My thought about Hidden Palace Zone

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  1. djdocsonic

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    Sorry to be a downer But... They started the zone very early in Sonic 2's Production. They didnt touch it at all except to remove it towards the end. A lot of the theories im reading are quite comical as people seem to be ignoring the fact that the level was abandoned early on. Especially when you look at the fact that Emeral Hill, Hill Top and Chemical Plant Zone (which were all at early stages in the NA proto) all made it and went through some development with the level layouts before the FINAL version, HPZ was never touched again. Plus to me whilst HPZ graphically looked excellent the level itself was a bit all over the place. A couple of tubes, Breaking platforms, the lovely Glowing Bridge effect and that was about it...
     
  2. Tweaker

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    Hidden Palace wasn't canned early on—it simply wasn't touched while they worked on more important levels. There are clear signs that they had full intentions of completing the zone, but time constraints prevented them from doing so. Look at the timeline from Sonic 2 Beta 4 to the final—tons of changes in a very small period! There would have been no way to finish it in time, honestly. It's a pity.
     
  3. djdocsonic

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    When you put it like that I do see what you mean. I was about to say afterwards that other levels took preference over it. Tweaker in your opinion wouldve HPZ fit in Sonic 2? What did you think of the layout before it was sorta abandoned?
     
  4. Lobotomy

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    HPZ couldn't have been a 2P level because it has water. Try doing 2P mode on any water-containing level in Sonic 2 Beta.
     
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