Big's Fishing Derby

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by flamewing, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. flamewing

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    So, instead of the new version, I just want to announce that I will hold off it for a little while; I am adding 8 new levels to the hack, an increase of more than 50%.

    Still no work on arcade mode yet, though, but I am betting everyone will love the new additions.
     
  2. MotorRoach

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    I'm certainly looking forward to what you got planned for the next update, as it sounds pretty exciting with what you mentioned.
     
  3. MathUser

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    Since you said you wanna work on your own article I didn't upload pics for it. But here's the link for it: Big's Fishing Derby

    The top right should have a pic of the title screen. You can add other pics to the bottom of the page if you want.
     
  4. flamewing

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    Thanks; will edit it when I have some time.
     
  5. flamewing

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    Here is the 2015 Sonic Hacking Contest version, revision $200. For more information, check the Wiki.

    Preview:
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGn082hEfYQ[/video]
     
  6. Atendega

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    Already GOTY contender. Ruby would be proud :ruby:
     
  7. PKstarship

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    I finally caved and gave this hack a playthrough. I was very pleasantly suprised! The gameplay is simple but very addictive, the graphics are great, and the music is amazing! I was very happy to hear a 16-bit rendition of the Palmtree Panic theme. I played through all of Zen Mode and some of Arcade Mode. The bosses do certainly mix things up, and I like that.

    Last but not least... (I guess I'll put this in a spoiler)
    I love how the game manages to tell the story of the first 5 Sonic games just using the background. I saw Metal Sonic kidnapping Amy, Angel Island falling to the sea, end even the ending to S3&K, along with some other stuff, all in the background. And I can't help but find it funny how all this stuff is happening behind Big, but he doesn't care, he just wants to fish.

    I really enjoyed this hack, and am going to play even more of it later. Excellent job Flamewing, I will not vote for this to get the Big Trophy :)
     
  8. Overlord

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    Probably shit times, but I don't care. You took what was an already great hack and made it even better - everything in Doomsday particularly was great between Froggy's space helmet, the frantic chasing in the background and fishing for Balkiries.

    Some fantastic work on the music too, especially the Sonic CD conversions - particular favourites were the two Special Stage tracks.
     
  9. DigitalDuck

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    I guess I'm going to have to do record another playthrough of this now.
     
  10. E-122-Psi

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    This thing is friggin' HUGE now. Love all the Sonic remixes (you even got in Big's theme :D) and the new Arcade Mode.

    Looking at it in action, my sprites don't really mesh well with the games' though, especially the fish.
     
  11. DSE

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    Archive is corrupt, can't unzip it.
     
  12. nineko

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    Interesting, it appears that despite the 7z extension, it is indeed a plain binary file. Just rename it from .7z to .bin and it should work fine.
     
  13. Strife

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  14. nineko

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    Sorry for the almost-double post, but since I downloaded it to see what was going on, I thought that I could as well record a playthrough.
     
  15. flamewing

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    Fixed; as it turns out, I had uploaded the bin by mistake instead of the compressed archive, as nineko noted.
     
  16. Xeric

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    My god I'm exceptionally jealous of Psi's ability to make fluid animations. Those Big sprites are amazing.

    Great work here.
     
  17. This game is hella fun, especially the new Arcade mode!

    One suggestion though...
    Please make the Eggman boss levels spawn more bomb items. I have died simply by bad RNG, even when trying to move as fast as possible to get one to survive.

    Also digging the new music as well!
     
  18. DigitalDuck

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    Recorded a playthrough of Zen mode, will edit and upload later in the week (and record other modes too).

    Love the detail of the levels. The idea of the entire story of the classic games happening around him while he's fishing for Froggy just fits his character perfectly.

    Sometimes they're a bit too intrusive, though - for example, when Tails appears in Aqua Lake, it looks like you can catch him. Some of the music ports sound lazy, in particular the SMS ones. And the RNG can sometimes be just plain annoying - I swear I fishing for about an hour in one level before I even got a bomb.

    Still the best hack in existence.
     
  19. DigitalDuck

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    Double posting because:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBmJPzu-uYk
     
  20. steveswede

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    If there's one complaint I have with this game it would be the lack of animations for the spinning pillar. Other than that this game is amazing.