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'90 Tokyo Toy Show

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Fast facts on '90 Tokyo Toy Show
Date: 1990 – 1990
Location: Tokyo, Japan

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The Tokyo Toy Show 1990 (東京おもちゃショー 1990).

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vv Sonic Retro? -Black Squirrel (talk) 05:58, 9 January 2016 (CST) vv

Sonic the Hedgehog

The first showing of Sonic the Hedgehog in playable form was at the Tokyo Toy Show in June 1990, which was also the first time the game could be played by the public. In an interview with Yuji Naka, it was discovered that the original Sonic Team made a small, playable technical demo for the show featuring Sonic in an early version of the Green Hill Zone. Although development had just begun, this first known build had some advantages over the final version of the game, possessing seven layers of parallel scrolling, with trees and rocks in the foreground being independent from the clouds and other objects in the background, all separate from the scrolling of Sonic the Hedgehog as he ran through the level.

Being the earliest representation of the Green Hill Zone, it is also reflective of what was found in early materials used both internally and in promotional articles. One of the most noticeable differences between this version and the final are the strange blue structures in the background, though it is unknown if they are meant to represent a city or are simply a natural yet surreal rock formation. With both trees and giant rocks in the foreground which presumably had layers of scrolling independent of each other, the entire style was indicative of what was to come. Though foreground items were not found in the final, the rocks would be modified and used in the released layouts of the game, transformed into downsized, colored purple obstacles in the final release. The clouds of this early pre-release are also bigger, seemingly appearing with less frequency than in the mainstream product.

Allegedly, this demo was planned to be included in Sonic Mega Collection, but was never in any build as the ROM has since been lost internally at Sega.


Trade events attended by Sega
"Arcade"
American Coin Machine Exposition (ACME) 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96
AMOA / Amusement Expo 68 ... 75 ... 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Amusement Machine Show (JAA Show, JAMMA, AM Show) 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15
Amusement Trades Exhibition (ATE) 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65
Amusement Trades Exhibition International (ATEI) / European Amusement and Gaming Expo International (EAG) 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16
AOU Show / Japan Amusement Expo (JAEPO) 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) 95 ... 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
Others IMA 94 | IMA 95 | EAAPA 12 | IAAPI 12 | ENADA 12 | GameNet 12 | RAPPA 12 | DEAL 12 | GTI 12 | Kiev Show 12 | EAS 12 RAAPA 13 | DEAl 13 | EAS 13 | EAS 14 | ATRAX 14 | EAS 15 | Fun & Biz Africa 15 | RAAPA 15 | ATRAX 15 | DEAL 16
"Home"
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
Eurogamer Expo / EGX 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | Rezzed 14 | 14 | Rezzed 15 | 15
European Consumer Trade Show (ECTS) 89 | 90 | 91 | Autumn 92 | Spring 93 | Autumn 93 | Spring 94 | Autumn 94 | Spring 95 | Autumn 95 | Spring 96 | Autumn 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04
Gamescom 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Summer 83 | Summer 86 | Winter 87 | Summer 87 | Winter 88 | Summer 88 | Winter 89 | Summer 89 | Winter 90 | Summer 90 | Winter 91 | Summer 91 | Winter 92 | Summer 92 | Winter 93 | Summer 93 | Winter 94 | Summer 94 | CES 1995 | 12
Sega Gamer's Day 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08
SIGGRAPH 93 | 94 | 95
Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 96 | 97 Spring | 97 Autumn | 98 Spring | 98 Autumn | 99 Spring | 99 Autumn | 00 Spring | 00 Autumn | 01 Spring | 01 Autumn | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18
Tokyo Toy Show 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97
Others The Future Entertainment Show | The Second Future Entertainment Show | Toshimaen VS Sega Saturn