Proto:Mega Man 7/Sprite Changes
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The hit graphic was redrawn slightly to straighten out some of the lines.
Bass' jump-firing animation was altered from tilting back to tiling forward.
While the large energy and weapon capsules look identical in both the prototype and the final game, the small capsules were quite different. Though not identical by any means, this early design appears to have been based on the energy and weapon capsules from Mega Man X.
W Tank Pickup
The W Tank item was made a bit slimmer for the final version.
The Derusu Beehive had a palette change after the sample version. The prototype's beehive's arrow was removed from the final version.
The Gobot enemy is a fair bit larger in the sample version of the game.
Gockroach S has a slight red tint in the sample version.
Palette changes from dark purple and yellow to light blue and pink.
A simple palette change from red body and blue flame, to purple body and red flame.
While barely noticeable, there is a palette change here. The dark brown color of the Tamagodon is darker in the final version.
The design of this enemy was entirely changed. The Final version fits in much better with the Classic series style.
All of the pumpkin layers in the prototype are orange. In the final the second pumpkin was given a purple color, a change which was also applied to the stumps at the bottom. The shading is also darker, and the white gleam on the top was changed to a yellow-ish palette.
Palette updated to reflect the darker cave walls in Freeze Man's stage.
Icicle Teku's Icicle
The icicles that hang from the Icicle Teku were completely redrawn for the final version of the game. They were also made slightly larger.
The shading on the tire was brightened in the final version.
Another completely redesigned object. It looks less like a destroyable enemy in the final version.
White Bear Machine's Ice
The ice crystals produced by the White Bear Machines in Freeze Man's stage were simple ice blocks in the prototype.
White Bear Machine's Icicle
Altered to match the style of the Icicle Teku's icicle.
In the prototype, extra lives do not flash, as they do in the final.