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Sonic 3 Prototype from November 1993 Dumped by Hidden Palace, Features Different Music & Sprites

Monday, November 18th, 2019

For the final week of Hidden Palace’s Sonic month, the prototype archivists have released something very special. The team have dumped a November 1993 prototype of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 which features different music and sprites which are based on those from Sonic 2.

This prototype comes from a time when Sonic 3 was supposed to contain all the stages from Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, and while Sonic 3’s stages are mostly complete, the Sonic & Knuckles stages are often incomplete, showcasing an early insight into that game’s development. Screenshots from this prototype made their way into the Sonic 3: Exclusive Story of the Year! preview supplement which we also have archived in our merchandise section.

The real discovery comes with the game’s soundtrack. Sonic fans will know that the PC version of Sonic 3 features different tunes for Ice Cap, Launch Base and Carnival Night Zone. Well it appears that these tunes actually pre-date the versions that were eventually included in the final release of Sonic 3, as they make an appearance in this prototype. This is the first time anyone has heard these tunes powered by the Mega Drive’s YM2612 sound chip and it makes for some truly fascinating listening.

Check out a playthrough of the prototype ROM below. You can download the ROM to play yourself via this link to the game’s entry at Hidden Palace.

[Source: Hidden Palace]

New Books and Magazines Added to Merchandise Section

Monday, February 11th, 2019

A new selection of books and magazines have been added to our merchandise section. See below for the full list of additions:

Dreamcast Monthly issue 7 added to Magazines
Dreamcast Magazine issue 7 added to Magazines
Sonic 3: Exclusive Story of the Year! added to Books
Golden Axe novelisation by Andy Smith added to Books

Huffington Post Uncover More Truth to Michael Jackson Music Being in Sonic 3

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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The Huffington Post have published a fascinating new article that uncovers more evidence that Michael Jackson did work on the soundtrack to Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

While claims and rumours that Jackson worked on the soundtrack have circulated for years, confirmation that the artist worked on the game has always been a bit flaky. Various sources have gone on record to say Jackson did work on the game, but nobody has ever managed to confirm exactly what songs Jackson had a hand in.

While this new article still doesn’t confirm exactly what songs contain Jackson’s direct influence, it does contain new interviews with the game’s credited composers that catagorically confirm Jackson’s involvement and the recording process. It’s a brilliant read that we highly recommend you check out. You can do so by clicking here.

[Source: The Huffington Post]

Fan Discovers the Sonic 3 Save Select Music Changes After 47 Minutes

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Sonic Retro user Deef has discovered (in August 2010 no doubt! Thanks TimmiT) that if you leave Sonic 3 idling on the save select screen the music changes after a whopping 47 minutes. You can see an example of this below:

Pretty amazing that people are still finding secrets in 19 year old games!

[Source: Tracker_TD]

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