Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (alpha)
From Sonic Retro
"THE alpha build"
Other research communities (TCRF, etc.) argue against calling it "the alpha build" because, while labelled an "alpha" by Sega themselves, the Nick Arcade and Simon Wai prototypes are alphas too, and the next prototype is considered a "pre-beta", which is going from the alpha stages of development to the beta stages.
Therefore, to avoid being accused of misinformation, should we rename this to something else, like "Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (alpha; 1992-08-21)" or simply "Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (prototype; 1992-08-21)" and acknowledge that this is an alpha and not THE alpha? --BSonirachi (talk) 12:27, 21 August 2020 (EDT)