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Not to be confused with the later released Demos.

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Level Loading scene.

The Croc Tech Demo is a pre-release of Croc: Legend of the Gobbos and was released on November 8th, 1996 and is the earliest release of the Croc series. The tech demo and the final release have many differences, including different sounds, including jumping, running and climbing. The demo does have a few levels similar to some of the retail ones. To complete a level, you need to get ALL Gobbos, and there are three in a level. This is different from the final game, where you can advance without collecting all the Gobbos hidden throughout the level. See the table below for the main differences:

DifferencesEdit

Element Tech Demo Final game
Booting the game Copyright notice (blue text), different Argonaut logo animation, different "Press Start" screen Animated Fox Interactive logo, Gobbos inflating Argonaut Software Limited, "All Rights Reserved" screen. Interactive and full Main Menu.
Introduction After waiting about a minute, a book-style introduction shows how Croc learns to move, fight, swim etc. Plays automatically, much more detailed and graphical.
Islands and Level Select

Island 1 - Nice and Easy, cannot change levels. Can only go to next level upon completion. Islands are called 1, 2, 3 etc. Levels have different titles (see below).

Level layouts are similar to final game.

Forest Island - And so the Adventure Begins, can change levels upon completion.
Saving and Loading None. Can save in Level Select Mode. Can Load on Main Menu.
When Croc loses all lives.... Must start the game from the first level. Can choose to replay the level with two Lives or quit to the Main Menu.
Sound and Music

None, apart from sound affects during gameplay. Sound affects without music. A "Whoosh" sound is heard when jumping. When stomping, Croc always says "Woo-ho!"

When approaching a Gobbo, he will say "Hey!". When rescued, he says "Hooray".

When tail-attacking, only a "Whoosh" sound is heard.

Sound and music throughout. 'Bounce'-like sound is heard when jumping. Says "Wahay", "Shazay", "Yazoo!" when stomping.
Loading Takes longer. Different screen, not animated. Shows Croc walking along with a black background.
Common glitches/graphical bugs

Camera glitch in first level "Nice and Easy". When hanging on a moving Platform, he may climb up onto thin air, then fall down.

In Dangerous Sports, Croc can fall in the sides of the tunnels.

Few.
Bonus Areas/Secrets None. Bonus Areas, Mini-Games, Crystal Door Challenges, etc.
Guardian/Boss Levels 2 per island, 9 total.
Controls

Croc jumps like a leap and moves forward slightly.

Monkey Bars - Must hold X the whole time to avoid letting go. Also takes longer to climb.

Running on surfaces are slightly slippery, like on ice in the final version. When stopping, will do a slight skid.

Camera - Not very auto-adjustable. No buttons for it.

O - Makes Croc crouch.

Triangle - Flip 180 degrees, like O in final game. L2 and R2 buttons have no function.

Monkey Bars - No need to hold X, faster climb.

No sliding, apart from on ice.

Camera usually adjusts correctly. L2, R2, and Triangle adjusts.

HUD

Always shows Crystal count and three Gobbos. Lives replace Crystals when affected (gained or lost). Gobbos carry white flags when rescued.

Lives show when entering a new area.

Shows items when affected. Can be all seen when pausing the game.
Interactive Elements

Doors - Few in number, replaced by simple cave entrances. Final level ending door at the end, requiring all three Gobbos to be saved.

Buttons - Some unlock (and remove) Cages without a Silver Key.

Boxes - Smash Boxes are larger, grey, and with no ? on them. Crystals are spread out when opened. Push Boxes are brown and stripy. Pushing them takes longer.

No Coloured Crystals, and therefore no Crystal Doors.

When hurt, Croc flashes for approximately five seconds. Crystals do not disappear, making it possible to stay in a deadly pit for as long as he wants.

Wells look more like tree stumps. Does not have corks on.

Contains Bricks like the Red/Grey Bricks in final game.

Lives appear as coloured bags.

Platforms usually move faster. Breaking ones animate similar to in Croc 2.

Doors - Open when approached.

Buttons - Usually for platforms.

Boxes - Smash Boxes are different per level, with ?, and can get all crystals in one smash. Push Boxes are brownish with white arrows painted on them.

Coloured Crystals - 5 in each level, used to unlock the Crystal Door.

