Monday, 16 July 2007

I have Sonic X-Treme!!!

Ok, now that I got your attention, the title isn't entirely true, but close enough. Remember that Sonic X-Treme video that caleb posted awhile ago? Remember when gnome said "perhaps we could find some working prototype"? Well, I've found it!

According to DCForums (and Kotaku) there are only 2 discs left with that demo, one locked up inside the SEGA HQ and another one that was stolen by the employee responsible for destroying all the demo discs that were made. This very employee then sold that demo for the ridiculous amount of $2500 and the buyer decided to spread the "sonic game that never was". Here you have a little explanation:

"This disc is not a complete game, the simple reason being that there never was a complete game. What this disc contains is the small playable demo that was produced initially as a proof of concept for Sega of Japan, and then shown to the press at Gamer's Day in 1996. The four screenshots at the bottom of this page are taken from this very same demo.

This is, he assured me, the only playable Saturn build ever seen outside of the development office itself, and I really have no reason to believe otherwise. Furthermore, with the possible exception of one disc under heavy lock and key in Sega's library (according to another anonymous employee, who I spoke to about two years ago), this is very likely to be the only surviving disc PERIOD. Why does he know this? Because he destroyed the others himself, it was part of his job.

I guess the point I'm getting at is that, for better or for worse, this small little demo IS Sonic X-Treme for the Saturn. And if that's something you feel you have to have,'d better grab this, because there's not going to be another opportunity. There is no chance of a "more complete build," and it isn't likely that another copy survived."

So, tonight I'm going to download this baby and tomorrow I'll try it ASAP and inform all of you guys about it. OMG, I can't wait!!! :D


gnome said...

This my friend is the blogging discovery of the bloody year! Excellent! Fantastic!

Sonic X-treme...

fatherkrishna said...

I'll second that! Stunning discovery! Well done that man!

X-tremely good work!