Time for the next game in the #SegaSaturnCancelled series.
Entry No. 10 - Allegiance
Publisher: Team 17 / Ocean
Developer: Team 17
Planned release date: Q1 1996
Genre: Action, Shoot-em-up
Number of players: 1/2
Survive in the twisted world of espionage! Where’s your ALLEGIANCE? This 3D shoot-em-up coming spring 1996 to PlayStation, Sega Saturn and 3DO.
Observations of the game:
While the N64 had GoldenEye, this would have done perfectly fine, this looks great for the time, dual pistols, espionage. It’s Bond, without the....Bond.
Why Was It Cancelled:
Despite several level meshes being completed the game was canned due to the failure of the 3D engine to be developed in time.
In the aftermath of Tomb Raider some Team 17 staff tried to convert Allegiance into a Tomb Raider style game, but as the team had a reputation of original games, they decided not to follow this derivative route.
Martyn Brown : Team17 Co-Founder said the following about the game in a blog post in 2007:
A spy thriller that got not much further than some crackers budget FMV when again the company was knee deep in Worms focus elsewhere. I shudder to think how it all happened, really. The idea was sound, it just suffered from a total disregard of planning, design and implementation.
So Can I Play This?: Nope, nothing exists, it’s a shame really because this looked really cool. Basically like I said, Bond without the name and a female lead.
Would I play this on Saturn:
Yes! I’d play this for sure. Shame there’s nothing of it.
Just as a note: these are PlayStation magazine articles, because not much exists from the Saturn perspective.
The cover is custom made, I think one of the best I did for this challenge I’ve taken on.
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