Did you know the original Japanese release of Sonic Adventure included a massive mechanical cowgirl billboard that moaned when you approached it?
DidYouKnowGaming? knows, and give us a glimpse of the magnificent monstrosity in the latest in the third instalment of their Sonic video series. They don't show off much of the board and omit the noise, but YouTuber VisualMemoryBlue has us covered.
International versions replaced the cowgirl with a generic sign with no moaning, which is sad. The world would be a better place if more signs moaned.
For the video impaired, here are some of the other fun facts explored in the latest DidYouKnowGaming? vid.
- Textures used for E-105 Zeta actually have Dreamcast consoles on them hidden in plain sight.
- Sonic Adventure was originally a Sonic RPG on the Sega Saturn.
- Development of Sonic Adventure jumped to the Dreamcast because the Saturn was becoming a commercial failure.
- Tikal and Dr. Eggman were partially programmed to be playable, and can be selected via hacking.
- Sonic Team organised a trip to Central and South America to research environments.
- The team even used their own photographs as textures in the game.
- E-102 Gamma segments were included by fan request.
- In the original Japanese release, a moaning mechanical cowgirl billboard could be seen within Casinopolis
- In the Sonic Adventure Auto Demo prototype, the girl was a playboy-style bunny.
- Chaos are weird