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Sheet of Sonic Spinball cover corrections

#1 User is offline Buyatari 

Posted 25 September 2015 - 07:24 AM

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It looks like it might be Sonic Spinball. (Edit - Confirmed)

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Here are two more sheets related to this title.

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Definitely Spinball. The 16-bit box appears to be the original version, and the 8-bit after all the corrections were made.
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Four fingers + thumb, "delete round part of head", no curves on ears, points on spikes... it's all there. So at this stage they'd decided that they wanted to bring Sonic more in line with his (far superior) Japanese look. I'm so glad that someone said they had to get rid of the stupid mohawk look. But then they were still insistent on using their own design for Robotnik.

Also interesting, as a bit of an aside, they eventually reinstated the exaggerated brow and curved ears for Generations.
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Love the Generations look. It only took them 20 years to nail Sonic's design.
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I think this may have been related to the changes between the Master System/Game Gear Box Art and the Mega Drive/Genesis Box Art.

This is the Master System/Game Geart Box Art (In spoiler tags due to size):
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This is the Mega Drive Box Art (In spoiler tags due to size):
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The changes mentioned on that sheet seem to correlate to the changes between them.

EDIT: Ninja'd by Blue Blood
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Can someone explain how Robotnik can be inside a glass dome and yet still stick his hand outside it?

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View PostDigitalDuck, on 25 September 2015 - 08:20 AM, said:

Can someone explain how Robotnik can be inside a glass dome and yet still stick his hand outside it?


It's...a windshield? Look at where the actual glass meets the Eggmobile.

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In-game I think it's a dome though, so I can understand the confusion. I haven't bothered to check though, I could be wrong.

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Nah, it's always had a windscreen option. I say option because it appears to be able to retract to that position - compare these two screenshots to the opening movies from Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Lost World:


(jump forward to 1:50)


(from 0:14 - and the thumbnail!)

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Adding to what was previously said: In Sonic Spinball itself Robotnik doesn't use the eggmobile but instead this contraption that has a dome:
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View PostBilly, on 25 September 2015 - 01:39 PM, said:

Adding to what was previously said: In Sonic Spinball itself Robotnik doesn't use the eggmobile but instead this contraption that has a dome:
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He's only doing the airtight protection in this boss because of his silent-but-deadly *Smell my socks* attack

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Glad they made adjustments to Sonic. No offense to Greg Martin but I never liked that Americanized Sonic design.

That period where Sega kept using Robotnik's AOSTH design though, it's too goofy even for Sonic. Glad that it never made its way into the actual games (besides Mean Bean Machine).

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It would be interesting to read the actual reasons that SEGA gave him for changing these, even after the Mega Drive version had been released already.

It's so weird that they let him change the designs so much from the Japanese versions, for so many game covers.


EDIT: Now that I think of it, it might have to do with SEGA of Japan taking more control over their overseas divisions, after the Mega-CD crisis.
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...anyways, just curious, where did that corrections sheet come from exactly? For all I know, some random kid could have drawn that up 2 days ago.

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View PostMarkeyJester, on 26 September 2015 - 05:49 PM, said:



...anyways, just curious, where did that corrections sheet come from exactly? For all I know, some random kid could have drawn that up 2 days ago.


It came from the illustrator of the 2 Spinball covers.
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Buyatari is known for trading in rare VG items. I knew it was legit when I saw the username.

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Man, that's really cool. I just took those corrections to the Sonic 1 box art:

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Quick and rough, but imagine how cool it would've been if it was originally done more on model.

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