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Win Terror TRAX TOTV

Terror T.R.A.X. was announced for Pippin on Bandai's website in 1997, but was only released for Windows.[1]

Many Pippin titles were not released, despite having been announced or developed for the Pippin Atmark in Japan, or the Pippin @WORLD in the United States. Bandai CEO Makoto Yamashina (山科誠) had originally expected to launch about 200 CD-ROM titles for Pippin consoles, with an emphasis on teaching and learning.[2] 128 titles had been announced in marketing brochures that promoted the unveiling of the Atmark at Macworld Expo Tokyo in February 1996.[3]

Bandai abandoned the Pippin platform on March 13, 1998, less than two years after its market debut.[4] Some finished titles were released on other platforms such as Macintosh, while others were cancelled outright for various reasons. A few difficult to track projects were left with uncertain fates.[5][6]

Titles released on other platformsEdit

Mac Gundam 0079 TWFE screenshot

A screenshot of Gundam 0079: The War for Earth, which did not get released for Pippin.

PA Rebel Assault screenshot

A promotional screenshot of Star Wars: Rebel Assault, which did not get released for Pippin.

The following titles were listed on Bandai Digital Entertainment's Japanese or American websites or marketing materials until the Pippin platform was officially withdrawn.[1][3][7] Though many were shipped for other platforms, their release statuses for Pippin consoles are uncertain.[5]

Cancelled titlesEdit

JapanEdit

Pippin Atmark Soft Ware Line Up! 1996-02

Pippin Atmark: Soft Ware Line Up! from an early marketing brochure.

The following titles had been announced in the earliest Japanese marketing materials during the launch of the Pippin Atmark,[3] but were not subsequently listed online.[7]

United StatesEdit

@Card (unreleased for Pippin)

@Card (unreleased for Pippin)

Sample video from Bandai's website in 1996.[8]

The following titles had been promoted on Bandai Digital Entertainment's USA website as of October 1996,[8] but were dropped from the lineup by 1997 and saw no other release.[1]

Other unreleased portsEdit

PA Bear Family Playtime disc

A demo disc of Playtime in the Park for a Pippin Power Player prototype.

Established Mac developers expressed interest in porting their titles to the Pippin, including Cyan, CyberFlix, MacPlay, and Simon & Schuster Interactive.[9][10][11]

The following ports had been announced through media outlets, but never saw release for the Pippin:[6]

Pippin Demo German Version CD-R

A german demo disc of unreleased software for the Katz Media Player 2000.

A small number of working discs of unreleased Pippin ports and/or demos have turned up in museum or private collections, which included:

Katz Media had also been licensing CD-ROM titles, of which only 4 to 5 were being developed for the Pippin platform, due to cost.[19] However, it is uncertain which titles had been released as Katz Media was seeking distribution partners at the time.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Other BDE Titles, Bandai Digital Entertainment USA. Archived 1997-07-12.
  2. Power Ranger - A Japanese Toymaker Invades Cyberspace by Cesar Bacani and Murakami Mutsuko, CNN. 1996-04-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Pippin Atmark: Soft Ware Line Up! / Pippin Price Lists (Japanese), Bandai Digital Entertainment. 1996-02/1996-06. Accessed 2018-08-26.
  4. Bandai Says Goodbye to Pippin by Chris Johnston, GameSpot. 1998-02-27.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Apple Bandai Pippin USA Games by Willard, AtariAge Forums. 2014-08-03.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The unreleased games of Pippin (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Journal du Lapin. 2016-08-06.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Pippin software (Japanese), Atmark Channel. Archived 1997-06-29.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Other BDE Titles, Bandai Digital Entertainment USA. Archived 1996-10-29.
  9. Consoles + (French), M.E.R.7. 1995-01.
  10. GamePro (70): 16, IDG. 1995-05.
  11. Playtime for Pippin by Carolyn Bickford, MacUser p.27. Ziff-Davis. 1995-09.
  12. Rarest/most valueble item you own by kstyle25, AssemblerGames. 2004-04-03.
  13. Bandai Pippin...College Thunder??? by kstyle25, AssemblerGames. 2004-10-30.
  14. Bandai Pippin Collection by Paperweight, AssemblerGames. Archived 2017-06-29.
  15. ピピン@アットマークは、スバルのツョールームでも活躍 (Japanese), Pippin Atmark Channel Press p.12, Bandai Digital Entertainment. 1997-04.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Katz Media Apple Pippin Development Kit by aspect, AssemblerGames. 2015-06-02.
  17. AppleのPippin ATMARK (ピピンアットマーク)ゲーム機 使えます by infinisys_emergency, Yahoo! JAPAN. 2018-09-03.
  18. Artifact Details: Dark Forces by Rahoul Puri, Computer History Museum.
  19. This is a Norwegian game console developed for Apple (Norwegian) by Martin Gramnæs, PressFire. 2015-03-11.
  20. Distributors Wanted, Katz Media AS. Archived 1997-10-23.

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