Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular
|Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular|
Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular was based on Alternative World Games for Commodore 64, but the C64 version had more games.
Two sets of unused graphics can be found in the ROM.
|US version||Japan version|
Oddly enough, during normal gameplay, the infamous Charlie Brown is nowhere to be found. However, sprites for him are still in the ROM!
The Charlie Brown sprites are found just below the sprites that are used for the Pogo event, so it is a very likely possibility that he was meant to be used there, perhaps waiting for Snoopy and Spike at the finish line, since there is a sprite of Charlie Brown facing left, but not right. The other two sprites look to be used once Snoopy or Spike crosses the finish line. It's also quite likely that he would have shared Woodstock's palette, since Woodstock uses two colors and the third color could have simply been a flesh-like color.
In the Japanese version, Donald Duck, Charlie Brown's spot is instead occupied by the text ゲーム (game).
Unused Title Graphic
There is an image of Snoopy on a bike that is unused in the final game. Because of its position in the tileset of the ROM, it could have been used as a title image before they replaced it with the big Snoopy in the bowtie.
Interestingly, in the Japanese version, the 4th PRG ROM bank is padded with graphics from an early version of Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu! These graphics reveal both a spelling error and a subtitle that were removed from the final version of the game.
Document the other differences.
The game was originally released as Donald Duck in Japan. All Disney characters were replaced with Peanuts characters in localization because Kemco's Donald Duck (and Mickey Mouse) video game rights at the time were only applicable in Japan. (This would also explain Mickey Mouse II and Mickey Mouse IV's international identity crises.)
|Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular||Donald Duck|
The title screen was changed accordingly.
|The Peanuts series|
|NES||Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular|
|DOS||Snoopy: The Cool Computer Game|
|Windows||Snoopy vs. The Red Baron|
|Game Boy (Color)||Snoopy's Magic Show • Snoopy no Hajimete no Otsukai • Snoopy Tennis|
|PSP||Snoopy vs. The Red Baron|
|The Donald Duck series|
|Genesis||QuackShot • World of Illusion (Prototype) • Donald in Maui Mallard|
|Game Gear||The Lucky Dime Caper • Deep Duck Trouble|
|Sega Master System||The Lucky Dime Caper (Prototype) • Deep Duck Trouble|
|SNES||Mickey to Donald: Magical Adventure 3 • Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow|
|Game Boy||Maui Mallard|
|Nintendo 64||Disney's Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers|
|Windows||Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow • Disney's Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers (Prototype)|