Soldam (partially found build of cancelled Famicom port of arcade puzzle game; 1993)
Soldam (ソルダム) is a falling block puzzle game for arcade released by Jaleco in 1992. The plan was to release a Famicom port in July 1993, but it was never released, partly because it was time to move the console to Super Famicom.
On December 10, 2016, a prototype of Soldam was shown for the first time at the "Jaleco Exhibition," organized by City Connection, which owns Jaleco's intellectual property, allowing visitors to play the game in person.
On November 28, 2017, Soldam was also displayed at a Princess Cafe (a Japanese café chain that has been collaborating with various media contents for a limited time) in Akihabara.
On May 14, 2017, a soundtrack CD for the remake Soldam Bloom Declaration was released, which also included music from the Famicom version.
On June 4, 2019, City Connection president Nobuhiro Yoshikawa tweeted that Soldam and another unreleased Famicom game, Ōkami Tachi no Yabō (狼たちの野望, The Ambition of Wolves), would be available for release.
On August 21, 2019, City Connection announced the ROM Cassette Collection, a collection of Famicom games for the Nintendo Switch. Then, on December 12, it released its first volume, which included the Ninja Jajamaru-kun series for Famicom.
Soldam was to be included in the second volume, the Jaleco Collection. However, no release date has been announced for the second volume as of January 2023.
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- ↑ An article introducing the contents of the Jaleco Exhibition. Retrieved 04 Jan '23
- ↑ Article reporting on the Jaleco Exhibition. Retrieved 04 Jan '23
- ↑ Blog of a person who visited Princess Cafe in Akihabara. Retrieved 04 Jan '23
- ↑ Princess Cafe website when collaborating with Jaleco (archived). Retrieved 04 Jan '23
- ↑ Tweet by Nobuhiro Yoshikawa on the port. Retrieved 04 Jan '23
- ↑ Includes the second and third volumes of the ROM Cassette Collection. Retrieved 04 Jan '23