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What if Sonic was accepted as a Rabbit?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:05 AM

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You know I have always wondered, what if SEGA accepted the Rabbit Design of Sonic? What traits would he have? Would he still be akin the the new Sonic? Would he have been in the game? Give me your thoughts.

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he would have probably ended up alot like Cream.

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View Poststeveswede, on 12 April 2012 - 07:32 AM, said:

he would have probably ended up alot like Cream.

Hmm, I guess.

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Wasn't the gameplay idea more like Ristar then Cream?

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I've heard interviews... based on those, he would be much in the style of Ristar, using his ears to do what Ristars hands/arms do.

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View PostL3AF1AM3SD, on 12 April 2012 - 07:05 AM, said:

You know I have always wondered, what if SEGA accepted the Rabbit Design of Sonic? What traits would he have? Would he still be akin the the new Sonic? Would he have been in the game? Give me your thoughts.

One word comes to mind. Flop.

And no, I'm not talking about it's ears.

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He'd basically be a Super Mario bros clone, due to only being able to attack via jumping on top or throwing things. And the gameplay wouldn't have that Sonic speed which got Sonic and SEGA the popularity they had back then. I believe they did have it where he could run fast, but it wouldn't have been the main focus point. Plus, he didn't have his attitude or style as a rabbit, which basically set himself out from other platformers.

So yeah, if Sonic was a rabbit it probably would've flopped, although if the gameplay was good with the whole grabbing rings with your ears idea, then it might've gotten atleast a small following.

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I think Sega was smart in choosing a hedgehog, at least for the American market. Here there probably wasn't a preconceived image of famous hedgehogs in peoples' heads of which to compare Sonic to, so they could spin him any way they wanted (no pun intended). Where as with a rabbit, you have Bugs Bunny, the Easter Bunny, etc. which aren't really badass like they wanted to make Sonic, in America.

Can't speak for Europe or Japan, of course.

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View Postjasonchrist, on 12 April 2012 - 12:29 PM, said:

One word comes to mind. Flop.

God I could've made a post about someone who is no longer here. I will refrain. Must.

Well, I dunno, I suppose it'd be like Ristar wouldn't it? The reason why he was given the curling and rolling and thus momentum based physics is because he is a Hedgehog. Apart from that who knows? What would happen if I stepped back in time and controlled flight 77, could I have stopped it crashing in to the Pentagon? Who really knows.
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...Is this seriously a topic? :v: Anyway, if he was a rabbit, I'd probably still like "Sonic the Rabbit"... but even then that kind of sounds funky. Sonic the Hedgehog sounds cooler. But I doubt the gameplay would change, maybe except for the fact he'd be able to jump higher. Which gives me an idea for a hack...
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Also you misspelled "rabbit". xP

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View PostRavenfreak, on 12 April 2012 - 02:41 PM, said:

...Is this seriously a topic? :v: Anyway, if he was a rabbit, I'd probably still like "Sonic the Rabbit"...

...I don't think the rabbit would have been called Sonic. Maybe Hoppity or Grabby. =P
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View PostICEknight, on 12 April 2012 - 03:15 PM, said:

View PostRavenfreak, on 12 April 2012 - 02:41 PM, said:

...Is this seriously a topic? :v: Anyway, if he was a rabbit, I'd probably still like "Sonic the Rabbit"...

...I don't think the rabbit would have been called Sonic. Maybe Hoppity or Grabby. =P

And he'd be collecting eggs instead of rings.

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View PostRavenfreak, on 12 April 2012 - 02:41 PM, said:

...Is this seriously a topic? :v: Anyway, if he was a rabbit, I'd probably still like "Sonic the Rabbit"... but even then that kind of sounds funky. Sonic the Hedgehog sounds cooler. But I doubt the gameplay would change, maybe except for the fact he'd be able to jump higher. Which gives me an idea for a hack...
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Also you misspelled "rabbit". xP

Oh yeah, didn't see that one. :D

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We already have a platforming game of a pretty fast rabbit; especially considering how he runs and jumps in his second game. I could imagine it might've been similar to this one -except without the gun:

*edit* oh yeah, it was for the PC - and by Epic Games of all game developers!

*edit 2* changed picture, as it seems like someone couldn't see the previous one (unless I'm misreading that post)
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View PostThe Growler, on 12 April 2012 - 05:34 PM, said:

We already have a platforming game of a pretty fast rabbit; especially considering how he runs and jumps in his second game. I could imagine it might've been similar to this one -except without the gun:

*edit* oh yeah, it was for the PC - and by Epic Games of all game developers!
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Jazz Jackrabbit?

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