Hey again everyone, I'd like to share something which hopefully is of some interest and perhaps gives us a bit of a glimmer of hope regarding the original Sonic The Hedgehog prototype. I was looking at reviews for Sonic The Hedgehog (16-Bit) recently and read a hint from a reviewer which intrigued me somewhat. The hint reads "At the very beginning of Labyrinth Zone, Stage 1, you can skip some obstacles by jumping up out of the screen in to the hidden level. You can't see Sonic but the screen will scroll by". I've played Sonic 1 at the very least a thousand times (no kidding) and thought that this sounded odd, as I'd never done this before. I went ahead and just tried to do as this hint suggests (on all Acts just to be safe) to no avail. At the beginning of Labyrinth Zone Act 1 there's a gap above you but there's no way that you can circumvent the brickwork, and even if you could, the screen locks at the top so you can't go beyond the boundaries even with debug enabled: I then remembered seeing on SoST that Labyrinth Zone Act 1's start was a little different in the beta version. In the beta, there's a little ledge that one could jump up to: That'd be a bit coincidental wouldn't it? That the screenshot of the beta we have just seems to match up with an incorrect hint the reviewer gave us about the very start of LZ Act 1. Quite likely is that the reviewer was sent a pre-release version which ended up being reviewed early in time to be printed in the magazine for the game's release. Perhaps they were told it was pretty much the finished version thus why they reviewed it? Whether they got to keep the copy though is another question entirely, but if what I'm saying's correct, it means there must be printed copies of the pre-release game floating around out in the world somewhere. I tried a search for the reviewer and any links to their name "Boogie Man" but have so far come up with nothing. GamePro also shut down in 2011. What this also could mean is that the game was being changed and worked on right up until the deadline for printing/shipping. Thoughts, anyone?