Sonic Saturn [Cancelled Prototype]

Sonic Saturn [Cancelled Prototype]

Known simply as “Sonic Saturn“, it was another project that was in development in 1995 / 1996 by Sega Technical Institute (STI) along with Sonic X-treme. This prototype was created by Peter Morawiec, the coder of the Sonic 2 special stages, with an interesting 3D Engine that was more “realistic” than the ones used in X-Treme. It seems that Yuji Naka did not like this proto and so the Sonic Saturn Engine was never used to develope a full Sonic game. STI tried to use the engine to create some Bonus Stages to add in the Saturn version of “Sonic 3D”, but for the lack of time they abandoned them in favour of a 3D version of Sonic 2’s special stage.

More infos on Sonic Saturn can be found on Sonic Retro and Sonic-Cult.

Thanks to Matt3 for the contribution!

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I'm an Italian gamer with not enough free time to play as much as i'd like to and sadly not enough time to write about cancelled and beta games. Founder of Unseen64 in 2001, i'd like to sleep more than 5 hours a day, but i have to pay the bills. I'm currently working for various italian & international websites for a better User Experience & Search Engine Optimization, you can add me on Google Plus,Twitter, Last FM or contact me by email.
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13 thoughts on “Sonic Saturn [Cancelled Prototype]

    1. monokoma Post author

      No problem Matt3! It’s not easy for me to organize all these unseen games, so often i miss some important ones.. like Sonic Saturn :P

  1. person

    Oh hey fun fact: Sonic Adventure started out on Saturn as a game called Sonic World. In fact Sonic Jam’s Sonic World was a test engine for it

  2. wetzin

    sega la a cagado varias veces incluso al cancelar varios titulos y rechazar prototipos como el jet set radio para wii pero a sega le parece buena idea sacar sonic y el caballero negro no?

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