Pantufa the Cat : Extended Edition

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  1. VAdaPEGA

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    Pantufa the Cat : Extended Edition
    is a joke hack where you play as a Tails recolour.
    The main goal is to make a hack that plays and feels like yet another 90's mascot game that's trying to harness the hype of other mascots such as Sonic the Hedgehog.
    It is also meant to show that I've improved a lot since the original Sonic hack it was based on, Pantufa the Cat (do not play this unless you love subjecting yourself with more cringe, then again you did click to read a thread about a Fan Character in Sonic 1 hack).

    [​IMG] Just look at this garbage!

    Alternate Soundtrack :
    Holding C before the level loads switches Soundtrack (basically the original OST for Pantufa the Cat (redone)) to give the hack a little bit of variety.

    Some changed Graphics :
    Because the palette wasn't compatible I reshaded most of the Graphics, except some Scrap Brain Zone objects and Eggman.

    Different Jumping Mechanic :
    You will only start spinning when falling down, this means you're vulnerable when you start jumping.

    Health :
    3 Health points and Stackable shields, every 20 Coings heals you.

    Planned features:
    Float Spin :
    Pressing any button while in mid-air make you do a special spin attack that gives you a very faint double jump, giving your jumps a longer horizontal range in exchange of vulnerability while not spinning.

    The rest of Pantufa the Cat Remastered :
    Give the same treatment as Pipes of Green (Pipe Green Place) got for the other levels.

    More playable Characters :
    The Character select in the current version was originally meant as a joke, but I do consider adding GuimO and JP Boxart Bubsy.

    A Streets of Rage portion :
    Yes this wasn't a joke, it will be implemented.

    Easter Eggs :
    More of them goods.

    Sound Test list (SHC 2016 Build):

    SAMPLE
    -Extended Edition Original Tracks-
    01 > Pipes of Green
    02 > Pipes of Green (Underground section (early))
    08 > No Air
    09 > Pipes of Green (early mix)
    88 > No Air?
    89 > A Really Bad Example of PCM Sample Usage
    8C > Generic Boss Music
    8F > Hissing

    -Pantufa the Cat Remastered Tracks-
    0A > Quim Barreiros - Cabritinha
    0B > A mixture between Clusterball's Egypt loading theme and that one bit from Ocarina of Time's Fire temple along some creative liberties
    0C > Guimo - Setup (Hit the Switches)
    0D > Pokemon Snap - Valley
    0E > Sonic R - Diamond in the Sky
    0F > Jazz Jackrabbit - Medivo
    10 > Skyroads - Road 6
    87 > Soup 0.9 - tar04.ogg
    8A > Pantufa the Cat Title theme

    -High Quality Tracks-
    90 > Pipes of Green (Rainbow mix)
    91 > Space Harrier Theme (unused splash screen mix)
    92 > Sonic R - Diamond in the Sky (Star mix)
    93 > Sonic Mania - Title Theme
    94 > Yes - Roundabout (short version)
    95 > Sonic Robo Blast 2 - Techno Hill Zone Act 1
    Any tracks between 03-07, 96-9F and E7-EA > Meowing cats
    90 > Pipes of Green but with Rainbow Road mixed in
    91 > Space Harrier Theme (Sonic Retro Splash) but with Snow Hallation mixed in with a hint of Nutshack
    92 > Sonic R - Diamond in the Sky but with Flinstones theme and All Stars mixed in
    93 > The Totinos Theme
    94 > Yes - Roundabout but loops on the very first part
    95 > Sonic Robo Blast 2 - Techno Hill Zone Act 1 but with a subtle Barbie Girl mixed in
    Any tracks between 03-07, 96-9F and E7-EA > Sonic 4 Episode 1 - Splash Hill Zone Act 1 but loops on the very first part


    -Miscellaneous Tracks-
    E5 > Sonic Robo Blast 2 - Green Flower Zone Act 1
    E6 > Skyroads - Road 12
    (you can hold A to speed up scrolling through the sound test)

    Screenshots:
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    Just looking at VRAM, I can see there's lots of room for improvement

    Known bugs:
    -Pressing left and right repeatedly while on certain slopes makes you flip vertically.

    -Although there is no pushing animation, the push walk bug is still a thing and has a sillier side effect.

    -in Marble Zone act 1, if you do a specific jump to the right in the section with the stomper and the button, you may get the screen to scroll up and softlock the game.

    -You don't bounce up something when getting hit while on the ground.

    -"Yes - Roundabout" doesn't loop properly, and that's actually unintentionally (just like this typo).


    SHC 2016 Link

    Source

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    (yay shameless copypaste from SSRG)
     
  2. MathUser

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    The original graphics are great. Looks like another game almost.
     
