The original screen shot. It's painfully obvious the sign does 'not' say Green Hill. It says 'Sega Sonic' which is what they referred to him as in Japan back in the 1990's. The palm tree in the fake video looks 'nothing' like the palm tree in the screen shot. It's style and design is completely different.
Way back many months ago when we received much larger and better quality pictures of the sign I tried my hardest at redrawing / recreating it.
The fake prototype screen shot. You can really see the difference in the palm tree's design and even the font is different.
The original title screen had subtle differences too. His face and hand placements...the subtle's of differences from the final.
It's painfully obvious he took the final title screen and smacked on a black background for legitimacy and then made the sign in an attempt to fool everyone. It looks so different from the original screen shots that it just screams out fake to me. His insert of the Japanese text after the Sega logo feels so forced and it's just the hidden message from the Sonic 1 final. Honestly an early tech demo such as this I doubt even had a proper start up and probably lacked the 'Sega' logo at that time in development. After looking at all the comparisons such as Sonic's sprites from the screen shots and then looking at this video...it just screams fake to me.
I find it funny that the uploader decided to show off the sign and start up screen now instead of before as well. He must have read everyone's posts and decided to try and fool everyone once more but it's not working. This video if anything, just buried him even more by pointing out the painfully and obvious differences between the real screen shots and his so called 'prototype build'. Also his lack of descriptive information puts up a red flag especially his remark on his second video's description. This guy just screams 'asshole' to me with the way he states "If you think it fake it's your problem".
His inability to write proper English and his attitude make me think he's some fifteen year old kid who got his hands on Multi-Media Fusion and didn't pay enough attention in English class. I don't know about you guys...but if I ever got my hands on a early prototype of any Sonic game I'd be giddy as hell and eager to show off all that it has. If I was to make videos showing off what the prototype provides I damn well would record everything from start to finish for one and give as much information and description as possible. He still hasn't shown that he's playing on a Genesis nor has he shown us a cart or rom. I mean even the level in question is painfully empty with just a few hills and inclines. He tried to hard to make it look prototype-ish.
The new Beep magazine images show something behind Sonic which makes me wonder if its a roller or some kind of enemy. Since the game was playable at the Tokyo Toy Show I'm pretty sure it wasn't so dead and empty. I'm sure it had some things in it at least so you're not just running on an empty straight line field. Even Yuji Naka questions object placement and how it looks. After looking at some comparisons you can see palm trees and rocks on the wrong sides and other differences. If the other videos weren't enough to prove it's a fake then this one sure as hell is. I will admit his fake fan game or hack looks nice and it is nice to see the level in motion on how it might have looked and behaved. I'd love to be able to play his fake level some time so he should just confess it's a fake and provide us with a download link to his said game.