Robotron X (Sep 6, 1996 prototype)

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Robotron X (Sep 6, 1996 prototype)
Build date Sep 6, 1996
Dump status Released
Dumped by Cut Into Fourteen Pieces
Released by CVLT OF OSIRIS
File release date March 11, 2020
Origin CD-R
Dump method DiscImageCreator
Game Robotron X
System PlayStation
Genre Shoot 'Em Up
Final build JP Dec 10, 1996
EU Nov 2, 1996
US Oct 29, 1996
Release date JP Mar 12, 1998
US Nov 30, 1996
EU Mar 1997
Download Robotron X (Sep 6, 1996 prototype) (info)

A prototype/prerelease build of Robotron X for the PlayStation from 1996-09-06 (about 7 weeks before the North American and European release builds, 3 months before the Japanese release build).

Notes

  • The level content is significantly different vs. the release build.
  • Only a few of the music tracks from the final version are present.
  • The options menu in this prototype allows selection of the starting level, up to 20 lives, vs. 10 in the release build, and allows setting an extra life at a minimum of 5000 points, vs. 10000 in the release build.
  • Significantly different attract mode.
  • Much shorter intro before the main menu/attract mode.
  • Track 2 has a size of 1,891,008 bytes, which appears to be unique to this prototype, but it is simply 11 seconds of silence.

This prototype was recovered from a disc with physical damage or bitrot. The data track was successfully recovered, but some of the music tracks were corrupted. The corruption is not sufficient to be audible, but if you wish to recreate a pristine copy of the prototype, perform the following replacements from the release build, as the music is identical:

  • Use track 9 from the release build in place of track 3 in the prototype.
  • Use track 11 from the release build in place of track 4 in the prototype.

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