Hard Boiled (Jun 17, 1997 prototype)

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Hard Boiled (Jun 17, 1997 prototype)
Build date Jun 17, 1997
Build name N/A
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date July 4, 2024
Origin CD-R
Labels N/A
Game Hard Boiled
System Sega Saturn
Genre Action
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Unreleased
US Unreleased
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Unreleased
US Unreleased
Release date Unreleased
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A prototype of the unreleased port of Hard Boiled for the Sega Saturn.


  • Unreleased port of the European PlayStation exclusive title for the Sega Saturn. This port was in development and announced but never released for unknown reasons. The port got very far before it was canceled, presumably due to the lack of faith from third-party developers over the life of the system. It seems the release was scheduled sometime after the release of the PlayStation version, possibly before the end of 1997.
  • Demo build complete with music.
  • No FMVs.
  • You can’t navigate the main menus, only start the game.
  • Pressing start allows you to return to the menu or skip to the next level.
  • The title cards for the level are different.
  • Bosses seem all unfinished, only displaying a model and some animation.
  • Missing backgrounds for some of the stages.
  • No staff credits.



Huge thanks to Pipozor for sharing this prototype with us!

See also