Known only as "drx," some mysterious mage has resurrected a Sonic the Hedgehog 2
prototype cart and promptly dumped it (for emulation). It's an early build of Sega's sequel that's more akin to the first game than to the final version of Sonic 2
. Can you spot the differences?
It's been suggested that this prototype is the same alpha build that was featured in several episodes of Nick Arcade
. Another early build, often referred to as Sonic 2 Beta
, was stolen from a toy show in New York back in '92. The cart was pirated and sold as a final version in parts of Asia and Brazil, despite only featuring four semi-playable levels.