When hurt by enemy or hazard, will flash for approx. 3 seconds. Crystals disappear after approximately five seconds. Two touches on Pits w/without crystals means losing a life.

Animations in gameplay

Crystals not animated, but will float slightly.

Longer animation when climbing up from hanging on a ledge.

Slightly different animation when defeating enemies. Climbs up faster on Climbable Walls. Pressing Triangle while moving to flip 180 degrees will delay for a short time.

All animated.
Ending levels/Beany Gongs No Beany Gongs, but has a final door at the end, requiring all three Gobbos to be saved. Will show a Crystal Count Screen upon completion. Beany Gong at the end, usually two, including one through the Crystal Door.
Enemies

No Dantinis. Red creature similar to Firepoppers without Fireballs. (See below).

Many: Dantinis, Guardians, etc.

LevelsEdit

There are only four levels in the game. The levels are modeled with the final version, so Nice and Easy is And so the Adventure Begins, etc.

Nice and EasyEdit

  • Crystals: 73
  • Enemies: Pelican

Enter the JumpyEdit

  • Crystals: 55+
  • 1x Bag of Life
  • Enemies: 10x Popper

Feet FirstEdit

  • Crystals:
  • Enemies: 2x Dragonfly. 1x Popper

Dangerous SportsEdit

Also contains a set of Monkey Bars which acts as a Balloon, but Croc cannot follow it. If Croc has crystals, he can bounce in the Lava to the other side.

  • Crystals:
  • Enemies: None.

Multiple ChoiceEdit

  • Crystals: 18
  • Enemies: 1x Popper

All together nowEdit

  • Crystals: 40
  • Enemies: 8x Poppers

Default New MapEdit

  • Crystals: 9
  • Enemies: 1x Flibby

EnemiesEdit

Enemy in TD In Final game
Pelican ("Nice and Easy") Replaced with Giant Bee
Poppers ("Enter the Jumpy") Replaced with Firepopper
Dragonfly ("Feet First") Replaced with Rats

GameShark HacksEdit

There are several testing levels in the Tech Demo which can only be accessed using GameShark (download here). GameShark is a program or disk which can modify elements of the game to change certain aspects, such as infinite lives, invincibility, etc. In this section lists codes which activate certain hidden levels. All codes below start with 80056CA8 00??, where the ?? can be anything (0-9 or A-F). The table below shows some description of which code does what.

The HUD shows various letters and numbers, the left side showing the Crystal count (EE?C) and Life count (BD?). The EEDC is the crystal count, as the second E changes to F, G, H etc. when crystals are collected. The Life count will show BDH, then BDG and BDF etc, going backwards when a life is lost.

?? Combination Description Image
00 - Default Blank Map A piece of land with Brown Bricks. In some of the area, Croc can walk on air. He has infinite lives. Does not show HUD.
00
01 - Default Blank Map A forest area, with some removed walls and floors. Croc can fall of the area and land on solid thin air. When he approaches land above him, he 'jumps' onto it. It contains rocks (removed), Push Boxes, a Gobbo, pieces of log, non-interactive Well, and non-interactive cave exits.
01
02 - Default Blank Map An arena not seen anywhere else in the history of the game, containing 8 crystals and a hole in the middle, causing Croc to die slowly falling down differently to normal death.
02
03 - Water Test Map Just an underwater area.
03
04 - Flibby Test A test of Flibby, with a textured floor and no walls. Upon defeating Flibby, he will flash and two crystals will appear. Ten seconds later, the Features screen shows.
04
05 - Test Boss Dante An arena with an untextured Dante, in which he spins around in one spot along with a crystal. Croc can go through him without harm. The crystal cannot be picked up.
05
06 - Default Blank Map Similar to 01, except there is a large platform, rocks, and a Beany Bird which is seen flying around. Outside the arena are two Red Poppers which jump and swap places. Croc cannot interact with them, as they are under the land above which causes Croc to 'jump' on it.
06
07 A black area with no interactive elements.
07
08 Black area.
08
09 - Demo Level A forest area with platforms, a Gobbo, Lava, a Push Box, a Red Popper, and a Smash Box.
09
0A - Nice and Easy Nice and Easy will play as normal.
Niceandeasy
0B - Enter the Jumpy Enter the Jumpy.
Enterthejumpy
0C - Feet First Feet First.
Feetfirst
0D - Dangerous Sports Dangerous Sports.
Dangerousports
0E - Multiple Choice A cave with three exits and a Gobbo Door. The left exit contains a cave with Smash Boxes, a Red Popper, Push Box, Beany (who flies in a circle for approximately five seconds), Red Bag of Life, Button, and a Gobbo. The second contains several cracked platforms over Lava and a Gobbo. The third contains Monkey Bars, cracked platforms, a Smash Box, Button, and a Gobbo in a Cage. Completing the level brings up the same level on the Map Screen.
Multiplechoise
0F - All Together Now

