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Video of earliest known Sonic R prototype

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by TimmiT, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. JoePro

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    I wonder, does this guy just have an old hard drive filled with game prototypes? If so, I wonder what other wonderful things he must have on it.
     
  2. TimmiT

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    He's found an even older build, very small sneak peak in this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-XyQ3aG5Pg
     
  3. LordOfSquad

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    Looks like that might be the last remnants of the car-based version of the engine, hastily flipped to be Sonic themed.

    Guess we'll find out for sure soon.
     
  4. Tiberious

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    He's not planning to drop those protos on us or something, is he?
     
  5. Turbohog

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    I doubt it. It would probably violate some old contract he signed is my guess.
     
  6. Overlord

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    Yeah, I'd assume the only reason he did the Puggsy one is that it's his own IP. Different story for Sonic stuff, sadly.
     
  7. ICEknight

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    Internet is a place where anything can be leaked by anonymous people, just saying!
     
  8. Turbohog

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    Well, it's a little tough to leak something anonymously when you're the only known person with a copy. :P.

    Although I doubt we will ever have our hands on these prototypes, it's nice that he is at least sharing some videos of them.
     
  9. ICEknight

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    Oh, but there's a lot of crazy hackers out there that go inside other computers and steal stuff, you never know!
     
  10. Cyberlink420

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    Only slightly unrelated, but Jon also just put out a video about the Sonic 3D level select screen and why wiggling or bumping the cartridge sometimes triggers it. As someone who once accidentally reached the screen as a kid and could never replicate it, it's a delightful bit of trivia.
     
  11. TimmiT

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEl508T02qY
     
  12. Ha nice.

    Kinda reminds me of Wipeout 2097 from that early build. Which is kinda funny as I bought that instead of Sonic R as they both came out around the same time.



    Awesome profile pic, btw
     
  13. Black Squirrel

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    My gut feeling was that his "favourite building" was used in Reactive Factory, but the designs don't quite match up. The rest looks like it was dragged out of SegaWorld London - the quintessential 1997 experience.
     
  14. Cooljerk

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    Apparently the Wipeout 2097 uses the ManX TT engine. I had originally wondered whether the name Sonic TT was some sort of reference to using said engine, but as more info has come out, it's obviously not.
     
  15. Drex

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    Man. Why does this test level look cooler than any of the tracks that made it into the game?
     
  16. Ah, I see. Makes sense.

    Makes me wonder what racing games TT took inspiration from. Seeing as this developer seems willing to share all his proto stuff it would be interesting if a interview in regards to R and 3D could be set up.
     
  17. Adamis

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  18. Dark Sonic

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    It's amazing what he's been able to dig up so far. I can't imagine there's anything earlier at this point. I'd love to see later builds of Sonic R but what we have got at this point is more than I ever imagined, so kudos to him to showing us these lost builds.
     
  19. ICEknight

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    "So I set about trying to write software on the PC to display the old files", he said casually. :O
     
  20. Overlord

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    I wish more devs were as passionate about showing off their older work and telling the story of their stuff as Jon's been. Really enjoy every video he puts out.