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Mystic Cave Zone exists in this prototype as "Dust Hill Zone".

This appears to be a demonstration Zone created by Sega to test how certain elements would work. We see some strange, and downright insane, arrangement of objects that makes the gameplay extremely difficult. There are no Rings or enemies in this Zone, and debug mode is necessary to get pass numerous pits that would be otherwise impassable.

Act 1

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Final game (Act 2)

Straight from the outset the player can see three swinging platforms aligned together. The final game never uses more than two, and none appear in the first Act.

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Final game

Four rotating spikes. The player never sees more than two surrounding a platform in the final game. There are so many objects in this introductory section that the game struggles to display them all.

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Final game

Six rotating boxes. In the final they never come in pairs.

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Final game

Getting past them leads to a pit.

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Final game

The spiked steps function as intended, but the gap isn't covered.

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Final game

A fuzzy thing lies on the ground before a gate.

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Final game

When stepped on, it acts as switch. The rest of the Act is devoid of objects.

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Final game


Act 2

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Final game

Act 2 has no objects in it at all.

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Final game

However this does mean the infamous spike pit doesn't have any spikes in it. There's no chance of getting stuck here with Super Sonic.

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Final game

This Act has an entire top-most route that would be removed in later builds and the final.

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Final game


References


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