arm of Kaneko closing down which subsequently resulted in the cancellation of 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 are screenshots, the box art and a concept art piece.
SNES Version Status
On May 25th, 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 was based on comics, not 7-Up. It was pretty much complete, but they had no intention of making it public. This was thought to be the user's bad insults, 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 of releasing the game in the future, but no new updates have been given since.
Some time passed until on February 18th, 2016, five minutes of gameplay footage of the SNES version was uploaded to YouTube.
- ↑ The game's small development history on SNES Central. Retrieved 10 Apr '15
- ↑ Trademarkia's page on The Soda Kids. Retrieved 07 Aug '15
- ↑ Sega Retro article. Retrieved 10 Apr '15
- ↑ NintendoAge.com forum thread (courtesy of the Wayback Machine). Retrieved 25 May '15
- ↑ The Twitter page of the Argentinean YouTuber ElVicioGamer. Retrieved 26 May '15