Short Sonic the ShortHog (S1 Hack)

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

  1. CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast)

    CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast) Active Member Member

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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

    OFFICIAL Shorthog Discord
    https://discord.gg/aJ3SsV2geY
     

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  2. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Member

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

    Scrap Sorra Well-Known Member 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. CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast)

    CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast) Active Member Member

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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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  5. CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast)

    CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast) Active Member Member

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    stop playing my hack im making a remaster
     
  6. Unnamed

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    That's great that you're making a remaster; however, realistically, you can't stop us from playing your hack. =P
     
  7. BetaFilter

    BetaFilter Newcomer Trialist

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    This hack has some pretty interesting concepts not gonna lie! Although, it does seem quite incomplete and a lot more could've been added. I like the challenge where Sonic don't roll when jumping, but it could've been better if you added an option so that you could roll after jumping. Act 1 of Green Hill Zone has some interesting level layout, took me a few tries to finally get through it but it seems a bit rushed. Overall, this hack has potential and good concepts, but you need to make sure the hack is in a completed or at least a playable state that looks polished.
     
  8. CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast)

    CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast) Active Member Member

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    ok, I will add those crap in soon

    also wassup beta filter
     
  9. D.A. Garden

    D.A. Garden Temporary Secretary: Sir Paul McCartney Staff

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    Someone gives you some feedback, and you refer to the listed points as crap? Well, that's a first.

    BetaFilter is right; this hack does have potential and a somewhat unique concept. Take your time, flesh out the idea, and see where it takes you.
     
  10. CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast)

    CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast) Active Member Member

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    I wasn't referring the feed back as crap, I use crap to refer as several stuff. I wasn't insulting him, me an him are freidns and I would never insult him.

    Anyways yes, I agree that I should've took time and not have rushed. I recently dusted off and got my old PC working so I may have a chance to remaster this again, probably make a sequel like Short Sonic 2, 3, maybe even a sonic cd (2011) and sonic mania mod featuring the little guy
     
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  11. FishyLah4451

    FishyLah4451 Indenfinitely inactive since November 21, 2021 Member

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    Just simply wait until he drown.
     
  12. CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast)

    CandyDaCat (GottaGoFast) Active Member Member

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    A totally real leak!!!!! jk this isnt a leak but a peek at the new team for the remaster

    Beta Filter - Role not decided yet (possibly coder)

    BONEZONE - Sprite artist
     
  13. D.A. Garden

    D.A. Garden Temporary Secretary: Sir Paul McCartney Staff

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    No. Your solution to a badly implemented object that can get you stuck should not be "just wait until you die". I can't think of any game that would let that be the solution legitimately.

    I know this is your thread for your hack, but what is the point of this post, may I ask? You have a sprite artist now? Is that it? Think a bit before posting, as this isn't really newsworthy.