Rare Sonic CD art

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by SMpai, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. SMpai

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    Not sure if this one is unseen like the others butttt here’s some sonic CD stuff too
     

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  2. ICEknight

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    @SMpai Again, thanks for sharing! Although any context would be nice, too. Is this also Ohshima's?
     
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  3. This feels vaguely familiar, like it was put up by Hisashi Eguchi onto his twitter. I mean, it does look like the intro where Sonic uses a mountain to build momentum to launch himself to Little Planet.

    The speedometer is a cute touch I kinda wish made it in.
     
  4. SMpai

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    Yes this also is Ohshima sans art, I sadly do not have context but I believe it was used for making of the intro movie
     
  5. SonicGenesis89

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    Oshima had shared this on his Twitter a while back and said that it was an early Special Stage concept for Sonic CD.
     
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  6. ICEknight

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    Just browsed through all his tweeted pics (and Sonic CD dev docs in the wiki) and couldn't find it. Are you sure?
    EDIT: Found them, see below.
     
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  7. SMpai

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    I thought I had seen this one before somewhere that’s why I just wrote rare but I don’t see it on his twitter, could you send a link? Thank you
     
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  9. Apslup

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    Some of this art (Sonic rolling down the hill and leaping forward specifically) looks quite similar to the shots from the opening cutscene, so maybe they could be connected? I don't know.
     
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  10. Pengi

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    They both look like "Track & Field" style mini-games. Doesn't seem like there'd be enough "meat" on them to be full Special Stages. Then again, maybe that's why they were abandoned.
     
  11. Blue Spikeball

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    Just checking, but have people made the connection between that concept art and these unused sprites?
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    The second sprite has the exact same pose as the leaping pic in that concept art, which I feel makes it clear they were going to be used for that sequence. I think the most likely explanation is that it was going to be a pseudo-3d sequence in one of the levels ala the vertical ramps in PP1. Or perhaps it evolved into said ramps, after they opted to simplify it.

    Edit: Forgot about this:
    Come to think of it, these sprites seem to be more in line with the style of the special stage sprites, rather than the in-level sprites.
     
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  12. RyogaMasaki

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    That's an excellent observation Spikeball. They're located in the special stage data file, at that.
     
  13. JustAMotobug

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    Why do I get the feeling this will be included in a future Sonic game down the line? Is it just me, or is everyone else getting that feeling too?
     
  14. mentski

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    I remember seeing a very early preview screenshot where there Special Stage looked like a multi-layered rotating stage, more like Sonic 1's, rather than the UFO game we got.

    Makes sense there would have been a sprite for him to transition between layers, maybe it was him jumping between them like that.

    Edit: Bing-bang-bong.

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  15. RyogaMasaki

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    That gauge in the upper right sure looks suspiciously similar to the ones from the Ohshima art.

    With the multiple layers and possible concept of Sonic flying 'through' them, the Chaotix Bonus Stage immediately comes to mind... a game that has more than few connections to Sonic CD.

    http://info.sonicretro.org/Bonus_Stage_(Chaotix)