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Sonic the Hedgehog Hacking Contest 2010 RESULTS THREAD You asked for them, NOW you have them!

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:57 PM

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After many delays, many issues and much pressure, we're ready to present to you the results of this year's contest. We apologise for the delays caused during the contest, it was seriously out with our control, this was our main reason.

Thanks to Ayla, Cinossu, Shadow Fire, Tweaker and myself for judging these results. This year has been very interesting and we hope that you'll enjoy the results. The judging situation has been very difficult this year due to various reasons, and we have tried our best to push out the results as soon as possible.

Here we go!

Hidden Palace Trophy - 1st Place
Sonic 2 Retro Remix by Thorn & DNXDelta

Many people were disappointed when this hack didn't grab this trophy last year, those people will be happy now that S2RR has bagged it! Sonic 2 Retro Remix is a hack that stands out than the rest, it has exceeded in many fields that it has changed, offering a fun and exciting modification of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to play. Level layouts, art, music, programming, a lot has been changed! You must play it, you will not be disappointed!

Wood Trophy -2nd Place
Sonic the Hedgehog @ SAGE 2010 Edition by Cinossu

Whilst the hack is intact of things such as layout, art and music, everything around it is completely different! The interactive achievements system is a sure-fire hit, the ability to submit your scores to Retro Channel is an innovative feature! The Boss Attack mode is a fun feature which hasn't been done solely as Sonic 1 and without rings either! Attempting to cheat will just involve "getting blue balls". As well as that, the introduction of SonMP3 allows you to control the music of the game. Join the many that have played this hack!

Dust Hill Trophy -3rd Place
Sonic Adventure RDX by Dude

Sonic Adventure DX hacks have been very basic and limited, until recently where many things have been looked at and modified. This hack has taken the existing information available and combined with these new implementations, created a great hack with many edits, more than your average SADX hack. This hack is worth following, as it's about to get even better.

Genocide City Trophy - Most difficult hack
Sonic 1 Lunacy by Destructiox

This hack is a BITCH. The levels are harder by every mode, by that point you'd be wishing that you had Debug Mode available. If you try to use a move in a certain mode, you will die instantly! Whilst the hack is not public, please anticipate the release, you'll love to hate this hack!

Honourable Mention: Sonic ERaZor by Selbi

Hang Castle Trophy - Most disturbing hack
Sonic ERaZor by Selbi

Sonic ERaZor is a pretty fucked up hack. This is not your average hack, this is intended to be a skullfuck. Pretty bizarre really, Selbi must have been smoking something to make this.

Honourable Mention: Sonic 1 Lunacy by Destructiox

Lava Reef Trophy - Longest Level
Sonic ERaZor by Selbi - Ruined Place

Ruined Place is a nightmare and nearing the end, there's this area of spikes which should you touch them, you will die instantly, even with the "Super" mode on. There is an option to skip this level altogether, but you should try it out.

Green Hill Trophy - Hack which plays most like a Sonic game
Sonic 2 Retro Remix by Thorn & DNXDelta

This hack is like if it wasn't a modification of an existing game, but its own game itself. The layouts are great and the gameplay is very similar to a Sonic game. Well, that's why it won it! Not all levels are "press right to win", sometimes you need to explore, especially to bag those Emeralds.

Labyrinth Trophy - Most Confusing Level
Sonic ERaZor by Selbi - Ruined Place

You really don't know where you're coming or going with this hack. Falling in bottomless pits can sometimes end up teleporting you back to another place. Plus, the only way that you can tackle the spiked area is with the usage of savestates and patience.

1337!! Trophy - Worst Sonic Hack
Sonic Rape 2.0 by Selbi
Although created by a different person unlike the last Sonic Rape, this is very horrible, confusing, irritating and eye burning! If you can complete this hack, you win a gold star.

1000101 Trophy - Most Technical Hack
Sonic the Hedgehog @ SAGE 2010 Edition by Cinossu

The Retro Channel is very innovative and coupled with the achievements system, offers another take of the first Sonic game with challenges to face. Then, show off your e-penis at your scores!

Windy Valley Trophy - Best Art Hack
Sonic 2 Cactus Juice & Mustard by TheBarAdmin

It might not be as shiny as other hacks, but it's very unique! It offers levels that you have seen in previous games, redrawn in its own innovative way. Worth playing whenever it's released.

