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Proto:Sonic 3D Blast (Sega Saturn)

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Sonic 3D Blast (Sega Saturn).

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Oct 8, 1996 prototype of Sonic 3D Blast (Sega Saturn), dated Oct 8, 1996, was released by drx during the February 23, 2008 proto release. It is the only known beta of Sonic 3D Blast (Saturn) so far.

General Differences

  • Pressing Start will skip levels. Sometimes this will cause the game to lock up.
  • Pressing A does a Spin Dash, while B and C are the jump buttons. In the final game, B does a Spin Dash, while A and C are the jump buttons.
  • No bosses are present.
  • Tails and Knuckles do appear in their intended positions but trying to access the special stages will not work.
  • Three Acts are missing - Diamond Dust 2, as well as both Volcano Valley 1 and 2.
  • This particular demo lacks any music or sound in-game. The only sound is on the title screen, where it plays the ring loss sound.
  • The main menu only has a "Start" option.
  • Later levels after Rusty Ruin don't have all badniks implemented yet which means they are impossible to beat without the use of the Start button.
(Source: Sonic Retro)

Visual Differences

Several Zones either have unfinished art or borrow art straight from the Genesis version.

SS3D Saturn Tech Demo title.png

The title screen is nearly identical to the one in the Genesis version.

SS3D Saturn Tech Demo menu.png

The menu uses a different texture, and also all buttons are start. The background also uses a higher resolution of the infamous Strabismus Sonic render.