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#121 User is offline Vangar 

Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:07 PM

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View PostTrunks, on 27 February 2012 - 12:44 AM, said:

View PostLocalH, on 20 February 2012 - 01:52 PM, said:

That text is definitely part of the ROM being executed.


Or it was some clever magazine editor who decided it'd be neat if it looked like it was in the game. Nothing says that's in-game to me.


I'm going to agree with this. The position of the cloud overlapping the text isn't where I would expect it to be, and also that there is an identical cloud that he could have used to paste over the text right near it, in the same screenshot.

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View PostSik, on 27 February 2012 - 09:01 PM, said:

Has anybody bothered translating the text around the image?

Yeah, check here.

About the in-screen text, it's really hard to know if it's actually part of the game with this quality. It does look like it uses the same red shade as Sonic's shoe though, and it would seem a strange thing for the magazine to do.
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View PostTrunks, on 27 February 2012 - 12:44 AM, said:

View PostLocalH, on 20 February 2012 - 01:52 PM, said:

That text is definitely part of the ROM being executed.
Or it was some clever magazine editor who decided it'd be neat if it looked like it was in the game.
Yeah, so he'd troll us 20 years later. :rolleyes:

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Those two shots were shoved into the magazine at the bottom of the page, almost out of sight. They've not been noticed for over 21 years.

It doesn't make much sense for the editor to go to all that trouble to insert that text. And why would he/she do this with just the Sonic shots? And why would a magazine go out of its way to put what is essentially "coming soon" text on a single screenshot placed on a page filled with games which are "coming soon".

Pretty sure it'll be part of the game itself.
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Nice, you can really see the monster more clearly now:

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Wow, the Sonic series really could have been very different if this ever went much further, I mean this isn't a badnik in the typical sense.

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View PostFlare, on 28 February 2012 - 05:14 PM, said:

I mean this isn't a badnik in the typical sense.


It isn't a badnik in any sense, since it predates the inception of badniks.

He's a cute little fella, reminds me of those Boglin things that were sold in the late 80s/early 90s.

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It's pretty interesting to see they went with organic enemies to begin with, I wonder what would have happened if Sonic attacked it?

Does that mean that footage of the CES demo proto that one guy had was fake? Because while that had some nice scrolling, that baddie was never in there...

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View PostJennyTablina, on 28 February 2012 - 05:32 PM, said:

Does that mean that footage of the CES demo proto that one guy had was fake? Because while that had some nice scrolling, that baddie was never in there...


Where have you been. We debunked that last century :)


Regarding the monster, this has made me want the proto version even more just to see what the gameplay was like before it all changed. I will say that I'm glad it didn't go this way. There were too many platformers that focused on smashing monsters (if we are comparing with the likes of Wonder boy, Alex Kidd, Mario) so not only were robots fairly unique but the really define the series just as much as Sonic.

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View Poststeveswede, on 28 February 2012 - 05:53 PM, said:

Where have you been. We debunked that last century :)


Well I'd hadn't heard otherwise, should have checked the related topic I guess, though it was only posted a few weeks back...

I sort of assumed it was at least sort of legit because Naka commented on it on Twitter but eh.

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That monster really reminds me of this:

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I honestly thought that was a ghost image of sonic this whole time until seeing the scan. It's bizarre getting new footage from magazines twenty years after the fact. Gets me all nostalgic =)

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View Postashthedragon, on 28 February 2012 - 06:02 PM, said:

That monster really reminds me of this:

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I reckon that is exactly why they decided to go a completely different direction with the enemies in the end. This game was developed with the intention of rivalling Mario, but maybe some of these early designs were a little too close. It's why they cut out 'Madonna' after all.

This scan is fantastic, you can really see the detail on that creature now.

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It's awesome to see they actually made sprites out of that early concept art. This discovery makes me even more bitter that we can't get our hands on the Sonic 1 proto.

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