Sonic Blast (Game Gear prototype 611)

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Sonic Blast (Game Gear prototype 611)
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Sega Game Gear
ROM size: 512kB
Genre: Action

Sonic Blast Beta 611 for the Game Gear was released by drx during the February 23rd, 2008 proto release. It is the earliest dated Beta of Sonic Blast released so far.

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File: Sonic_Blast_(Prototype_611_-_May_31,_1996,_13.49).rar (115 kB) (info)

Various Differences


  • The header for this prototype reads "GG SONIC 96 Ver E3 ROM1996/05/01 @SEGA/Aspect Co.,L", indicating that this was a demo compiled for E3.
  • After the Sega screen, the game starts off instantly with no character select and no title screen.
  • Sonic is the only playable character.
  • There are no level intro and end title cards.
  • The ROM is half the size of the following ones, perhaps because Knuckles was not yet implemented.
  • Rings are not lost when hit, although they still fly out.
  • It is not possible to proceed after defeating the first boss. Sonic remains taunting in a continuous loop after the boss is defeated.
  • Red Volcano Zone is named Red Volcanic Zone.

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