Dark Rift (May 14, 1996 prototype)

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Dark Rift (May 14, 1996 prototype)
Build date May 14, 1996 21:26:18
Build name E3
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date April 17, 2021
Origin CD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Dark Rift E3 Version 1 5-15
Dump method PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716UF 1.11 03/23/07 15:10 (CloneCD)
Game Dark Rift
System PlayStation
Genre Fighting
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Unreleased
US Unreleased
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Unreleased
US Unreleased
Release date Unreleased
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A prototype of Dark Rift for the PlayStation.

Notes

  • Unreleased PS1 port. The game released on N64 in 1997.
  • Two player demo build.
  • Only Aaron and Gore can be selected. There are a number of other characters in the character select, too, but their icons are much darker than Aaron and Gore and as such their names become difficult to read and their icons hard to view.
  • At the end of the timer, the game immediately returns to the main menu.
  • There appears to be no way to "win", as even emptying your opponent's heatlh bar seems to do nothing.
  • There are two stages present, and the one that is selected depends on which character is selected first.
    • There is a stage for Aaron and a stage for Gore. The stage that is selected depends on the character that is selected when the fist player presses the start button (regardless of whether it's player 1 or player 2 that selects the character).
  • Data for a third playable character, Niiki, also seems to be present, but cannot be selected.
  • Graphics for the other characters present in the character select can be ripped from the files, revealing the names of these characters, as well as what they look like. The names are as follows:
    • Eve
    • Scarlet
    • Zenmuron
    • Gorm
    • Demonica
    • Niiki
    • Delara
    • Sonork
    • Morphix
  • Notably, Demitron is missing from the lineup, whereas Gorm and Delara are not characters that appeared in the final.
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable: Yes (as of April 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.
    • Game contains debugging symbols: No
    • Dump was originally scrambled: No

Screenshots

Origin

Files

File Type Date Size SHA-1
PSX - Dark Rift E3 Version 1 5-15.img File 2020-12-12 17:03:41 68.49 MB 6fc9514b8ba309f0127d75edfb9f4653143d14d0
PSX - Dark Rift E3 Version 1 5-15.cue File 2020-12-12 17:01:11 316 bytes 8df0f1868d8b096dcd42beb54792742286de0110
PSX - Dark Rift E3 Version 1 5-15.ccd File 2020-12-12 17:01:11 1.5 KB f6cb5849e56cf40523a05f4238b006aff4c209af
PSX - Dark Rift E3 Version 1 5-15.sub File 2020-12-12 17:03:50 2.8 MB 03748efd573dcf1f4af7be45c6de868c4135d4b8
PSX - Dark Rift E3 Version 1 5-15.jpeg File 2021-03-14 12:14:06 966.6 KB 7509e9955f5cf30712707beeea7d501d51ec5851

Acknowledgments

A huge thanks to Hwd45 for doing the initial research on this prototype!

See also