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#6181 User is offline Black Squirrel 

Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:10 PM

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Sonic... Pinball?

a.k.a. this is why catalogue scans are important.

Yes that's the old Jurassic Park cover art too. And Robocop vs. Terminator.

#6182 User is offline SoNick 

Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:45 PM

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Huh. The box says Sonic Pinball but the text beside it simply calls the game "SPIN BALL" (no "Sonic" at the start).

#6183 User is offline Dark Sonic 

Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:54 PM

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This isn't a reveal of info but more a curiosity. I was playing Sonic Adventure today and couldn't help but notice all the classic Robotnik design references (the Eggman logo, the Eggman plaques in Final Egg, the whack a mole Eggmen) and it made me wonder just how late in development did they redesign Eggman?

#6184 User is offline Casshern 

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I always saw that as more of a design choice than a late redesign. Kind of like seeing the classic version of the characters in Casinopolis.

#6185 User is offline SystemsReady 

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If anything, you could say that his 3D model in Adventure has in some ways literal elements of his sprite design. His weird mustache that curves around his face brings to mind the fact that his mustache is always visible from his sprites, which are from a side profile...

#6186 User is offline Powpuck 

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I'm certain Hisashi Eguchi's take on Eggman influenced the Adventure-onwards design (and to a lesser extent Sonic as well):

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Note how his 'stache fans out at the tips, just like Modern Eggman; note also, the scrawnier arms and better defined shoulders.

I get the impression the Modern redesigns were the result of wanting extremes for the characters but with a lacking ability to satisfactorily apply the other animation principles they just decided to have them all permanently exaggerated. (or not; though it'd explain those stretching effects found in the Sonic World portion of Sonic Jam).
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