I’m going to be honest in that I don’t have much interest in these releases, or in the Sega Saturn in general, but I do love to see new downloadable game dumps.
There are hoping to make three games available.
– Chill (Beta 19/1/1998)
This is, withouth doubt, the most appealing prototype of the lot. As you may now, this snowboard game from Silicon Dreams was targeted and fully developed for the Sega Saturn, but this version never got a commercial release at all. It’s one of the most popular Sega Saturn unreleased games, also considering the well known fact that a prototype containing the full version of the game was present within the collector’s community hands.
– Werewolf the Apocalypse (Early Prototype 7/23/96)
This familiar title comes from the American development division from CAPCOM, and as you may remember, it was already made available recently in a joint release with Hidden Palace.
However, this prototype from SF is a later build than the one we released, as he already specified himself. The date is about a month later, and there is some new content. This has even been of surprise since I didn’t expect it to be that improved according to the time frame between both builds. As I could only judge from SF’s own video recording, I thought it was essentially the same thing as our proto at the beginning, but it isn’t.
With only a first glance done, some interesting and noted differences came to appreciation. There are some gameplay menus (something to be suspected of, since this game mixes RPG elements), the control setup is somewhat different and seems to have the object interaction partially implemented through a pop-up window, and there is an improved hit detection and combat with enemies. To sum up, another interesting protoype that complements what we could already preserve about this unfinished project from Capcom.
– Virtua Cop 2 alpha (5/03/96)
The arcade hit from SEGA and by the renowned AM2. This prototype is in a early state of the conversion to the Sega Saturn, about six months before it reached the shelves according to the dates.
It only the features the BEGINNING level, but it also has some small differences concerning textures, icons, objects, menus and other things. They are the sort of little details to be curious to and which prove the changing aspects of game development until it ends and the title gets released.
They are looking for 600â‚¬ in order to release them, after paying 800â‚¬ to acquire them originally (roughly $800 and $11100 USD).
See the thread in their forums here for donation info or more screen shots.