Cut content of the Genesis Aladdin "final cut"

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  1. Metal64

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    I was hacking the re-release of the Genesis Aladdin game and I find a lot of unused/hidden content in the game.

    To begin in with, I found a unused text sprite writed "final cut"

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    https://streamable.com/a4iakn

    I also found a picture of a kid face in the game
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    https://streamable.com/hyvqgi

    Also, a lot of the cut enemies like the prisoner, sword swallowe, the rolling snake and the golden monkey statue are presented in game. They all are finished

    https://streamable.com/m6dfbw

    https://streamable.com/rj6hqu

    https://streamable.com/yz7pxg

    https://streamable.com/ch4urq
     
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    I also encountered two types of iago enemies. The first was the iago disguised as a flamingo

    https://streamable.com/57hb5s

    The second iago uses the same sprites as the normal iago in the game, but has a different behavior. Instead of flying right and left, this iago flies nonstop to the right.

    https://streamable.com/bng6ej
     
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    Well, I found 2 new things

    its appear that there is a unused projectile, its looks like some type of gem. It has the same data Id as the knives.
    https://streamable.com/36i0a8

    The other one is two giant hands of the genie, when those two hands clap together they release some type of magic. This magic don't damage you, but when it enter in contacts you start to descend in the ground, similar when you stand in the palm trees (2 stage) or when you touch the blue lines in the 8 stage
    https://streamable.com/7um7fj

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    0:00 to 0:06 The intro where the genie shoots iago has been removed from the new version, however all entities are present in the intro are still present in the game's code. The entities are:

    1. the genie
    2. Iago
    3. the feathers of iago
    4. stars that appears in the head of iago
    5. a clock

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  5. Apologies if you were already aware, but it looks like the source code for the Genesis build of the game was leaked awhile back, and it does shed a little bit of light on some things. Not all of them of course, but there are one or two bits that are interesting. For instance, per the design document Abu would appear before boss fights with a bag of gems to replace Aladdin's thrown projectiles. This doesn't entirely line up with the video you created, however; it looks like the sprites were used for enemy projectiles in this build instead of something the player could throw?

    In any case, it's fascinating stuff and hopefully you can find the information useful!

    Edit: forgot to close a BBcode tag
     
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    Yes, I already knew it about that

    yeah, the gem projectile has the same Data ID of the knifes that many enemies thrown (31)
     
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