Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Taylor, Nov 9, 2019.
Guys, the Rexons are dinosaurs. Not so "giant", but...
Well there's a dinosaur in one of Hirokazu Yasuhara's slides... not sure were they picked the idea of the sweets... but it's written there... I swear for my life... I was not even refering to the tunnels... also...I'm invulnerable to sarcasm...
Sorry, not being sarcastic, just silly.
Press just knew more back then about Sonic 2 concepts than us today. We need to look for that now.
No need to sorry for that ... you did nothing wrong... you were the only one who paid attention to this...
I'm assuming that French magazine got that information from Sega, possibly in (or translated from) Japanese. Perhaps the sweets thing was simply a mistranslation?
Probably... that's what I want to know... it's weird... but it's there ...
@Asagoth This is a long shot, but could you post the original french text of "swallowing some sweets"? Perhaps we could try to narrow down what it's actually meant to say by seeing if there's any similar Japanese words?
Maybe the other dinosaur badniks, that red one and the Stego, also were originally created for that early HTZ concept.
...et le fait de pouvoir voyager dans le temps en avalant des pastilles de warp-zone...
google translator... or what you prefer
They would make sense there, wouldn't they? Plus, even if per-level badnik exclusivity was already decided on, they could still use Stego.
It's pretty clearly mentioning the act of eating a warp-zone pill to time travel.
Either it's a mistranslation or Sonic 2 was going to be FUCKING wild.
Here's the article's pages where they talk about Sonic 2 for Joypad Magazine.
I'm reading the text, and it looks like they were joking. Because later on, the writer says they do not know exactly how time travel will occur.
I could be off-base, but according to Google Translate, pastille/pill in Japanese is 丸薬 or 錠剤, both of which can also be translated as "tablet".
Perhaps the original Japanese text actually said that Sonic uses a time-warp tablet (of the ancient kind)? If so, he probably picked it up at the Hidden Shrine mentioned in the time travel concept documents.
After reading the French article, I wondered if it was a copy/paraphrasing/embellishment effort by someone in the French media, because it seemed familiar with something I was transcribing. And then it hit me:
ELECTRONIC GAMING MONTHLY from August 1992 (Volume 5, Issue 8, Number 37)
Page 82 (MORE LEVELS, MORE ENEMIES, MORE FUN!)
Similar headings, paragraphs, texts. Some additions made by the writer in order not to look like plagiarism from reading an older magazine and passing it off as its own in the French publication in September 1992.
Yep it seems to be that article... in EGM they say "Sonic's ability to travel through time when he reaches warp-sonic speed" (like in Sonic CD)... so why the hell they mentioned sweets/pills in Joypad magazine ? ... neverthless what Pengi said makes a lot of sence ...
Probably the French writer's poor attempt at humor. Like taking powerful drugs that makes the person hallucinate with their mind spinning, warping through a tunnel, maybe going back through time, and....you probably get the picture. The '90s.
Yep ... tripping on acid ... oh wait... did he confused the word "speed" (velocity) with "speed" (the drug) ? ... because that's what it looks...
Yeah, Joypad's writers had a weird sense of humour back then, don't pay too much attention to this "pastille" affair.
Yep ... busted ... but that's why we're here for ... to prove or to demystify all this stuff... but what Pengi said is plausible...
So, we can make a hack where sonic has to snort some time-travel powder, and then he'll see dinosaurs and tunnels. What a game!
I switched sides to the Dust-Hill-is-Mystic-Cave Camp. But I remember reading it was named Deep Cave Zone at some point, just don't remember where I saw it.
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