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Sonic cameo in Sim City 2.000 for Sega Saturn

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by RACCAR, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. RACCAR

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    I've owned this game since it came out back in 1995 , and always seen in the back cover of the game a photo of a Sonic statue in the city, but I don't know how to unlock it in the game. Also, I've never seen photos of this in the internet or in Sonic's cameos list around the net.

    The game is made by Maxis, but in close collaboration with Sega , and there is even a Sega building in the game who does not apper in other versions of the game.It appears from year 2050 in the game.

    Does anyone know how to unlock the Sonic statue in the game? Is this cameo already known?

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  2. I remember reading about this somewhere before, but I don't remember where I saw it, sorry dude
     
  3. RACCAR

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    I've played quite extensively the game many times, finished the game and received all the others bonifications, but never got Sonic...It is strange.
     
  4. Meat Miracle

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    I always wondered myself.

    In one of the built-in cities, there's an industrial zone near the edge of the map that turns into a sonic statue after a few minutes. I think it's the one that has a ton of launch arcos.
     
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    Or it's just a random award, and not something you can consciously build.
     
  7. RACCAR

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    The theory I've always had, is that is appear when you launch anough arcos, but I've tried launching lots of 'em and it never appeared. I'll try in that built-in scenario, thanks!
     
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    It's not a scenario but a pre-saved city, called Monroe. But, I couldn't get the statue to appear when I tried it right now. It may have been some other scenario or pre-saved city, but bear in mind that I'm going on a 13 year old memory here. I'm very sure I did see it in-game however, and I also recall that it did not have a special movie when viewed with the in-game help button (press the R shift) - it just showed the building that was normally there.
     
  9. RACCAR

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    I remember that scenario,but I don't remember seeing it there. Thanks, and I'll keep trying to see it to keep a record of it for this site.
     
  10. Cinossu

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    Reminds me of the Mario statue in the SNES Sim City. Again, an unlockable. Mayhaps people just don't know how to unlock it?
     
  11. any tech members wanna click around in there and see if it exists?
     
  12. Meat Miracle

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    No one figured it out in 14 years, and there's no specific mention of unlocking it in any magazine or code sheet that I know of, nor in the manual (which I read letter to letter when I was little).

    I say it's random, unless you guys can come up with a reproducible way to build the damn thing.
     
  13. RACCAR

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    I think it is launching arcos, beacuese in the manual or in the game, I can't remember exactly where, it said that if you launch a few arcos something good might happen...
     
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    That's a reference to the exodus sequence, which happens if you have 300+ launch arcos by 2050.

    ... speaking of which, that's something I've yet to see in the Saturn version. On the Monroe city, you start with 6 million money, but thats only enough for about 20 launch arcos.... hmm...
     
  15. Strangest thing just happened, someone IMed me from their phone mentioning the Mario statue, I'll quote what they said:
    What do you guys think?

    EDIT: The gentleman says his name's Dr. Hackman!
     
  16. Meat Miracle

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    The Mario statue being the bonus for a Megalopolis is well known, and also mentioned in the manual as well. There is however nothing that mentions the Sonic statue.

    I've played the game for months back in the 90s, unlocked damn near everything minus the Exodus scene, and only accidentally got the Sonic statue. No special mention in the game, no ability to build - a random zone just turned into that.
     
  17. MykonosFan

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    I was curious about this during class today (Yes, I was goofing off at Retro, pretty daily occurrence :v: ), saw this thread, decided to do some Googling.

    I found some cheat code lists that say just "Statue" is unlocked after getting 500,000 people, which would support Dr. Hackman's claim. What's the largest amount of citizens you've had in a city RACCAR?
     
  18. Meat Miracle

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    That's the Mario statue in the SNES Sim City. You get it as a bonus item for reaching Megalopolis.
     
  19. You are a douche for linking that site. :(

    Having never played the Saturn version of SimCity 2000 I really don't know what to suggest; I know the PC version has a basic statue that's easily unlocked. HOW it's unlocked in the PC version I've forgotten over the years, but given how simple it must have been and the responses in this topic I'm -pretty sure- that that method doesn't work for the Sega Saturn version.
     
  20. RACCAR

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    Yeah, there is a regular statue that is aquired as a reward. But it is a statue of yourself, the mayor, not of Sonic. It has been a long time since I last played the game, I don't remember how many people I got , but I think I got millions