Proto:Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen
This page details one or more prototype versions of Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen.
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This prototype is documented on Hidden Palace.
A prototype of Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen dated June 1994 (a month before the final) was found on a Sega Channel development disc from January 1996. The original BIN file was oddly missing, but two LZSS-compressed copies (YU_YU.GI and YU_YU.SA) were present.
While there are a number of differences from the final game, perhaps the most notable aspect of this prototype isn't even related to the game at all.
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SEGA MEGA DRIVE (C)SEGA 1994.JUN YUYU HAKUSYO YUYU HAKUSYO GM G-004103-00
SEGA MEGA DRIVE (C)SEGA 1994.JUL YUYU HAKUSYO YUYU HAKUSYO GM G-004122-00
The "GM" code in the prototype is copied from Gunstar Heroes.
The Treasure logo screen and intro sequence are missing. It jumps straight from the Sega screen to the title.
The title screen itself was completely overhauled for the final. The prototype displays the traditional Yuu Yuu Hakusho logo on a solid blue background with no subtitle. The final version uses a unique calligraphy-style logo on a textured background.
The prototype music uses the ending version of "Smiling Bomb" (track 89) rather than the title versions (tracks 92/93), which are still present in the prototype sound test.
The options menu was translated from English to Japanese. Controller configuration settings and a help section were added.
One option that was removed from the final menu was "CHECK". Turning this on enables a CPU meter of sorts. Press X at any time to turn it on/off.
The song stands in for the following tracks:
- 80 - (blank)
- 8D - Mountain Peak
- 8E - Character Select
- 90 - Continue?
- 91 - Game Over
- 95 - Evil World
- 97-9F - (blank)
Younger Toguro is completely missing from the prototype screen. The game crashes at the beginning of the match if you try force-selecting him, and he has no graphical data left in the ROM, so he likely wasn't finished yet.
The characters were spaced farther apart in the final version, presumably to make them easier to select. Jin was also flipped the opposite direction.
- Itsuki is missing his floating hands technique.
Genkai's sleeves are the same color as her hair in the prototype. This was corrected so they're the same color as her pants.
Kurama's sprite set was almost entirely retouched for the final release.
Itsuki's energy charging effect was made thicker.
Elder Toguro's charging animation was slightly recolored to create a brighter lighting effect.
The player can choose which palette a character uses by selecting the character with either A, B, or C. A (also Start) selects the default palette, while B and C select the alternate palettes.
For his default palette, the red used in Kurama's hair, shoes, and belt was made a darker shade. The deep purple outlining his pants and sleeves was also darkened to a bluer shade.
Kurama's second palette was changed from red and blue to pink and yellow. His third palette was changed from all-green to green and white.
For his default palette, the purples used for Hiei's pants were darkened. They were previously the same shades of purple used for his shirt. The turquoise used in his hair and belt was also darkened.
Hiei's third palette was changed from red and green to all-green.
Elder Toguro's second palette was changed from blue and green to red and brown. His third palette was changed from a light brown to a dark brown.
Sonic Crackers Data
Starting at 0x154BC0 in the ROM are leftover graphics from Sonic Crackers!
The data consists of Tails' sprites for the overhead "Field" areas: his walking and standing sprites seen in the April 1, 1994 build, plus a bunch of newer animations.