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Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (beta 73)

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Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (beta 73)
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
ROM size: 2 MB
Genre: Action

Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island "beta 73" is a prototype of Sonic 3D for the Sega Mega Drive. With a build date of 3 July, 1996, it is currently the earliest prototype of the game to be dumped and preserved.

Overview

The beta 73 build is relatively early, but largely resembles the final game. Three stages are present; Green Grove Zone, Gene Gadget Zone (which is the second stage in this prototype, and lacks a boss) and Rusty Ruin Zone (which has acts 1 and 2 flipped). Completing all three stages leads to a "To be continued" screen, after which the game resets.

The music for Green Grove Zone act 1 plays on every stage, save for the bosses which use the tune from Final Fight. There are no Special Stages, and much of the polish is missing, such as title cards and ending screens.

Pressing A+Start while playing will skip to the next level.

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Level

  • There is also a spiked ball near the first giant ring, which also isn't in the final.
  • Blue flickies run in circles, purple flickies mix the worse of the final green and red ones (move randomly and jump).
  • In the earliest proto, the ring disappears when flickies are put into it. Unless all five flickies are put in it at once you will be stuck.
  • There are no rings in Green Grove 3 although ten rings are already given at the beginning of the act.
  • In Green Grove zone 1 & 2, the Knuckles specific areas are not in this proto.
  • There are slight changes to the level layout.

History

Release

This prototype was released by drx during the February 23rd, 2008 proto release.

Download

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External Links

Sonic Retro
Sonic Retro discussion thread

References


Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (beta 73), prerelease version of Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island
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