XGIII: Extreme G Racing (Jun 29, 2001 prototype)

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XGIII: Extreme G Racing (Jun 29, 2001 prototype)
Build date Jun 29, 2001 16:26:12
Build name 7-2-01
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date March 20, 2021
Origin CD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Extreme-G 3 7-2-01
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game XGIII: Extreme G Racing
System PlayStation 2
Genre Racing
Final build JP N/A
EU Jul 23, 2001
US Aug 3, 2001
Release date JP Sep 12, 2002
EU Jul 23, 2001
US Aug 21, 2001
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A prototype of XGIII: Extreme G Racing for the PlayStation 2.

Notes

  • Slightly later prototype.
  • The poses of the characters on the title screen look a bit different. It also seems to only ever take an orange background colour, as opposed to the multiple colours the title screen takes in the final.
  • Several of the tracks seem to be unfinished.
  • Track icons look a lot more basic - they all use the same track image and overlay the image with a red number rather than the track name and length in white text.
  • The loading screens are a lot more basic, simply saying "Now Loading..." rather than displaying an image of the track.
  • At the end of a race, there is no "Race Over" text.
  • There appears to be a number of glitches, especially in menus:
    • All music will occasionally abruptly stop.
    • There are several menus where text items overlay eachother in awkward and likely unintentional ways.
    • Oddly, you are able to select time trial options which are unlocked but are too expensive to purchase. Attempting to purchase them does nothing, and does not even warn the player of the fact that they are too expensive.
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable (in PCSX2): Yes (as of March 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.

Screenshots

Origin

Files

File Type Date Size SHA-1
PS2 - Extreme-G 3 7-2-01.bin File 2020-05-26 21:26:33 444.33 MB 5c2e3830947ae0ae7e063f8674955d023015248f
PS2 - Extreme-G 3 7-2-01.cue File 2020-05-26 21:16:15 82 bytes b4c68295e062df586fb9f1a817f28a0fe3e66ef0
PS2 - Extreme-G 3 7-2-01.jpeg File 2021-03-14 11:11:13 1.58 MB aa005715a56c75b081891652c322028e534c8e20

Acknowledgments

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