A large forest area with Lava, a Red Popper, and a Gobbo in a Cage.

The first exit is a cave which contains a Smash Box in the air, Pits of Lava, Smash Boxes, and two Red Poppers, leading to a second area outside, with Red Poppers, etc. One cave contains a Driving Platform.

Alltogethernow
10 - Default New Map An arena very similar to one in the 1997 Prototype, containing Flibby and a yellow arena. Flibby flashes and shrinks upon defeat, showing the Features screen.
Flibytechdemo
11 - Ride The Wild Surf Contains a cave with a Button in the wall. a Driving Platform (faster), and red Bag of Life. During the 'surf' on the Lava, the camera doesn't focus, leading to probable death.
11
12 - Ahhhh Push It A forest area with several levels, a Metal Push Box, Smash Boxes, and Red Poppers.
12
13 - Swimming Test Map Just an underwater area with non-solid walls, part is not shown.
13
14 - Frozen Frolic An ice area with a Blue Popper, Red Bag of Life, Blue Mosquito, Beany, transparent Ice Smash Boxes.
14
15 - Polar Playtime An ice area with a creature throwing snowballs, Blue Poppers, and Mosquitoes.
15
16 - Arctic Antics Contains a Croc-sized Tooty, who walks around just like in the final and doesn't interact. Also contains a Red Bag of Life and a Dog.
16
17 - Monster Mania Another similar ice area.
17
18 - Freezer Frenzy Another ice area. One exit leads to a cave with rocks rising from the Pits. Also, three cracked platforms will repeatedly crack together by themselves, as well as a large tilting platform. Another area contains a creature with a cannon and cannonballs. Only touching the creature hurts Croc.
19 - Cold Comfort A similar ice area, with more large tilting platforms. There is a small long metal box on top of a platform which does nothing. One exit leads to an ice slide which Croc can only walk on. Other exits contain more ice slides.
19
1A - Bonus Ice area with rotating platforms and non-functioning exits.
1A
1B - Shhhh Secret An ice area with a fish jumping from the water (harms Croc), two Red Bags of Life, and non-functioning exits.
1B
1C Black area.
1C
1D Black area.
1D
1E - I3 L1 S1 A desert area with Tornadoes (do not interact) and palm trees,
1E
1F - I3 L2 S1 A desert area with palm trees and a large, strange green object with eyes and mouth over a Pit.
1F
20 - Default New Map A desert area with a Snake appearing to be made of beads and palm trees.
20
21 - Default New Map A desert cave with rocks, boulders continuously falling from the sky hurting Croc, spears from the dark floor, and pillars, as well as two non-functioning Desert Wells.
21
23 - Default New Map  A desert area with three pieces of ground with Tornadoes on them.
23 00
24 - Default New Map  A desert area with two non-functional Wells, some pieces of ground, and some platforms.
24 00
28  - Lava Lair  A cave area with some Lava Pits and some platforms.
28 00
29  - Crazy Caves  A cave area with some Lava Pits and some platforms.
29 00
2A - Default New Map  A cave area with some Lava Pits.
2A 00a
2A 00b
2B  - Default Blank Map   A cave area with some Lava Pits.
2B 00
2C - Default New Map  A cave area with some lava pits.
2C 00a
2C 00b
 2D - Default Blank Map  A forest area with a Lava Pit and a mountain in the middle.
2D 00
32- Neenaws Map An empty desert area with a hole in the middle.
32 00

Also, there are more hidden levels that can be accessed with Gameshark using two codes at once these code are 80056CA8 00??  (This is the levels select)  and 80056C0C 00?? (This is the room select).

