A Quick Look At 554 Tails and the Music Maker 554 Prototypes


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This video shows some recording of me looking at the various prototypes of "Tails and the Music Maker" that were released by the Hidden-Palace website.

Not all the ROMs are shown in this recording because I wanted to cut some of the redundancies and such.

Here's a list of what I saw;

"Tails and the Music Maker (Pico) (Prototype 0601 - Jun 03, 1994, 09.00)" - appears to actually boot into the game "Magic Crayons" with a placeholder header and some other things. Not shown in the video. I have not compared it with the final "Magic Crayons".

"Tails and the Music Maker (Pico) (Prototype 0608 - Jun 08, 1994, 16.55)" - Has the same header and Pico splash logo as the previous ROM that booted into "Magic Crayons", but is much more certainly an early version of Tails and the Music Maker. Lots of footage of this is in this video. A lot of the content to be used in the final game is "mostly there" but in an earlier, less polished stage. The credits are missing, too.

"Tails and the Music Maker (Pico) (Prototype 0623 - Jun 24, 1994, 07.55)" - Credits are in. Most of the content besides the last pages are much closer to final version.

"Tails and the Music Maker (Pico) (Prototype 0725 - Jun 26, 1994, 10.44)" - "Pico" splash screen from the final version is in. Last few pages appear closer to final than previous versions.

I am uncertain what is different in "Tails and the Music Maker (Pico) (Prototype 0722 - Jul 22, 1994, 21.49)" or "Tails and the Music Maker (Pico) (Prototype 701B - Jul 02, 1994, 17.16)".

"Tails and the Music Maker (Pico) (Prototype 0927 - Sep 27, 1994, 14.20)" and "Tails and the Music Maker (Pico) (Prototype 1004 - Oct 05, 1994, 12.55)" appear to both be PAL version prototypes, likely based off modifying the NTSC version. I am uncertain what is different between them.

There do not appear to be any prototypes in this set for the "Hirameki Mirai Kids" Japanese version or any other non-English versions.

I may look at at the Prototype sets for "Huckle and Lowly's Busiest Day Ever", "Mickey's Blast Into the Past" and "Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld" next if this is appreciated.
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