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Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by McGuirk, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. BlackHole

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    When you're free to, might you be able to post a link to the scans? I know of a site with only 2 of the magazines scanned.
     
  2. Xilla

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    My mistake! Issue 4 ain't online, think I just saw some scans of the SoR3 material somewhere online :) (I remember that one anyway)

    I assume these are the 2 you've seen: http://www.outofprintarchive.com/catalogue/officialsegamagazine.html
     
  3. Black Squirrel

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    That'll be that other task that's been sitting on the back-burner for months - taking the higher resolution versions of everything useful on that site, putting them in PDFs and mirroring them on Sega Retro.

    I don't have much patience with chunky 250MB+ downloads.



    (Although trends seem to suggest I'll have to find some, since few people are ever willing to take the plunge).
     
  4. kazblox

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    Did he respond back yet? I'm very interested in seeing more about S3 Beta, and this seller may be our only hope.
     
  5. AnimatedAF

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    I have the mini mag, it's rather big so I'd have to scan it in bits and pieces heh.
     
  6. BlackHole

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    Could you locate and scan in the Launch Base Zone image first, please? I'm most curious about it.
     
  7. Liliam

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    A bit late, but good catch:

    The same shading style can still be seen in the Competition menu texts, and a similar style is used on the on the lives counter.
     
  8. Xilla

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    Nice one :)/> Always wondered why no-one ever scanned the Sonic 3 pages.

    I remember a later issue of Sega Magazine having a feature highlighting features that were removed from various games, I have seen the Sonic bit online before - showing the ball and the victory jump.

    EDIT: As GagaMan is gonna scan the images and the seller hasn't got back to me, I'm probably not gonna follow up on it. However I have bought a Sega Power mag from Summer 93 where several game developers reveal how they would make Sonic 3 if given the opportunity. It's all tongue-in-cheek but should make an amusing read.
     
  9. AnimatedAF

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    Here's the Launch Base section for now. My scanners not the best :S

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  10. BlackHole

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    Ooooh, it's the underwater backdrop in that sphere preview Xilla posted. My mistake, I thought it was above water.

    Thank you for the scan, GagaMan. I look forward to seeing more scans from your mini-mag to see what tidbits from the BETA can be discerned. Any extra images of BETA Hydrocity Zone in that, perchance?
     
  11. AnimatedAF

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    Yeah there are quite a few Hydro City screens, many with that different background. Also Sonic running down the start of Ice cap instead of snowboarding.

    Also I have every issue of Official Sega Mag if there is anything else in particular anyone wants scans of in them. I know one or two of them have super early screens of Daytona USA in them.
     
  12. BlackHole

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    Quite good, thank you very much GagaMan. Might I see the Hydrocity Zone BETA screens please? And can you see any other notable different Zones in the mini-mag? I'd imagine might have a bit more significant difference.

    I have to wonder why Hydrocity was changed, since most others look quite close to the final build. Also, what's going on with what I assume to be the Death Eggs palette?
     
  13. AnimatedAF

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    Here's most of the Hydro screens. Apologies again for the blurry patches.

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  14. BlackHole

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    Strange, looks like Act 1 background was the only area to receive a proper overhaul in design. No more what I assume are plants and whatever the hell is at the top of that second Hydrocity image is gone...actually...

    [​IMG]

    Talk about hiding in plain sight...
     
  15. Xilla

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    Excellent GagaMan! Good to see this stuff again :)

    The August 1993 issue of Sega Power I ordered arrived today, There is a Sonic CD article but nothing we haven't seen before. However there is a Sonic Chaos proto screenshot I haven't seen anywhere online. The feature on how various British developers would do if they were asked to make Sonic 3 is pretty amusing, one of the guys from the Bitmap Bros even mocked up a scene from his take on it!

    Possibly the most interesting thing are some Virtua Racing Megadrive proto screenshots. Looks quite different from the final.
     
  16. Overlord

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    Hah. Well spotted!
     
  17. Black Squirrel

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    PDFs PDFs PDFs
     
  18. kazblox

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    Looking at the mini mag pics....

    Hydrocity 2 Start:

    Final
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    Beta
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  19. BlackHole

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    Looks like GagaMan's going to be the most popular chap here for a while.
     
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