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(Brenda Ross says it was, but Tim Skelly actually says that it wasn't... so better safe than sorry. Tim Skelly was actually involved in the making of the level anyway.)
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Dust Hill Zone is listed in the level select screen of the [[Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Beta|beta]] version of ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2'', but selecting it sends the player to [[Mystic Cave Zone]].
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*Dust Hill Zone is listed in the level select screen of the [[Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Simon Wai prototype)|beta]] version of ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2'', but selecting it sends the player to [[Mystic Cave Zone]].
 
*Brenda Ross called this level's palette swap "Winter Zone".
 
*Brenda Ross called this level's palette swap "Winter Zone".
 
*While time-travel was planned during early development, this zone was to be the future version of [[Rock Zone]], another scrapped level.{{Citation needed}}
 
*While time-travel was planned during early development, this zone was to be the future version of [[Rock Zone]], another scrapped level.{{Citation needed}}

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A mockup of Dust Hill Zone.

Dust Hill Zone was the name given to a desert level intended to be featured in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Mega Drive.

The information below was provided by this reference.

Description

Dust Hill Zone begins as a desert, decorated with cacti and assorted plants. The color palette was designed to at some point change into that of a winter-themed stage, transforming the sand into snow and the cacti into Christmas trees. The player would navigate terrain both aboveground and belowground, where there were snow/sand tunnels.

Development History

Dust Hill Zone was created by Brenda Ross, one of the final level artists added to the Sonic 2 development team. It was referred to in an early concept sketch as Sabaku Zone (literally "Desert Zone"). Time constraints kept the zone from being added to the final product.

Trivia

  • Dust Hill Zone is listed in the level select screen of the beta version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but selecting it sends the player to Mystic Cave Zone.
  • Brenda Ross called this level's palette swap "Winter Zone".
  • While time-travel was planned during early development, this zone was to be the future version of Rock Zone, another scrapped level.[citation needed]

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