Alias (Nov 5, 2002 12.56 prototype)

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Alias (Nov 5, 2002 12.56 prototype)
Build date Nov 5, 2002 12:56:24
Build name 5-11-02 ver 2 Gameplay
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date March 20, 2021
Origin CD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Alias 5-11-02 ver 2 Gameplay
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Alias
System PlayStation 2
Genre Action Adventure
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Feb 26, 2004
US Jan 29, 2004
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Feb 26, 2004
US Apr 5, 2004
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A prototype of Alias for the PlayStation 2.


  • An NTSC build from over a year before the final game.
  • Title screen differs from final.
  • Seems to be an especially early build.
  • "Alias" is present on screen at all times.
  • Judging by the game's file size, likely only a small portion of the game is present at this point.
  • The game overall seems to be very incomplete.
    • The menus seem to be quite unfinished and messy. For some reason, the contents of the pause menu more closely resemble a title menu.
    • Collision is generally broken.
    • Parts of the world and the lighting will sometimes awkwardly de-render.
    • The sound effects are quite grating and unpleasant.
    • A single song plays on a loop throughout the game.
    • Animations and combat seem very incomplete.
    • Pausing the game doesn't truly pause it, and the player character will continue to act on the button inputs when using the menus.
  • For some reason, pausing and unpausing causes the player to gain height. Doing this enough will easily lead the player out of bounds. This may have been intentionally implemented for debugging purposes.
  • No known differences from previous build.
  • The "SPECIAL" menu does nothing. "LOAD GAME" just seems to stop the pause menu from appearing anymore.
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable (in PCSX2): Yes (as of March 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.




File Type Date Size SHA-1
PS2 - Alias 5-11-02 ver 2 Gameplay.bin File 2020-10-22 09:32:28 119.1 MB 100d184b8eaa471d12036dada782d91dba03c056
PS2 - Alias 5-11-02 ver 2 Gameplay.cue File 2020-10-22 09:32:28 100 bytes 8ca24230a64ed99cfc12f78cb8bb5bfcb8399078
PS2 - Alias 5-11-02 ver 2 Gameplay.jpeg File 2020-10-22 22:32:59 1.05 MB 8b7b0fbe9704e7242402abb2a2507f00158c1e03


A huge thanks to Hwd45 for doing the initial research on this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also