Short Sonic the ShortHog (S1 Hack)

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by GottaGoFast, May 27, 2021.

  1. GottaGoFast

    GottaGoFast Newcomer Prospect

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    This is a hack I made around march! This is Short Sonic the ShortHog (or Short S1 Edition for "short"), is a hack where Sonic is well, short of course!

    Controls:
    This game requires skill, as the controls are tampered with.

    1. Sonic's jump is short! Hold A to jump higher.
    2. Sonic can run too fast because he was no limit due to being short. Make sure to skid if Sonic goes too fast. to avoid running out the camera.
    3. Roll monitors are hidden in zones, break them to start rolling into a ball.
    4. Sonic starts out not rolling into a ball, find those monitors!

    ROMs:

    Version 1:
    Short_Sonic_SAGE_2021.bin

    Version 2:
    shortsonic1butitsactuallyupdatedact1.bin
     

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  2. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    Do you have screenshots you can add to this thread? They are required as part of Showroom threads.
     
  3. Scrap Brain

    Scrap Brain The Final Zone Member

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    At first when I saw this thread I was intrigued, but as soon as I opened the game I was immediately disappointed. I thought that the level design would have been tweaked to account for sonic's new playstyle but nope just stock vanilla Sonic 1. The art edits are cute and I like how sonic's short on the title screen but it's clearly unfinished since sonic's rotated running sprites haven't been touched at all.
    upload_2021-5-26_21-56-17.png
    also, this edit just looks bad. If I'm not mistaken Sonic's ducking sprite from sonic crackers doesn't have his arm so you could have just used that.
    upload_2021-5-26_22-1-14.png

    There are a few bugs I encountered, noticeably the fact that sonic can still roll when you press the down button. Now I don't actually know if this is intentional but judging by your post I'm assuming sonic isn't supposed to be able to roll so you might want to fix that. Sonic can still break open monitors with a jump which seems like a bit of an issue, and the springs don't work properly at all, requiring the player hold the jump button to have them work properly. Also, either they're hidden extremely well or the roll monitors just straight up don't exist.
    Overall, I see some potential for a fun little puzzle platformer where you have to search a level for something in order to continue. Try polishing the art and making new level design that takes advantage of Sonic's newfound vulnerability and you could have a fun little time on your hands.


    EDIT: Was playing around in labyrinth and I got myself stuck here because the roll doesn't break monitors
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  4. GottaGoFast

    GottaGoFast Newcomer Prospect

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    Yes, I apologize. This was made in march when it was really hard to make hacks back then, I may remake this so I can put in your ideas. Also, sonic can roll while holding down for more easier game play.

    Edit: only monitors can make sonic roll into a ball while jump, just wanted to make that specific oops.

    Edit 2: Yeah thats a bug with the monitors solid sides.

    Edit 3: The roll monitors are the speed shoe monitors but reskined. Also the roll monitors are usually found at the boss fights path.

    Edit 4: Ill make sure to fix the springs soon!

    Edit 5: Version 2 has been released.
     
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