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New Sonic 2 beta!

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by drx, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. drx

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    Wow, I can't believe this actually existed and no one noticed it
     
  3. evilhamwizard

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    wew
     
  4. Mookey

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    I guess it really does pay to fine-comb everything. Amazing find, I can't wait to check it out!
     
  5. Super Egg

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    Just to already make mention, Hidden Palace's 8x8 art has already been stripped out of the ROM, or at the very least, isn't loading, I'll do some more research and comb over data and see if it exists elsewhere.
     
  6. Boxer Hockey

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    Man oh man, that old beta title screen brings back such memories. They used it on cereal boxes to promote the game before it came out and I thought Tails was a girl for the longest time because of it.
     
  7. SleepyHEX

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    Odd how it's not here in this build beta 4 had it intact, right?
     
  8. Super Egg

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    Got this bitch open in IDA, looking at the watermark bits, found this gem.

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  9. Trunks

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    A new Sonic 2 Beta? I feel like I'm in high school again. I hope we find something exciting and new in it.
     
  10. Toasty

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    Hey, it's the instruction manual prototype! Very cool find, thank you as always!
     
  11. Black Squirrel

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    It's not quite the prototype I was hoping for, but it answers a few questions. I look forward to people tearing this apart.
     
  12. Overlord

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    Not the first time I've seen this sort of tactic used by dumping groups from the time, haha.

    Thank you so much to all involved in the release!
     
  13. Hez

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    So where in the timeline of betas is this? Somewhere between the betas that were closer to the final DRX released a few years back? Or is it before those?
     
  14. Quarterman

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    Oh wow. It's really exciting to see a new proto. I had thought that that particular well had about run dry.
     
  15. Black Squirrel

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    And there's at least two public builds out there between the Simon Wai prototype and this new one, because they were featured in magazines.
     
  16. Varion Icaria

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    Well well this is wonderful news. Hopefully we can find something fun inside.
     
  17. GerbilSoft

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    In between Simon Wai and the CENSOR prototype is one with the final title card format that shows "Neo Green H*** Zone" for Aquatic Ruin:

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    The CENSOR prototype has "Aquatic Ruin" as the title card.
     
  18. And what might come at the same time as or before the build in that screenshot is the one in Gamesmaster's preview:
     
  19. Black Squirrel

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    Not that I'm surprised that drx is still finding builds, but I think there are two of interest:

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    a.k.a. "what does Tails' life icon look like". This CENSOR build doesn't match either of these.
     
  20. SleepyHEX

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    I remember looking at the Beta 4 topic a few years ago, because of all the stuff that was found in it, makes me wonder if anything from earlier than this build can be dug up in this version, perhaps there's more unused enemy sprites leftover in this build