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#6106 User is offline Pengi 

Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:16 PM

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SegaSonic Popcorn Shop container. Like seen in the catalogue.

EDIT: And these: https://twitter.com/...155067001733120

Has the soccer and Tornado art been seen before?
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View PostPengi, on 09 February 2019 - 05:29 PM, said:

Of course, Bean was based upon Dynamite Dux's Bin, who was named after Satoshi Mifune (who went by "BIN" before real names were used in game credits). In fact, in Dynamite Dux's credits each staff member is represented by a caricature - with Satoshi Mifune represented by Bin himself (riding a motorcycle). Mifune was one of the head honchos behind the first two Virtua Striker games.

So since Bean is, in a way, a representation of Satoshi Mifune, his love of soccer could be seen as a reference to his work on Virtua Striker. Is Mifune known to be an avid soccer fan?


I wonder if this could be true of Bark in some way, as in one of his defining traits being an affinity for winter sports could have been inherited from an AM2 staffer. And if so, then could his name be an allusion to this person.

I mean, it's one hell of an unusual name. Casually researching the word yields a number of dubious possibilities. One, is that the noun form -- that is the stuff covering trees -- originally referred to birch trees specifically, and derived from a Proto-Indo-European word for white. Second is a type a candy typically made from white chocolate. Third -- and this is the biggest stretch -- it can mean "shoulder" in Polish, which would fit the convention of eponymous body parts.

Or perhaps he actually barks, like a seal or dog...

EDIT: Had the bright idea of feeding バーク into the Japanese Wikipedia search and the page for Paul Berg showed up in the disambiguations, suggesting that "バーク" is an alternate transliteration of Berg which is otherwise rendered "ベルク". So is it possible Bark's was intended to be (ice)Berg the Polarbear, but it was mistranslated?
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Recent events have inspired me to seek out better (and more) screenshots of Sonic 2 prototypes - see here. As fun as it is to hint that others could do this job and share the load, I am quite efficient these days, so idk, maybe I'll just take the credit and you can erect me a statue at some point.


I've been able to source the majority of those old screenshots from the SWS2B days (and earlier). Two sources remain - "unknown French magazine" and The Official Sega Solid Gold Guide: Sonic the Hedgehog 2.


The book is where our good friend Neo Green H-bubble-bubble-bubble comes from:
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as well as some early Sonic CD shots.


While that magazine is annoying me, because we have loads of French magazines and none of them line up. Consoles+, Joypad, Joystick, Mega Force, Player One - I think I've checked them all and still nothing.



Any clues/scans?

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The Wiki says that Sonic's birthplace is the Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. But Yuji Naka mentioned nuclear weapon testing, which would make Sonic's birthplace the Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean, also known as Kiritimati.

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Patent materials for Sonic the Fighters?

Also a Japanese article elaborating on Honey.
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Question: The Wiki identifies Takumi Miyake as the artist of the hidden Batman-styled image in Sonic CD. How was this determined?

View Postbiggestsonicfan, on 20 February 2019 - 10:14 AM, said:



This is really interesting stuff! Great finds!

Have those patent images ever been seen before?

It'd be great if someone could translate any pertinent pieces of information from the Honey the Cat article.

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Some months ago I pointed out a "Sega Video Magazine" where an earlier Game Gear version of Sonic Chaos used the Master System version's plagaristic Gigalopolis Zone music.

Well, this one has a slightly different boss tune and a completely different, Gigalopolis-esque, stage clear jingle.

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