One Zone Wiped, But Another Emerges
If you download the latest build of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for mobile platforms, you’ll find all the tinkering in the world won’t bring to your screen the much talked about Egg Gauntlet Zone that was discovered last week as a leftover but playable stage.
Left behind in its place, however, is something closer to a return to the Hidden Palace as originally imagined than even the properly playable stage in-game. Called Proto Palace, the stage is a 1:1 recreation of what’s believed to be the intended original Hidden Palace Zone layout. You can watch a video below.
Upon this latest discovery, Taxman commented on Sonic Retro:
Oh man, I totally forgot that was in there. Before the new HPZ design was started the old unfinished layout was imported as a test.
I’m surprised no-one found the cheat code for that: After enabling debug mode in the level select, play 03,03,03,0B,10,10,10,04 and select HPZ.
We will see how long this particular oversight lasts in future revisions.