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Community release: SEGA SATURN PACK: Chill + Werewolf + VC2

22 Apr 2010, 16:40

SEGASaturno is once again presenting a community release of unreleased games. This time we have a very special pack of SEGA SATURN games, which is a good thing since this particular system doesn't have many stuff of this kind made available to the public, something we hope to fix as much as possible.

Our friend Segafreak_NL is the one who has brought us these prototypes in order to make them available to everyone. Our gratitude goes to him for that, joining to many other partners who also allowed us to obtain and preserve prototypes and to make them known by the community, such as DreamTR, drx and The Punisher.

Now I'll introduce you to the content of this pack, which will be released as soon as the required amount of donations is met. It has three Sega Saturn prototypes which have been combined and jointly identified by Segafreak_NL as the 3 'n' one Saturn action pack. These prototypes are the ones that follow:


- Chill (Beta 19/1/1998)

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This is, withouth doubt, the most appealing prototype of the lot. As you may now, this snowboard game from Silicon Dreams was targeted and fully developed for the Sega Saturn, but this version never got a commercial release at all. It's one of the most popular Sega Saturn unreleased games, also considering the well known fact that a prototype containing the full version of the game was present within the collector's community hands.

Feel free to check these scans from SSMagazine:

http://www.segasaturno.com/portal/files ... turn01.jpg
http://www.segasaturno.com/portal/files ... turn02.jpg
http://www.segasaturno.com/portal/files ... turn03.jpg
http://www.segasaturno.com/portal/files ... turn04.jpg

Until just recently, the Sega Saturn didn't have many unreleased games made available to the public. And so far, you don't have that much of them either. Bringing this game out is something of great worth, and even more when considering it's essentially a full game.

After out checkouts, it can be concluded that the game is complete and can be played and finished properly, so it isn't an early prototype at all. A fully developed and completed version, which makes it indeed the thing that was going to be put on retail.

Here are some screenshots:

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For more info: SEGASaturno and SEGA Database.



- Werewolf the Apocalypse (Early Prototype 7/23/96)

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This familiar title comes from the American development division from CAPCOM, and as you may remember, it was already made available recently in a joint release with Hidden Palace.

However, this prototype from SF is a later build than the one we released, as he already specified himself. The date is about a month later, and there is some new content. This has even been of surprise since I didn't expect it to be that improved according to the time frame between both builds. As I could only judge from SF's own video recording, I thought it was essentially the same thing as our proto at the beginning, but it isn't.

With only a first glance done, some interesting and noted differences came to appreciation. There are some gameplay menus (something to be suspected of, since this game mixes RPG elements), the control setup is somewhat different and seems to have the object interaction partially implemented through a pop-up window, and there is an improved hit detection and combat with enemies. To sum up, another interesting protoype that complements what we could already preserve about this unfinished project from Capcom.

Have some screenshots to check out:

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Fore more info: SEGA Database and SEGASaturno



- Virtua Cop 2 alpha (5/03/96)

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The arcade hit from SEGA and by the renowned AM2. This prototype is in a early state of the conversion to the Sega Saturn, about six months before it reached the shelves according to the dates.

It only the features the BEGINNING level, but it also has some small differences concerning textures, icons, objects, menus and other things. They are the sort of little details to be curious to and which prove the changing aspects of game development until it ends and the title gets released.

And the appropiate screenshots:

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Many of this was already documented in SF's website.


This are the three prototypes in the pack. Although all these costed us more, we are only asking 600€ in order to release them. And before asking, we actually paid 800€. The difference is already assumed by us, as usual.

Donations for the release of these protos can be done through PayPal. Send your donations (try to do them as gift, so they will be free from PayPal comissions) to the following e-mail adress: [email protected]

As always, we hope there's a positive reaction to this once again. Not only it would be a reason for us to keep obtaining and releasing more stuff for everyone, but it could also be a cause for other people to do the same.

Thanks in advance for your donations and your support. Cheers.


