3 times the awesomeness!
Well, hello everyone again! Looks like I decided to actually make another review and this time, the game that I'm making a review about really deserves an awesome rating.
Now, let us see why this game deserves an awesome rating!
Well, Whats so "unique" about this hack of a Sonic game?
Okay, so many times you probably have heard of Sonic hacks where you can play as a different character, like tails in Sonic the hedgehog, or Knuckles in Sonic the hedgehog. And also probably already know that you can play as tails in the original Sonic the hedgehog 2 game (but without the ability to fly :() and you can also play as knuckles in the original levels of Sonic the hedgehog 2 with all of his signature moves of gliding and climbing but with low jump but using the cool lock on feature of Sonic and Knuckles.
But have you ever heard of playing as all 3 of them at the same time? Have you also heard of a hacked Sonic game with the original Sonic the hedgehog 1 levels directly connected to the original Sonic the hedgehog 2 levels (I meant that after you finish all of the Sonic the hedgehog 1 levels, you directly continue to the original Sonic the hedgehog 2 levels).
Also there is a huge menu with 12 save slots, options for team sonic, and a level selection screen were you can choose from the original Sonic the hedgehog 1 and 2 levels and it doesn't require cheats!
In this awesome hack, you definitely can play all of this awesomeness!
So basically, what I meant by playing as Sonic, tails, and knuckles, you actually switch around the characters. Like you play as Sonic while tails and knuckles is following you, and then you can switch to tails while Sonic and Knuckles are following you, and then you can switch to Knuckles while Sonic and tails are following you. Similar to Sonic heroes for ps2 except it's for sega genesis and you play in the original Sonic the hedgehog 1 and 2 levels!
Also this game features the original Sonic the hedgehog 3 items/TVs and shields. It has the bubble shield which gives Sonic the ability to bounce on the ground and makes Sonic, tails, and knuckles stay as long as they want underwater without drowning (very useful in labyrinth zone!) and to deflect projectiles from badniks, the electric shield to make Sonic double jump and deflect projectiles from badniks, the fire shield to make Sonic dash quickly forward and deflect projectiles from enemies, and last but now least the original shield from Sonic the hedgehog 2 which makes Sonic do the homing attack! :)
So now, let us talk more about this awesome game!
Well, the graphics is almost the same like the original Sonic the hedgehog 1 and the original Sonic the hedgehog 2. However, the Sonic the hedgehog 1 or 2 sprite is replaced with the Sonic the hedgehog 3 sprite. Also the knuckles sprite is from the original Sonic and Knuckles game, the tails sprite is from the original Sonic the hedgehog 3 game, and the Amy sprite from the original Sonic CD game. I can't tell you when Amy comes or else that will be a spoiler, find out yourself! Also the title screen is similar to the original Sonic the hedgehog 2 title screen but with knuckles also standing next to Sonic to your right and tails standing next to Sonic to your left while Sonic is obviously in the center and yes that is very cool! Also the menu has a cool back drop style as the background!
Okay, for the Sound, you probably already know what I'm about to say. The sounds are all from the original Sonic the hedgehog 1 and 2 games. Their is also the Sonic the hedgehog 3 final boss background music too but I can't tell you when that comes or else thats a spoiler. That is something for you to find out!
Well, this game is definitely addictive, well, at least for a Sonic fan like me! Especially since there is a level selection screen where you are allowed to play your favorite levels as much as you want with the awesome 3 Sonic characters, Sonic, tails, and knuckles! You would probably feel like, "I must complete this huge Sonic game!".
And now, here is one of the best pros of this Sonic hacked game. Usually the Story in most Sonic games are too simple and horrible. Well, this story in this hack of Sonic is also sort of simple, however it still deserves a very high rating because I never seen anyone with the ability to enhance the story of a sonic game as great as this!
So basically at first the story just goes normal just like the original Sonic the hedgehog 1, but after you complete the final zone in the original Sonic the hedgehog 1 (I meant the final level in the original Sonic the hedgehog 1), that is where the story really starts to get amazing! But I'm not going to tell you anything else about this or else once again, this would be a spoiler! Find out yourself!
And now this is definitely what really made this Sonic hacked game amazing. It is just too much depth. . . It's one heck of a super long game with the original Sonic the hedgehog 1 levels linked to the original Sonic the hedgehog 2 levels in order! This is definitely the one and only sonic hacked game with lots of depth in it. All other sonic games whether it is hacked or not can not be compared to this Sonic hack! In fact I don't even know if this is a hack of Sonic the hedgehog 2 or 1. It is mixed with lots of Sonic the hedgehog 3 items (as I already mentioned before) and has the original Sonic the hedgehog 1 and 2 levels (as I once again already mentioned before!). But's it's probably a Sonic the hedgehog 2 hack because of the title screen and the menus. (Thats what I think but I may be wrong!)
Well, the game starts out easy and slowly starts getting really hard, but also after you finish the Sonic the hedgehog 1 levels, it starts with the easy Sonic the hedgehog 2 levels but then it slowly gets harder again!
Well, thats what the overall should be in my opinion! This is one heck of an awesome Sonic hacked game alright! That is about it of this review! I would be surprised if you had enough patience to read all of this. This is the first time I make a review over a 1000 words! :)
Thanks for reading this review and please advice me on how to improve in the future! Thank you so much for reading this and have fun playing this awesome game! :D
Graphics 8 Sound 8 Addictive 9 Depth 10 Story 9 Difficulty 7
Sonic Classic Heroes Description: (Version 0.07f5, revision 0.07f5) Sonic Classic Heroes is a ROM hack for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis that is the result of a collaboration between flamewing and ColinC10, combining their respective hacks Sonic 2 Heroes and Sonic 1 and 2. It therefore is a single ROM that offers the entire campaigns of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, either alone or together; and enables the player to direct any from one to all three of Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. The hack is named after this latter ability to control a team of characters, which is reminiscent of the more recent 3D game Sonic Heroes.
The hack is built on Sonic 2�s engine, which has been enhanced by both flamewing and ColinC10 to have new features. These include: multiple gameplay elements from Sonic 3 & Knuckles, such as element shields and character-specific abilities; the ability to save progress, scores, etc. to SRAM (something rarely implemented in Sonic 2, with the other notable example being Esrael�s Sonic 2 Delta); various bug-fixes and improvements to the mechanics of the original games; and many more features, both implemented and planned.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2