By Ishaan . July 3, 2012 . 10:00am
Shin’en Multimedia started to make a name for themselves on the Game Boy Advance, which is where they released shoot-em-ups Iridion 3D and Iridion II. After the two Iridion games, they also released two Maya the Bee titles for the GBA. A fifth game, a top-down 3D racer, was being developed, too, but was cancelled. Here’s prototype footage of it, courtesy of Unseen64:
While the racing game itself was never released, Shin’en co-founder, Manfred Linzner, shared that the technology developed for it was used in parts of Iridion II’s menus and in the intros of some of Shin’en’s other games.
Shin’en finally did get around to eventually releasing a racing game, but it wasn’t until last year when they released Fast – Racing League for WiiWare, inspired by futuristic racers like F-Zero and Wipeout. You can read about it here.