Forum Topic: View official forum topic for Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill here. [5][6] The "Socks the Cat" license was not owned by the Clinton family, but rather a fan club known as the Presidential Socks Partnership. RetroVision – Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill Stuart Drake 147 Views 0 Comments 90s , Kickstarter , Presidential Election , SNES , Socks the Cat As the US presidential race comes to an end so does the campaign to release the previously unreleased platformer Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill. Or at least that's what would've happened if Tom Curtin hadn't obtained the only existing copy and its publishing rights. [6], Kaneko originally planned two entirely different games to feature Socks, one for the Super NES to be developed by Realtime Associates, and the other by an undisclosed developer for the Genesis. If it reaches that figure then this almost-lost piece of gaming history will actually get a physical release on the SNES. [12][13] In 2012, Wilson sold the game to collector Tom Curtin for the same amount as a "decent used car". It was the mouse all along! The game stars Socks, the real-life presidential pet of the Clinton family during Bill Clinton's tenure in office. UPDATE ! (maybe political satire or Kaneko USA's closure) Two decades later however, it would see a new official rerelease by Second Dimension (SNES only). [5] Also, Richard Nixon calls in bomb raids and Ted Kennedy is seen driving a car on a bridge. Socks the Cat is the most anticipated unreleased video game of all-time. I guarantee the quality of my games and workmanship. [1] GamePro also praised the bosses and the satire, but were more critical with the flat graphics and poor sound. The campaign anticipated a 2017 release;[14] the game finally released on February 1, 2018. [2] Nintendo Power believed poor controls made the game challenging, but GamePro found the game easy and thought the controls "take practice but prove effective. An unreleased prototype of Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill for the SNES. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a fairly standard platforming game for the SNES. : I have spoken with and can confirm that Tom Curtin, who goes by Socks The Cat on youtube, is in fact the current owner of this rare prototype. ... including spies, Dobermans, protestors and satirical versions of famous political figures as end bosses. A prototype cartridge of the SNES version eventually entered the hands of private collectors, and a Kickstarter campaign to fund a relaunch of the game was started. Overview. Nintendo Power found the boss characters to be humorous but criticized the poor controls. Isolated 4:3 ratio gameplay from The Reality Bin Finally released after 25 years since it was canceled! The sale was made in part because Curtin wished to release the game. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a platform video game developed by Realtime Associates for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is an unreleased 1993 Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis platform video game that starred a cartoon, fictionalized version of Bill Clinton's famous pet cat, Socks.. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill (SNES) Developer: Realtime Associates: Publisher: Kaneko / Second Dimension: Genre: Platformer: First released: February 1, 2018: Achievements There are 0 achievements worth 0 (0) points. Originally scheduled for release in the fall of 1993, Socks the Cat experienced delays until it was ultimately canceled due to the closure of publisher Kaneko's U.S. branch in the summer of 1994. Notes. They provided scores of 3.0 for graphics, 2.5 for sound, 3.5 for controls, and 3.5 for "fun factor" (out of 5). The one that wasn't ever a boss or anything of course!-- Like what you see? Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a platform video game developed by Realtime Associates for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was complete, however, and review copies were still distributed to gami… Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is an unreleased video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. [15], Although never released, Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill was reviewed by multiple publications who generally saw it as an average platformer albeit with excellent boss design and political satire. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is an unreleased video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. [6] The first release window provided was for fall 1993. [12] The campaign was launched on October 10, 2016 and finished 110% funded on November 8, 2016, the same day as the 2016 US presidential election (in which Hillary Clinton was the Democratic nominee). Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is an SNES platformer game starring the now-deceased Clinton family cat. 'Socks Rocks the Hill' is a one or two player 8 MEG game for Genesis and SNES. [7] Kaneko purchased the license from the fan club, with some of the profits given to The Humane Society of the United States and the Children's Defense Fund, one of Hillary Clinton's favorite charities. The campaign was successfully funded and the game originally anticipated a July 2017 release, but it was delayed until February 1, 2018. This is a weird game with an even weirder history, which makes it perfect for 2020. 6.5. Although Nintendo's censorship policies during the late 1980s and early 1990s condemned games that had "subliminal political messages or overt political statements", Nintendo reportedly liked the game. It stars Socks, the pet cat of 42nd US President Bill Clinton and his family, in a platforming adventure in which he has to make his way past spies, crooked politicians and the media to warn the White House of a stolen nuclear missile. Original video here: https://youtu.be/ai0RdNxesTI [6][11] Former Realtime Associates employees have stated the game was finished. Its ROM image was soon released to the public. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was set to be released on the ever popular, Super Nintendo Entertainment System or SNES in the early 90's. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill. Home/Microreviews/ Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill: A Review. Addeddate Socks the Cat is a game based on Bill Clinton's pet and was originally planned to be released around 1993-1995. Socks The Cat: Rocks The Hill (Or Socks: Rocks The House) is a video game developed by Realtime Associates that was planned to be released in 1993 / 1994, but the game was shelved for unknown reasons. Socks The Cat: Rocks The Hill (Or Socks: Rocks The House) is a video game developed by Realtime Associates that was planned to be released in 1993 / 1994, but the game was shelved for unknown reasons. The publisher is Kaneko (if you count that), or more specifically the US subsidiary. According to magazine articles, the game centered around Socks fighting foreign rat spies invading the White House to steal nuclear plans, leading him through several levels to fight said enemies. An unreleased prototype of Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill for the SNES. Originally scheduled for release in the fall of 1993, Socks the Cat experienced delays until it was ultimately canceled due to the closure of publisher Kaneko's U.S. branch in the summer of 1994. "[16], "The Return of 'Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill, "Socks the Cat-The SNES Video Game Based on the Clinton's Cat", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Socks_the_Cat_Rocks_the_Hill&oldid=997870402, Cancelled Super Nintendo Entertainment System games, Super Nintendo Entertainment System-only games, Video games developed in the United States, Articles using Infobox video game using locally defined parameters, Articles using Wikidata infoboxes with locally defined images, Articles using Video game reviews template in multiple platform mode, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 January 2021, at 17:10. