An 82 MEG beta version of SNK's 3 Count Bout?
Believe it or not, the 106 Mega Shock SNK wrestling game 3 Count Bout, which features 10 player selectable characters, was originally an 82 Meg game with only 8 selectable characters. However, all is not what it seems. Although the final version had 2 more characters to choose from, 2 of them were simply "pallette swaps" or repeats of other characters with alternate names!
At first, we assumed this "9th" character was originally intended to be a final boss character. (very similar to the Great Puma of Nintendo's NES Pro Wrestling) However upon closer inspection, it was discovered that he was actually the original concept for Roy Wilson. Roy Wilson began as a "standard" wrestler (similar to Terry Rogers) but was eventually redrawn and recreated with a more diverse personality as a German rastafarian character.
It is completely unknown as to why SNK made these changes. If they had enough time to redo one character, as well as double up two others, why not simply leave the roster at 8 with the 9th character as a final elusive boss? A boss that could also be hidden and playable. Surely this would have been a far better addition then simply repeating 2 characters. With some more time, SNK might have been able to have incorporated a real final boss into this game, but instead the character Master Barnes was given the status of "current SWF champion" and as such is the last wrestler you must defeat to see the ending.