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Dynamite Alex

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Title Screen

Dynamite Alex

Developers: Ryan Silberman (Windows), Zachary Wiebe, NovaWare (Android)
Publisher: Ryan Silberman
Platforms: Windows, Android
Released in US: February 17, 2014


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.


Dynamite Alex is a little run-'n-gun platformer with Mega Man X-ish controls.

Unused Alex Sprites

This is found with the rest of Alex's sprites.

spr_p_sliding

Dynamite-Alex-Sliding-Animation.gif Alex sliding down... something.

Unused Enemy Sprites

Dynamite-Alex-Green-Enemy-Jump.gif The enemy in the green suit was supposed to jump! Unfortunately, the jumping couldn't make the final cut.

Unused Cutscene Sprites

There were originally going to be cutscenes after just about every world, as implied by the sprites and load of cut dialogue. In the final, the only cutscenes remaining were after the first and last bosses.

Alex

Dynamite-Alex-Cutscene-Sad-Arm-Raise.gif Alex simply never raises her arm like this.

Mr. Green Suit

Dynamite-Alex-Cutscene-Enemy-Talk.gif Dynamite-Alex-Cutscene-Robber-Talk.gif The enemies were supposed to have stuff to say! They don't make any appearances in the two cutscenes that remain in the final.

Cutscene 2

Password?

XJ9

Entrance is right this way, sir.

Right this way, ma'am. Neat blaster.


Just get inside, ma'am.
Somebody's making us skip to the level.

A series of exchanges that was supposed to be used in a cutscene that shows how Alex got into the night club. The term "XJ9" is a small reference to the Nickelodeon cartoon My Life as a Teenage Robot. The last bit of dialogue is for when the player presses Enter during the cutscene to skip it.

Cutscene 3

Good evening. Enjoying the party?

....Yeaaaaah. Are you in on all this?

Not really. I'm pretty neutral.

Do you at least know where these guys
are coming from?

Oh, yeah. They were all created. By some
dude in the mountains or...something.

I didn't pay much attention to the
monologue the "guard" gave me.

Whatever. That's all I need to know.

Fine! Don't say "Thank you" or "Goodbye"!
See if I care!


Oh come on now! Don't leave me here
all by myself!

This would take place after the boss in the night club. Once again, the last bit of dialogue is for when Enter is pressed to skip the cutscene.

Cutscene 4

Alright! Show yourself right now!

ALL ABOARD THE S.S. EVIL!!!!

"S.S. Evil"? Really? Sigh........whatever.....


I'll just be ignoring you for now.

This cutscene calls the world that takes place on the ship "S.S. Evil". In the final version (at least in the Android version; the PC game does not show world names), this world is known as "S.S. Doominator". The last bit of dialogue is for when Enter is pressed to skip the cutscene.

Unnumbered Cutscene

Okay, I've got a question: Where are you guys
coming from?!

Hmph! What if I refuse to answer?

Don't ask questions you won't be able to
handle the answer to.

Can't argue with that, I suppose. Anyway, we
were actually created.

Created?

Yes - By our boss. He created all of
us. We are merely artificial and set to
work.

Typical...Where is he located?

Have you not seen us come from the
mountains in the distance? His base is
somewhere across those mountains.

That's all I need to know.

Did she really just leave me here...........?


What?! Hey! Come back here!
Don't leave me like this!

A cutscene that doesn't even have an order number and is an even earlier version of Cutscene 3.

Cameo Dialogue

There are cameos by several characters, and for the most part, each character says a unique line when you approach him or her. However, a few are completely silent. Fewer originally did have lines, but were cut because the characters they're assigned to are located at the very bottom of the screen, which would make the dialogue box obscure portions of the cameo sprites awkwardly if they were implemented.

Can you check to see if these coins are
bad? I'd rather NOT take another risk.

Arin and Danny from Game Grumps make a hidden appearance in the game! This line in particular pokes fun at when Danny and Ross played Default Dan. Arin doesn't even have a dialogue box, implying that the reason for not implementing these in-game was settled before then.


I don't wanna get killed in here! But.......
Those red coins are so tantalizing.....

This is for Jacob, the guy found in one of the last levels. He's located in an area with spike balls and red coins, so that's what the dialogue complements. Interestingly, Jacob himself is from a game the developer cancelled early in development.


Who am I, you ask? Why, I'm Sky Man!
Yet instead of sky powers, I throw blades.

Dialogue for Sky Man, who can be found in the caverns.

Unused Level Features

Neon Nights Mk. II

The nightclub world.

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It's a cup supposedly containing beer.

DynamiteAlexBeer.gif

The beer itself. This, along with the cup, was meant to simply be an animated decoration.

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A "Crony" television. The Popp Stars band was supposed to appear onscreen.

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A platform that appeared in an earlier version of the levels.

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This pair of walls was going to be used in the boss battle! The level would scroll back and forth as the boss attacks.

Unused Music

Two MIDIs can be found in the game file. They were used as placeholders before MP3s were added in as the soundtrack.

A MIDI of the Lava Powerhouse music from Sonic Spinball.

A MIDI of Journey to Silius.

Early Logos

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The main logo underwent a couple changes during development.

Trailer/Demo Leftovers

DynamiteAlexRyanPresents.gif

"Ryan Silberman Presents".

DynamiteAlexDemoTape.gif

Used in a demo version of the game, of course.

DynamiteAlexChooseLevel.gif

Text telling you to pick a level.

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These portraits would appear in the level selection screen.

DynamiteAlexComingSoonTrailerScreen.gif

An animated "Coming Soon" graphic.

DynamiteAlexComingSoonDemoScreen.png

A static "Coming Soon" graphic. It shows Stanstone Mountains with a blue sky instead of orange.

Unused Rooms

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An early version of The City of Costansin. The room is rather small in width and ends prematurely, without a flag to shoot to clear the level.

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The level selection screen from a demo build.

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A placeholder room. Used as a base for every new level to be created.

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A wide test level was used for testing out new enemies and terrain.