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Hect (ヘクト) or Hector was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. It had a Virtual Boy game in development, entitled Virtual Battle Ball; however, it was eventually canceled. [1]


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The game sold few copies in its limited release, due its timing late in the Famicom's lifespan. [4] Upon release, the Japanese gaming publication Weekly Famitsu gave it a score of 24 out of 40 and praised the smoothness of the character animations. [9] 1up.com and Retro Gamer retrospectively considered the game's graphics and animation of a higher quality than the many Zelda II clones for the Famicom. [6] [7] A North American version was planned and previewed publicly, [8] [10] but was ultimately cancelled, possibly due to the NES's waning popularity in the region and the rising popularity of the Super Nintendo console. [6] The game has never been released outside of Japan, [11] nor has it been re-released in emulation for other systems. [3] Its rarity has made it a collector's item in Japan's used games market. [4]

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