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Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis (Genesis)

Hack of Sonic the Hedgehog

Description:

This is a hack of Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis. It attempts to recreate features of the much disliked Gameboy Advance port of Sonic 1 called Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis. The hack has the following features:

  • Physics which closely match those of the GBA game, noticeable during Eggman boss confrontations as it is possible to bounce of the top of him.
  • Spin Dash which has slow animation and dust that appears slightly before the spin starts.
  • Background effects, like moving clouds.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Skippable score countdown, momentum preservation, “Press Start” text on title screen.
  • Sonic’s sprite art and the life counter text are replaced with the different art from the GBA port.
  • All springs double Sonic’s max speed until landing after being airborne. All side-facing red springs act like yellow springs. To compensate for the lower speed, slope repel calculations aren’t performed after hitting a spring. Vertical springs erase all horizontal velocity not in a direction being pressed.
  • New feature: the scrolling is changed to give a better sense of speed and Sonic CD-style lookahead (not in the GBA port).

The patch is in xdelta format. The ROM should be in BIN format.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Sonic The Hedgehog (USA_ Europe).md - NOINTRO
  • CRC32: F9394E97
  • MD5: 1BC674BE034E43C96B86487AC69D9293
  • SHA-1: 6DDB7DE1E17E7F6CDB88927BD906352030DAA194
  • SHA-256: 46160BAA06362C711C9F1A5017CB7371026444936C8AF5E93A78996CF32FF2A6

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Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
XenowhirlHacking

User Review Information

Port of Sonic GBA?

Reviewed By: MathUser2929 on 07 Jun 2016

It is a hack of Sonic 1 that attempts to port many of the worst features of the GBA port to see if the game could still be a good experience with a wider screen aspect ratio. I personally enjoy the GBA game cause it feels so different so I enjoy this hack. It’s not nearly as bad as the GBA version as not everything was ported over. Would’ve been nice if a more complete hack was made, but this is good enough to give you a taste of what it could have been like with a better screen aspect ratio.

Version Release 2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Port of Sonic GBA?MathUser292907 Jun 2016Release 2Yes