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Proto:Motocross Championship

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Motocross Championship.


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Believe it or not, this game has quite a few prototypes that still need a few adjustments. Although, one's opinion may vary whether or not the final game needed more work. All the prototypes documented here were released as part of drx's release of hundreds of Sega prototypes on February 2008.

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October 12, 1994 Prototype

(Prototype source: Hidden Palace)

General Differences

  • The header says "MOTOCROSS FOR MARS," which is most likely a working title
  • Only one lap in Free Race instead of 5
  • Music continues playing when the game is paused.
  • Instead of a pause graphic, there is an actual menu. However, a glitch can be exploited. By going into season race and exiting early, the player automatically gets first place. Also, the music and sound continue playing in the background.
  • The player cannot punch the rivals
  • Many sound effects and voices are missing, including the announcer
  • The password function in season mode doesn't work - it sends you straight to a new game instead.
  • Four difficulty levels (Beginner, Novice, Amateur, Pro) instead of three (Amateur, Expert, Pro)
  • "Practice" mode is called "Arcade" mode
  • Checkpoint girls are missing
  • No countdown before the race begins

Aesthetic Differences

October 12, 1994 Prototype Final
Not radical enough Look at that awesome tilt

No copyright or blinking "Press Start" in this prototype. The title screen picture has a slight angle to it in the final version. The bike itself was edited to remove Sega's logo weirdly.

October 12, 1994 Prototype Final
Even a Mac could display a JPEG The picture actually looks okay-ish

The credits screen is more or less absent in this build. Instead, a screen with a poorly done "Course Selection" graphic is in its place.

October 12, 1994 Prototype Final
A little less pinker... but it doesn't really make this any less eye-bleeding

No box is surrounding the password and this screen was re-rendered, changing the color of the shapes from pink and red to purple.

October 12, 1994 Prototype Final
Surely, it must look cool. It could have been worse.

The super bike's graphics have yet to be implemented, using the 250cc bike's instead with a "PLACE SUPER BIKE HERE" message.

October 12, 1994 Prototype Final
Lazy gradients Slightly less lazy gradients

The "Your New Bike" is a message displayed over the bike rather than on a bar.

October 17, 1994 Prototype

(Prototype source: Hidden Palace)

General Differences

  • The header says "MOTOCROSS FOR MARS," which is most likely a working title
  • Rather than hearing an announcer, the words "Three... Two... One... Go!" are printed on the screen

Aesthetic Differences

October 17, 1994 Prototype Final
Motocrosschamp32xproto101794titlescreen.png Motocrosschamp32xproto101294titlescreen.png

The title screen now has the same tilt as the final version. The copyright was changed to generalize the publisher's name. All sorts of odd photoshopping happened between this build and the final version, such as the Press Start text being plain text instead of a .jpeg rotated slightly, the missing trademark sign, and reduction of brightness on the motorcycle.

October 17, 1994 Prototype Final
Motochampcreditsproto1017.png Motochampcreditsfinal.png

The credits screen now has the final image, but it has placeholder text, since the credits haven't actually been typed up.

October 17, 1994 Prototype Final
Motochampseasonscreen1proto1017.png Motochampseasonscreen1final.png

The pinks and reds became purple, "Prepare to Race!" was deleted from the final version, and the pattern on the sides was redrawn.