Glover (Mar 11, 1997 prototype)

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Glover (Mar 11, 1997 prototype)
Build date Binary Oct 24, 1996
Assets Mar 11, 1997
Build name Whack'n'Roll Demo
Dump status Released
Dumped by Anonymous
Released by Anonymous
File release date March 4, 2024
Game Glover
System PC
Genre 3D Platformer
Final build JP May 12, 1999
EU Sep 17, 1998
US Sep 24, 1998
Release date JP Jun 17, 1999
US Oct 1, 1998
EU Oct 1, 1998
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An early demo of Glover - then called Whack'n'Roll (which appears to have initially been called Oddballs, based on the binary name and compile location - although the binary, when executed, calls it Whack'n'Roll)

The binary is dated October 24, 1996, but the data files are dated up to March 11, 1997. May be a mixture of two separate sources. Contains symbols in compiled Visual C++ object files.


  • The default "Ramp Emulation" mode does not run correctly (severe visual artifacting) on modern Nvidia GPUs (at least using NVIDIA driver version 531.16 on a GeForce RTX 3070). However, it can be changed using the File menu. "RGB Emulation" and "Direct3D HAL" run fine, with Direct3D running far quicker (regularly hitting 1500 fps, as opposed to 200-400 in RGB Emulation, presumably software rendering).
  • Space enters a single frame advance mode, with Enter leaving.
  • Tab toggles stats
  • Assets have a title screen and other things not present in the binary, which may indicate the assets are from a somewhat later build.