looks like the lack of life counter has been overlooked all these years
Video footage of Sonic 1 prototype from CES 1991
Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:13 AM
Looks like it, or a similar-looking movement anyway. Interesting.
Who would've thought such short clips could contain so many differences? = ) This footage was an amazing find, drx!
Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:15 AM
I'm quite baffled as to why there are two different builds going on in the event. Great find never the less.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:23 AM
Any sonic 1 beta is good beta to me, best sonic game ever made :P
Is it just me, or are there actually two different builds going on here, one in each of the original videos drx linked to? In the first video the water is the same colour as the sky, whereas in the second video it's pale blue like in the final game. It's already been pointed out that Sonic has no lives on the counter in the first video, but, he has 2 lives on the counter in the second video.
Sharp eyes, yeah the water in the first one is a deep blue like the sky, awesomesauce.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:43 AM
No it's not just you, I've just noticed that too. If you look at the high quality video you can also see that the Ball Hogs appear to be facing forwards, not sideways like they normally are:
Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:26 AM
Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:39 AM
One possibility as to why we're seeing two different builds in the CES footage is that the first clip (as seen in drx's first video) is footage from a promotional video and not so much footage from the event. There's no background noise like it was at the event in that part of the video, suggesting that the people covering the highlights must have had a copy of the promotional video which was then edited into the rest of the CES footage. In the second clip (as seen in drx's second video), you can see it's someone playing the actual game and it's a different build from the first clip; there are background noises and so on.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 02:44 PM