This is more a bump than a double post.. I had lots of quotes so editing the old post would had been a bit longer.
b_boult, on Feb 23 2008, 09:56 PM, said:
Nabaztag, on Feb 24 2008, 04:57 PM, said:
Strangely 701's header is —VOLT-- THE VOLTAGE. No clue what that has to do with Ristar.
Judging by the rampant name-changing the Ristar team went though, we could assume that Volt was a name for Ristar at one point.
Here's a timeline:
Feel -> Volt -> Ristar -> Dexstar -> Ristar
I could see why they would call him "Volt" at one point, due to his color-scheme. However, the "RISTAR IS NOT VOLT" text is very odd, and may just be a programmer joke.
Although the possibility of Volt being a codename isn't too out of the question. :P
And also, about "Dexstar," I spoke with djbrayster on the subject and he brought up the possibility of it being a US localization name at one point.
I will actually go with Drx's comment on Ristar's shoes.. remember the FEEL proto pics?
Feel was much more rounded and more like a fat freaky rabbit with red and white sonic shoes.
The ristar final design is much more "sparky" and has the bolts on his shoes.
It appears it did go Feel then was redesigned and turned to Volt and then became Ristar/Dexstar.
It is possible the Volt origins is why Dexstar has the energized comment on the intro. to keep with the more sparky appearance of Ristar, while acknowledging he also looks and acts like a ambiDEXtrous STAR.
Rafalapso, on Feb 24 2008, 06:21 PM, said:
Valid passwords for 0701:
NOTONE - Onchi System Set Up! (Enables Onchi, an option in the Sound Test that distorts the music being played)
NOTEKI - Ristar Was Invincible! (Ristar will pass through enemies)
ILOVEU - RD.Select Active (Stage Select)
MIEMIE - True Sight (Shows hidden items)
FEEL - Hyper Mode ON (Gives the effects of NOTEKI, MIEMIE and ILOVEU)
AAAAAA - Free Continue O.K.!! (Infinite Continues?)
STAR - Star Star Mode (?)
BSDEMO - Boss Battle Demonstration (?)
AKUUYS - Real Staff (?)
AGES - Copyright S E G A 1995
0718 has the same passwords as the final release, except for the MACCHA - The Miyake color!!! which was added at the 0812 proto but it appears that only got coded in the final release.
The MACCHA code only effects one level as far as I could tell in the final.. and this was the Greedy boss arena! went from a bronze/orange to a gold/yellow colour. Have you checked that stage?