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Sonic 2 CD Remix Shoving Time Travel into Sonic 2 since Dec. 2017

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:13 PM

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By popular demand, this has a thread now. Let me type out a rushed explanation of the project for anyone who's just stumbling upon it now...

Sonic 2 CD Remix is a rom hack of Sonic 2 that aims to add the Time Travel mechanics from Sonic CD into the Vanilla Sonic 2 zones. While the original levels are largely unmodified, their pasts and futures feature significant differences, including different palettes, and badniks. Alongside that, it attempts to "remix" the Time Travel formula by adding alternative options for time travel and adding an extra collectible that is exclusive to the future. It also includes a laundry list of options, as well as two new characters, Amy and Metal Sonic. Metal Sonic even has his own "story-line", in a similar fashion to Knuckles in S3K. Being the product of me working off and on for nearly a year, this short paragraph likely doesn't do the project justice, as even I occasionally lose track of what I've added too it (thank god for git :specialed:)

Although nothing truly substantial has been released of this project beyond an extremely old and buggy prototype, I've made several videos showing the project off. I've compiled them all into a playlist. Due to me being unable to post here for quite awhile, some of the major videos in that playlist have never been shared on Retro. So if you haven't been following the project on SSRG or directly via my channel, you might find some cool new stuff in that playlist ;3

Although a completion date is far from settled, a partial demo is planned for the upcoming Sonic Hacking Contest!

And here's some random screenshots to wrap things up, since any project thread would feel empty without them :v:

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 11:46 PM

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That's really impressive, great work!

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:07 PM

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Ha! This is a very fantastic concept. It could end up being one of my favourite projects from this scene since XL2's Z-treme. :)

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 05:06 PM

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 06:10 PM

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This looks beautiful. I love the concept, though are you fitting it to the concepts planned for Sonic 2 or taking a more freehand approach? Either is cool, I'm just curious.

Oh, and having Amy playable is always a plus.

The music swapping is a novel concept too, I dig it.
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Posted 23 October 2018 - 04:13 AM

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The original concepts for Sonic 2 heavily conflict with the Sonic CD mechanics. The best example would be Hill Top being the past of Emerald Hill; in order to make proper CD time travel work with that, I'd have to completely destroy Hill Top to fit Emerald Hills' layout. So I am taking it into account, just very loosly. I'm more focused on adding features from the betas then the original design concept behind Sonic 2 as a whole.
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Posted 23 October 2018 - 12:52 PM

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That seems like a very smart way to approach it, since CD and Proto Sonic 2 did feature wildly different means of time travel. I like the CD approach more since the player is in control of it, but I certainly appreciate the narrative-driven approach that seemed to be intended for Sonic 2.

It looks like Sonic 2 CD Remix will be all the better for it without adhering to any strict goals. I really look forward to seeing more and more of this!

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 08:35 AM

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Wow, this is pretty great, can't wait to see more of it. It looks like it has come along quite nicely, and I especially like how going to the future actually has a gameplay purpose here, unlike in Sonic CD. Keep up the good work!

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:23 PM

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#10 User is offline Timaeus 

Posted 10 November 2018 - 03:04 PM

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This looks great. The adds over the Sonic CD time travel thing to make it different creates a good essence and vibe to it. Everything here looks coming down very nicely, and that makes me curious about the new kind of things that can come out from this. Keep up this amazing work.

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