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Sonic Improvement Vol.2

Hack of Somari the Adventurer

Description:

This is an unofficial continuation of the work started by Jabu, in order to further improve the game and facilitate any future hacking attempts.

General changes:

  • All unused graphics and objects are removed.
  • Animations and graphics are updated.
  • It is created alternative patch to reduce the duration of oxygen (thanks Torridgristle)
  • It updates the sound engine created by Ti_ (thanks Ti_)
  • New background scroll renderer, code much more faster. (thanks Ti_)
  • Patch is included to simplify the level selector trick.
  • Several of the bugs that caused the game to crash are resolved.
  • The “Continues” were reinstated (thank you Blast - Forever 2 and torridgristle)
  • The error that causes graphics gliches at the beginning of the level is avoided.
  • Various aspects of the entire hud, fonts, position, some transition screens, etc. are changed.
  • Various stages are edited to avoid dead end roads.

v1.4 + New title screen and Zones Selection. + Correction of the graphical glitch of the Continue screen. + Remapping of “Zone Selection” and “Continue” screen controls.

+ New block with clouds on Green Hill. + New complementary objects (Only one has new graphics) + Many micro adjustments in the levels.

+ Improvements when using the springs: (thanks woring) - When he climbs Sonic no longer suffers an automatic overtaking. - Upon falling Sonic automatically adopts his ball attack. - When bouncing off a star spring, Sonic bounces into a ball.

+ Springs now have sound effects (Recycled sound)

Other contributors:

Ramzet (Tester); RisteingTV (Tester); # (Technical advice); Cyneprepou4uk (Technical advice); SuperStarFox (Graphic advice)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • ROMInfo Somari.nes
  • File MD5 CB1D67E6455D2FA514B939817D64C9D2
  • File SHA-1 6CF18228CFB66D48B3642069979D4A5103CB8528
  • File CRC32 51589DAF
  • ROM MD5 55A6B56CBF201C1EEFEA7F476EF4892B
  • ROM SHA-1 BB618E17CD21EAA0185DE3A3BF0028DCBBA6A0C3
  • ROM CRC32 318658D6

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Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
TerwilfHacking
the jabuOriginal Hacking
TiHacking
torridgristleHacking
woringHacking
AmilgiGraphics
FuriousHedgehogGraphics
PacManfan64Graphics

User Review Information

Doing what Hummer Team couldn't

Reviewed By: ShootingStarr on 20 Apr 2020

What the title says, this is a vast improvement over the original bootleg, Sonic & Knuckles 5, Sonic 3D Blast 6… or 5 (Despite the title screen being the normal Sonic 1 title screen), Somari or whatever you may know it as. Me personally, i’ll always know it as just simply “Sonic the Hedgehog”, despite it not being the real Sonic 1.

The graphics and music are a great improvement over the original, the physics are closer to accurate with the original Sonic 1, and the full OST is now there if you go into the Sound test. No doubt that the hackers who made this Improvement hack know what they’re doing, this version is much more pleasant to look at and hear, and play (to an extent).

The one thing that’s always bothered me with this bootleg in general is the levels not being accurate to the original Sonic 1, rather being what looks like a slight approximation of the original levels with way more enemies than there should be. Hopefully, a ‘Vol. 3′ of this hack can make the level designs much more accurate to the original game, where then it’d really be a game i’d play to enjoy.

Other than still having Hummer Team’s level design and enemy placements, this is very much worth your time!

Version 1.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
This Hack Is Totally Worth It!!!SuperStarFox16 Nov 20201.4Yes
This Mod Offers a Lot More to Love About the Legendary Somari BootlegMadZiontist13 Nov 20201.4Yes
When it continues to update. It's better than the original. Hack - better than the originaldiablo66627 Oct 20201.4Yes
I see no improvement.Void-the-Bat01 Jun 20201.3No
Simply incredible.Doomkid10 May 20201.3Yes
Doing what Hummer Team couldn'tShootingStarr20 Apr 20201.2Yes