The Simpsons Skateboarding (May 10, 2002 prototype)

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Title Screen
The Simpsons Skateboarding (May 10, 2002 prototype)
Build date May 10, 2002 15:38:48
Build name Preview
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date March 20, 2021
Origin CD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels The Simpsons Skateboarding For Preview 05-21-2002
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (CloneCD)
Game The Simpsons Skateboarding
System PlayStation 2
Genre Sports - Skateboarding
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Nov 4, 2002
US Oct 4, 2002
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Nov 4, 2002
US Nov 12, 2002
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A prototype of The Simpsons Skateboarding for the PlayStation 2.

Notes

The Cutting Room Floor research
  • Build contains a watermark - "xa37dd45ffe10RS-0000014814-P2-00107cb3fa231144fe2e33ae4783feead2b8a73ff021fac326df0ef9753ab9cdf6573ddff0312fab0b0ff39779eaff312x".
  • Another disc copy of the same exact prototype was found in the lot with watermark - "xa37dd45ffe10RS-0000014803-P2-00507cb3fa231144fe2e33ae4783feead2b8a73ff021fac326df0ef9753ab9cdf6573ddff0312fab0b0ff39779eaff312x".
  • The game starts with an intro video consisting of some early footage.
    • This will repeat until the video is skipped.
  • The title screen has quite a different appearance and makes it very clear that the game is an E3 demo.
  • The loading screen shows the controls and once again reminds the player that it's an E3 demo.
  • The words "E3 DEMO" are also always present on the right-hand side of the screen during play.
  • The pause screen is identical to the loading screen, albeit with the "Resume" and "Quit" options. Despite this, only the "Resume" option can be selected.
    • In the final game, the pause menu is instead presented by a menu on the left of the screen.
  • After the title screen, the game goes straight into the first level. There is no character select, as Bart is selected by default, and there is no Skillz School.
  • A rather unpleasant claxon sound plays every time Bart falls off his board.
  • The arrow displayed at the top of the screen is a different shape to its final appearance.
  • There's no tasks indicator in the top left of the screen.
  • Only one level appears to be accessible under normal means.
    • After rounding up the kids, you're told you've unlocked a new level (as you would in the final game) but you cannot go there because there is no option to travel in the pause menu.
  • The kids are in different locations to the final game. After rounding them up, there's a wide shot of the playground, rather than a shot showing the characters playing in the aforementioned playground.
  • Despite earning money in the tasks, this money cannot be used, as there is no stats menu in the pause menu.
  • Unlocking a new board will also result in no change for the player due to being unable to access any menus to change it.
  • Bart's model appears to have some unusual shading around his hair.
  • Pressing the Select button three or four times in succession enables a free camera mode and displays the camera coordinates on-screen.
    • Both analogue sticks can be used to move and look around.
    • In this mode, pressing L2 drops the player at the camera location and disables the free cam.
    • While moving, pressing and holding the R1 button changes the movement direction.
    • Pressing R2 changes slows the camera movement.
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable (in PCSX2): Yes (as of March 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.

Screenshots

Origin

Files

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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