Sonic 1 prototype images Both topics now merged together
Posted 03 November 2014 - 10:04 AM
Posted 03 November 2014 - 10:07 AM
Posted 03 November 2014 - 12:57 PM
Or Death Egg. One of the adds features a giant Death Egg looking place. Doubt it was called Death Egg at the time, but it was some big looking station.
Posted 03 November 2014 - 01:26 PM
There's Sonic 1 design documents in it that I don't think have appeared anywhere online before, alongside concept art and interviews with lead Sonic staff (Yuji Naka, Naoto Oshima, Akira Nishino, Kazuyuki Hoshino) and a brief description of four of Sonic 1's levels, as they were originally envisioned. I think the book's great, and I'm really supportive of the people behind it, so I've got no personal interest in devaluing it by putting all the best bits online, but here's a hastily taken photo of Sonic 1's original ending storyboard from the design documents.
Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:20 AM
I really wonder at what point the team decided to scrap everything, because it really looks like they had a lot planned and, according to that one beta screenshot, actually executed, before they changed absolutely everything and formed what we got in 91 onwards.
And like Machenstein said, oddly it seems Sonic was goinf down a route closer to what we'd see with the TV show, complete with out of place characters. ._.
Posted 05 November 2014 - 07:09 AM
Posted 05 November 2014 - 07:25 AM
Posted 05 November 2014 - 07:35 AM
I've just noticed that all of them are wearing the same shoes. The Rabbit's feet are no on show but I wouldn't be surprised that he has the same shoes as everyone else.
Posted 05 November 2014 - 08:36 AM
Posted 05 November 2014 - 09:05 AM
As you can see, the rest of the band are identifiable below waiting for Sonic once he lands, and when Chirps and Sonic join them, it completes the band. The rabbit's on the left, Vector in the middle facing left, and the Monkey waving him down on the right. There's a tonne of little animals dotting the area too.
The design on the 5th slide matches that of Chirps, and there's no reason to suggest it could be any other character either.
Make note that as this is a sketch, all of the characters are quickly drawn with less features and less emphasis on proportions.
I have the book, and it's quite clear in there too. />