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Sonic 3D Blast: Director's Cut

Hack of Sonic 3D Blast

Description:

Sonic 3D Blast: Director’s Cut (also known as Sonic 3D Blast DX) is a project to update Sonic 3D Blast on the MegaDrive/Genesis by the original creator, Jon Burton. It attempts to solve long standing issues affecting gameplay, as well as adding new features and gameplay modes.

Includes:

  • Overworld Map Screen
  • Time Challenge Mode
  • New Enemy
  • Improved Controls
  • Super Sonic
  • Level Editor
  • Save Game Password System
  • Many other gameplay changes
  • Bug Fixes

Find out all about the project here: https://ttjontt.wixsite.com/gamehut/sonic-3d-blast-dx

  • Thanks to SuperMoonKnight for all the hard work figuring out what the Time Challenge benchmarks should be

(You’ll need to use “DeltaPatcher” to apply the patch to your ROM)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Sonic 3D Blast ~ Sonic 3D Flickies' Island (USA, Europe).md
  • CRC32: 44A2CA44
  • MD5: 50ACBEA2461D179B2BF11460A1CC6409
  • SHA-1: 89957568386A5023D198AC2251DED9DFB2AB65E7
  • SHA-256: 2DE28AD6E4B084FB41E4A6BA2A19FCEBA675EA154C770630B0D5FFEA4CE31AA0

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User Review Information

Good stuff!

Reviewed By: PresidentLeever on 26 May 2018

It’s a great hack, pretty much every change here is for the better. I absolutely recommend checking this out even if you disliked the original. That said, a few things could be improved still:

  • Spindashing into a regular walls sends you bouncing back quite far which can be disorienting or break your flow a bit
  • I felt triggering the spindash was a bit too rigid - you have to be completely still and not in a slope or it doesn’t happen. It also takes a little bit longer to start revving than in the sidescrolling games.
  • If you touch Knuckles with less than 50 rings, you lose all rings (however you only need to collect the difference to enter the bonus level afterwards), which can create difficulty spikes in some levels
  • I would’ve preferred to have flickie’s be drawn towards sonic by default since it breaks your flow a bit when you have to stop and catch each one.

Huge thanks to Jon for making this.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Good stuff!PresidentLeever26 May 20181.0Yes
Definitive way to play Sonic 3D BlastDurradonXylles11 Jan 20181.0Yes
LegitPowerPanda11 Jan 20181.0Yes