British mag Sonic 1 preview, etc. scans

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  1. TheRedEye

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    Hello. I've spent the last three days going through scans of British gaming mags for my own research, but while I was at it I ripped most of the Sonic-related stuff (as in, content that was taken from prototypes) for you guys.

    I'm guessing most if not all of these are "old," but just in case I've put up a Flickr set here:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostlevels/sets/72157622394480477/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostlevels/se...57622394480477/</a>

    There is one preview each from Mean Machines and CVG (probably using the same cartridge), a two-page ad with prototype shots, and a comic book I hadn't read before. I hope you guys find something useful in there.
     
  2. Sik

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    <a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3982355369_516ed16b7c.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/398235..._516ed16b7c.jpg</a>

    I guess there goes more of the old background for Sparkling zone.
     
  3. Rika Chou

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    I think these have been scanned before. I remember seeing that "Sonic Spectrums" home computer piece before.
     
  4. Diablohead

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    I use to have the same magazine, blast from the past man.
     
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    <a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3982355369_516ed16b7c.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/398235..._516ed16b7c.jpg</a>

    First image under the orange block of text, is sonic in debug mode as a ring?
     
  6. nineko

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    <!--quoteo(post=358161:date=Oct 6 2009, 03:22 PM:name=Alan)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Alan @ Oct 6 2009, 03:22 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358161"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3982355369_516ed16b7c.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/398235..._516ed16b7c.jpg</a>

    First image under the orange block of text, is sonic in debug mode as a ring?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->I'd assume so. Also because there is another pic hiding the bottom right corner, as to hide the debug coordinates.
     
  7. MathUser

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    We have some of the scans:

    <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Preview - Sonic the Hedgehog (Computer & Video Games, June 1991)" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://info.sonicretro.org/images/5/50/Reticon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Preview - Sonic the Hedgehog (Computer & Video Games, June 1991)</a>
    <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic the Hedgehog (promotional comic)" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://info.sonicretro.org/images/5/50/Reticon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Sonic the Hedgehog (promotional comic)</a>
    <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Preview - Sonic the Hedgehog (Mean Machines, May 1991)" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://info.sonicretro.org/images/5/50/Reticon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Preview - Sonic the Hedgehog (Mean Machines, May 1991)</a>

    These ones are new though:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostlevels/3983130040/in/set-72157622394480477/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostlevels/39...57622394480477/</a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostlevels/3983129910/in/set-72157622394480477/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostlevels/39...57622394480477/</a>

    Could you give us the date and magazine name so we could add it to the wiki? Also, big fan of Lost Levels, Redeye.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=358184:date=Oct 6 2009, 08:40 AM:name=MathUser)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MathUser @ Oct 6 2009, 08:40 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358184"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Could you give us the date and magazine name so we could add it to the wiki? Also, big fan of Lost Levels, Redeye.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->


    Thanks! They're from Mean Machines #9 P. 22-23. All of these scans come courtesy the <a href="http://www.zzap64.co.uk/zzuperstore.html" target="_blank">Zzap Zzuperstore</a>, the "original size" version on Flickr should be the actual untouched scan with no additional compression.
     
  9. MathUser

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    Mean Machines, or Mean Machines Sega? Also, what is the date of the magazine?
     
  10. TheRedEye

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    Mean Machines, looks like June 1991 to me? June and #9 are definite, year is educated guess as it's not anywhere obvious.
     
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    Added to the wiki: <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Preview - Sonic the Hedgehog (Mean Machines, June 1991)" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://info.sonicretro.org/images/5/50/Reticon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Preview - Sonic the Hedgehog (Mean Machines, June 1991)</a>
     
  12. TheRedEye

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    That's actually not a preview, it's an advertisement. I think the same one ran two months in a row.
     
  13. Sik

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    <!--quoteo(post=358162:date=Oct 6 2009, 10:33 AM:name=nineko)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (nineko @ Oct 6 2009, 10:33 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358162"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=358161:date=Oct 6 2009, 03:22 PM:name=Alan)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Alan @ Oct 6 2009, 03:22 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358161"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3982355369_516ed16b7c.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/398235..._516ed16b7c.jpg</a>

    First image under the orange block of text, is sonic in debug mode as a ring?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->I'd assume so. Also because there is another pic hiding the bottom right corner, as to hide the debug coordinates.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->And even that is useless. I can't spot the lives counter there at all. I think it's cropped out :P
     
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    Added to <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Advertisements - Sonic the Hedgehog" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://info.sonicretro.org/images/5/50/Reticon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Advertisements - Sonic the Hedgehog</a>
     
  15. Lobotomy

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    Sonic is missing half his head, along with two "RING" counters in the top right.

    Also, nice disguise, Sonic, but I see you hiding as a ring midleft.

    And I'm not just saying this, but SRZ's prototype background looks cooler than the final one.
    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3982355369_516ed16b7c_b.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    I may have already seen these scans, but it's nice to look at them again.
     
  16. ICEknight

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    <!--quoteo(post=358427:date=Oct 6 2009, 09:04 PM:name=Lobotomy)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Lobotomy @ Oct 6 2009, 09:04 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358427"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->SRZ's prototype background<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Spring Rad? Star Right? Scrap Rain?
     
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    In the picture where Sonic is missing some of his head, he looks a bit like NiGHTS :v:
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=358502:date=Oct 7 2009, 02:09 AM:name=ICEknight)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ICEknight @ Oct 7 2009, 02:09 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358502"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=358427:date=Oct 6 2009, 09:04 PM:name=Lobotomy)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Lobotomy @ Oct 6 2009, 09:04 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358427"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->SRZ's prototype background<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Spring Rad? Star Right? Scrap Rain?
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    Whoops, I meant SBZ
     
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