Code Description Image

80056CA8 0000

80056C0C 0002

A dungeon area with a Spider and two Robot Fist Guards.
00 02

80056CA8 0000

80056C0C 0003

A castle area with some balconies, some platforms, some stairs, and a Robot Fist Guard.
00 03

80056CA8 0000

80056C0C 0004

A castle area with two Swinging Maces.
00 04

80056CA8 0000

80056C0C 0005

A winter area with two Blue Poppers, a Gobbo, and some platforms.
00 05

80056CA8 0000

80056C0C 0006

A desert area with some palm trees and some Tornadoes.
00 06

80056CA8 0000

80056C0C 0007

A dessert area with some palm trees, some Poison Pools, and a mountain.
00 07a
00 07b

80056CA8 0000

80056C0C 0009

A forest area.
00 09

80056CA8 0002

80056C0C 0001

A forest area with a Tree Stump (which kills Croc if he jumps in) and Flibby (non-interactive) who hits the ground and then falls on his back.
02 01

80056CA8 0002

80056C0C 0002

Two floating round pieces of land.
02 02

80056CA8 0002

80056C0C 0003

An underwater area with a Hammerhead Shark and four Blue Bags.

02 03

80056CA8 0002

80056C0C 0004

Two floating round pieces of land and four Spinning Gears with eight Blue Bags on them.
02 04

80056CA8 0002

80056C0C 0005

A forest area with four Iron Push Boxes.
02 05

80056CA8 0002

80056C0C 0006

A winter area with an Ice Imp.
02 06

80056CA8 0002

80056C0C 0007

A dungeon area with four rooms connected to each other.
02 07

80056CA8 0002

80056C0C 0008

An empty green square.
02 08

80056CA8 0002

80056C0C 0009

A dessert area with a wall.
02 09

80056CA8 0003

80056C0C 0001

A dungeon area which seems to be a duplicate of the

80056CA8 0000

80056C0C 0002

level, but without the enemies.

03 01

80056CA8 0003

80056C0C 0002

A winter area with four mountains and ice in the middle.
03 02

80056CA8 0003

80056C0C 0003

An empty cave area.
03 03

80056CA8 0003

80056C0C 0004

A small green square of land.
03 04

80056CA8 0003

80056C0C 0005

A winter area with a Dragonfly and a Popper.
03 05

80056CA8 0003

80056C0C 0006

A piece of green land floating in the void.
03 06

80056CA8 0003

80056C0C 0007

A green square with a Giant Bee and two chained creatures.
03 07

80056CA8 0003

80056C0C 0008

An empty piece of green land with a Giant Bee.
03 08

80056CA8 0003

80056C0C 0009

A white square piece of land with two Dragonflies and three Sacks (One blue, one red and one yellow).
03 09

80056CA8 0004

80056C0C 0001

A piece of land with a creature and a large tilting platform on it.
04 01a
04 01b

80056CA8 0004

80056C0C 0002

A piece of land with a metal box on a platform and a Robot Fist Guard.
04 02

80056CA8 0004

80056C0C 0003

A green piece of land with Lava and moving platforms.
04 03

80056CA8 0004

80056C0C 0004

A piece of land with an enemy (this enemy also appears in the V0.12 beta) and a non-interactive Flibby.
04 04

80056CA8 0004

80056C0C 0005

A piece of land with a Robot, a small Tooty the Feeble, an Ice Imp, and a non-interactive enemy which throws spheres at Croc.
04 05a
04 05b
04 05c
04 05d

80056CA8 0004

80056C0C 0006

A round piece of green land with some flowers on it.
04 06

80056CA8 0005

80056C0C 0001

An empty area with a transparent and black Cactus Jack.
05 01

80056CA8 0005

80056C0C 0003

An empty area with Flibby.
05 03

80056CA8 0006

80056C0C 0001

A big cave. It is not possible to explore the entire cave because in some areas the camera doesn't focus.
06 01

