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Posted on 06-23-17 01:54:04 PM (last edited by rabidabid at 06-23-17 07:39:13 PM) Link | Quote
So, somebody named Robert Hoskin recently uploaded footage he took following EGM staffers around a couple conventions in Japan. I found out about the videos in a post on Protodude's Rockman Corner about the footage of an early build of Rockman 4, specifically the scrapped sphinx boss!

I made a timestamp megapost like this a few months ago for a video of E3 1995, so I figured I'd try making one about these too.



The Gaming Adventures of Edward Semrad. ( Part 1 of 3 - with Martin Alessi )
Consumer Soft Group trade show (March 24, 1991)
There's not many lingering closeup shots of games in this one but here's a few quick timestamps. The convention floor itself is mostly around 6:25-19:40.

11:56 - Task Force Harrier EX [MD]
12:10 - Verytex [MD] -- Act 4 shown
12:16 - Asmik-kun World 2 [GB] -- Title screen copyright is 1990 instead of 1991, "LICENCED" is misspelled
12:22 - DX Bakenou [GB]
12:45 - Ys III: Wanderers from Ys [SFC]
13:15 - Sonic the Hedgehog booth
14:27 - Ys III: Wanderers from Ys [SFC] -- Prototype cartridge literally held into the console with packing tape lol
14:50 - Jinsei Game Densetsu [GB]
15:02 - Gyuwanburaa Jiko Chuushinha: Katayama Masayuki no Mahjong Doujou [MD]
15:23 - Ys III: Wanderers from Ys [SFC]
16:29 - Blue Almanac [MD]



The Gaming Adventures of Edward Semrad. ( Part 2 of 3 - with Ken Williams ) # 1.
Tokyo Toy Show (June 7, 1991)

02:14 - Rockman 4 [Famicom] -- with scrapped sphinx miniboss!

11:40 - SEGA Mega CD tech demo
13:17 - Lunar: The Silver Star [Mega CD]
15:33 - Wagyan Land [GameGear]
16:15 - ??? [Mega CD]
17:08 - Berlin no Kabe [GameGear]

Mega Drive
17:35 - Caesar no Yabou II -- aka Warrior of Rome II in the US
18:16 - Kyuukai Douchuuki
18:27 - Marvel Land
19:26 - El Viento
21:08 - Arcus Odyssey
21:59 - Blue Almanac
22:11 - The Berlin Wall -- cancelled, redesigned into Wani Wani World
23:42 - Alisia Dragoon
23:52 - Super Fantasy Zone
24:23 - Galaxy Force II
24:36 - Slap Fight MD
24:47 - Master of Monsters
25:05 - Sorcer Kingdom -- aka Sorcerer's Kingdom in the US
26:04 - Caliber .50 -- unreleased in Japan
26:26 - Shanghai III: Dragon's Eye
26:44 - F-1 Hero MD -- aka Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge in the US, "VERSION 0.30" shown on screen
27:02 - Uchuu Senkan Gomora
28:05 - Task Force Harrier EX
28:36 - Kuuga -- aka Vapor Trail in the US
28:59 - Beast Warriors -- aka Beast Wrestler in the US
29:42 - Raiden Trad
30:19 - Rent A Hero
30:44 - Monster World III
31:27 - Ninja Burai Densetsu
31:56 - Jewel Master
32:45 - Pro Yakyuu Super League '91 -- aka Sports Talk Baseball in the US
33:33 - Senjou no Ookami II -- aka Mercs in the US
34:04 - OutRun
34:55 - Bare Knuckle -- aka Streets of Rage in the US
35:39 - Advanced Daisenryaku: Deutsch Dengeki Sakusen
36:00 - Sonic the Hedgehog
36:54 - Shanghai III: Dragon's Eye

GameGear
39:53 - The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck -- "COMING SOON" screen shown
40:29 - Arliel: Crystal Densetsu -- aka Crystal Warriors in the US
40:57 - OutRun
41:09 - Fantasy Zone Gear
42:01 - Berlin no Kabe

