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A very old Sonic fan game titled Sonic Boom (1995)

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  1. Graxer

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    <!--quoteo(post=344124:date=Aug 26 2009, 03:42 AM:name=Mr. Ksoft)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mr. Ksoft @ Aug 26 2009, 03:42 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344124">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=343995:date=Aug 25 2009, 03:57 PM:name=Graxer)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Graxer @ Aug 25 2009, 03:57 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=343995">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=343987:date=Aug 25 2009, 09:45 PM:name=Mr. Ksoft)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mr. Ksoft @ Aug 25 2009, 09:45 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=343987">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=343934:date=Aug 25 2009, 01:14 PM:name=Graxer)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Graxer @ Aug 25 2009, 01:14 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=343934">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I never played this fangame despite the fact that I used to play the very old ones. My favourite fangame was The Search for Knuckles.

    There is this old DOS Sonic fangame I played once. I think it was called "Spinball" (no relation to Sonic Spinball, or even pinball), although I may be wrong. In it you ran around various what I think were dungeons. Does anybody here know what it is? It's really been bothering me.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Another person who has played Spinball!? I am probably the only person other than you who remembers it.
    Yeah, you ran around in dungeons and stuff, and got rings, and jumped platforms. It wasn't very Sonicy, and it didn't have any sound apart from the old PC speaker, but it was a good challenge and fun to play. There was the Metal Sonic boss that had a really simple pattern but tended to be hard to kill (and I remember dying a lot, where blood would splatter around a little and the screen faded out) I remember that it wasn't actually finished, like after the dungeons it had a single water level and that was it.

    I probably still have it backed up if you are looking for it.
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    If you have it then yes, could you please upload it? I have spent a long time searching online for it. :)
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    <a href="http://www.lemmingsforums.com/storage/spinball.zip" target="_blank">Here we go.</a> Also it looks like the full Qbasic source code is included, if anyone's interested.

    This looks like it may be almost one of the first Sonic fangames. It was last updated on Feb. 26, 1998 according to the readme, but some of the files have modification dates going back to early 1996.
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    Thanks! This is exactly what I was thinking of! :thumbsup: This should probably be on the Wiki too, being the only DOS fangame. (as far as I know) It wouldnt suprise me if it was released in 1996, it feels very old. (But better than most early fangames)
     
  2. JDAdams

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    <!--quoteo(post=344131:date=Aug 26 2009, 04:12 AM:name=Sik)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sik @ Aug 26 2009, 04:12 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344131">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Changed TSOK's release date to 1999 because that's the earliest date we have confirmed so far. Also appended a question mark to it to remark the fact that it isn't a confirmed date (it could be 1999 or it could be 1998, after all!).

    By the way, how many early fangames are we gonna find? :O<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I was wondering that myself! ITT we find things that were thought lost to the ages. Now if we could just find Sonic Clock...
     
  3. PARASOL

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    <!--quoteo(post=344022:date=Aug 25 2009, 06:41 PM:name=Sik)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sik @ Aug 25 2009, 06:41 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344022">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Last Release: 1996<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Oh wow, I knew it was old but not that old o.O Did sprite rips exist back then though? (um, was Sonic 3 & Knuckles Collection released for that time?)

    EDIT: in fact, did Metal Knuckles exist back then? >_>
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    That MK looks nothing like the MK we know, though. Has anyone else ever thought of another metal character before Sonic R?
     
  4. Tenniru

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    Oh my god, I remember these fangames. I distinctly remember coming across them back in 1999 or 2000... The Search For Knuckles was AMAZING.

    I wish there was just a backup of SFGHQ circa 2000 or something. There is the "hall of mis-fame" section on current SFGHQ, which has a few ancient things, but still...
     
  5. JDAdams

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    <!--quoteo(post=344355:date=Aug 27 2009, 12:43 AM:name=Tenniru)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tenniru @ Aug 27 2009, 12:43 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344355">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Oh my god, I remember these fangames. I distinctly remember coming across them back in 1999 or 2000... The Search For Knuckles was AMAZING.

    I wish there was just a backup of SFGHQ circa 2000 or something. There is the "hall of mis-fame" section on current SFGHQ, which has a few ancient things, but still...<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Y helo thar Wayback Machine?
     
  6. Tenniru

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    Only goes back to 2002, and the games themselves aren't archived.
     
  7. Sik

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    <!--quoteo(post=344360:date=Aug 26 2009, 08:49 PM:name=JDAdams)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (JDAdams @ Aug 26 2009, 08:49 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344360">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=344355:date=Aug 27 2009, 12:43 AM:name=Tenniru)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tenniru @ Aug 27 2009, 12:43 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344355">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Oh my god, I remember these fangames. I distinctly remember coming across them back in 1999 or 2000... The Search For Knuckles was AMAZING.

