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 Game Removal Update 
August 31, 2010, 10:22 am
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As I mentioned in a previous thread, the Sega games had been in flux for a while, and unfortunately, that is coming to an end. As of this Thursday, Sept. 2, the Sega games will be removed. This will also include all non-Sega games on Sega platforms.

At the same time, we will also be losing our games from the following publishers:
Evryware
Intellivision
Konami
Taito

I will update this post with the full game list and more information as I receive it.


August 31, 2010, 10:59 am
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pyetr wrote:
As I mentioned in a previous thread, the Sega games had been in flux for a while, and unfortunately, that is coming to an end. As of this Thursday, Sept. 2, the Sega games will be removed. This will also include all non-Sega games on Sega platforms.

At the same time, we will also be losing our games from the following publishers:
Evryware
Intellivision
Konami
Taito

I will update this post with the full game list and more information as I receive it.

nooooooo not contra man i love that game.

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August 31, 2010, 11:11 am
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Here is the full list of titles that are slated to be removed:

Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
Alien Soldier
Alien Storm
Alien Syndrome
Altered Beast
Altered Beast
Arrow Flash
Astrosmash
Aztec Adventure
Batman Returns
Battle Golfer Yui
Beyond Oasis
Bomber Raid
Bonanza Bros.
Borderline
Bowling
Bubble Bobble
Bug!
Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble
Bust-A-Move
Bust-A-Move Again
Buzz Bombers
Cannon Fodder
Castlevania
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Castlevania: Bloodlines
Championship Kendou
Chip Shot Super Pro Golf
Chu Chu Rocket!
Clayfighter
Clockwork Knight
Colony 7
Columns
Columns III: Revenge of Columns
Comix Zone
Contra
Contra Hard Corps
Cosmic Carnage
Crack Down
Crazy Taxi
Decapattack
Desert Demolition
Desert Speed Trap
Doki Doki Penguin Land
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Dynamite Headdy
Earthworm Jim
Earthworm Jim 2
Ecco the Dolphin
Ecco II: The Tides of Time
Elevator Action
Enduro Racer
Eternal Champions
Fantasy Zone
Fantasy Zone 2
Fantasy Zone: The Maze
Flicky
Flipper
Frog Bog
Frogger
Gain Ground
Girl's Garden
Gods
Golden Axe
Golden Axe
Golden Axe 2
Golden Axe 3
Golden Axe: The Duel
Gunstar Heroes
Head On
Hover Force
Jewel Master
Kenseiden
Kid Chameleon
Knuckles Chaotix
Kolibri
Kung Fu Kid
Landstalker
Light Crusader
Liquid Kids
Lunar Rescue
Mega Lo Mania
Metal Head
Mr. Driller
Night Stalker
Ninja Princess
N-Sub
Outrun 2019
Pacar
Paddle Fighter
Panzer Dragoon
Panzer Dragoon II Zwei
Pengo
Phantasy Star
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III
Phantasy Star IV
Pinball
Prince of Persia: Arabian Nights
Putter Golf
Puyo Puyo
Pyramid Magic
Pyramid Magic 2
Pyramid Magic 3
Pyramid Magic Special
Qix
Qix 2
Quartet
Rainbow Islands
Rastan
Return of the Invaders
Ristar
Rolling Thunder 2
Rolling Thunder 3
Safari Hunting
Sega Swirl 2
Sensible Soccer
Shadow Dancer
Shark! Shark!
Shining Force
Shining in the Darkness
Shinobi II
Shinobi III
Skiing
Snafu
Sonic and Knuckles
Sonic Chaos
Sonic Drift
Sonic Drift 2
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Sonic Triple Trouble
Sonic & Knuckles (Lock-On)
Sonic 2 & Knuckles (Lock-On)
Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Lock-On)
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic Labyrinth
Space Harrier II
Space Invaders
Space Invaders DX
Star Jacker
Street Fighter III: Third Strike
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Sub Hunt
Super C
Super Qix
Super Tank
Sword of Vermillion
Tails Adventure
Taz-Mania
Taz-Mania
Taz in Escape from Mars
Teddy Boy
The Adventures of Batman & Robin
The Ancient Art of War
The Ancient Art of War at Sea
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies
The Ninja
The New Zealand Story
The Ooze
The Typing of the Dead
Thunder Castle
Time Pilot
Time Pilot '84
ToeJam & Earl
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Toy Commander
Tube-It
Vectorman
Vectorman 2
Virtua Fighter
Virtua Fighter
Virtua Fighter 2
Virtua Racing Deluxe
Wonder Boy
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
Wonder Boy in Monster World
Wonder Boy IV
Yie Ar Kung Fu
Zaxxon
Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000
Zoo Keeper


August 31, 2010, 11:36 am
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Its official,Gametap sucks now.

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August 31, 2010, 1:51 pm
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175 more games removed. :evil: May as well dump the remaining arcade and Atari titles.

jac1002 wrote:
Its official,Gametap sucks now.


I'm compelled to agree.

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August 31, 2010, 2:02 pm
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This pretty much removes any chance of me coming back.

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August 31, 2010, 3:02 pm
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Wow, I am speechless.... :shock: This is huge.
I see some hate posts coming this way when these games are removed, and even more people just leave. This should have been sent out as an announcement as it affects everyone on the service. Seriously, that almost a quarter of the 64 bit only games and almost completely wipes out the classic subscriber's catalog by a third. I'm sure this was inevidable though, but might be the beginning of the end for this service unless drastic steps are taken. (lowering subscriptions, more features, more premium games, something...) I'd really hate to see Gametap tank, but it's not looking good at this point.

