Unreleased Sonic Adventure Windy Valley Beta Level Restored

Sonic-Adventure-Windy-Valley-Beta-RestorationBack in May last year a user of the SonicRetro forums discovered an auto-rolling demo of Sonic Adventure. This early build of the game was nothing more than a demonstration of what was set to hit the Dreamcast, however, deep within were many uncovered secrets - one of which has now been recovered and made playable.

The various files left behind on the Sonic Adventure demo disc contained countless treats for beta game fans, however, the one most gamers were fixated on was the left over assets from an incomplete version of the Windy Valley stage. This level design in particular matched early footage of the game shown in teasers, rather than that of what was actually released.

Having since extracted this data from the game, hackers have somehow managed to insert the incomplete Windy Valley stage into the original game, tidy it up and finish its layout. Their efforts are now playable, finally allowing the die-hard Sonic fans amongst us to sample what Sega had originally planned to release.

Sonic Adventure Windy Valley Autodemo Restoration

Link: Sonic Adventure Windy Valley Autodemo Restoration Project

Last Updated ( 22 July 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) Speedle 2014-07-23 07:48
Awesome!!! A quick download to the sdcard/whack it in the GDEMU and I can have a blast on this later :)
(Link to this comment) suedehatbats 2014-07-23 20:04
This is neat. :)

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