    I wish there was just a backup of SFGHQ circa 2000 or something. There is the "hall of mis-fame" section on current SFGHQ, which has a few ancient things, but still...<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Y helo thar Wayback Machine?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Those archiving things are notorious for archiving everything except the important files. As if they had an algorithm dedicated to determine what files are important in order to exclude them or something >_>
     
  8. yes it's bad, but I've seen worse
     
  9. Revival

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    Good god, just what are those sprites based on? Sonic looks totally retarded.

    There's crappy drawing, and there's terrible drawing with a godawful pose.
     
  10. Metal-Geo

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    Hahaha. I remember all of these fan games. Back in the days I had a shit ton of fan games. Ooooh the fun I had with them. Wouldn't mind seeing some of them pop-up again.
     
  11. Time to get <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog:_Time_Attacked" target="_blank">Time Attacked!</a>

    This is probably one of the best Sonic fan games of all time. Sexy sprites, very addictive, and great music. Worth a look if you haven't already. :eng101:

    BTW, that Sonic Boom was crap. I saw one w/ better sprites, but IDK where. They had a <a href="http://www.sonicfangameshq.com/view.php?sec=1&id=80" target="_blank">Rotor Boom</a>. Same game, but w/ Rotor O.o
     
  12. Sik

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    <!--quoteo(post=344976:date=Aug 28 2009, 09:18 PM:name=Segtendo)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Segtendo @ Aug 28 2009, 09:18 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344976">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Time to get <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog:_Time_Attacked" target="_blank">Time Attacked!</a>

    This is probably one of the best Sonic fan games of all time. Sexy sprites, very addictive, and great music. Worth a look if you haven't already. :eng101:<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->But Time Attacked is nowhere near as old as the games we're looking for.

    I must admit something though, it did a very good job at hiding the fact it used scripted loops. Unless you were paying attention specifically to that detail, you would never notice that they're scripted. Sonic retains his speed quite well and you can even control him while he's going through the scripted path (e.g. you can jump off and fall away from the loop).
     
  13. <!--quoteo(post=344996:date=Aug 28 2009, 09:22 PM:name=Sik)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sik @ Aug 28 2009, 09:22 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344996">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=344976:date=Aug 28 2009, 09:18 PM:name=Segtendo)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Segtendo @ Aug 28 2009, 09:18 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344976">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Time to get <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog:_Time_Attacked" target="_blank">Time Attacked!</a>

    This is probably one of the best Sonic fan games of all time. Sexy sprites, very addictive, and great music. Worth a look if you haven't already. :eng101:<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->But Time Attacked is nowhere near as old as the games we're looking for.
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    Would <a href="http://www.sonicfangameshq.com/games.html" target="_blank">these</a> be old enough?

    Go to the Hall of Mis-Fame.
     
  14. Revival

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    <!--quoteo(post=344976:date=Aug 28 2009, 07:18 PM:name=Segtendo)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Segtendo @ Aug 28 2009, 07:18 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344976">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->They had a <a href="http://www.sonicfangameshq.com/view.php?sec=1&id=80" target="_blank">Rotor Boom</a>. Same game, but w/ Rotor O.o<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    ...Just what is Rotor. A fancharacter?

    Also, Time Attacked, I remember playing that. The physics were off and the storyline highly unlikely. Robotnik killing Tails? Oh, AS IF.
     
  15. Graxer

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    <!--quoteo(post=345084:date=Aug 29 2009, 11:24 AM:name=Revival)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Revival @ Aug 29 2009, 11:24 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=345084">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=344976:date=Aug 28 2009, 07:18 PM:name=Segtendo)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Segtendo @ Aug 28 2009, 07:18 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=344976">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->They had a <a href="http://www.sonicfangameshq.com/view.php?sec=1&id=80" target="_blank">Rotor Boom</a>. Same game, but w/ Rotor O.o<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    ...Just what is Rotor. A fancharacter?
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    Rotor is one of the freedom fighters from SatAM.
     
  16. I actually found a downloadable version of Sonic Boom! and <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_Boom_(fan_game)" target="_blank">put it on the wiki!</a>

    The menu's are in a different language, but it is the same game.

    Also added Rotor Boom, Klik & Play Collection, and Sonic Robo Blast!
     
  17. Too bad I never got to play these games back then, they look cool. Around the mid 90's, I was more into Super Mario and I remember playing a bunch of old fan made Mario games.
     
  18. Sik

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    <!--quoteo(post=345130:date=Aug 29 2009, 12:52 PM:name=RGamer2009)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RGamer2009 @ Aug 29 2009, 12:52 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=345130">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->The menu's are in a different language, but it is the same game.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Can't this be fixed by editing the resource file? The problem though being that it's a 16-bit program and thereby Resource Hacker is unable to open it. We need to find something else... Does anybody know if Borland had made a tool for editing resources in an EXE? XD
     
  19. Glisp

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    None at the moment I'm afraid.
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    What an Acidic Sonic Fangame.
     
  20. Graxer

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    <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Spinball" target="_blank">I just added Spinball to the Wiki!</a>

    EDIT: Added my basic level editing findings.

    EDIT2: Added some cheats I discovered within the source code.
     
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