Mega Drive
43:02 - Devil Crash MD -- "COMING SOON!" screen shown
45:33 - Galaxy Force II
46:16 - Super Fantasy Zone
47:40 - Prototype cartridge closeup
48:29 - Super Fantasy Zone
50:40 - Another prototype cartridge closeup
51:20 - Alisia Dragoon



The Gaming Adventures of Edward Semrad. ( Part 2 of 3 - with Ken Williams ) # 2.
Tokyo Toy Show (June 7 & 8, 1991)

Mega Drive
00:54 - OutRun
04:31 - Populous
05:28 - Sonic the Hedgehog (presentation)

PC Engine / CD
08:11 - General consoles
22:47 - Prince of Persia -- the player seems to clip over top the foreground objects
23:35 - Tengai Makyou II: Manji Maru
24:30 - List of software
24:55 - Star Parodier
25:16 - Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes
26:55 - Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes
27:17 - Tengai Makyou II: Manji Maru
29:45 - Star Parodier

33:00 - Nostalgia 1907 [Mega CD]
35:12 - Lagoon [SFC]
36:45 - Tecmo Bowl [GB]
38:24 - Dungeon Master [SFC] -- promo video
39:41 - Ys III: Wanderers from Ys [FC]
40:56 - Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective [PCE CD?]
41:30 - World Jockey [PCE]
42:41 - 1941: Counter Attack [PCE]
46:05 - Street Fighter II [Arcade]



The Gaming Adventures of Edward Semrad. ( Part 3 of 3 - with Ron Marciniak )

This video has some footage outside SEGA HQ. No indoor or game footage though. Just linking for completion's sake. (September 27, 1991)
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Posted on 06-23-17 05:19:06 PM (last edited by divingkataetheweirdo at 06-23-17 05:41:59 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by rabidabid

15:02 - Some sort of mahjong game from Game Arts?


Looks to me like it's 片山まさゆきの麻雀道場 - Katayama Masayuki no Majhong Dojo.

It even has "麻雀道場" on the corner.

Originally posted by rabidabid

16:15 - ??? [Mega CD]


No idea. 16:05 appears to have a brief bit of a tech demo.

40:29 is Arliel: Crystal Densetsu, also known as Crystal Warriors.

As for SEGA HQ, they're lucky enough to get permission to shoot photos indoors. To be fair, if I was working there, I'd be nervous that people were filming me without my knowledge.
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Posted on 06-23-17 06:37:18 PM Link | Quote
Thank your for posting those links. The footage from El Viento shows an earlier version of the game, with different dialogue in the intro and a slightly different title screen. The text scrolls at a slower pace. The other big difference is that it refers to one of the bad guys as Al Capone, for the final American version, he had his name changed to Vincente DeMarco.

I've done a full comparison with screens at my site:
http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/RQ/A&E/EV/proto.html
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Posted on 06-23-17 08:03:53 PM Link | Quote
Ah, nice work! It does seem odd they would use English text for the intro here.

The Berlin Wall also uses (grammatically dubious) English text for its intro. Weird.

(Also I edited the post with the things Diving pointed out.)
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Posted on 06-24-17 01:58:54 AM Link | Quote
Holy crap Rockman 4 proto with THE SPHINX BOSS!

Truthfully though, seeing it in action now, I can kinda see why it was cut. It looks like a real bitch to hit, not to mention it taking up about 3/4ths of the screen. Good call gameplay-wise, but shame they couldn't get it to fully go.

Seems they were trying to work on keeping it though if the Mega Man 4 page is of any evidence.
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Posted on 06-27-17 06:04:50 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rick
Holy crap Rockman 4 proto with THE SPHINX BOSS!

Truthfully though, seeing it in action now, I can kinda see why it was cut. It looks like a real bitch to hit, not to mention it taking up about 3/4ths of the screen. Good call gameplay-wise, but shame they couldn't get it to fully go.

Seems they were trying to work on keeping it though if the Mega Man 4 page is of any evidence.


The green robot monster in pharoah man's stage acts differently too.

That boss looks absurdly hard. You have to do an awkward jump while getting fired at. Also the boulders seem to have some sort of glitchyness or flickering to them that looks terrible. Very good call to scrap it, though they could have also just made it easier to jump at.

Well at least we can now describe how the boss used to act.
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