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Sonic 1 carts differences

Discussion in 'Genesis/Mega Drive' started by Iceman, Jan 28, 2002.

  1. Iceman

    Iceman New Member

    I have both carts, the european Pal, and the Jap one, and i've noticed that there exists a few differences like the missing scroll level at stage 2 (marble zone).

    Can anyone explain the meaning of these changes?
  2. Mike G

    Mike G New Member

    There's also a difference in the Labyrinth Zone - look at the ripple effect in the water on the Japanese version. It's not there in the US/Euro one.

    Basically, as far as I know, Sonic came out in the US and Europe first, in a slightly "unfinished" state (presumably the team didn't quite meet the deadline), and the programmers took the opportunity to add the finishing touches before the Japanese release date.

    What's odd is that Sega continued to ship the "unfinished" versions in US/Europe even *after* the Japanese version was released. I've never seen a US or European cart with the "finished" (Japanese) version of Sonic on it.

  3. Nadius

    Nadius Member

    Not even in the "Genesis Classics" rerelease?
  4. SegaSaturnDDR

    SegaSaturnDDR New Member

    i think the sonic on the genesis 6 pack has those finished effects

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