Broken Helix (Jan 13, 1997 prototype)

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Broken Helix (Jan 13, 1997 prototype)
Build date Jan 13, 1997 13:12:18
Build name 1-13-97
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date April 17, 2021
Origin CD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Broken Helix 1-13-97
Dump method PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716UF 1.11 03/23/07 15:10 (CloneCD)
Game Broken Helix
System PlayStation
Genre Action Adventure
Final build JP Jan 9, 1998
EU Sep 12, 1997
US May 15, 1997
Release date JP Mar 26, 1998
EU Sep 12, 1997
US May 31, 1997
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A prototype of Broken Helix for the PlayStation.


  • Noticeably smaller game size compared to retail
  • Konami logo can be skipped
  • Weird start to the opening cut scene where a line at the bottom of the screen shrinks down before the scene actually commences
  • No main menu. From the title screen, it goes straight to the campaign, starting with prologue cut scene
  • Skipping the opening sequence does not skip the title screen
  • Different, simpler loading screen
  • Camera is zoomed in near Jake's head
  • First mission progresses somewhat differently
  • No on-screen prompts
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: Yes (as of April 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.
    • Game contains debugging symbols: N/A
    • Dump was originally scrambled: No




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A huge thanks to Iniche for doing the initial research on this prototype!

See also