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Sonic Megamix
« on: April 09, 2007, 01:27:25 pm »
I have no idea why I never posted this here before, but there you go. Anywho...


Sonic 1 Megamix. Originally started as a solo project, simple palette hack, and small music edit, eventually transformed into something much more sophisticated over the last two years. From a solo project, to a huge group effort. Some have stayed on the project; others have left. But what remains is what a true collaborative effort between those with unique skills can accomplish.

But enough of the babble, yes?

Sonic 1 Megamix is a ROM hack of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game, for the Sega Megadrive (or Genesis, if you will). It aims to be both technically impressive, and fun to play, taking into account the elements that a Sonic game is known for. It incorporates elements from both old and new, trying to make a combination that can even prove that, indeed, even the newer Sonic games had some good ideas - ones that even work well in 2D.

Oh wait, I was done with the babble. Silly me! On to the facts...

THE TEAM:

-Tweaker (Music/Programming/Project Coordinator)
-Stealth (Programming)
-Cinossu (Music/Programming)
-Robjoe1107 (Level Layouts)
-StephenUK (Art/Programming)
-Yuski (Sprites)
-ChimpoMcCrazypants (Sprites/Art)
-jman2050 (Programming)
-Upthorn (Debugging/Programming)

THE GENERAL INFO:

NOTE: Following is mostly outdated, due to me being lazy and liking copy/paste. Read original thread here for past discussion and updates.

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Bugfixes in this release:
- Double Jump fixed for Shadow; Jump Dash added for Sonic
- Issue of life icons not loading while starting a game from the options screen fixed -- you'll like the new system better. =P
- Zone layouts for Sunset Hill (GHZ) and Starry Night (SLZ) are complete. New layouts thanks to Robjoe1107.
- Music playlist modified (and that damn Splash Down port fixed =P)
- Various bugs fixed (Like the starting position in LZ3)

Features include:
- Seperate music for each act

- S2 level select and options menus edited to fit with my hack (Stealth)

- Perfect Spindash for each character (Stealth)

- 3 Characters: Sonic, Mighty and Shadow -- Each later to have thier own special move and physics stats. Thanks to Yuski for Mighty sprites and JohnnyUK for Shadow sprites.

- Sonic 2 running physics -- Run down a slope in SLZ and you'll go as fast as you do in CPZ. AKA slope related acceleration. (Stealth)

...among other things.

Moves, and controls to use them:

Homing Attack - B/C near an enemy/monitor after a jump
Light Dash - A near a set of rings (Sonic only)
Jump Dash - B/C in air when no enemies/monitors are around (Sonic Only)
Double Jump - B/C in air when no enemies/monitors are around (Shadow only)
Light Speed Attack - Hold A and do a homing attack near multiple enemies/monitors. 5 ring cost for each additional target after the first.
Spindash - ...you'd better know this one.

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Further updates:

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-THF_wC00M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNjvhdm_GGg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZlvGbTL1Rs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dAF4p9nV0U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQpt8kYt8uA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UjxpMe56EM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s81bQ-Cpfw8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiZuZ-rkLa0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC0m-1eWqC0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugr57RgX6gU
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Download Link (Hacking Contest Build):  http://www.fileden.com/files/15774/Sonic%201%20Megamix.bin

Download Link (Version 2.0): http://www.fileden.com/files/15774/Sonic%201%20Megamix%20v2.0%20%28ROM%29.rar

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For some follow up, the music choices are extremely outdated, for the most part. I'd suggest taking a look at the videos for the most info - after all, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Imagine how many words are in a video! :D

With that said, enjoy - and comments, suggestions, and general discussion are welcome and encouraged. Please be aware, though, that we have our own ideas and direction with this hack, so don't be sad if your suggestions or requests aren't honored. :P
« Last Edit: October 05, 2010, 07:10:30 am by Tweaker »
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007, 10:01:51 pm »
awesome, it sounds fun and the screenshots are detailed well, especially the title screen! ill definitely have to check this out later, exellent job, assuming it plays as good as it looks ;)

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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007, 10:07:23 pm »
Man, this is quite impressive.
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007, 10:54:51 pm »
Is it downloadable yet and if it is, which emulator is needed?
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007, 12:38:41 am »
OMG I loved watching the videos of these levels in Youtube they were cool wish
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007, 12:45:55 am »
I played it...and I was kinda disappointed.  I thought I was getting what was in the screens.  It was better in a sense that it was more finished, but most of it was exactly like Sonic 1.  I was looking forward to those extras.  I will say this though, I forgot about them until I reached Misty Maze and wondered why it didn't look badass like the screens and vids.

also I played this one Gens+, so I'm guessing it can work on Gens9 as well.
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007, 12:56:18 am »
Some of the stuff in the vids and screens is either old (early shots) or isn't implemented yet in the current release. Pretty much (provided this is the same version as he's linked to at TSS) only Sunset Hill and Starry Night are fully layed out. And none of the elemental shields.
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007, 01:54:12 am »
Yeah, version 2.0 is pretty shit compared to what the videos actually consist of (the last build was released August 2006...!). The next release, v3.0 will be much, MUCH better.
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2007, 02:02:22 am »
well besides from some glitches (like going through walls), the controls were pretty solid.  I didn't do that much light dashing but still it was enjoyable and I played it through without realising it.  Cant wait for v3.0, waiting on another fangame to get updated also :/

also the music was badass.  will it be the same soundtrack or something different like the vids?  man, could almost name every song that I heard and a nice arrangement with some surprises for my ears...and they fight the stage!
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007, 02:06:57 am »
Yeah, there hasn't been a public release for a very long time; the roms available are pretty weak sauce in comparison to the other media.

