Sonic Blast (Game Gear prototype 74)

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Sonic Blast (Game Gear prototype 74)
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Sega Game Gear
ROM size: 1 MB
Genre: Action

Sonic Blast Beta 74 for the Game Gear was released by drx during the February 23rd, 2008 proto release.

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File: Sonic_Blast_(Prototype_74_-_Jul_17,_1996,_09.11).rar (244 kB) (info)

Various Differences


  • Game instantly goes into level select from the beginning, but anything past Red Volcanic Zone act 3 crashes the game instantly.
  • There is no title screen, instead the game goes to the level select when you start the game.
  • The character select screen is text based and doesn't have character sprites.
  • There are still no level intro and end title cards.
  • A Debug Mode is active. Holding 2 will freeze character and allow the player to move him freely with the D-Pad.
  • Rings are not lost when hit, although they still fly out.
  • Red Volcano Zone is named Red Volcanic Zone.
  • After defeating the Volcanic Stage boss, one can use the debug to return to the original location of the boss to view what appears to be a bell like outline. This could possibly be a mistake made by SEGA during the development process.
  • In every act 2, underneath the level is a area with garbage data everywhere.

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