Mirrored from Sonic Retro:
MarzSyndrome wrote:Decided to try one of the old Smash Packs from the late 90's for shits and giggles. The first one to be precise.
Thought I'd give one of my faves - Revenge of Shinobi - another go, even though I've beaten it to death like infinity times.
Except curiously - despite this being a US-originated product - it's going by the name of The Super Shinobi for today.
Cue the Sega logo. Dum de dum.
Then almost immediately, the intro plays (no copyright screen).... but with the music from Level 1. Erm?
Press Start to get to the menu.
Hang about, what are those funny numbers in the corner? Do I smell........ LEVEL SELECT?
Check the options.
Almost straight away, I notice a new option - No Death. It appears to make you totally invincible. No kidding.
Start Level 1. It plays music from one of the later levels. What. The. Fuck?
Folks, I'm starting to suspect that whoever compiled this compilation back in late '98/early '99 seemingly wasn't smart enough to notice they were bundling what appears to be some kind of beta version of a classic Sega title into their set. I know Steve Snake provided the emulator, but did he choose the games as well, or was that someone else's job?
GerbilSoft wrote:Found the image in memory. Extracting...
EDIT: The MEMO section of the ROM header says "A0115 Sega Channel". Maybe this is a Sega Channel-specific ROM?
Even more strange, since the SEGA Channel didn't exist back when Revenge of Shinobi was being developed.
This is not the first time a previously undumped ROM has been found inside a SEGA collection (Ristar version 00 comes to mind), by the way.