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14th Sep '16 6:02:29 PM wariodude128
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** Speaking of Raven Software, want to play the sequel to ''VideoGame/Heretic'' Heretic II or the expansion to ''Videogame/Hexen'' II titled Portal of Praevus? Good luck finding a copy!

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** Speaking of Raven Software, want to play the sequel to ''VideoGame/Heretic'' ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}}'' Heretic II or the expansion to ''Videogame/Hexen'' ''VideoGame/{{Hexen}}'' II titled Portal of Praevus? Good luck finding a copy!
14th Sep '16 5:59:28 PM wariodude128
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** Speaking of Raven Software, want to play the sequel to ''VideoGame/Heretic'' Heretic II or the expansion to ''Videogame/Hexen'' II titled Portal of Praevus? Good luck finding a copy!
14th Sep '16 5:55:22 PM wariodude128
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** That was, of course, before the game saw a re-release of GOG.com.
12th Sep '16 6:27:38 PM 4444jdm
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* Would you believe ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}} II'', the face of arcade {{Shoot Em Up}}s, as well as GaidenGame ''Raiden DX'' fall under this? There's a CompilationRerelease that includes ''II'' and a port of ''DX'' both on [=PS1=], as well as a PC port of ''II'', but they are long out of print, and the PC port is rather inaccurate. Breakthroughs in 2014 finally brought both games to a mostly-functional state in UsefulNotes/{{MAME}}; however, as neither game has an in-print release, they remain under this trope.

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* Would you believe ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}} II'', the face of arcade {{Shoot Em Up}}s, as well as GaidenGame UpdatedRerelease ''Raiden DX'' fall under this? There's a CompilationRerelease that includes ''II'' and a port of ''DX'' both on [=PS1=], as well as a PC port of ''II'', but they are long out of print, and the PC port is rather inaccurate. Breakthroughs in 2014 finally brought both games to a mostly-functional state in UsefulNotes/{{MAME}}; however, as neither game has an in-print release, they remain under this trope.
8th Sep '16 2:28:18 AM 4444jdm
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* PC games in general fall into this, especially pre-2000s games. Games are known to quickly become incompatible with newer systems and can be rare to find. Website/GOGDotCom is attempting to avert this, but even they can only do so much as they don't have the source code for the games they are "upgrading," meaning all compatibility fixes must be done by reverse engineering. The only exception is if the game is a DOS game, in which case {{DOSBox}} is used instead.

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* PC games in general fall into this, especially pre-2000s games. Games are known to quickly become incompatible with newer systems and can be rare to find. Website/GOGDotCom is attempting to avert this, but even they can only do so much as they don't have the source code for the games they are "upgrading," meaning all compatibility fixes must be done by reverse engineering. The only exception is if the game is a DOS game or an UsefulNotes/{{MSX}} game, in which case {{DOSBox}} or another specific emulator (such as [=blueMSX=] for MSX games) is used instead.
4th Sep '16 8:39:58 AM Yeow95
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* An absurd and rather sad case of this applies with the original Wii version of ''VideoGame/RodeaTheSkySoldier''. The original game, developed by Prope and produced by Yuji Naka (of ''Sonic'' fame) was planned for a 2011 release, only to be mysteriously shelved by publisher Kadokawa Games. The game was then remade by a different team for the 3DS, and then ''that'' version of the game was ported to the Wii U; with the 3DS and Wii U being released in 2015. The original Wii version was only made available as first-print run of the Wii U version. An especially sad case, as the Wii U and 3DS versions are considered PortingDiasters, while the Wii version is considered a relatively good game in its own right (especially telling that Naka speficially).

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* An absurd and rather sad case of this applies with to the original Wii version of ''VideoGame/RodeaTheSkySoldier''. The original game, ''VideoGame/RodeaTheSkySoldier'', developed by Prope and produced by Yuji Naka (of ''Sonic'' fame) fame). It was planned completed and ready for a 2011 release, only to be mysteriously shelved by publisher Kadokawa Games. The game was then remade by a different team wouldn't be seen again until ''four'' years later, having been [[PortingDisaster unspectacularly rebuilt for the 3DS, and then ''that'' version of the game was ported to the Wii U; with the 3DS and the Wii U]] by Kadokawa themselves (with the Wii U version, [[ViolationOfCommonSense for some incomprehensible reason]], being released in 2015. a port of the ''3DS version'' rather than the Wii version). The original Wii version game was only made available as with first-print run copies of the Wii U version. An especially sad case, as version, and has been declared by the small group of reviewers and fans who actually got their hands on it to be the only good iteration of the game. (For what it's worth, Naka himself is on record for requesting people to play the Wii U and 3DS game over the other versions are considered PortingDiasters, while the Wii version is considered a relatively good game in its own right (especially telling that Naka speficially).on his Twitter feed.)
4th Sep '16 8:22:55 AM Yeow95
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* In an extreme case, the ''[[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim vs. The World]]'' tie-in game was taken off of both PSN and XBLA on December 30th, 2014 without explanation, and the game codes stopped working as well. We're talking about a download-only console-exclusive game here, not to mention a movie tie-in game that [[Main/NoProblemWithLicensedGames doesn't suck]].

