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#151 User is offline RGX 

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View PostLanzer, on 29 February 2012 - 02:35 AM, said:

I just can't believe that Rika Chou, ICEknight and the rest of you lot guessed how Mr. Monster Guy looked soo fucking accurately based on those 1st blurry shots from before! Bravo on nailing that.

Just out of curiousity, who was the designer/creator of the Sonic 1 sprites? Is he around on the 'net? Since we wasted our chance showing Yuji Naka this because of that idiot hoax, maybe we can ask someone else from the early days about Monster Guy.


Actually SonicGenesis89 was the first on in the topic to point it out. IceKnight originally denied it. lol

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Just a random fact; Virgin had their name plastered in to the credits of Sonic Advance, and I think it had something to do with the copyrights of the Dreams Come True music.

Also, what's with the X's on the level select screen?

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View PostSpeedStarTMQ, on 29 February 2012 - 04:14 AM, said:

Also, what's with the X's on the level select screen?
Supposedly, incomplete stages at that point in development, though without a prototype in our hands we'll never know for sure.

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It's interesting how in the early scans it seems like Sonic's original shading looked a bit more like he had only one row of spines.

View PostRika Chou, on 28 February 2012 - 05:04 PM, said:

Nice, you can really see the monster more clearly now:

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Awesome.


View PostRGX, on 29 February 2012 - 04:01 AM, said:

View PostLanzer, on 29 February 2012 - 02:35 AM, said:

I just can't believe that Rika Chou, ICEknight and the rest of you lot guessed how Mr. Monster Guy looked soo fucking accurately based on those 1st blurry shots from before! Bravo on nailing that.
Actually SonicGenesis89 was the first on in the topic to point it out. IceKnight originally denied it. lol
And then I made this, after Azukara finally outlined a shape that actually made sense...

View PostICEknight, on 20 February 2012 - 07:09 PM, said:

I'm surprised that nobody's had a go at this yet, so here they go:

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Which is probably what he meant. =P
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Wow, this has been quite a ride here,

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View PostDavid The Lurker, on 29 February 2012 - 12:45 AM, said:

Since I know not all of you bother to look, just thought I'd let people know I made a writeup about all of this on the front page.

http://www.sonicretr...oull-see-today/

You could always read it if you want.

Otherwise, just know that I think these scans are super awesome.


That was an amazing read.

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The lesser of the three images
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Sonic's face seems to have been completely re-modelled. In fact, the whole thing might be a size bigger than in the final - the lettering is slightly more spaced out too.
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This really is amazing. As much as I know it's far from true, it really does feel like we're getting closer to unearthing the ROM. Still, the more coverage of this topic the better right? More chance of a person in the know stumbling across the demand for the prototype?

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Just to amplify that "title screens are different" point
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crazy

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 29 February 2012 - 01:11 PM, said:

Just to amplify that "title screens are different" point
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crazy

Damn, ninja'd
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I'm really tied up in school right now to bother searching whether this has been noted before, but take a look at the mountains and the blue buildings in the background of the concept artwork below. Then compare that to the background in the first tech demo build of Sonic 1.

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I don't know about you guys, but these similarities certainly suggest that this concept art was indeed drawn in parallel to this prototype build in more ways than we previously thought.
I'll definitely be going in hyper-drive to prove that this prototype still exists!

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View PostS1impikenz, on 29 February 2012 - 01:40 PM, said:

I'm really tied up in school right now to bother searching whether this has been noted before, but take a look at the mountains and the blue buildings in the background of the concept artwork below. Then compare that to the background in the first tech demo build of Sonic 1.

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I don't know about you guys, but these similarities certainly suggest that this concept art was indeed drawn in parallel to this prototype build in more ways than we previously thought.
I'll definitely be going in hyper-drive to prove that this prototype still exists!

Looks like a city to me... Nice find.

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 29 February 2012 - 01:11 PM, said:

Just to amplify that "title screens are different" point
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crazy

It's actually not as different as that GIF makes it out to be...
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Differences:
-Sonic's eyes.
-Shading in Sonic's back ear.
-Shading in Sonic's second spine.
-Smaller banner in prototype.
-Sonic is two pixels below his final position.
-No background (duh) =P


The rest of it doesn't look like it's been changed at all, not even the "THE HEDGEHOG" letters.



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View PostS1impikenz, on 29 February 2012 - 01:40 PM, said:

I don't know about you guys, but these similarities certainly suggest that this concept art was indeed drawn in parallel to this prototype build in more ways than we previously thought.

The art you posted still doesn't feature Sonic's final look, whereas the prototype does (hint: look at his top spine), so that concept (as well as the prototype build with Madonna) might be earlier.
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This prototype title screen with black background resembles the 8-bit version ...

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Only the black background resembles it, everything in the SMS/GG version seems to have been drawn from scratch just based on the final title. It's just too inconsistent when comparing it to either version.

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