  3. winterhell

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    Who knows this might be the next big franchise
     
  4. VAdaPEGA

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    Oh look, a winter level I may get to finish this year, provided I don't get too distracted with festivities
     
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    Hey, that looks good! You made an great job doing this! :) Also, the dog is barking. I like the snow on the ground. Looks very nice!
     
  6. VAdaPEGA

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    I wanted to get more done than this, but I clearly misjudged my time.

    Here's something quick in the meantime

    (forgot to add special thanks to Markeyjester, whom helped me with the music)
     
  7. Sith

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    Pantufa the Cat was not bad at all. You used some unique ideas and a color style not typical of Sonic games. I enjoyed it and still have it.
     
  8. VAdaPEGA

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  9. Shoemanbundy

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    I can't get anywhere with that thing :argh:

    I just tried the December demo and this is probably my favorite hack I've ever seen. The graphics style is unlike anything Sonic related making it feel like a new game, and I like a lot of the small original things done to the engine to make it feel even more unique i.e. the photographic pause screen. The original music is pretty good in my book too.

    Looking forward to where this one goes.
     
  10. Cinossu

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    Amazing as always, Vada.
     
  11. rata

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    Well, I discovered how to kill Eggman based on pure dispear, I started smashing all keys until I found out the correct. You know, you can have your own game with these mechanics.
     
  12. VAdaPEGA

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    This Project is now considered Schroedinger's red cat

    Due to lack of feedback and interest (mostly from myself) I have decided to put this hack on hold.
    This doesn't mean the project is dead but It's not active either, besides It has hardly moved past last SHC2016's Demo build.
    The fact it didn't meet the goal I had set for myself has discouraged me from working on it, and over time progress had slowed down so much that I honestly doubt if it's even worth finishing.
    With that said, putting this on hold will yield me more time for other projects I happen to be part of, and these are likely more worth finishing than the garbage I would have added anyway.
    In the end, it's one less joke hack for this year's contest and, in a way, it now lives up to it's subtitle!
     
  13. VAdaPEGA

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    What was I was supposed to do again?
    :(
     
  15. Okamikurainya

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    This is a real pity, as it was one of the more unique and visually well done hacks and I certainly wouldn't consider it a "joke hack". Hopefully you'll pick this up again in the future, or at least channel the unique style into a new project down the line. :)
     
  16. VAdaPEGA

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    Download here
    It's the disassembly of the original, have fun
     
  17. VAdaPEGA

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    ENTRY PAGE

    Here's that rushed DX version of the original

    and here's the list of all the things you can do:

    Level Select is the Konami code: Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B, Hold A and Press Start, obviously done on the title screen.

    There are demo levels for extended edition, Pipes of Green and Mount Fade (Although Pipes of Green is just a Munchy runner ala Mario world hacks).

    There are 3 other playstyles, more details in the entry's description.

    With the exception of Valley ruins and the Extended edition demo levels, there is a DX act for every stage, change it to Act $03 (Act 4) to play them.

    There's about 65+ music entries in the Sound test, most repeated (the original Pantufa OST to compare), "shitposts" or unished tracks and stuff from the past.

    Known Bugs and other issues:

    This doesn't work on Hardware! - It does, but some models don't work due to the inclusion of the debug register, sorry!

    I got stuck on the layout around ... - Complain to me from 6 years ago, layout was NOT the focus as this is just a shitty Sonic after the sequel DX joke hack

    Why did the sound go borked and my health messed up? - You're playing a Japanese region genesis/emulator, it's a leftover from the score 1ups from Rev01, it doesn't happen after awhile so feel free to explore any regional differences I added.

    Why is the water all messed up? it wasn't like that when I came in - You paused, that upsets the oceans

    This is garbage, I'm gonna go play this other hack instead
    - please do that, It's not worth anyone's time
     
  18. VAdaPEGA

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    Super Hyper Union Tale Ultimate Pantufa Original Red Adorn Cat : Luxury Edition

    Hey, the last title was a mouthfull too, may as well continue the trend

    A lot has changed since last build, here are some of the more notable changes:

    • New playable characters
    • Finished and additional stages (including Blocks by the River, Fudge Canyon, Furious Ruins and more!)
    • Fishing minigame
    • Retro Channel
    • SEGA CD Expansion pack support
    • 100% Hardware compatible

    Special thanks to Novedicus for ironing a couple of hundred bugs before release

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    DOWNLOAD

    Gens version for Retro Channel (necessary!)
     
  19. VAdaPEGA

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    Seems like i goofed up there and forgot an extra check, please download the new version, link has been updated
     
  20. VAdaPEGA

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    Excuse me for tripple posting but here's another update, sonic should hopefully stop it from timing people out I hope