Toxic Caves Trophy - Best Reused Art
Sonic 2 Retro Remix by Thorn & DNXDelta

Using a mix of new, old and ported, Sonic 2 Retro Remix has provided levels that are worth playing. Reused art isn't a negative thing, it helps build up your artwork. Who wants a plain blank background anyway? =P

Honourable Mentions: Blue Ball & Blocks by qiuu, Sonic Adventure RDX by Dude

Shadow Trophy - Best Hentai/Porn-based Hack
Sonic & Friends by SOTI

Last year's trophy winner has managed to retain its intended trophy. Press Start at the title screen and have some eye bleach with you. Somebody needs to step up the plate and add a cactus to their hack!

Vector Trophy - Most Humourous Hack
Sonic 2 XL by Captain Bozo & Ranger

This hack gained huge publicity by many websites. This time, the rings will fatten you up and once you've eat so many, you'll have a heart attack! This is a great hack, worth playing for the fun of it.

Honourable Mention: Motobug in Sonic 1 by Polygon Jim

Iizuka Trophy - Hack Much Like Sonic 4
Sonic 2 Dimps Edition by SOTI

The entire hack is a parody of the sequel many became disappointed at. Speed boosters, homing attack and physics modified so you can run on ceilings, if you want to play Sonic 4 on the Mega Drive, this is the hack to play until someone does better. Truly a hack as you imagined it.

WTF?! Trophy - Most Unique Hack
Sonic the Hedgehog @ SAGE 2010 Edition by Cinossu

The introduction of the Retro Channel achievement system has helped this hack win this trophy. Playing those plain vanilla Sonic 1 levels actually have a use now.

Christmas Present Trophy - The hack that no one saw coming
Sonic the Hedgehog @ SAGE 2010 Edition by Cinossu

I have stressed this hack so much. There are people capable of making hacks like these, Cinossu is one of them. Hacks like these are what inspire people to work on their own stuff, whilst most people won't reach similar levels.

Honourable Mention: Yoshi in Sonic 2 by Xenowhirl

Piano Trophy - Best Music in a Hack
Sonic 2 Cactus Juice and Mustard by TheBarAdmin

Out of the few hacks with music modifications, this stood out. Various imports have been made, from game show tracks to recreations of music from Sonic Adventure and upwards. TheBarAdmin may not be like those who showcase their work in the Genesis Music Thread, but he's a great music guy.

The Super Duper Amazing Level Trophy - Best Level Layouts in a Hack
Sonic 2 Retro Remix by Thorn & DNXDelta
As said before, the press right to win structure is out of the window in some aspects. Collecting emeralds help the levels and your progress. There needs to be a good challenger next year.

Knuckles Trophy - Best New Character
Yoshi in Sonic 2 by Xenowhirl

This is a rather unique character hack. Not like your usual standalone character with moves, you can now play as Yoshi and utilise his moves in a Sonic game! You'll enjoy this one once it's released.

Honourable Mentions: Amy in Sonic 1 by E-122-Psi, Motobug in Sonic 1 by Polygon Jim

Silver Trophy - Worst New Character
Press B for Shittles by Dandaman955

Okay, WHAT THE FUCK is this piece of shit?! This character is so uncontrollable and the game is just bad that it won another trophy later...

Fang Trophy - Best New Enemy
Sonic Adventure RDX by Dude - Motobug

Everybody likes Motobugs! In this hack, the first ever badnik to appear on our screens has made a reappearance in SADX. Worth looking at.

Metropolis Trophy - Best Boss
Blue Ball and Blocks by qiuu - Space Zone Boss

This boss is interesting. You are confined in a room where Robotnik will be swooping down with his drills to rise blocks up to the ceiling. It gets tough and the only rings you can get is once the bar is fully green and then you must hit a switch for it to drop down. Rather challenging. I talked to qiuu on Skype earlier and once he's not busy, he will make a public release.

Mushroom Hill Trophy - Best Miniboss
Sonic ERaZor by Selbi - Crabmeat

An overpowered enemy crab shooting shit at you, we rarely get minibosses in hacks. You'll be glad to know that unlike other hacks which have giant versions of badniks, this is a normal sized Crabmeat.

Spindash Trophy - Best New Abilities
Yoshi in Sonic 2 by Xenowhirl

If you know Yoshi's moveset, it'll most likely be in this game. This'll be great once it's public.

Eureka! Trophy Trophy - Most Innovative Game Play Feature
Sonic the Hedgehog @ SAGE 2010 Edition by Cinossu

Online achievements in a Sonic hack? You have got to be kidding me! This is what makes levels replayable, because there are things to achieve.

Honourable Mention: Sonic - The One Ring by Mercury

Crystal Meth Trophy - Most Replayability in a Hack
Sonic 2 Retro Remix by Thorn & DNXDelta

This hack has got so much you can do. In order to proceed to new Zones, you must collect a certain amount of level emeralds, which you can find in various places in the Acts. The splash screen at the start of each level will let you know of your progress.

