ICEknight, on 06 December 2011 - 08:22 PM, said:
In any case, remaking the 8 bit Sonics with proper graphics, sound and physics would be amazing for every Classic Sonic fan, but that would take a lot of effort.
I've always wanted to make a series of Genesis versions of the 8 bit games by hacking Sonic 1 and 2. Sonic 1 would be a hacked version of Sonic 1, obviously, due to the shared levels. SLZ would be modified into being that airship level (forgot it's name), due to the shared art. Sonic 2 would also be a hack of Sonic 1, since it largely retained Sonic 1 gameplay (Sonic 1 style Sonic sprites, no Tails, etc.). It would borrow some resources from Sonic 2, like EHZ's art for SHZ and GHZ. It would also use horizontally flipped Sonic 2 beta title screen art, with Sonic's hand being replaced with holding 2 fingers up. The reason for using this art would be because that actually is
what Sonic 2 8-bit's title screen is, it's based directly off of the beta title screen.
Sonic Chaos and Sonic Triple trouble would be based on Sonic 2. A small liberty would be taken with those games allowing Tails to tag along with Sonic if the player so chooses. THZ in Chaos would be based directly off of EHZ, since it was clearly the same level for the most part. Chaos's Sonic sprites clearly followed Sonic 2's in both animation and style, so his Sonic 2 sprites would be retained. Triple Trouble on the other hand, would use Sonic 3 sprites for Sonic, since it's fairly close in style, that, and the game was clearly attempting to mimmick Sonic 3.
I propose that this could be a community made set of hacks, since it seems to be a generally popular idea. Being the one that proposed it, I'd like to generally be the one directing it. I want to be as conservatively close to the original games as possible, while turning them 16 bit. The most major design change I'm willing to make is having all three player modes available in the second two games, rather than just Sonic or Tails alone. I was planning on doing it entirely on my own at some point, but I've been focusing on another hack at the moment, and figure that the community may not mind contributing to such a project.
What does Retro think?