||Alien Vs. Predator Prototype Revealed!
Note: Thanks to CaptainAwesome for the info and pics!
This prototype is an ultra-rare preproduction version of the famous Alien vs. Predator Jaguar
cartridge. This cart was given to an elite development team in the middle of 1993 in
an attempt to entice them into programming for the Jaguar.
This is a FULLY ENCRYPTED DEMO of Alien vs. Predator. It will function in any Jaguar!
This cartridge does not come with any plastic and appears to be a hand-assembled prototype. I
am unsure of the memory capacity, as the chips appear to have the numbers removed. The cartridge is
in excellent condition (as shown in the photos.)
The prototype cartridge
Most of the game in the prototype is incomplete or missing. The only character you are able
to play as is the Colonial Marine, allowing you to explore the base and move from room to room. The
predator character appears from time to time and follows you around, activating a
cloak if you shoot at him. Facehuggers wander around the medlab but seem harmless. I
could not find the alien character before I became completely lost, and gave up. I am unsure if they are in there or not..
The prototype of the Predator character in the cart
There's no sound or music in this demo, but the graphics are much faster than in the
production version, presumably because there's little AI and sound processing going on.
The readouts and displays are all very different in the prototype!
There seems to be incomplete maps in the demo, as some rooms have strange textures in
them. Some of them have no floors or ceilings (just blackness), and others have walls on the floors and other oddities.
Some rooms seem incomplete. This one has TV's as the roof and floor!
Some of the rooms are simply bizarre. It almost seems like you can walk off into undefined maps
because you can see strange random-looking rooms with oddball items placed randomly throughout!
You can even find the Jaguar's famous namesake in this area!
This is a previously unknown and totally encrypted cartridge. This will work
on any Jaguar system, just like a regular game. It doesn't need a developer system or any special hardware.
You can walk into areas with weird, random pieces!
Take notice at the difference in the HUD from the Prototype (Left) and the finished game (right). Radar was not functional in the prototype, and looked a little bland. The proto showed different level cards that you can shuffle through, and it also shows an amount of character lives. The picture of the pulse rifle was redone on the HUD and the grenades for the grenade launcher were taken out (damnit!). You will notice that there was no shotgun in the proto, and there was also a handgun and knife which were both taken out of the final product. Most likely, all these features were given the axe due to memory constraints..
Example of the Predator's animation, from the cart.