Casinopolis Trophy - Most Entertaining/Fun Hack
Sonic 2 XL by Captain Bozo & Ranger

This hack made me laugh hard most of the time. They say that Sonic Eats Rings, but this just takes the pan.

Rusty Ruin Trophy - Best 3D Hack
Sonic Adventure RDX by Dude

This is the best Sonic Adventure DX since sliced bread. It may be incomplete right now, but it's worth the time. This is bound to be something great.

Crystal Egg Trophy - Best 8-Bit Hack
Sonic 2 LD by Doc Eggfan

Whilst there is a Sonic 2 HD project which will require at least a Quad-Core processor at 3.0GHz, 8GB of RAM and 2 1GB graphics cards, this one only needs a Master System and is an implementation of the MD version of Sonic 2, 8-bit style. Great gameplay, the later stages of the hack were funny. Looking forward to further progress.


The Bar Admin Trophy - Best Improved Hack from Last Year
Sonic 2 Retro Remix by Thorn & DNXDelta

I see why people were disappointed when this didn't hit the jackpot last year, but this year's entry has vastly improved and deserves what it gets this year.

Robotnik's Revenge Trophy
Sonic 1 & 2 by ColinC10

This one was really difficult for some reason but at the end I gave it to the same guy who has won this trophy for three years now. Every year, ColinC10 comes out of hibernation to provide a hack which blows many out of proportion in its own way. Many people have asked for Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 to be combined into one hack, and this wish has successfully been granted. What's next for ColinC10? Find out next year if he submits a new piece of work.

Chaos Trophy - Best Super Form in a hack
Super Sonic in Sonic 3D Blast by Sik, Super SADX by Endri

We have two winners, just because. Both of these games didn't get our expected Super Saiyan Hedgehog and these people have finally made this possible. Apparently Super Sonic in SADX sadly got the chopping block which lead to the boring "Super Sonic Only at the Final Boss" phase that many games have recieved. It's always great to stand out. Well done.

Maze Trophy - Best Sonic 1 Special Stage Edit
Sonic ERaZor by Selbi

Selbi brings to us another clusterfuck which is a bizarre and twisted special stage edit. You NEED save states just to complete a level, otherwise you're God. New visual effects and other additions have been implemented. Try it, if you dare!

Chute Trophy - Best Sonic 2 Special Stage Edit
Sonic 2 Retro Remix by Thorn & DNXDelta

Thorn has painstakingly made edits of those irritating tube stages from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. These are rare and there isn't a friendly level editor yet! S2RR has raised the expectations for next year.

Emerald Trophy - Best Custom Special Stage
Yoshi in Sonic 2 by Xenowhirl

I did not expect a stage like this. We've had custom stages before, but this is pretty cool. Basically, Sonic Advance 3's stages have been recreated from Sonic 2's, which is certainly interesting considering the work needed. It makes me want to import that music so bad.

Rick Roll Trophy - Hack with Stolen Content
Sonic 1 - Project 255 by Selbi

This hack was deliberately submitted just for this trophy. It did piss off Tweaker, considering that this hack ripped off elements from Sonic Megamix, Sonic Harder Levels and a bunch of other stuff. Thankfully, Selbi has created better works after this pathetic mess.
As per usual, here is your prize.


OH GOD WHY Trophy - Why was this even submitted?
Press B for Shittles by Dandaman955

This submission had to be a fucking horrible joke. Here, have some ear rape. That's what you deserve.

THE GAME - You just lost it
Sonic 1 Lunacy by Destructiox

Shadow Fire actually gave this trophy a hack. Congratulations!

Congratulations to those who won trophies this year, commiserations to those who missed out. This year has been a tough contest for many reasons and hopefully next year will be much smoother. As a reward for those who bagged trophies, Dude has personally made signatures that will be provided to you to display wherever you want to. In addition, Achievements will be given out whenever that is possible.

As for the podcast, we were intending to have one this year but in order to push these results out, it has been dropped. There is a good chance of having one where we will discuss the winning hacks at some point, but you never know, there's many things. Hey, even Ben Kalough might review a hack or two some day.

For those interested, information for the 2011 Hacking Contest will be provided soon, which will be different in a few ways compared to this year. If you are looking at submitting for next year, I suggest that you start working on your hack right now.

