Fido Dido (partially found SNES/Sega Genesis game; 1993)
|Cover art of the game.|
Fido Dido is an unreleased 1993 video game that was being 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. An 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 Electronic 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 and the box art.
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 was based on comics, not 7-Up. It was pretty much complete, but that they had no intention on making it public. This was thought to be 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 of releasing the game in the future, but no new updates have been given since.
Some time passed until on February 18, 2016, five minutes of gameplay footage of the SNES version was uploaded to YouTube.