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August 31, 2010, 3:39 pm
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Post Re: Game Removal Update
A few titles were inadvertently left off the big list when I first posted it. I have now corrected it to include them.


August 31, 2010, 4:33 pm

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Ever since I started my account All gametap has done is remove games and replace some of them with games that aren't worth playing. Not everybody likes RPGS and real time strategy. I can think of a few things gametap can do. Make everything and I mean everything in the catalog 64 bit compatible immediately. For new games give us more action and shooters. If you remove anymore games remove the ones that aren't worth playing and keep the good games. I am not happy with this removal.


August 31, 2010, 5:00 pm
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Gametap better have one big frickin update coming, if Gametap keeps removing games like this it'll quickly be worthless to keep subscribing

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August 31, 2010, 5:18 pm

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Wow, that's a lot of games. Unfortunately, several of them I was hoping to get around to playing eventually. It would have been easier to list what GT wasn't losing.


August 31, 2010, 5:25 pm

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I think it's time they offer a 'Windows games only' rate that costs a few dollars less than the premium. It's one thing to force us all to pay for the browser games, but it's quite a lot worse if you can't at least keep the # of classic titles from plummeting, regardless of whose fault it is for the removal...

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August 31, 2010, 5:55 pm

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I agree with the above posts. That is a lot of games to be removed. I also find it a little weird that we were notified on such short notice because I definitely wanted to play a few of the games being removed.


August 31, 2010, 6:10 pm
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I agree with TheMaster, above. If there's not some huuuuge game motherlode coming in September (or at least an announcement of one) I will probably not be here come October.

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August 31, 2010, 6:10 pm
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Wow. Just wow. I am really starting to wonder how close to going down Gametap is. I know you are bringing in games and some of them are pretty new, but such a gigantic chunk of games leaving with so little warning is a bad, bad sign. Coupled with the severely disappointing customer service and the nearly universal hatred of the removal of the client, it doesn't look good.

A warning would have been nice, like others said. I do understand that you guys don't always know ahead of time, but something this big should have had some warning. I would have played a few of those quickly and now have no chance.

I didn't spend time playing a lot of those, I mean it is nearly 200 games and even I don't have that much time. Some of those are incredibly good games and their loss is a big hit to the catalog.

Kind of wondering if I should renew my subscription, the yearly bill is coming up and I am not sure if Gametap will even make it for a whole year.

Lets hope this is just doom-saying and not true.


August 31, 2010, 7:07 pm
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Someone called this crap happening as soon as metabolli bought Gametap. TANKAGE Bummer


August 31, 2010, 11:40 pm
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Just to add a counter point here, I signed up to play PC games, not retro console and arcade titles so, this removal doesn't really affect me all that much. Still though, this is one HUGE dent in the library! :shock:

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September 1, 2010, 8:27 am
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Ditto here. Though i dabbled in the classics a few times, they were not my motivation for joining. Even when there was only 3 64-bit games.

Since the "classic pack" is probably not irrelevant, are those subscribers going to be given the choice to get grandfathered into full membership at the same price? Seems only fair...

You can blame Xbox Live for the Sega removal, they are beginning to sell the games I hear on the console.


September 1, 2010, 12:02 pm
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All I have to say is are you ******* kidding me? This is just ridiculous.

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fink2010 wrote:
Ever since I started my account All gametap has done is remove games and replace some of them with games that aren't worth playing. Not everybody likes RPGS and real time strategy. I can think of a few things gametap can do. Make everything and I mean everything in the catalog 64 bit compatible immediately. For new games give us more action and shooters. If you remove anymore games remove the ones that aren't worth playing and keep the good games. I am not happy with this removal.



More action more shooters.......wow if Metal Slug and the SNK games go I'm out. I have been a staunch defender of Gametap......this makes me so angry.

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September 1, 2010, 1:21 pm
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warlord1312 wrote:
I also find it a little weird that we were notified on such short notice

short notice what are you talking about they gave us plenty of time to play these games where were you living under a rock

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September 1, 2010, 1:31 pm
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Dreammosaic wrote:
but such a gigantic chunk of games leaving with so little warning is a bad, bad sign.

gametap gives us plenty of time to play these games before they have to remove them Dreammosaic

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September 1, 2010, 1:56 pm
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With all due respect GT did give notice a few months back....but it seemed like they were trying to make a "deal" with Sega which I guess now fell apart. Going to miss ya Sonic, Ecco, Ristar, GUNSTAR HEROES to say the least. I hope for GT's sake they are planning a bombardment of cool games tomorrow to replace the games they just lost. I know without a doubt at least half the GT staff when this was announced went, "Oh Hell nah, here comes a ****storm from the GT community." All I can say is.....D'oh.............................. :cry:

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tedneweb wrote:
I for one would just be happy if they gave us a straight-forward explanation. I mean, is Metaboli intentionally trying to tank the Gametap service, or are they just trimming it down to a carbon copy of their service overseas?

Retro games seem to be migrating to the consoles/handhelds at an increasing rate, so GT will likely be more like Metaboli eventually regardless.

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September 1, 2010, 6:25 pm
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fink2010 wrote:
Make everything and I mean everything in the catalog 64 bit compatible immediately.


That just wouldn't be possible. They can't just wave a wand and have them all be encoded, it takes a lot of time to do it.


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