Thanks to everyone for their input in the contest, whether it was submitting, judging, or something else!
This post has been edited by SOTI: 08 December 2010 - 07:03 AM

#2 User is offline SegaLoco 

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Could we have links to DL all said hacks in this thread plz? (I'll track it down and do it if nobody else wants to :P)

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more after someone else posts.
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I did these all in the past few hours, sorry about the low quality. But I figured it would be better to have the promised banners than nothing at all.
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Here ya go, links to all the winners (cept a few)

Sonic 2 Retro Remix
Sonic the Hedgehog @ SAGE 2010
Sonic ERaZor
Sonic 2 Dimps Edition
Sonic 2 LD
Sonic 1 & 2
Sonic 2 XL
Sonic RDX
Super Sonic in Sonic 3D Blast
S2 Cactus Juice and Mustard
Sonic 1 Lunacy
Blue Balls and Blocks
Sonic 1 Project 255 (SSRG registration required)

Couldn't find links for:
Sonic Rape 2.0
Sonic & Friends
Yoshi In Sonic 2
Press B For Shittles

Edit: Put Dimps twice, removed one. Sorry, no favoritism SOTI ;P
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QUOTE (SegaLoco @ Dec 7 2010, 08:31 PM)
Could we have links to DL all said hacks in this thread plz? (I'll track it down and do it if nobody else wants to :P)

Some were submitted without public release.



Anyway, it doesn't look like I won anything. I guess I did only work on my submission for like a month or so and I did switch projects in the middle. And there isn't a "best new zone idea" trophy so my baseball theme couldn't win anything. Also currently Flicky Turncoat DX is much better than the submission I gave the judges way back when. Guess I will try harder next year.

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QUOTE
over 9000 trophies

No wonder it took so long to judge. rolleyes.png *runs*

Congratulations to all winners!

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There's so much wrong here, but hey, congratulations anyway smile.png


Just for quick info: I originally made a theme music for the podcast, but seeing as it didn't get anywhere, I'll make it available later today. (gotta go to them doctors first)..

Cheers

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GT Koopa: Flicky Turncoat came close to getting some stuff. It should have received honourable mention for a couple things, iirc.

Seeing as I figure there will be no podcast at this point, here is what I have to say.

This was my last hacking contest. I will no longer be judging any further hacking contests. I will remain on to help orchestrate things, but I will not judge again. I'm not sure when the rules for the next one will be made, but don't wait for me. My heart just isn't in this any more. I can't keep juggling this around and making people wait for me and my real life.

I'm not sure if this is goodbye for me as far as the scene goes, but you will more than likely see very little of me. If I don't speak to many of you again, the past thirteen years have been quite a ride and will never be forgotten. Take care and keep on running =)

~Julia Voets / Nayr T'nargh / Samantha Clarfet

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Congrats to the winners! It was fun entering the contest, though I wasn't really expecting to win. I had fun making my hack. Ayla you did an awesome job with the contests, and life is way more important than a video game franchise. But hopefully you do stop by from time to time. And I hope your girlfriend gets better real soon.

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Yay! I won best handheld hack ... for a master system game? psyduck.png

I'll shaddup now before I'm disqualified.

Thanks to everyone who spent their time on this contest, and special thanks to Ayla for all her hard work over the years. Now get out of here before we suck you back in again!

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Congrats to all the winners! I can't wait to see if any of the winning hacks get a release out now it's all over. I really want to play Yoshi in Sonic 2.

Guess I should try harder next time :P

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Well an honorable mention isn't bad for my first year (curses and drats, Xenowhirl, you have not seen the last of me).

Best wishes to Ayla and thanx for her previous involvement.

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QUOTE (doc eggfan @ Dec 8 2010, 10:50 AM)
Yay! I won best handheld hack ... for a master system game? psyduck.png

I'll shaddup now before I'm disqualified.

Thanks to everyone who spent their time on this contest, and special thanks to Ayla for all her hard work over the years. Now get out of here before we suck you back in again!

That was a mistake I made when I had the strange idea that yours was a Game Gear game. The title can be changed, just give me a good name. =P

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QUOTE (SOTI @ Dec 8 2010, 08:57 PM)
QUOTE (doc eggfan @ Dec 8 2010, 10:50 AM)
Yay! I won best handheld hack ... for a master system game? psyduck.png

I'll shaddup now before I'm disqualified.

Thanks to everyone who spent their time on this contest, and special thanks to Ayla for all her hard work over the years. Now get out of here before we suck you back in again!

That was a mistake I made when I had the strange idea that yours was a Game Gear game. The title can be changed, just give me a good name. =P

Well, keeping with the theme of most of the trophies, you could go for the prestigious sounding "Crystal Egg Trophy" or the amusing "Scrambled Egg Trophy". The category would be for any system that pre-dates the Mega Drive, although I don't know whether you want to include Neo Geo Pocket/Game Boy entries as well
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