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'''''Christopher Columbus''''' (クリストファー・コロンブス), also known as '''''Xpoferens Columbus''''', is a cancelled shoot 'em up game that was in development in 1992 to 1993 by Misawa Entertainment for the Super Famicom.<ref>[https://www.unseen64.net/2010/12/07/christopher-columbus-snes-cancelled/ Christopher Columbus (SNES – Cancelled)] unseen64.net Retrieved 9 Aug '17.</ref> It is based on the famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.
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'''''Christopher Columbus''''' (クリストファー・コロンブス), also known as '''''Xpoferens Columbus''''', is a cancelled shoot 'em up game that was in development in 1992 to 1993 by Misawa Entertainment for the Super Famicom.<ref>[https://www.unseen64.net/2010/12/07/christopher-columbus-snes-cancelled/ Unseen64 article on the cancelled ''Christopher Columbus'' Super Nintendo port.] Retrieved 09 Aug '17</ref> It is based on the famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.
  
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The game is set in 1492. Christopher Columbus rides his ship Santa María as he travels on water and the skies to free people and restore peace. He faces bizarre creatures while searching for gold.<ref>[https://assemblergames.com/threads/christopher-columbus-sfc.22469/ Christopher Columbus (SFC)] assemblergames.com Retrieved 9 Aug '17.</ref>
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The game is set in 1492. Christopher Columbus sails on his ship Santa María as he travels on water and the skies to free people and restore peace. He faces bizarre creatures while searching for gold.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20170629110415/https://assemblergames.com/threads/christopher-columbus-sfc.22469/ Assemblergames thread on the cancelled Christopher Columbus game on Super Famicom. (Archived)] Retrieved 09 Aug '17</ref>
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
The game was going to be released in January 1993, but was cancelled for unknown reasons. No prototypes of the game were known to exist.
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The game was going to be released in January 1993, but was cancelled for unknown reasons. No prototypes of the game are known to exist.
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Miscellaneous screenshots of various stages were shown in magazine previews, including a level set a great glacier with hostile mermen and a frozen mammoth boss, and a world set in ancient Japan (called "Jipang") with a giant animated armor boss.
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The game should not be confused with another Japanese-developed video game about Christopher Columbus, ''Columbus: Ougon no Yoake'' (コロンブス黄金の夜明け; "Columbus: Golden Dawn") an RPG title originally released in 1992 on the Famicom and which was never localized in English.
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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Christopher Columbus SFC Electronic Gaming Monthly review.jpg|EGM review of the game.
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Christopher Columbus SFC Electronic Gaming Monthly review.jpg|''EGM'' review of the game.
 
Christopher Columbus Superplay.jpg|Super Play's article on Misawa Entertainment.
 
Christopher Columbus Superplay.jpg|Super Play's article on Misawa Entertainment.
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==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 00:35, 25 December 2021

Christopher Columbus SFC ad.jpg

Advertisement of the game.

Status: Lost

Christopher Columbus (クリストファー・コロンブス), also known as Xpoferens Columbus, is a cancelled shoot 'em up game that was in development in 1992 to 1993 by Misawa Entertainment for the Super Famicom.[1] It is based on the famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The game is set in 1492. Christopher Columbus sails on his ship Santa María as he travels on water and the skies to free people and restore peace. He faces bizarre creatures while searching for gold.[2]

Status[edit | edit source]

The game was going to be released in January 1993, but was cancelled for unknown reasons. No prototypes of the game are known to exist.

Miscellaneous screenshots of various stages were shown in magazine previews, including a level set a great glacier with hostile mermen and a frozen mammoth boss, and a world set in ancient Japan (called "Jipang") with a giant animated armor boss.

The game should not be confused with another Japanese-developed video game about Christopher Columbus, Columbus: Ougon no Yoake (コロンブス黄金の夜明け; "Columbus: Golden Dawn") an RPG title originally released in 1992 on the Famicom and which was never localized in English.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]