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Offline Barry the Nomad

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SegaSonic the Hedgehog arcade prototype supposedly uncovered
« on: February 04, 2016, 04:25:19 pm »
News post: http://segabits.com/blog/2016/02/04/segasonic-the-hedgehog-arcade-prototype-supposedly-uncovered-presenting-segasonic-bros/





So before Sonic, Mighty and Ray... there was Sonic, Sonic and Sonic. Pretty weird stuff. I wonder if the hedgehogs are actually new characters or just noname recolors. I mean, they went as far as to make a title screen so its not like recolors were standins. Unless they were, and in that case that is a lot of work for a standin graphic.


Anyway, hoping this is legit and it gets dumped.

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Re: SegaSonic the Hedgehog arcade prototype supposedly uncovered
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2016, 05:19:36 pm »
I see what they were trying to do lol. But glad they went their own way in the end.

I gotta say it looks very charming. Love that classic vibe

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Re: SegaSonic the Hedgehog arcade prototype supposedly uncovered
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2016, 09:39:23 am »
Thanks to a reader, I added a scan from a 1992 EGM which supports the rumor of SegaSonic Bros. being legit: http://segabits.com/blog/2016/02/04/segasonic-the-hedgehog-arcade-prototype-supposedly-uncovered-presenting-segasonic-bros/

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Re: SegaSonic the Hedgehog arcade prototype supposedly uncovered
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2016, 12:36:35 pm »
The plot thickens: http://segabits.com/blog/2016/02/05/cancelled-segasonic-bros-arcade-game-designed-by-bubble-bobble-creator-check-out-the-new-screen/

Game was by Bubble Bobble creator, made it as far as location tests. Seems it might not be a prototype of SegaSonic the Hedgehog - despite the similarities!

Offline FlareHabanero

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Re: SegaSonic the Hedgehog arcade prototype supposedly uncovered
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 01:39:27 am »
https://twitter.com/okunari/status/482316164047986689

Apparently the SEGASonic Bros. game is some sort of puzzle game?

Offline Kuronoa

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Re: SegaSonic the Hedgehog arcade prototype supposedly uncovered
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2016, 10:15:15 am »
Whoa I wonder what else Early Sonic years has we are missing?  This is fascinating.
The game itself doesn't sound too great, I can see why it didn't go far.  Although I guess it already looks nicer than Sonic Eraser as a Sonic puzzle game.

EDIT:  The date stamped on those tweets.  :o
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 10:17:35 am by Kuronoa »

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Re: SegaSonic the Hedgehog arcade prototype supposedly uncovered
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2016, 09:50:39 pm »
Quartermann was always on top of things back in the day... he was covering the development of the Playstation circa '92 as well.

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Re: SegaSonic the Hedgehog arcade prototype supposedly uncovered
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 07:04:13 pm »
https://twitter.com/okunari/status/482316164047986689

Apparently the SEGASonic Bros. game is some sort of puzzle game?
  That's what I thought when reading that update ;P