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Virgin games prototypes & internal dev feedback letter
Post Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Hello all and happy new year!
Entering our 22nd year and we are still finding new things to release :)

Today we have some cool stuff originating from Virgin Europe. They were unearthed and dumped/scanned by Radar who kindly submitted them here for release.

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To start off on something unusual, we have an internal fax/letter dated December 1992, where Sega are providing feedback to Virgin Games releasing the Master System version of the Mick & Mack Global Gladiators (codenamed McKids):

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We've got a Prototype of Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story for the Game Gear. Three test cartridge boards were found, two of them contained the final build of the game and the third one had seemingly an early version of it. It's not known exactly what the differences are yet, though on the surface from the first few levels it looks similar. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story plays like something between traditional Kung Fu games and Shinobi, worth a try if you haven't played through it yet (and if you find differences with the final build let us know!).

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Two Master System cartridges were also found: Cool Spot, holding a build identical to the final game, and a Prototype of Super Off Road. Interestingly, this build of Super Off Road shows the staff credits on the title screen, while they were removed from the final build (someone maybe sent a fax requesting them to be removed!). It is also unclear what the other differences are!

Thanks Radar!

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Wow!! That Global Gladiator fax is really amazing!! I would like a lot more of this kind of content cound be found...

About this fax... So, that means there's a proto version of Global Gladiators for SMS? LOL

And this Terry Haynes is the same dude who as named as Producer at Probe in The Incredible Hulk?

And, finally, thank you for the new releases, Bock, and for the dumps, Radar. Excellent work!! =)
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:15 pm
It suppose it's possible. People managed to dig up Global Gladiators prototypes for all three Ni****do consoles at the time, even though it wasn't released on any of them.
(I know the SNES beta was a very old scene-warez but the NES/GB had multiple versions just suddenly came out from somewhere. I wonder where.)
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:22 am
Thanks a lot for new dumps!

How about two final builds of Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story? What region build they match: USA or Europe?
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