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  1. Nik Pi

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    Hi everybody!
    Today I want to present my hack on Sonic 2 that restores some of proto conceptions!
    In this demo presented 2,5 zones: Emerald hill, Desert level (at this moment- untitled), and first act of Metropolis. After it begins EHZ and game starts again.
    Were realized wall recoil, some unused animations, and few unused conceptions.

    Bugs:
    Bad lava collisions on MTZ
    Problems with loops on Desert level.

    Credits:
    Main programming: Me
    Help with coding: TheBlad768
    Metropolis music: Toxic Foxtrot
    Metropolis bg: Pacca the satyr
    Desert zone assets: E-122-Psi
    Music programming: EpsilionDubwool

    Special thanks to EddyTF, Dark Shamil Khan, lavagaming1, and Rrose80149. Oh, and Clownacy for Clonedriver :)
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    Happy new year!!!

    Download (say me, if link is doesn't work)
     
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  2. Rrose80149

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    I think you forgot to credit me for the smps conversion.
     
  3. E-122-Psi

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    This has potential though there's several glitches at the moment and level design could use a bit of refinement.

    If you need helping giving the sand proper collision in the Desert zone I can help with that too.

    I find myself loving the new percussion set by the way, didn't know the Megadrive could do that.
     
  4. Nik Pi

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    Thanks for responding!
    Hi
    It would be nice, but I don't want to strain you too much. You shouldn't to do it just because it's your art. Anyway thanks
    What do you mean?
    If you about MTZ- it's a couple of samples, that plays. You know, something like Toy Story's title screen bgm, but more simple.
     
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  5. Nik Pi

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    Little mockup for Ocean Wind zone
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  6. Nik Pi

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    So, I reread the first post here, and I noticed that I didn't tell you about my plans at all! (oops)

    Well, the Sonic 2: Archives project aims to restore discarded concepts that were used in the early stages of game development. This is music that in many cases will be remixes of demo recordings by Masato Nakamura, it will be graphics from prototypes, or concept art. Or invented from scratch. Also enemies, and some abilities, like wall recoil.

    How far will this hack go?
    Well, I don't want to immediately set a goal to restore all 18+ zones, to begin with - I want to restore zones from the "present", that is, this
    Emerald Hill
    Ocean Wind
    Wood/Secret Jungle
    Sand Shower/Dust Hill/Desert World
    Metropolis.

    If I manage to restore them, then I will work on other levels.

    Now I have a large team, and I think this task is feasible. Who knows, maybe we'll even make it to shc! ^_^

    I hasn't new demo, but I have a few screenshots for this thread :)
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    What do you everybody think about Tails' flight? Should it be in game?
     
  7. That One Guy Josh

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    Wait... isn't that animation for Tails on the second picture based on Sonic's "wall-bump" animation?
     
  8. Nik Pi

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    Yup, it's wall recoil for Tails. By me (:
     
  9. Nik Pi

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    Some news everybody!
    First of all: now Sand Shower has parralax!
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    (made by lavagaming1)

    And here is little level select editing:
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  10. Nik Pi

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    Hello, people!
    I want to present you the new version of Sonic 2 Archives hack!
    Were add a lot of new stuff, like enemies, wood zone, music, and a bit more! ;)
    We came by way of Kawari-No; making every act of zone diferent to make gameplay more interesting.
    I hope you will enjoy the thing we made) Credits of our team you can find in game, but here is extra:

    New Tails' art by me and Toxic Foxtrot. Original Wood zone theme by Hez and his' composer, Sean Evans. Converted to genesis by vertz. Thanks to KatKuriN for for inspiring me :)

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  11. Josh Cristan

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    Evening Wood zone looks particularly tasty, not sure about brown Tails though - yeah yeah I know, but still.
     
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  12. Nik Pi

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    K guys, I need some help with art and level design. If you want to join us- write me