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View PostMainMemory, on Yesterday, 10:12 PM, said:

You always get a hint when you die to a boss. I've always assumed it was designed that way so the player could try to figure out the boss on their own first.

Pretty much. If you die to a boss, the game gives you these hints to help you do better. Just like NiGHTS displays hint screens when you get a game over.

View PostSonikkuForever, on Yesterday, 11:53 PM, said:

I was browsing Ebay for Sonic merchandise tonight and stumbled across this gem: a Bento Box made to promote Sonic 1. Why is it interesting? Look at the background -- it appears to be a new screenshot of Sparkling Zone, an early development iteration of Spring Yard Zone!

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Nice find! I also find it interesting that it has that artwork of Sonic with a helmet, which was also seen in Sonic the Screensaver. Is there any info on when that bento box was first released?

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View PostMainMemory, on Yesterday, 10:12 PM, said:

You always get a hint when you die to a boss. I've always assumed it was designed that way so the player could try to figure out the boss on their own first.


Not only that, but Adventure 2, Heroes, Shadow, and Sonic '06 also did this. I'm pretty sure it's deliberate.

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View PostBlue Spikeball, on Today, 12:30 AM, said:

View PostMainMemory, on Yesterday, 10:12 PM, said:

You always get a hint when you die to a boss. I've always assumed it was designed that way so the player could try to figure out the boss on their own first.

Pretty much. If you die to a boss, the game gives you these hints to help you do better. Just like NiGHTS displays hint screens when you get a game over.

View PostSonikkuForever, on Yesterday, 11:53 PM, said:

I was browsing Ebay for Sonic merchandise tonight and stumbled across this gem: a Bento Box made to promote Sonic 1. Why is it interesting? Look at the background -- it appears to be a new screenshot of Sparkling Zone, an early development iteration of Spring Yard Zone!

Posted Image

Nice find! I also find it interesting that it has that artwork of Sonic with a helmet, which was also seen in Sonic the Screensaver. Is there any info on when that bento box was first released?


I'm pretty sure it was made in 1991, since that's when similar items with the same artwork were released in Japan.

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