Robotnik's Revenge

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  1. ColinC10

    ColinC10

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    Hi! I'm 23 years old and I work as a programmer. I'm been reading these boards for several years now but this is the first time I've got something that I consider worth contributing. It's a hack of Sonic 2 that I've also entered in this year's hacking contest. It must have impressed someone here because it got me to Tech Member in one post - thanks!

    Robotnik's Revenge consists of one long level in which you fight all of the bosses from Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 consecutively. In Time Attack you have infinite lives to go for the fastest time you can. In Survival you have three lives and no rings to try and get as far as possible. In both modes you're given a rank based on how well you did.

    Screenshots!

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    The title screen. Can you tell it was chucked in at the last minute?


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    Boss 1 of 17.


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    I think I've managed to get the behaviour and graphics of the Sonic 1 bosses to be accurate, but let me know if that's not the case!


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    Final Zone was the hardest to port by far, but I'm pleased with the results.


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    Comments and suggestions are welcome!
     
  2. Spanner

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    You. Are. Just. Fucking. Awesome. :)
    I like how you did this boss zone, what I like about it as well as that the art & palletes from other levels & the S1 Eggmobile look unchanged.
    One thing I did find annoying was the Metropolis Zone boss, it seemed to be a bit harder to attack than usual.
    Anyway, fantastic work!
     
  3. amphobius

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    I played this yesterday, as I was shown it on IRC. But bloody hell, it's brilliant! My only gripe is with the S1 bosses, as there seems to be incorrect bounce physics. I keep bouncing on the ball in the GHZ boss!
     
  4. Tweaker

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    This is awesome! I gave it a runthrough yesterday, and here's the score I got (haven't tried again since):

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    This is extremely well done. Not only did you perfectly get all the Sonic 1 bosses working in Sonic 2, but you replicated the arenas perfectly using Death Egg's (Chemical Plant's) graphics set! Did you simply edit the absolute coordinates on the bosses movement routines, or did you edit the bosses to use relative positioning? The latter would allow you to place the bosses anywhere, even as a normal object in SonED2 (which is something Malevolence did).

    I really can't stress how extremely well done this is. Even that title screen (which you've dubbed as "last minute) looks really cool, and pretty fitting of the game. The only thing I could really suggest is having a more organized method of fighting the bosses—maybe you could have it so you do Sonic 1 boss, then Sonic 2 boss? Sonic 1 bosses in order followed by Sonic 2 bosses in order? Or maybe even a pick your own boss scenario like in the Mega Man games?

    Anyway, great stuff! I'm looking forward to seeing more from you in the future. :)
     
  5. Cinossu

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    No savestates or cheats, as some people seem to be doing. :x

    This is awesome.
     
  6. Hitaxas

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    Wow, I was going to port the S1 bosses, I tip my hat to you, sir.
     
  7. Labtrinth Zone Boss :)

    Aside from that, great job! :D Very impressive. I hope I don't speak for myself when I say S3&K bosses in this would be great as well.
     
  8. saxman

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    My incredible time attack finish -- 11:01:05

    Because I'm awesome.

    I'm sure that's far from the best time though. I messed up in many different places. But good hack!
     
  9. Krigo

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    This is one of the greatest hacks of all time. Period.
     
  10. Rokkan

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    I came.
    23:53:64 was my first attempt
    died a lot on the Metropolis, Wing Fortress and Scrap Brain bosses
    but with alll of those deaths, I developed a special tactic to defeat the Metropolis boss in less than a minute without taking a hit.

    EDIT: Tryied again
    19:43:40
    This game's addicting me
     
  11. synchronizer

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    EDIT: Figured out the problem.

    For time attack I got:

    14:56:86 *B*

    I think it's an okay time.
     
  12. SmashFGM

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    Awesome hack I love the name for the hack "Robotnik's Revenge", well done. :)
     
  13. Chimpo

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    Awesome game needs awesome logo.
     
  14. Polygon Jim

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    All the bitches.
    Am I the only one that can't download it?
     
  15. Sith

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    Works here.
     
  16. Polygon Jim

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    All the bitches.
    It seems like 9 out of 10 websites won't work for me... What's with that.

    Can't get anything to load in IE either.
     
  17. Sonic 65

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    This is absolutely amazing. Makes me want to finish my EHZ boss port to S1...

    The hacking contest has really brought us a load of awesome stuff this year. :)
     
  18. Shibunoa

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    Awesome and very original hack. The S1 bosses ports are very good, too.
     
  19. Dark Sonic

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    Good lord this is awesome. It's the perfect thing to just pick up and play because you can beat it in under 15 minutes. Good concept, honestly why someone never made this before now strikes me as strange.

    Also I got a Rank A. I forget what time I got though, I believe it was in the 11s (It would have been better had I not wandered around the Labyrinth zone arena thinking I had to kill the boss in order for the boss count to go up.
     
  20. Overlord

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    Really nice work, kudos!
     
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