80056CA8 0013

80056C0C 0001

An empty area with a hole in the middle and two doors.
13 01

80056CA8 0013

80056C0C 0002

Two floating grass platforms.
13 02

80056CA8 0015

80056C0C 0002

A long ice slide (Croc can't slide and he has to run.)
15 02

80056CA8 0015

80056C0C 0003

A winter area.
15 03

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 0002

A long ice slide.
17 02

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 0003

A winter area with an Ice Imp, a Dog, and some platforms.
17 03a
17 03b

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 0004

A long ice slide.
17 04

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 0005

A winter area.
17 05

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 0006

A winter area, with some platforms (Two of these platforms are actually large tilting platforms disguised as winter platforms).
17 06

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 0007

A winter area.
17 07

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 0008

A winter area.
17 08

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 0009

A winter area.
17 09

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 000A

A winter area.
17 0A

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 000B

A winter area.
17 0B

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 000C

A winter area.
17 0C

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 000D

A winter area.
17 0D

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 000E

A winter area.
17 0E

80056CA8 0017

80056C0C 000F

A long ice slide.
17 0F

80056CA8 001A

80056C0C 0001

A winter area with some platforms.
1A 01

80056CA8 001A

80056C0C 0002

A winter area with some platforms.
1A 02

80056CA8 001A

80056C0C 0003

A winter area with a big waterfall and a non-interactive exit.
1A 03

80056CA8 001A

80056C0C 0004

A winter area, Croc cannot reach the higher ground.
1A 04

80056CA8 0020

80056C0C 0001

An empty underwater area.
20 01

80056CA8 0020

80056C0C 0002

An underwater area with some rocks (removed).
20 02

80056CA8 0020

80056C0C 0003

A dessert area with some removed trees and a non-interactive door.
20 03

80056CA8 0020

80056C0C 0004

A forest area with two Red Poppers, one Blue Popper, some Lava, some crystals, and some platforms.
20 04a
20 04b
20 04c

80056CA8 0021

80056C0C 0001

A cave area with some Lava, some platforms, and a Mummy.
21 01a
21 01b

80056CA8 0023

80056C0C 0001

A desert area with three Chumlys.
23 01

80056CA8 0023

80056C0C 0002

An empty desert area.
23 02

80056CA8 0023

80056C0C 0003

A desert area with two holes and a Chumly.
23 03

80056CA8 0024

80056C0C 0002

A desert area with some signs, some boxes, some platforms, and some falling rocks.
24 02a
24 02b

80056CA8 0024

80056C0C 0003

A desert area with some platforms, some rocks, and a Red Creature.
24 03

80056CA8 0024

80056C0C 0004

A desert area with some palm trees, a Tornado, and a forest platform.
24 04

80056CA8 0028

80056C0C 0001

A long cave.
28 01

80056CA8 0028

80056C0C 0002

A big cave with Lava and platforms.
28 02a
28 02b

80056CA8 0028

80056C0C 0003

A cave with a Lava Pit and some platforms.
28 03

80056CA8 0029

80056C0C 0001

A forest area with two Red Poppers, a Gobbo, a tree, a Lava Pit, and some platforms.
29 01

80056CA8 0029

80056C0C 0002

A cave area with some Lava Pits and some platforms.
29 02a
29 02b

80056CA8 0029

80056C0C 0003

A long cave.
29 03

80056CA8 0029

80056C0C 0004

A cave area with some Lava Pits and some platforms.
29 04

80056CA8 0029

80056C0C 0005

An empty underwater area.
29 05

80056CA8 0029

80056C0C 0006

A cave area with some Lava Pits and some platforms.
29 06
29 06b

80056CA8 0029

80056C0C 0007

A cave area which is the same as the previous cave, but without the platforms.
29 07

80056CA8 002D

80056C0C 0001

A cave area with a Lava Pit.
2D 01

80056CA8 002D

80056C0C 0002

A long cave area.
2D 02

80056CA8 002D

80056C0C 0003

A cave area with a Lava Pit with a little island in the middle.
2D 03

80056CA8 002D

80056C0C 0004

A cave area with a Lava Pit.
2D 04

80056CA8 002D

80056C0C 0005

A long cave area.
2D 05

80056CA8 002D

80056C0C 0006

A cave area with some Lava Pits.
2D 06a
2D 06b

80056CA8 0032

80056C0C 0001

A cave area with some rocks, some Lava, a Gobbo, and three platforms.
32 01

VideoEdit

Croc leggend of the gobbos tech demo25:12

Croc leggend of the gobbos tech demo


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