Qjimbo had mentioned to me that a certain place had a torrent of something entitled "Sonic Adventure 2 Alpha". Welp, me and Heran decided to give it a whirl. The .nfo describes it was the build sent out to magazines for preview. So, we promptly burned it onto a CD, decked out the CD with fitting graphics: Put it in my trusty old Dreamcast, and lo and behold: (heh, it refered to it as a ROM. Silly Sega, ROMs are for cartridges.) Basically, each character has about one or two levels playable. Sonic has City Escape and Green Forest, Tails has Prison Lane, Shadow has Radical Highway, Rouge has Dry Lagoon, Knuckles has Wild Canyon, and so on. Those were the only people we tried. After completing them, you are taken back to the title screen. First off, Aesthetical/design differences. Not too many of these so far, though there were a few of note (aside from the different menu styles): Sonic has handcuffs attatched to his wrist when he escapes from the helicopter: When jumping off a ramp at the beggining of City Escape at slow speed, Sonic does a backflip instead of a 180: The yellow aura surrounding Shadow when he jumps seemed different: Also, when I grabbed the fire ring upgrade in Radical Highway, it didnt lock you into place and describe the item. Play continued as normal, while the text explaining the item displayed on the bottom of the screen.