Wow... out of total fluke I have Prima's Sonic 2 Advance guide, laughably I don't even have the game, I just picked up the guide from the store Game for an amazing 99p (yep, here I am in the UK), mostly because it was an amazing price, but maybe I'll find the money to get a GBA or SP or something one day... ok, enough rambling.
I was totally sceptic about this too, heh, I only just came across the ROM an hour ago... but I felt like flicking through the guide just in case, 'cause I knew there's some info on older games, and various trivia too.
Check out this "Fast Facts" box on page 99: Scanned and dumped in my webspace
. I guess since none of you here have ever seen me before you might accuse me of faking it, but oh well, I guess I wouldn't blame you.
But as you can see, it does mention a "nixed" "boss" "that featured a hedgehog with a flaming skull", and goes on to mention "skeleton", so there really is some mention of it in the official Sonic Advance 2 Guide.
I'm not 100% convinced that every last thing in the book is accurate, especially since I haven't even played any of the game to compare the guide with ;P , but there's an interview with the Sonic Team in the front (and then there's what it says below what I highlighted...), so maybe it is accurate.
Obviously the massive problem with the original claim is the nowhere in the sentence is Sonic 2 mentioned,
which sucks, it's not like Sonic games are a rare sight... but hey, if there really is other info maybe... if not it may still be worth a thought IMO.
Well, that was interesting for me, anyway. Still it sounds highly unlikely, but it does appear to me the claims weren't totally baseless after all. Anyway, it's nearly 5am over here now, I'm gonna try and stop playing the ROM now, hehe
This post has been edited by dw_junon: 12 August 2003 - 11:07 PM