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill - SNES Super Nintendo is a custom made game. The game stars Socks, the real-life presidential pet of the Clinton family during Bill Clinton's tenure in office. The game stars Socks, the real life presidential pet of the Clinton family during Bill Clinton's tenure in office. Although it was completed, it was never released because of political controversy. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [2][4] In one situation, Socks must push Millie the dog, pet of former president George H. W. Bush, out the front door to avoid Arab terrorist felines. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a platform video game developed by Realtime Associates for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.The game stars Socks, the real-life presidential pet of the Clinton family during Bill Clinton's tenure in office. https://kanekoco.fandom.com/wiki/Socks_The_Cat:_Rocks_The_Hill?oldid=594. SNES - Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill (Prototype) - Cat Dance Screen - The #1 source for video game sprites on the internet! As an adopted stray cat, he was the only pet of the Clintons during the early years of the administration, and his likeness hosted the children's version of the White House website. However, publisher Kaneko eventually went out of business, dooming the game to obscurity. The game was complete, however, and review copies were still distributed to gaming publications. This is a prototype of the rare copy of 'Socks The Cat Rocks The Hill', the lost game about President, Bill Clinton's Cat. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill: A Review. Hey all, Havent posted here in a while but still lurk almost daily. Less than a minute. The game stars Socks, the real life presidential pet of the Clinton family during Bill Clinton's tenure in office. In 1993, the Japanese video game publisher Kaneko obtained the rights to create a video game based on the story of the world’s most famous living cat: Socks Clinton. The original unmodified ROM has not been released. No questions asked. Socks Clinton (March 15 [citation needed], 1989 – February 20, 2009) was the pet cat of U.S. President Bill Clinton's family during his presidency. "[6], Some time after its cancellation, a prototype copy was sold by a former Kaneko employee to video game collector Jason Wilson. [6] The SNES and Genesis games were both occasionally referred to as Socks the Cat Rocks the House in some early publications; however, this title would later refer to the Genesis game only. merritt k Follow on Twitter January 14, 2020. [12] In 2011, a five-minute video was uploaded to YouTube showing gameplay from the cartridge, giving proof of the game's existence. Socks The Cat has now arrived on Kickstarter with a funding goal of $30,000. Nintendo reportedly liked the game despite their censorship policies during the era which condemned games with political content. [2][3] Throughout the game, Socks must overcome the likes of foreign spies, politicians, the United States Secret Service, and the news media. Ever. If you are unhappy for whatever reason, just email me and I will send you a return label to send the game back for full refund. The game's storyline involved Socks keeping the United States' nuclear launch codes away from a group of foreign spies. One former developer, David Warhol, stated the game "was very irreverent...maybe it's better it didn't come out after all! A canceled SNES game in which you played as Bill Clinton's cat, Socks. Socks The Cat Rocks The Hill by Second Dimension. It stars Bill Clinton's real-life pet cat Socks, who catches some thieves stealing nuclear missiles from the US government and must get to the White House to warn the president. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill was an SNES game in development at Kaneko.The game cast the player in the role of an anthropomorphic version of Socks, the pet cat that belonged to Bill Clinton and his family while he was President of the United States. A look back at 'Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill,' the long-lost game about the Clintons' famous cat—and one man's dogged attempt to bring it back to life. The ROM has been modified to make the game more playable. [3] The bosses are caricatures of political figures, such as Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ross Perot. Set in Washington D.C., Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill follows the title character as he makes his way past spies, politicians, and the news media to warn the Clinton family of a stolen nuclear missile launch device. This cat is in a ring of trouble, but not over the hill yet! "Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a platform video game developed by Realtime Associates for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. This game is NOT made in China. Consider showing your support on Patreon! The game stars Socks, the real life presidential pet of the Clinton family during Bill Clinton's tenure in office. [1] He embarks on a journey through eleven stages through Washington D.C. landmarks like The Pentagon to return to the Oval Office in the White House and alert the Clinton family. [1][3][6][9][10] Shortly before its scheduled release that summer, Socks the Cat was canceled due to the closure of Kaneko's U.S. division. "[1][2] Electronic Gaming Monthly dubbed it "a cute run-and-jump, claw the enemies game. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is an unreleased platform video game developed by Realtime Associates for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Publication date 1993-02-12 Topics Bill Clinton, Socks The Cat Collection opensource_media Language English. The game makes heavy use of political satire, including bosses designed as caricatures of former U.S. presidents and other political figures. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a platform video game developed by Realtime Associates for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. (maybe political satire or Kaneko USA's closure) Two decades later however, it would see a new official rerelease by Second Dimension (SNES only). Available nationwide this fall! It stars Socks, the pet cat of 42nd US President Bill Clinton and his family, in a platforming adventure in which he has to make his way past spies, crooked politicians and the media to warn the White House of a stolen nuclear missile. Rock on with Kaneko USA's 'Socks Rocks the Hill.' [8], Socks the Cat was first unveiled and demonstrated by Kaneko on June 2, 1993, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago. The game is based on Bill Clinton's former pet cat Socks, who stars in this game as the main protagonist fighting against unusual enemies such as protesters, judges, security guards, and even some political figures like Richard Nixon! Comedic action, scrolling graphics and playful movement make this game a platform to run on, and on and on. He acquired the rights to the "Socks the Cat" trademark in 2015 and planned to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to fund a release of the game. 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