Super Sonic Odyssey Demo

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  1. Pacca

    Pacca Level 1 inflatable otter thing Member

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    I decided that it would be fun to add the Cappy capture mechanic from Mario Odyssey in Sonic 2. Then this happened:



    Only EHZ is supported, the game cuts to the Sega Screen after act 2.

    Controls:

    A: Capture nearby enemies/leave an enemy and become Sonic again

    Coconuts:
    Up/Down: Move up and down tree
    B/C: Throw Coconuts

    Masher (fish Badnik):
    Left/Right: Move left and right, jumps up and down automatically
    Controlled mashers will break when hitting the ground!

    Buzzer:
    Left/Right: Move left or right
    Up/Down: Go up or down (only while moving side to side, also rises very slowly)
    B: Dash (makes you move faster, but you can't shoot while dashing)
    C: Shoot projectiles

    Emerings:

    These are something of a call back to the purple coins in Mario Odyssey. They're red, have a unique sound effect, and grant two rings instead of 1. There are 100 to collect in both acts, but they don't do anything other then being counted on the HUD. Can you find all 100? There are many that require usage of the capture mechanic.

    Known Issues:

    Buzzers can phase through walls:
    This is actually intentional. All you can really do with this ability is find secrets or get yourself killed, anyways :p

    2 Player doesn't work:
    Some necessary changes broke artwork in 2 player. You can actually see some of the consequences of this in the title screen demo. Thus, I removed 2 player mode.

    Tails can't capture stuff/Tails' artwork is overwritten sometimes:
    I disabled him by default, in part because of those problems. I left him as an option though, just in case someone wants to mess around in Coop.

    Cheats don't work:
    I disabled them ;)

    You can't get hurt while controlling an enemy:
    This is also sort of intentional... I figured it'd be more fun to have more freedom while capturing enemies, so I didn't implement this.
    It's been awhile since I worked on this, so there may be some issues that slipped under the radar.

    There's a mostly finished port of GHZ in here, along with far more unfinished ports of all of Sonic 1. The can be accessed with the cheat FFFFE10:XXYY, where XX is a value between $10 and $1E, and YY is 00 or 01 (act number). Hidden Palace has also been restored, and can be accessed with the cheat FFFFE10:0800. I only mention all this because both GHZ and HPZ have some really buggy, unfinished Odyssey code that someone will probably find funny.

    DOWNLOAD

    Credits:
    Natsumi for some playtesting
    Clownacy for the Sound driver (which I fully admit I haven't used to it's fullest potential yet)
     
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  2. LazloPsylus

    LazloPsylus A Certain Scientific Railgun The Railgun

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    Now *this* is probably one of the most interesting things you've done. There's a lot of possibilities on where you can take this. Pick it back up, and see where the creativity can take you with it.
     
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    TruffledToad the pirate that doesn't do anything Member

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    Jesus christ, Super Mario 64, Mario World, and now Sonic 2! What's next, Mega Man 4?
    Might as well add Omochao guest starring as Talkatoo while you're at it!

    (In all seriousness it's a neat idea, but it needs a bit of polish. There doesn't seem to be much reason to use the cap aside from novelty. Maybe with the right level design and enemy usage, we could have something that could stand up as one of the best of the year for SSRG.)
     
  4. Pacca

    Pacca Level 1 inflatable otter thing Member

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    BinBowie 빈보위 Member

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    I recall someone implementing this same mechanic into Sonic 1 but I'm not quite sure who or when they did it. All I remember was it was on Sonic Retro a long while back.

    What you have so far is pretty cool though the red rings look a bit odd. Also I know they give you 2 rings at once but an idea I just had was what if they functioned like they did in Super Mario 64/Sunshine, where you have to collect 8 of them in order to complete the level? You could use the badniks to access certain areas you otherwise couldn't get access to.

    Edit: I feel the red rings would look better like this, you don't have to use these but I'm offering them to you as I feel you might want them.
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Pacca

    Pacca Level 1 inflatable otter thing Member

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    I've never heard of anything like this being done before. That doesn't really surprise me, though, given that I can't even participate on Sonic Retro...

    The red rings are actually just a palette swap. I never really intended to get too in depth with this, so I just left it at that, despite the fact that Sonic 2s' ring art uses an extra color that in Emerald Hill is a bright blue. I might give them custom art if I get back to this though. That collect 8 rings idea is great though; I might add a third type of ring or a custom gamemode off that idea, if I get back to this. It might be awhile before that happens though, I'm caught up in another project right now. I appreciate the feedback, though ;)
     
  7. nineko

    nineko I am the Holy Cat Member

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    You know, this is so interesting that I'm almost tempted to come back from my hacking hiatus and convert "Jump Up, Super Star" to SMPS for your title screen. In fact, I hoped to attach it to this very post, but the only MIDI I could find had like 4237 channels and my laziness won :U
     
  8. Roxurface

    Roxurface Well-Known Member Member

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    This is SO DANG COOL! You've come quite a long way while I've been gone learning "actual" code that has so far been useless. :p
     
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  9. Pacca

    Pacca Level 1 inflatable otter thing Member

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    As a celebration for my YouTube channel hitting 2000 subscribers, I've released the unfinished Sonic Odyssey beta that's been floating around my computer.


    Keep in mind that all the new features are extremely unfinished. I haven't touched the code in ages, and don't plan too, so while I appreciate any feedback, it might not amount to anything in the near future.

    Download
     
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  10. Pacca

    Pacca Level 1 inflatable otter thing Member

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    I recently remembered something about the beta that I forgot to mention in the video:
    [​IMG]

    So I guess this is also "Buzzer in Sonic 2" :p
     
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  11. HyaDoki

    HyaDoki Previously RaideinSlash Member

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    I ended up thinking of a few silly concepts after playing this hack. I'm not sure if you're still going to work on this, but if you are feel free to steal any of these ideas.

    super sonic odyssey.png
     
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