> are you sure it's copy protection? does the cartrdige version have the rendered
> intro, I thought that was the Sega-Mega-CD version? Maybe your ROM is bad??
Well, let's see - I have the good, verified Puggsy (E) ROM.
Let me show you what happens :
Yes, the genesis has the rendered intro. Psygnosis were a bunch of crazy demo coders and the number of tricks this game contains blows the mind.
After some boring, tutorial-like levels where you can witness the physics engine which sucks just as much as today's, only in 2D...
You fight the parrot boss on a full-screen-rotated ship which gave every genesis owner a hard-on and a counter-example to shut up SNES / Mode7 fanboys in the schoolyard.
Take that, World Guardian #1 !
"MEANWHILE...", intermission - the raccoons steal your ship
Trying to enter the next level, here's what the game tells you - so YES, I'm pretty sure this is copy protection :D
How the hell did they do that ?? Was Genesis piracy a concern back in those days ? Shouldn't Gens be able to fool the detection mechanism ?? So many questions !
Well since you reminded me there are other versions, I'll check those out !