Dreamcast Version Of ToeJam & Earl 3 Found And May Be Released

By Spencer . October 23, 2013 . 3:31am

Yes, Sega made ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth for Xbox, but there was another game starring Sega’s funky aliens for Dreamcast. Footage from an early build made its way online and the owner of the discs is planning on holding a fundraiser to release the code online.



Yeah, the code is buggy since the game is unfinished, but it’s neat to see ToeJam & Earl 3 running on Dreamcast. Maybe, we’ll even get to play the Dreamcast version… if the funding drive is successful.

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  • Freud_Hater

    …Wait, how do you suddenly ‘find’ games 10 years after the fact?! Oo

    • It’s sort of like Resident Evil GBC. Some people own beta versions of games for different reasons (maybe they were given demos to beta test or do reviews or they were just leaked from the inside? who knows! :p) but now it seems to be slightly more popular to release these games to the public.
      For a convenient price, of course ;)

    • Rytan

      You’d be surprised how many unfinished games/demos/prototypes are just sitting on harddrives and test kits out there. I heard the story for this one is the guy paid a ton of money to buy one of those sega dreamcast developer kits and just happened to find the beta for TJ&E on there.

    • Get an internet shovel and dig.

    • DenjinJ

      Write it yourself with one of the available DC devkits people keep making games with… Slap “Sega” onto it… Profit!

  • RazeXI

    Let’s just see if it’s aged well…

  • Hound

    ToeJam and Earl 3 without the cut scenes, mundane checklists, congestion, or characters that call out to your characters by name? And with a better Funkify effect? Looks like the game would have gotten less negative feedback if it were released on the Dreamcast. Past has passed.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Wow, it certainly looks true to the Genesis original. Earl’s voice doesn’t seem to fit him though, it’s oddly deep and tough sounding despite him being so goofy in appearance.

    That said, I can understand why we haven’t seen much of this duo for a number of years. They were very much a product of the 90s; they weren’t created with the intent of being timeless. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though, and I think it’s good that Sega knew when to stop rather than running the series and its name into the ground.

  • Crevox

    As a avid player of the genesis version, it looks like the dreamcast version is how it should have been, granted though it’s still quite different than the old days (which is still fine).

    The xbox version scares me and confuses me. It’s disappointing they decided to change it to that…

  • Audie Bakerson

    Eat Communism!

    Always nice to see prototype versions leak. Wonder what we will find next.

  • chibidw

    This guy’s treading some incredibly dark gray legal area here, asking for “donations” to get him to release a game that he has zero legal rights to do *anything* with, much less distribute.

    • NimbusStev

      Yeah, the fact that he’s asking for money to do this sounds pretty shady. We live in a world where free fan tributes typically get shut down before completion. There’s no way the fundraiser will finish before Sega’s lawyers get ahold of him.

  • BigBaloogaJaxon

    Ah… sweet sweet nostalgia (wipes tear). TJ&E, oh how I have missed you.

  • NimbusStev

    I never had an Xbox so I didn’t get the chance to play TJ&E3. But I was a huge fan of the games on Genesis. I don;t know how close this is to the Xbox game, but this really does look like the natural 3D sequel. It’s basically the first game with some elements from the second tossed in.

  • VenerableSage

    This is absolutely stupid. There is literally nothing else that needs to be said about what this guy wants to do. (The funding part, not the releasing the beta part.)

  • GW

    Funny. I do believe I have an unreleased Sega Saturn game in my library:


    it’s believe it’s a port of the GT Interactive PC game from about 1996 or so, but as I don’t have a dev kit here or debug, I’ve never seen the darn thing. I’ve seen the PC version in action and it’s an isometric shooter a bit like the Crusader games. It looks as if it got a release on the PlayStation (not in North America, though) – anyone outside the US play or have this?


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