Sonic And The Mystic Gems - Official RELEASE

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  1. EMK-20218

    EMK-20218 Okie dokie, name is back Member

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    Sonic And The Mystic Gems (previously known as Sonic 1 Harder Levels) is a Sonic 1 rom-hack that began in 2005 with the simple purpose of being a generic Sonic 1 for Sega Genesis with increase difficulty and revamped versions of the original levels. But now, it's going to present a completely new gaming experience with a new style of level layouts full of paths everywhere among new enemies, new objects, new character abilities, new menus, completely different styles of the Sonic 1 special stages and much more!

    This time, the Sonic 1 original zones gave place to new zones with unique art and a different pleasure to the eyes. The music is also being reformed to give a better ear-hearing experience, now less amateur and more like what a Sonic game must be.

    Charactes can glide, climb, fly, swim and homing attack everywhere.

    But the same time these are their generic abilities, they work slightly different to make the levels more explorative and fun to play. Smashing blocks, smashing ceilings, smashing walls and smashing enemies is what will make you positively shocked with how the game has absolutely nothing to do with its predecessor "Sonic 1 Harder Levels".

    Gameplay now focuses in the new "characters alternation" gameplay methodology, so to proceed in the game you'll need to know each behavior from each of the three characters available on it if you don't want to be completely stuck or lost into the mazes of the game's explorative sections.


    -- IMPORTANT NOTE --

    Although the game is about to show a different gaming experience, it should be borne in mind that the current version is in an alpha prototype state and a lot will be modified until the next versions are released in the future.

    Many objects, screens and cutscenes are currently under development and may have been cut from this demo; and that includes enemies, bosses, badniks, new mechanics and even stages. Currently only a total of 5 acts and special stages are available to play. The project is not being developed quickly, so be patient and understand that a lot will be improved over time. However, we at Harder Project are open to constructive suggestions and comments that will surely help us in the evolution of the project.


    CREDITS

    Programming: HPZMan & Hcktrox (The main ones), Disco The Bat, Vladikcomper, Genesisfan64, Esrael Neto, Eduardo Knuckles, Selbi and many others

    Level layout design: Eduardo Knuckles, MightyArnold

    Sprite artists: Eduardo Knuckles, Dolphman and Anne/Sketch (from The Spriters Resource), Prilix Bokun, Mr. Cat

    Level artists: Eduardo Knuckles, The Spriters Resource, Estlib

    Music department: Eduardo Knuckles & DJ. Joker27 (the main ones), Valleybell (because this work wouldn't be possible without his awesome tools), Hardline Team and also many others

    Additional support and feedback that's helping the project to improve since the past until the current days: Erik JS, Esrael Neto, Tornado, MarkeyJester, Natsumi, SonicVaan, Megalomania, Stephen UK, Bennascar, LordXernom, Spanner, Tweaker, nineko among others that I don't remember right now (sorry! :/ )

    DOWNLOAD (Current version: 0.8 Rev57 Sonic Hacking Contest 2019 built)
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
  2. Dj. Joker 27

    Dj. Joker 27 Known as "Mr. Joker 27" Member

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    Everyone, stay tuned for new changes of the game, will be increasing more the concepts, ideas and musics.
    The next version we will have all music updates and more stuffs, this is a demo version and we stay working constantly with arts and more.
    Due to we're receiving many variants of comments, we want to fix all stuffs and send an update when we have a stable rom.
    Please enjoy this version and we are available for comments and help.
    Suggestions and feedback are open.
    Dj. Joker 27 Musician from Project S.A.M.G
     
  3. Angel X

    Angel X Active Member Member

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    I've already said the things I had to say about the hack.
    But I forgot one thing ...
    I love the sprite of Knuckles!
     
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