Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (Jan 23, 2006 prototype)

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Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (Jan 23, 2006 prototype)
Build date Jan 23, 2006 18:40:42
Build name 1-27-06
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date March 20, 2021
Origin DVD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Ice Age 2 1-27-06
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
System PlayStation 2
Genre 3D Platformer
Final build JP N/A
EU Feb 7, 2006
US Jan 20, 2006
Release date JP Oct 6, 2006
EU Feb 7, 2006
US Mar 14, 2006
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A prototype of Ice Age 2: The Meltdown for the PlayStation 2.


  • Watermarked to Tips & Tricks. This watermark appears at all times except in menus.
  • Even though the timestamp on the executable is Jan 23, 2006 and the date on the disc is Jan 26, 2006, there's an additional timestamp that appears all times for Dec 16, 2005.
  • Considering that the game data is actually from Dec 16, 2005 and only the executable is dated Jan 2006, the build should be dated a little over a month before the first available final build (US final).
  • Fox Interactive has a mention in the legal disclaimer that would later be removed.
  • There is a logo for 20th Century Fox that would also be removed in the final.
  • A small debugger is enabled. Pressing select on Controller 1 enables free movement mode.
  • A significant portion of the voice acting are placeholders that were recorded with a Text-to-Speech voice.
  • The Bat Cave Challenge is very different. Manny is absent, and the player has to find five bats with matching colors before the timer runs out.
  • A FMV plays after completing Penguin Bowling. It is a slideshow of screenshots of the Fast Tony scene from the movie, narrated by Fast Tony.
    • After the eviscerator there is another cutscene of Fast Tony over a slideshow of drawn art talking about the ice melting
  • Fast Tony also narrates the rest of the FMVs. They would later be replaced with film clips or Manny would narrate the scene instead.
  • All of the videos on the Bonus Features menu after named after the characters rather than their voice actors.
  • All of the bonus videos are placeholders. The placeholder videos used appear to be even older versions of the FMVs that play between levels.
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable (in PCSX2): Yes (as of March 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.




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PS2 - Ice Age 2 1-27-06.cue File 2020-06-18 02:13:05 89 bytes 19cf0a9a588e0c4ba6ee2eae55bea70880ee5e81
PS2 - Ice Age 2 1-27-06.jpeg File 2020-06-19 22:53:50 1.1 MB e97709afb21083b9b6cfdf8c7b680c22f2e5bfa6


A huge thanks to ehw for doing the initial research on this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also