can someone make me a fake Van Damme videogame cover? Kinda like Guntz's? Mega Drive prefferred
here are pics to work off of
I would love that Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble repro if it used the European cover artwork instead of the North American one.
Sadly, the only good source image that there's around (which comes from Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver) sticks with the North American artwork.
Putty Squad was supposed to be quite completed, since it was reviewed by several European magazines back in the day. The only known existing ROM of this one is indeed in the hands of famed proto collector drx, but his version seems to be pretty early compared with the review copies that were developed and sent to mags back in 1995. He also has an allegedly early ROM of Ocean's The Flintstones movie game, which was also unreleased aside from its short-lived presence in the North American Sega Channel.
Would like to see what they do have to say about these "rumour" reviews.
This means that either they don't have a ROM of the game any longer and can't remember a thing about their own past developments, or they are just trying to mask the thing away from people interested in the matter.
Last edited by Wesker; 09-13-2011 at 10:54 AM.
Take a closer look and you'll notice how both Sonic and Knuckles are better shaped in the European version, trying to make them closer to their Japanese designs. That's the only significant difference, since both Dr. Eggman ( ) and Fang look identical and the rest of the landscape is pretty much the same.
It's a little picky to point out such a small comestic difference (although for the better IMO) but since we are dealing with an European Master System cover repro, it should use the appropiate European artwork to be more accurate. Unfortunately, there's not a good source image for the European artwork unlike there is for the North American one.
Last edited by Wesker; 09-13-2011 at 01:28 PM.
You just makes me crazy about this unreleased rom!
I love the music in the first one on the Mega Drive. It was a Matt Furniss job.
Do you know if he was in the second one?
What Matt Furniss actually did in the Mega Drive version of Mr. Nutz was converting/rearranging the music originally composed by Raphaël Gesqua for the SNES version, which was done before the Mega Drive version. Matt did a pretty good conversion job still, but I guess he did it because the French based Ocean team that developed the first Mr. Nutz game, while still being able to port the game to the Mega Drive themselves (and sadly stripping a lot of fancy graphical effects in the process), couldn't do the music conversion in their own and Ocean hired Matt Furniss and the Krysalis music engine to handle it.
The second Mr. Nutz game was done by different people altogether. This game was developed by German based NEON Studios first on the Amiga (as Mr. Nutz: Hoppin' Mad) and then they ported it themselves to the Mega Drive according to what Peter Thierolf has always said. It's unclear how the music was converted to the Mega Drive, but I tend to think that Rudolf Stember, the original Amiga version composer, actually did it himself by using the same Audios Wave Slave music engine that Chris Hülsbeck relied on, since the people at NEON and Factor 5 were so closely partened for all things development.
Here's a couple of music tracks of Mr. Nutz: Hoppin' Mad (Mr. Nutz 2) on the Amiga.
You'll notice how different this music is to the first Mr. Nutz game, more akin to the likes of computer based side scrollers like Turrican and Jazz Jackrabbit.
Last edited by Wesker; 09-13-2011 at 02:20 PM.
"I tend to think that Rudolf Stember, the original Amiga version composer, actually did it himself by using the same Audios Wave Slave music engine that Chris Hülsbeck relied on, since the people at NEON and Factor 5 were so closely partened for all development stuff."
So I'm glad, 'cause Audios Wave Slave music engine is awesome.
Great info, thanks! Rep given!
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If GAMERS reviewed Putty Squad, the game was made. I have all issues of that mag, it was THE most relieable source for Sega games in Germany. If there is one magazine I have absolute trust in, it is GAMERS.
If the devs say there was no MD version it was either made by an outside team, they forgot bbeause it was ages ago and only a port, or they lie.
Nobody would be dumb enouh to pay for ad space for a game that is not even in development.
The ad and the review together show that the game exists.
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