To sum up the changes since for those who don't care to read the 44-page s2beta topic, the next build will have the option of either original or new level design/music/art and a few new moves like STT-style roll-in-the-air as Sonic and Rush-style instant dash (for 5 rings) as Shadow.

It's supposed to be pretty close to the next public release, so I'm not sure why he didn't wait for that to make a topic <_<
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2007, 03:47:25 am »
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2007, 03:58:08 am »
Great work so far. And yay for Moonwalker music in some levels! (I want Beat It. :<)

My suggestions for v3.0:
-Sonic CD spindash (at least for Sonic :<)
-Peel Out
-That background for Labyrinth. *sob*
-I personally don't like the Sonic 3 invincibility music, but maybe that's just me. >_>;

But it's really good so far. How long did it take to make it?

EDIT: Watched the vids, if you include all the stuff from the videos into V3.0, it will be teh ultimate pwnage.
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 03:28:21 pm »
I'm an owner of the older version of Megamix, which RPG showed to me... I look forward to the next release, but I'm bugged about one thing:


I like the implementations of Light Dash and Ancient Light in the game, however, logically Light Dash would also be available for Shadow, so why doesn't Shadow get it?

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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2007, 03:36:28 pm »
Haha, Gunstar Heroes sound effects, fucking awesome.

One thing that bothers me is that the homing attack works on enemies that are above Sonic. This isn't the case in the 3D games or Sonic Rush, and I think it gets in the way a bit much if it's too good as it is here.

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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2007, 05:15:39 pm »
Hmm

actually, I was thinking about it, and I do like the various features you've given characters, such as the light dash homing attack and double jump, but unless I'm missing something Mighty doesn't seem to be much different from sonic. And shadow also seems to have a homing attack in addition to a double jump. It would make much more sense to make each character unique from each other rather than have them share some of these special techniques.

Another thing that I've noticed is that these features have made sonic 1 alot easier, in particular, the double jump, though the homing attacks are convenient as well. Perhaps you could up the difficulty level of the stages a bit then to accomodate for these features. Maybe even put some seperate routes for Shadow and his double jump only, sort of like sonic and knuckles seperate routes in S3&K

otherwise I really enjoyed it. The music especially!

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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2007, 05:17:48 pm »
I did that in 16:51 or something earlier Taco, srry :P
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2007, 05:30:51 pm »
Give credit where credit is due, RPG.  You got 16 by watching my .giz, which I have right here.

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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2007, 05:34:05 pm »
This is true, but I already had the strat with my 21, I just skipped the speedshoes on that cause I went flying over them :<
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2007, 07:11:45 pm »
where do you get the one with shadow and mighty?
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2007, 06:29:50 pm »
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actually, I was thinking about it, and I do like the various features you've given characters, such as the light dash homing attack and double jump, but unless I'm missing something Mighty doesn't seem to be much different from sonic. And shadow also seems to have a homing attack in addition to a double jump. It would make much more sense to make each character unique from each other rather than have them share some of these special techniques.
Already done. ;P

Like I said, this build is oooooooooooooooold. I may get the new one out this week (which is about 9 months since the last release...!), so keep your eyes peeled. :P

I also suggest looking at the videos over playing the old release - it gives a much better impression of the recent gameplay additions.
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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2007, 07:09:05 am »
I just realised something about Misty Maze zone. As much as the edited background is gourgeous, it makes one wonder how Sonic can be underwater while in the background the sea level is clearly far below him. =P

I'm also personally not keen on Mighty's end-of-level fanfare (though the Gunstar Heroes fanfare you used for Shadow works perfectly).
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2007, 01:36:11 pm »
Mighty has Chaotix's fanfare heh

On a related note, I am hot for this

EDIT: I *just* realised what you meant Crow, and I think the background is designed to "change" the way that Hydrocity and Launch Base etc's do with the surface.

Tho it would be serious awesome if you guys had implemented that.
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« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2007, 01:55:19 pm »
The background's adapted from a Sonic CD special stage, so it didn't have below surface imagery.
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2007, 01:40:00 am »
I'd like to announce that Upthorn has joined Team Megamix! Congrats and all that, he's gonna be a valuable asset to the project (he already has been so far!).
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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2007, 08:36:11 am »
Rolk I meant in the way that the water seems to stretch further into the background the further above the surface you are heh

I think it looks pro with clear water o:
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2007, 04:33:01 pm »
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I'd like to announce that Upthorn has joined Team Megamix! Congrats and all that, he's gonna be a valuable asset to the project (he already has been so far!).

wow geez that's great! so that means teh next update will come out even sooner, yes yes?

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« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2007, 01:56:09 pm »
*waits for next update*
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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2007, 08:20:03 pm »
I recently decided to randomly attempt a TAS of the game with entertainment as the main goal with much emphasis on speed, but not as much as entertainment.  Using the most recent public release, check it out.

edit: http://download.yousendit.com/71929A3903894141

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Re: Sonic 1 Megamix
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2007, 08:41:11 pm »
My apologies for leaving you all in the dark for so long.

A release is still coming, albeit later, but I think it was worth the wait - there's a lot more content to it than there would have been had it been released earlier this month. Just stay patient, and you will be rewarded.
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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2007, 06:37:32 pm »
I hate to say it, but the link won't let you download anything.
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