Cancelled Arcade Platformer Clockwork Aquario Gets First Teaser Trailer

Nearly 30 years after its cancellation, Clockwork Aquario dazzles players with its first teaser trailer

Clockwork Aquario


Publishers Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games today released the first teaser trailer for the long-lost game Clockwork Aquario.

Clockwork Aquario was intended to be the final arcade game from Wonder Boy developer Westone Bit Entertainment in 1993. However, it was never released due to poor reception during location tests as fighting games had become the popular force in arcades at the time. The game was ultimately scrapped and thought to have been lost forever. Thankfully, last year, German publisher Strictly Limited Games was able to secure the rights to Clockwork Aquario from Sega, and after nearly three decades, it’s finally being released on the PS4 and Switch.

The footage showcases the game’s vibrant visuals, imaginative stage designs, and frantic boss battles. Check it out below:


In addition to the digital version of the game on the eShop and PlayStation Store, there are 3 versions available to pre-order from Strictly Limited Games:

  • The Limited Edition for PS4 is available for 29,99€. (Switch is sold out.)

  • The Collector’s Edition is priced at 69,99€ and includes amongst others an Acrylic Diorama, 2x soundtrack (original & remix), an Arcade Coin (100-yen-style) and character cards.

  • The Ultra Collector’s Edition is available for 129,99€ and includes everything from the CE and even more cool items like a beautiful 18cm figurine of Elle, Huck and Gush and a Shikishi.


Clockwork Aquario will release in Q2 2021 for the PS4 and Switch, with other platforms following at a later date.

So, what do you think of the look of Clockwork Aquario? Are you eager to get your hands on this piece of gaming history from the creators of Wonder Boy? We love to hear what you think. Be sure to sound off down in the comments and let us know.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

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