Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Addendum

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by Speems, Jun 4, 2024.

  1. Speems

    Speems Well-Known Member Member

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    A common question I see being answered too much is "what if Sonic 2 had its scrapped zones restored in the final game" and here comes another variable in the overused question:

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    SUPER SPEED!
    Sonic's back and better than ever! With the Spin Dash and Drop Dash, his fabulous friends Miles "Tails" Prower and Knuckles the Echidna, the adventure only gets stronger. You won't believe it 'til you see it and when you play, you won't stop.

    SUPER PLAY!
    Defy gravity in hair-raising loop-de-loops. Grab Power Sneakers and race through mazes like lightning. Dash in a dizzying whirl across corkscrew speedways. Bounce like a pinball through bumpers and springs across the original zones and a few bonus zones rescued from the cutting room floor! All at a break-neck speed!

    SUPER POWER!
    The mad scientist Dr. Eggman is planning a world takeover, but Sonic's gonna get tough in the fight to save his friends and take back the world! With quality of life improvements and miscellaneous tweaks and what-not, the Sonic 2 you know and love is back and better than ever! So strap on your sneaks and find the seven Chaos Emeralds before Dr. Eggman does!

    This hack is built off the Sonic 2 Score Rush disassembly branch created by Giovanni.gen. Addendum and misc. changes by Speems. Additional credits to Team Forever, E-122-Psi, MainMemory, Clownacy, CartoonsAnimate22, Hez, Tom Payne, jubbalub, Sonic Retro, and SSRG. The following features are included:
    • Drop Dash
    • Knuckles
    • Tails flight/swim with cancel
    • Too many various bugfixes and tweaks to list
    • Restored scrapped zones with original layouts using certain songs (that'll be revealed soon)
    • KiS2 solo ring requirements in Special Stages
    • 2P Versus mode has optimized split-screen
    Ocean Wind, Secret Woods, Jovial Tundra*, Sand Shower, and Cyber City are the scrapped zones returning to the main campaign. However, a secret zone can be accessed within a certain pit in Mystic Cave...

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    Foreground art in OWZ is not finalized and I'm currently looking for a proper tileset. Unique boss fights for the scrapped zones and OWZ's layouts are also unfinished, alongside some other code related quirks. This hack is not related to the Project Speems 2024 hack I announced back in April. There is no current release date set, although I hope to complete this hack before the year is over.

    *Jovial Tundra is the name I'm using for the winter zone. I've seen people claim Rock World is the name but that was attributed to a past version of Sand Shower, and does not seem to make sense for the winter/Christmas aesthetic.
     
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  2. Nitro Revolution

    Nitro Revolution Newcomer Trialist

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    I honestly really like the direction this is going in! However, taking a look at Ocean Wind’s background (Smart idea using the S3 title BG), I do think that the vast sea might be a little too empty? Maybe position the BG a little lower down? But other than that little gripe, cant wait to see where this goes!