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. It was the mouse all along! Although it was completed, it was never released because of political controversy. Isolated 4:3 ratio gameplay from The Reality Bin Finally released after 25 years since it was canceled! 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. If it reaches that figure then this almost-lost piece of gaming history will actually get a physical release on the SNES. "Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a platform video game developed by Realtime Associates for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. [2][3] Throughout the game, Socks must overcome the likes of foreign spies, politicians, the United States Secret Service, and the news media. (maybe political satire or Kaneko USA's closure) Two decades later however, it would see a new official rerelease by Second Dimension (SNES only). 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. Publication date 1993-02-12 Topics Bill Clinton, Socks The Cat Collection opensource_media Language English. "[6], Some time after its cancellation, a prototype copy was sold by a former Kaneko employee to video game collector Jason Wilson. Home/Microreviews/ Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill: A Review. I guarantee the quality of my games and workmanship. Or at least that's what would've happened if Tom Curtin hadn't obtained the only existing copy and its publishing rights. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 6.5. [5] Also, Richard Nixon calls in bomb raids and Ted Kennedy is seen driving a car on a bridge. (maybe political satire or Kaneko USA's closure) Two decades later however, it would see a new official rerelease by Second Dimension (SNES only). 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. Less than a minute. [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. 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. 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). This game is NOT made in China. The game was complete, however, and review copies were still distributed to gami… 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. 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. This is a prototype of the rare copy of 'Socks The Cat Rocks The Hill', the lost game about President, Bill Clinton's Cat. [6] The first release window provided was for fall 1993. [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. [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. [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. The sale was made in part because Curtin wished to release the game. Socks The Cat has now arrived on Kickstarter with a funding goal of $30,000. The game stars Socks, the real-life presidential pet of the Clinton family during Bill Clinton's tenure in office. This cat is in a ring of trouble, but not over the hill yet! [1] GamePro also praised the bosses and the satire, but were more critical with the flat graphics and poor sound. No questions asked. One former developer, David Warhol, stated the game "was very irreverent...maybe it's better it didn't come out after all! 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 a fairly standard platforming game for the SNES. The original unmodified ROM has not been released. 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. Original video here: https://youtu.be/ai0RdNxesTI 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. [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. 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. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a platform video game developed by Realtime Associates for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. That's right, we're going to dive into the baffling and misguided world of Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill, a Super NES platformer that was almost released in the mid-1990s before being canceled at the very last second. "[1][2] Electronic Gaming Monthly dubbed it "a cute run-and-jump, claw the enemies game. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a platform video game developed by Realtime Associates for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. [3] The bosses are caricatures of political figures, such as Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ross Perot. However, publisher Kaneko eventually went out of business, dooming the game to obscurity. [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. [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). Forum Topic: View official forum topic for Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill here. Socks The Cat Rocks The Hill by Second Dimension. Nintendo Power found the boss characters to be humorous but criticized the poor controls. The game stars Socks, the real life presidential pet of the Clinton family during Bill Clinton's tenure in office. 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. A canceled SNES game in which you played as Bill Clinton's cat, Socks. UPDATE ! The game stars Socks, the real-life presidential pet of the Clinton family during Bill Clinton's tenure in office. 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. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is an unreleased video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. Hey all, Havent posted here in a while but still lurk almost daily. 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. Socks the Cat is the most anticipated unreleased video game of all-time. 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. 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. Consider showing your support on Patreon! Available nationwide this fall! The game stars Socks, the real life presidential pet of the Clinton family during Bill Clinton's tenure in office. [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. 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. 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. Its ROM image was soon released to the public. Socks the Cat is a game based on Bill Clinton's pet and was originally planned to be released around 1993-1995. Comedic action, scrolling graphics and playful movement make this game a platform to run on, and on and on. The game's storyline involved Socks keeping the United States' nuclear launch codes away from a group of foreign spies. Ever. 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. This is a weird game with an even weirder history, which makes it perfect for 2020. The publisher is Kaneko (if you count that), or more specifically the US subsidiary. The campaign was successfully funded and the game originally anticipated a July 2017 release, but it was delayed until February 1, 2018. : 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. [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. [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! https://kanekoco.fandom.com/wiki/Socks_The_Cat:_Rocks_The_Hill?oldid=594. The political satire was also praised by critics, although the game was otherwise found to be average. 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. [12][13] In 2012, Wilson sold the game to collector Tom Curtin for the same amount as a "decent used car". The ROM has been modified to make the game more playable. The game begins with Socks observing foreign spies stealing a nuclear missile launch unit in the basement of a foreign embassy. 'Socks Rocks the Hill' is a one or two player 8 MEG game for Genesis and SNES. SNES - Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill (Prototype) - Cat Dance Screen - The #1 source for video game sprites on the internet! Kaneko Seisakusho Pedia Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. An unreleased prototype of Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill for the SNES. 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.. The game was complete, however, and review copies were still distributed to gaming publications. Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is an SNES platformer game starring the now-deceased Clinton family cat. [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 Rocks the Hill is an unreleased video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. Notes. Nintendo reportedly liked the game despite their censorship policies during the era which condemned games with political content. Rock on with Kaneko USA's 'Socks Rocks the Hill.' Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill - SNES Super Nintendo is a custom made game. The one that wasn't ever a boss or anything of course!-- Like what you see? "[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. Addeddate 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. Overview. The campaign anticipated a 2017 release;[14] the game finally released on February 1, 2018. 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