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40 Winks is a 3D action platformer for the PlayStation, released in 1999. A Nintendo 64 version was to be released that same year but was cancelled, despite it being almost complete and ready to be shipped.

40Winks-N64

N64 gamers lost more than 40 winks waiting for this game.

A near-final build was dumped onto the internet by gorgyrip on January 29, 2008 on The ASSEMbler Forums.

Plot Edit

Nitekap, a magician of some kind, kidnaps all the Winks, which are responsible for good dreams. Siblings Ruff and Tumble must collect the last 40 Winks in the world before all the good dreams become nightmares.

Why It Was Cancelled Edit

GT Interactive were not impressed by the PlayStation release's sales, so they cancelled the game.

However, by the time they had cancelled it the major Nintendo magazines had reviewed the game. This led to rumours that the game was released somewhere somehow. which is not the case.

40 winks N64 official magazine November 1999

Official Nintendo Magazine issue 86 (November 1999)

40 winks N64 magazine December 1999

N64 magazine issue 35 (December 1999)