TARGET AMOUNT: 600€




Donators:

tanoka81: 20€
Fandu: 11€
zeros: 20€
Frankie: 20€
Victordelanau: 20€
dagore91: 10€
rod_wod: 6€
mrbigreddog: 8€
darumo: 25€
Denymetanol: 20€
Indiket: 20€
TimeDevouncer: 25€
Nekketsu: 15€
commander: 3€
Ground Zero: 50€
arnoldlayne: 13€
realbrucest: 10€
TunneT: 10€
Lord Kefka : 25€
Segafreak_NL : 25€
chokai: 17€
FacundoARG: 3€
chupito_brisco: 5€
Wesker: 50€
roberam: 5€
MasterPhW: 25€
Ironhell: 50€
Shakey_Jake33: 89€


Gathered: 600€

REMAINING: 0€
Last edited by Ryo Suzuki on 22 Feb 2011, 07:29, edited 13 times in total.
 
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25 Apr 2010, 07:25

Let's start with 20€ from our friend tanoka81.

We are waiting for donations from some friends in the next days :)
 
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06 May 2010, 13:59

We have new donations from our friends:

-Frankie 20€

-Zeros 20€

-Fandu 6€

Let's go!
 
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12 May 2010, 14:56

Now is our mate Victordelanau who puts 20€ more.

Come on :)
 
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14 May 2010, 15:17

And friend dagore91 give us €10

Go, go!!
 
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23 May 2010, 12:10

rod_wod adds 6€. Thanks to him for his contribution.

498€ remaining now.
 
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24 May 2010, 08:25

I donated $10.00 JG
 
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26 May 2010, 07:22

Thanks to both mrbigreddog and darumo for their appreciated donations. :)

Now it's 465€ to go.
 
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17 Jun 2010, 15:59

Come on, people.

We need your help to release this stuff ;)
 
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12 Jul 2010, 17:04

Denymetanol adds 20€ to the sum. Thank you!
 
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20 Jul 2010, 16:33

We just reached the 200€ hitline thanks to contributions from Indiket and TimeDevouncer.

Still some way to reach the target!
 
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27 Jul 2010, 15:32

Now is Nekketsu who puts 15 EUR more!
 
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30 Jul 2010, 08:27

Our friend commader adds 3€ :)
 
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10 Aug 2010, 17:54

Guys. We have been thinking about stopping the community release, given the quiet reception it has and the general lack of interest on it.

If we notice we are still not getting any contributions in the following days, we'll take an inmediate resolution concerning this release, and we'll also reconsider what we'll do with future releases.

Thanks everyone.

P.S.: People who donated already shouldn't worry about this. In case this happens, there will be a solution with them.
 
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10 Aug 2010, 18:25

it's actually a shame that people don't want to donate for these protos because this stuff is hard to find and costs a lot of money to aquire I would donate but the problem in my case is the fact that i'm still technichly a minor and the only way I would be able to donate is to either send cash in an envelope (not a smart idea) or money order (and I don't think that a money order for U.S. currency can be used in euope)
 
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11 Aug 2010, 02:18

Superrayman4 wrote:
it's actually a shame that people don't want to donate for these protos because this stuff is hard to find and costs a lot of money to aquire I would donate but the problem in my case is the fact that i'm still technichly a minor and the only way I would be able to donate is to either send cash in an envelope (not a smart idea) or money order (and I don't think that a money order for U.S. currency can be used in euope)


Western Union works with Europe.
 
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14 Aug 2010, 13:07

Just donated - i hope this will help a bit.
 
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15 Aug 2010, 08:23

Many thanks. That's 15€ to the sum.

Hope this isn't the last contribution we'll count.
 
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18 Aug 2010, 17:07

Sweet, this is getting started once again.

-arnoldlayne 13€

-realbrucest 10€

-TunneT 10€

Way to go, people!
 
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23 Aug 2010, 03:59

Seems this is taking off again, but just a little, and I'm still not very optimistic with this.

Segafreak_NL has just dropped 25€ off the price of the protos. He already did the refund for this.

Our pal Lord Kefka has also contributed 25€. Thanks buddy, as always.

We'll see how this goes on. I was thinking in not only cancelling this community release, but also not doing any other further release. From now, SEGASaturno will wait again, but if this gets stacked again I think we'll get to the conclusion that this is no longer the effort, because there's a lot of hard work of us in these things and not only they don't get the credit, but also get critics and complains from most people.

This is up to your hands now. If you want SEGASaturno to continue releasing prototype stuff, then show your support by contributing, and not by criticizing or putting in doubt everything we do. A little from everyone sums a lot from all.

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