Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Apr 2, 2002 prototype)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Apr 2, 2002 prototype)
Build date Apr 2, 2002 15:50:28
Build name Preview
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date September 18, 2021
Origin DVD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Buffy the Vampire Slayer for preview
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Buffy the Vampire Slayer
System Xbox
Genre Beat-Em-Up
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Jul 17, 2002
US Jul 17, 2002
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Sep 13, 2002
US Aug 18, 2002
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A prototype of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the Xbox.


  • Compiled three and a half months before the final US build (the first available retail build).
  • Different opening video, the resolution is smaller for some reason.
  • The game has the text "v3.103 system" on the bottom right corner of the screen visible at all times.
  • This build of the game outputs many error/verbose message logs on screen, usually during certain cutscenes.
  • There's an option to change the difficulty in the Options menu that was cut from the final game.
  • An option to enable/disable tips is missing from the display options menu.
  • The start game screen is slightly different in this build. One notable difference is that this build tells you how many total blocks are on the current storage device, whereas the final build only tells you how many total free blocks are avaialbe instead.
  • The profile selection is on its own separate screen in this build whereas its part of the device selection menu in the final.
  • The Spanish Mission title text is displayed on the top left and is missing the location and exact time. The final includes this extra bit of information and was moved to the top right of the screen instead.
  • The candle model in the first puzzle of the game is not a lantern like in the final.
  • Different or missing comments from Buffy during gameplay.
  • Missing ambient sound effects.
  • XBE information:
    • Internal Name: Buffy: The Vampire S
    • Maker ID and Product Number: EA-18
    • Executable Name: default.xbe
    • Executable checksum (MD5): 3e9d30df97eb484a27f48335a0678d49
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: Yes (Xemu) (as of September 12, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.




File Type Date Size SHA-1
Xbox - Buffy the Vampire Slayer for preview.bin File 2021-03-10 12:44:43 1.49 GB 5201c44a0fb7b0ab10767e57badeddf44fc6d20f
Xbox - Buffy the Vampire Slayer for preview.cue File 2021-03-10 12:44:44 109 bytes 7c6aeb78edd8d1d839867d7e36a93aec5fffd24d
Xbox - Buffy the Vampire Slayer for preview.jpeg File 2021-04-09 22:13:29 1.97 MB e9d440a4b4d63682399d351688d9519da8c8ce29


A huge thanks to ehw for researching this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also