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* In an extreme case, the ''[[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim ''[[Film/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim vs. The World]]'' [[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim tie-in game game]] was taken off of both PSN and XBLA on December 30th, 2014 without explanation, and many of the game codes stopped working as well. We're talking about a download-only console-exclusive game here, not to mention a movie tie-in game that [[Main/NoProblemWithLicensedGames doesn't suck]].



* An absurd and rather sad case of this applies with the original Wii version of ''VideoGame/RodeaTheSkySoldier''. The original game, developed by Prope and produced by Yuji Naka (of ''Sonic'' fame) was planned for a 2011 release, only to be mysteriously shelved by publisher Kadokawa Games. The game was then remade by a different team for the 3DS, and then ''that'' version of the game was ported to the Wii U; with the 3DS and Wii U being released in 2015. The original Wii version was only made available as first-print run of the Wii U version. An especially sad case, as the Wii U and 3DS versions are considered PortingDiasters, while the Wii version is considered a relatively good game in its own right (especially telling that Naka speficially).



* The first ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' was remade as ''DuckTales Remastered'', but the second game, ''DuckTales 2'', remains MIA on digital download services, with no plans of a remake having been announced. The game is also very rare and expensive in cartridge form, due to being a late NES release; with copies starting at $195 on Amazon. Arguably a case of FirstInstallmentWins in full effect, as most people don't even know there was a sequel in the first place.
* ''VideoGame/CastleOfIllusion'' received a remake around the same time as the aforementioned ''DuckTales Remastered'', but no plans about remakes or re-releases about remakes of the other ''Illusion'' games (including the direct sequel ''World of Illusion'') were made. Making matters worse, the ''Castle of Illusion'' remake was only licensed to be available for three years, and has since been delisted from digital avenues. The original games was also only made available for download as a pre-order bonus to those who pre-ordered the PSN release of the remake.

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* The first ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' was remade as ''DuckTales Remastered'', but the second game, ''DuckTales ''[=DuckTales=] 2'', remains MIA on digital download services, with no plans of a remake having been announced. The game is also very rare and expensive in cartridge form, due to being a late NES release; with copies starting at $195 on Amazon. Arguably a case of FirstInstallmentWins in full effect, as most people don't even know there was a sequel in the first place.
* ''VideoGame/CastleOfIllusion'' received a remake around the same time as the aforementioned ''DuckTales ''[=DuckTales=] Remastered'', but no plans about remakes or re-releases about remakes of the other ''Illusion'' games (including (the handheld ''Land of Illusion'' and ''Legend of Illusion'' titles, as well as the direct sequel ''World of Illusion'') were made. have been announced. Making matters worse, the ''Castle of Illusion'' remake was only licensed to be available for three years, and has since been delisted from most digital avenues. The original games ''VideoGame/CastleOfIllusion'' was also only made available for download digital download, but only as a pre-order bonus to those who pre-ordered the PSN release of the remake.
4th Sep '16 8:02:25 AM Yeow95
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* The first ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' was remade as ''Ducktales Remastered'', but the second game remains MIA on digital download services, and is very rare and expensive in cartridge form due to being a late NES release, starting at $195 on Amazon.

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* The first ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' was remade as ''Ducktales ''DuckTales Remastered'', but the second game game, ''DuckTales 2'', remains MIA on digital download services, and with no plans of a remake having been announced. The game is also very rare and expensive in cartridge form form, due to being a late NES release, release; with copies starting at $195 on Amazon.Amazon. Arguably a case of FirstInstallmentWins in full effect, as most people don't even know there was a sequel in the first place.
* ''VideoGame/CastleOfIllusion'' received a remake around the same time as the aforementioned ''DuckTales Remastered'', but no plans about remakes or re-releases about remakes of the other ''Illusion'' games (including the direct sequel ''World of Illusion'') were made. Making matters worse, the ''Castle of Illusion'' remake was only licensed to be available for three years, and has since been delisted from digital avenues. The original games was also only made available for download as a pre-order bonus to those who pre-ordered the PSN release of the remake.



* fter the Duke [=IP=] changed hands to Gearbox, most digital releases of the ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' series (except for ''VIdeoGame/DukeNukemForever'') were pulled from storefronts.

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* fter After the Duke [=IP=] changed hands to Gearbox, most digital releases of the ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' series (except for ''VIdeoGame/DukeNukemForever'') were pulled from storefronts.
2nd Sep '16 3:14:54 AM erforce
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* While it was positively received by both fans and critics alike, [[VideoGame/TimeSplitters ''Timesplitters: Future Perfect'']] had rather poor sales and as such, copies of it online (or its predecessors) will cost a pretty penny. The game's developer, Free Radical Design, faced financial troubles and is now defunct which made any chance of a re-release impossible. Thankfully this trope could still possibly be averted given that the developers granted permission for a fan-made remake.

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* While it was positively received by both fans and critics alike, [[VideoGame/TimeSplitters ''Timesplitters: Future Perfect'']] ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' had rather poor sales and as such, copies of it online (or its predecessors) will cost a pretty penny. The game's developer, Free Radical Design, faced financial troubles and is now defunct which made any chance of a re-release impossible. Thankfully this trope could still possibly be averted given that the developers granted permission for a fan-made remake.
30th Aug '16 2:02:48 PM Faar
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** If you want to play games with the Zapper, than you better keep an old fashioned CRT-television as well. Modern flatscreen televisions perfectly enable you to play on the NES. However, the Zapper won't work because of the mechanics behind it.
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