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3 Game Gear Prototypes acquired - Thanks to everyone :)

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  1. ashthedragon

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    Wow, this is amazing! And Im so happy donations have already reached the needed money. Thanks you Orenge for doing this!!
     
  2. Neowl

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    Providing Orenge and Jen are both attending the Barcade in a fortnight, I'll still go ahead with passing the tenner to you guys, despite target having been met.
     
  3. doc eggfan

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    I believe there are some 'stretch goals' for some other game gear sonic protos if the donations want to keep rolling in. Namely Tails Adventure and Sonic Labyrinth...

    + - How come I didn't get this much support for my Mega LD Myst proto donation drive *harumph*  
     
  4. Xilla

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    Wow! Good going sir :) Sonic 2 GG is one of my favourites so it'll be interesting to see this. Even though the target's been reached I'll gladly donate a small amount next week sometime :)
     
  5. Ravenfreak

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    I'm so happy that the target has been reached, still I'm going to chip in about $5 for the hell of it if you don't mind because I eagerly await the moment you obtain the cart and the ROM is dumped and a download link is available for us. :)
     
  6. Mastered Realm

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    Holy shit. This just occured to me:

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    Look at the palmtrees!
     
  7. steveswede

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    I was going to say that is a big assumption of crossover assets but then I thought of the Green Hills tune in Sonic CD. I've never looked into the development of Sonic 2 SMS and Sonic CD, was there anyone that worked on both games?
     
  8. Dark Sonic

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    Just looking at that picture on the left, what the hell is going on there? Sonic looks like he's dying and losing rings at the same time, Robotnik is there for some reason, and I thought that boss was in Gimmick Mt or something.
     
  9. Mastered Realm

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    It's a mockup made for a magazine
     
  10. doc eggfan

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    I'm not seeing that big of a similarity, but I guess we'll find out soon enough *fingers crossed*
     
  11. Mastered Realm

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    The one on the 510 Beta is more assymetrical

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    It's fairly easy to say the person who made that used the GG Beta palmtree as an inspiration at least.
     
  12. doc eggfan

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    Ah! I'm seeing it now.
     
  13. Orengefox

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    Wow, I'm still amazed at how quickly the donations came through and how much was given. I just can't thank you all enough for your contributions. Well done!

    The S2 GG Auto Demo Prototype was shipped Friday. Expect to see an update Monday, that's when we'll find out if this cartridge is really what we think it is.

    He's right. I'm currently in talks with the same person who's also got a Tails Adventure GG Review Prototype and a Sonic Labyrinth GG 3/25 Prototype.

    I'm leaving the "Tails Adventure GG Review Prototype" last (I might not even bother to be honest) just on the basis that it's a "Review" build which is a tall tale sign it's more than likely the final build. I could say all this and it might not be the case, but chances of it having anything prototype-ish would be slim to none.

    I've got my sights set on that "Sonic Labyrinth 3/25 Prototype" (which I told the seller I would like to invest on next) because it's dated March 25th (1995 being more than likely the year). The final build was released on October 1995. That's roughly 6-7 months of development. The chances of there being anything prototype-ish would be pretty high. Again, I could say all this and it might not be the case, but that's a chance I'm willing to take. Here's a couple of things I dug up by the way from over the years on Sonic Retro...

    The only magazine scans we have of Sonic Labyrinth is this review article that was written after it's release. The fact that there's very little information regarding it's development makes the prototype quite mysterious. Despite all the mixed opinions people have about Sonic Labyrinth, I think this would be a very interesting one to research up on.
     
  14. Mastered Realm

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    After buying the Sonic Labyrinth proto if there's money left buy the dumping equipment!
     
  15. Lanzer

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    Well if not I'm sure theres people here that can help with that.
     
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    Are you currently taking donations for Sonic Labyrinth?
     
  17. LockOnRommy11

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    I don't ever remember seeing this before, though I've see SO many proto shots in my time. Where's this sourced from!?
     
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    I can't find any news or preview articles for Sonic Labyrinth, however here's a couple more reviews. Although both were probably reviewed close to release.

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  19. Orengefox

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    Negotiations are being made but yes, I am definitely taking donations for Sonic Labyrinth. Any contributions will help greatly =)

    Master Emerald mentioned about the dumping equipment needed for these prototypes. I've bought some stuff this week that I'll be putting together to see if that works. Failing that, we've got someone here (who contacted me after buying the stuff) who can do it =P

    Consoles+ Issue #11

    These are indeed mock ups. Look at how Sonic is centered, he loses rings and dies at the same time(?). The time is all the same on every mock up picture and where the ring counter should be, it's a time counter. Robotnik being in the same place as the boss, though it looks odd, he does show up in the same area as the boss in (Sonic 2 SMS/GG final's) Underground Zone. Finally, Sonic's life icon isn't the same.

    The chances of seeing those images as they are shown in action are slim to none. But one things for certain based off all the prototype screenshots we've seen of Sonic 2 SMS/GG; Green Hills, Sky High and Underground must have been one of first few levels SEGA worked on.
     
  20. Dark Sonic

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    I love how that Sega Pro review was already complaining about Sonic cash in's in 1995. Boy if only they knew what the future had in store for Sonic.
     
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