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#841 User is offline Kharen 

Posted 23 September 2018 - 10:08 PM

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How about instead of new characters, you unlock a set of reskins for the existing characters? Like, if I beat the Secret Act for the first Zone, I unlock the option to still play as Sonic with no new abilities, but now he's either using Modern-style graphics like Sonic Advance, or 8-bit Master System/Game Gear/Pocket Adventure graphics. That way, each secret character can have optional unlockable skins as well.

Hell, if you set up the tilesets correctly and have a single option that loads a different tileset that's organized identically, you could even go so far as to have reskins for entire Zones or Acts. Imagine getting to play Time Trials of the first Zone, but you're playing with an 8-bit Sonic and the Zone's been reskinned to look like it's from the Master System. The Zone's and character is still identical, but it looks completely different. Of course, going that far, if there isn't an easy way to swap the tileset, would be way too much work. Manually doing it would end up being like building the whole game all over again. If you could pull it off, it'd be like playing Super Mario Bros. Crossover, only in a Sonic engine.

#842 User is offline Hez 

Posted 24 September 2018 - 11:41 AM

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I guess, without giving away too much, I should mention that there are a lot of unlockables that are achieved by other means. Sonic's skins, hyper emeralds, etc. I'm looking for some reward that is better than a skin, or a play-through setting (e.g. flipped level mode, flooded levels, etc).

View Post360, on 23 September 2018 - 07:31 PM, said:

Your level of dedication is a sight to behold. Secret acts? Amazing idea! And one that would take so much work. This is why your games are so good. You put everything in to them.

As for suggestions on potential rewards my gut instinct is saying Super Sonic - but that's for the emeralds/special stages - so maybe a Sonic 2 on the Master System bonus Crystal Egg style zone?


Correct -- super sonic is unlocked by normal special stage means. Hyper Sonic is an unlock-able mode via beating challenges. Unlike before, I'm thinking it will unlock hyper rings and 7 additional special stages. We'll see with the time frame I've set for myself.

I wouldn't be opposed to a secret level. Maybe having 3 long acts. As it sits now, the hidden acts that are unlocked are intentionally made to be very difficult and frustrating, but beatable. Sort of a fun challenge.

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View PostHez, on 23 September 2018 - 06:50 PM, said:

So heres a question. You unlock a secret act when you collect all 5 red rings from all acts of that level. What would be a good reward for beating all of the secret acts? I can't think of a good one rewarding enough. Ideas would be welcomed!


Character Unlocks?

Unless that's already accomplished by some other means.


Its accomplished by other means.


View PostKharen, on 23 September 2018 - 10:08 PM, said:

How about instead of new characters, you unlock a set of reskins for the existing characters? Like, if I beat the Secret Act for the first Zone, I unlock the option to still play as Sonic with no new abilities, but now he's either using Modern-style graphics like Sonic Advance, or 8-bit Master System/Game Gear/Pocket Adventure graphics. That way, each secret character can have optional unlockable skins as well.

Hell, if you set up the tilesets correctly and have a single option that loads a different tileset that's organized identically, you could even go so far as to have reskins for entire Zones or Acts. Imagine getting to play Time Trials of the first Zone, but you're playing with an 8-bit Sonic and the Zone's been reskinned to look like it's from the Master System. The Zone's and character is still identical, but it looks completely different. Of course, going that far, if there isn't an easy way to swap the tileset, would be way too much work. Manually doing it would end up being like building the whole game all over again. If you could pull it off, it'd be like playing Super Mario Bros. Crossover, only in a Sonic engine.


That would take a lot of reworking. I wouldn't be opposed to "for fun" skins. Like a Sonic Master System Skin.

#843 User is offline Strife 

Posted 24 September 2018 - 12:44 PM

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If things like skins are reserved for other places of the game, how about making the reward for beating all secret acts be either an alternate ending or a bonus boss battle after the final boss? (Or even both, assuming you successfuly beat the bonus boss.)

#844 User is offline HedgeHayes 

Posted 24 September 2018 - 06:55 PM

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I'd suggest unlocking the secret acts in level order instead of unlocking the one linked to the red rings collected, and make that set of acts a side story with an specific character that wouldn't play the standard game, not to have a new playstyle, but just for the sake of intertwining both paths for a deeper plot. You could later unlock the extra character in the main game and the standard characters in the sidequest by beating it completely. A bit like that game world for the emeralds in Sonic Colors, but, you know, actually fun.

#845 User is offline Noah Copeland 

Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:29 PM

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The most obvious reward for beating secret acts would be a new character. But it's hard to say who that would be since I imagine you've already got some of those planned.

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