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Aquatic Ruin Zone, known as "Neo Green Hill Zone" here, is the first stage of the Simon Wai prototype, and is mostly complete, save for one important issue - there are no big underwater sections. There are also no enemies here, except the arrow-shooting totems, and little mistakes can cost lives.

General comparisons

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Simon Wai prototype
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Final game

Water does NOT have any effect on Tails other than palette change.

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Final game

If Sonic gets out of the water during the countdown, the music will be changed to the Emerald Hill theme.

Act 1

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Simon Wai prototype
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Final game

One could argue Aquatic Ruin looks better in some sections than the Simon Wai build. The underwater graphics for these waterfalls were broken before release, but they're intact in this prototype.

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Simon Wai prototype
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Final game

The splash graphics are corrupted in this prototype, with the game rendering half a bubble and some other garbage instead. Tails doesn't make a splash when he enters the water. The final game has its own set of issues, so it's fair to say this feature was never completely fixed.

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Simon Wai prototype
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Final game

Because there isn't a lower level, we get a row of very shallow pits. Pits aren't a feature of this Zone in the final game.

Map

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Final game


Act 2

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Simon Wai prototype
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Final game

Miss this swinging platform, and Sonic is history as he falls all the way out of the edge of the screen.

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Simon Wai prototype
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Final game

One can see where the underwater sections are meant to go, but they're not here yet.

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Final game

There is no boss, just a weirdly placed signpost.

Map

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Final game

References


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