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The Supreme Topic of 'Other' Knowledge. The stuff that simply has no other home.

#5326 User is offline Rika Chou 

Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:56 PM

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IIRC debug mode was what they called it on the Sega tip hotline.

#5327 User is offline SystemsReady 

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The screencap of the level select in Sonic 1 in that scan is using the level order from REV01 onwards isn't it?

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As of today, I finished adding the Nintendo eShop charts to the Retro wiki, with some updates added. I may eventually get to the VC chart releases of Triple Trouble and Sonic 1 GG, but not today.

Instead, I've now turned to another digital store avenue to document Sonic releases--the PlayStation Store! While nowhere near as many Sonic games have been released for the Nintendo eShop, there have been a few Sonic games that have been able to work their way into the monthly charts the US and/or EU PlayStation Blogs release every month (including the Pulse video series). The download charts cover both Sonic 4 episodes, the re-releases of Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, Sonic CD, and Sonic Mania. I as of this writing have added them to the Wiki already, but I will make a post (or update this post) with the material in the future.

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Doing honest grunt work. Cheers for your efforts!

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Curtosy of Akane:

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https://retrocdn.net...07.pdf&page=137

Given this is part of a Teradrive section, I would expect it to be nothing more than a little fan thing for DOS. However, July 1992 makes it one of the older fan things for DOS, and I like me some old fan things for DOS.

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I remember reading some kind of kids magazine in my elementary school library circa 1997. It was an issue from a year or two earlier where kids were offering their opinions of the Saturn and PlayStation.

What stands out about this is that the article was written and the kids interviewed were speaking as if the Saturn had full backwards compatibility with the Genesis, 32X, and Sega CD.

That cinched it, and on the promise of getting access to Chaotix and CD as well as Sonic R and Jam, I asked for a Saturn for Christmas 1997. Of course, it DIDN'T DO THAT.

I've tried searching for this magazine before, but I've never found it again. It would've been some kind of US kids' magazine from 1995-1997, and may have also included the N64 (which makes the error even WORSE if Saturn had been out for over a year!)

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That's kinda funny, since I very clearly remember being the kid with the Saturn arguing with non-Saturn owning kids about the very same thing. They were adamant that's what the cartridge slot on the back was for. And yet, I fucking knew it wasn't; I had a backup cartridge for my saves, and could see with my eyes that the contacts were different, I wasn't even gonna try jamming in a Megadrive game or whatever to see what the results were.

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View PostSystemsReady, on 09 February 2018 - 12:34 PM, said:

The screencap of the level select in Sonic 1 in that scan is using the level order from REV01 onwards isn't it?
No, the REV01 level select order matches the in-game order of the levels. The scan shows the REV00 level select, which uses an earlier order matching the internal level slot allocations.

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View PostJayextee, on 12 February 2018 - 05:19 AM, said:

That's kinda funny, since I very clearly remember being the kid with the Saturn arguing with non-Saturn owning kids about the very same thing. They were adamant that's what the cartridge slot on the back was for. And yet, I fucking knew it wasn't; I had a backup cartridge for my saves, and could see with my eyes that the contacts were different, I wasn't even gonna try jamming in a Megadrive game or whatever to see what the results were.


I tried quite earnestly thinking there would be some way it would/could fit (I was five/six at the time), until my brother noticed and understandably got really annoyed (it was his Saturn after all).

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View PostAdamis, on 05 February 2018 - 02:54 PM, said:

View PostBlack Squirrel, on 05 February 2018 - 02:00 PM, said:

Here's your time to shine, Retro.

Do we have a source that confirms that the second-to-last boss in Sonic 2 is called "Silver Sonic"? Our wiki says "Mecha Sonic" - which one is right (or are they both wrong?)


Note: if no answer is found the only valid title for the wiki page will be "Death Egg Zone boss 1" or something of that nature.


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Because nobody did this - can we remember where this image came from, so I can mirror the best possible version for the wiki?

I know Naoto Ohshima was posting things on Twitter for a bit and I can't remember if this was one of them - did we round up the rest too?
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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 12 February 2018 - 03:31 PM, said:

Because nobody did this - can we remember where this image came from, so I can mirror the best possible version for the wiki?

I know Naoto Ohshima was posting things on Twitter for a bit and I can't remember if this was one of them - did we round up the rest too?


It's from the Sonic Art Book by Cook and Becker
This one: https://www.candb.co...ition-sega.html

#5337 User is offline Adamis 

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It's been known since the book was released. I even took pictures and posted them on the forum at that time. ;)
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#5338 User is offline Black Squirrel 

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Well, as I'm always keen to say, the wiki is a repository of common knowledge.

If it's not on the wiki, it's not common knowledge! :eng101:

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View PostMcAleeCh, on 08 February 2018 - 05:04 AM, said:

View Postcornholio857, on 07 February 2018 - 08:58 PM, said:

From the Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Sega's Official Player's Guide (sorry for the glare, taken with my camera):
Interestingly, they appear to have used a screenshot of the Sonic 1 rolling demo from the game's initial unveiling at Tokyo Toy Show 1990 to illustrate Sonic 1's title screen on that first page you've posted - the black background, smaller "SONIC" text, slightly taller yellow hoop and Sonic's eyes not quite pointing the right direction are all dead giveaways.

Actually, it looks like one of the clearest images of that version of the title screen I've seen! The other existing ones I'm aware of are a clear-looking one of Sonic halfway through his introductory animation, and another that's grainier and features blurring betweeen two frames of the hand animation. Would you (or anyone else with this guide) able to do a high-res scan this page, by any chance? More prototype images are always good, even if they're similar to ones we already have. = )


Sure. I've been busy at work and have to dig out my scanner. When I scan it I will post it in the Sonic 1 Alpha thread from a while back that had the new images with the prototype Badnik.

#5340 User is offline ICEknight 

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So this was said today:

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Sonic Team just shipped over four huge boxes full of original Sonic concept art, design documents, and more. I'm like a kid on Christmas morning. Can't wait for us to show you this someday!


I hope that everything gets scanned and archived and then mysteriously leaked ASAP.

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