Before its release on the Xbox, ToeJam and Earl 3 was hyped as the long-awaited Dreamcast sequel to the SEGA Genesis classics. Unfortunately, the game ended up missing the Dreamcast due to the console’s poor sales and early death, and ending up on the Xbox where it saw even worse reviews and sales.
Luckily though, it seems history has smiled in favor of ToeJam and Earl 3, as a previously-unreleased early beta of the game (with more attributes like the original Genesis games) has been discovered and released online for free, for those looking to get a taste of what the game could have been like if it were on the doomed (but much-beloved) Dreamcast.
Found by ZakhooiTM, a user on Assembler, after buying an old Dreamcast console and discovering the early beta on the console’s hard drive, he asked permission from the game’s creators to release the code for the game online, with the creators acknowledging the request as long as no money would be involved with the game’s code being released (as SEGA still owns assets for the game).
You can check out the link here for the early beta version of ToeJam and Earl 3 for a nice blast into the past, of simpler times where the Dreamcast was still an exciting and revolutionary new device…even if that isn’t the case any more.