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PROBOTECTOR BETA (SEGA GENESIS)
A beta version of the PAL release, Probotector, was given to video game magazines in Europe for testing purposes. According to a former employee for one of the magazines, the test versions they receive are 70-80% builds of the final release. They’re usually provided for bug testing and verifying compliance with policies for commercial release.
Probotector was released 2 months after the original North American release, on which it’s based. Its differences comprised primarily of aesthetic elements. Therefore, the entire game code is likely already present in the beta. Differences, if any, would have to be in the graphics and dialog; there may be remnants from the North American/Japanese version, such as plot elements or vulgar in the dialog.
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