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by chriscaffee
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 132
Views: 51129

Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie

It was okay. Like others, I would have preferred it to take place in Sonic's world, but for what it was it wasn't bad. It could have been a lot worse.
by chriscaffee
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 205
Views: 102476

Re: Revenge of the nerds

And now I have done some more thinking. It's pretty clear in the Windii translation that Eggman is inside a Special Stage where he expected to find the Master Emerald, except it was already relocated to Angel Island. Did the Knuckles Clan (or whoever) use this ring to extract the Master Emerald into...
by chriscaffee
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 205
Views: 102476

Re: Revenge of the nerds

Ah, a third translation! Thanks! This is the translation I was referencing in my post. Here are the relevant portions: "With this, I can reach the Master Emerald once again!" Eggman was amazed by the discovery, but the "power stone" which the Special Ring was supposed to lead to was already transfe...
by chriscaffee
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 205
Views: 102476

Re: Revenge of the nerds

S3K theory is a nope.jpg. Looks like the manual clearly states "7 Chaos Emeralds" and the "Pillar" is already underground. Reading comprehension can be a good thing, chris. :P

I guess the fusion theory still makes the most sense.
by chriscaffee
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 205
Views: 102476

Re: Revenge of the nerds

Couple ideas to poke holes in: Sonic 3 & Knuckles The Chaos Emerald that vanishes in Knuckles' story is actually the Master Emerald. It retreats to the Hidden Palace Zone when the 'dragon egg' lands in the lake. There aren't any other Chaos Emeralds on Angel Island. Tails' and Eggman's emerald radar...
by chriscaffee
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 77664

Re: Sonic 2017

Well, they took the story in a direction I wasn't expecting. So...does that mean Sonic Mania was just an illusion? Or parts of it? Also, great continuity with Tails being completely helpless against some basic badniks. Maybe the Adventure games are in the same alternate dimension as classic Sonic. ...
by chriscaffee
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 205
Views: 102476

Re: Revenge of the nerds

So it's been two months. That might be enough digestion. Let's dig into this: Chris, you've got the start of something there. I didn't see a good way to make that work at first - my immediate impression was that they had to be memorial statues. I agree that the plain reading of Christian's tweet ind...
by chriscaffee
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 3D is getting a Director's Cut
Replies: 10
Views: 7322

Re: Sonic 3D is getting a Director's Cut

Sonic 3D and Sonic R were great games and it's really cool to see the original developer going back and re-tooling their work. I guess TT also does the Lego games including Lego Dimensions. Sonic Dimensions was fantastic. It's getting to the point where Sonic Team is being outdone by TT and the Soni...
by chriscaffee
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 205
Views: 102476

Re: Revenge of the nerds

Man, what a huge thread. Just bringing something to the table here that I always thought about the layout of Angel Island. What if Hydrocity Zone was deep in the ocean, under and outside the Floating Island? That always made sense to me considering that when Sonic and Tails arrive at the Angel Isla...
by chriscaffee
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 205
Views: 102476

Re: Revenge of the nerds

I'd like to revisit the Chaos Emeralds/Super Emeralds idea. I guess some minor Sonic Mania spoilers: In Sonic Mania, if you are playing as Knuckles, you get a unique boss battle at the end of Lava Reef Zone which takes place in the Hidden Palace Zone emerald altar area. Here is a screenshot of the a...
by chriscaffee
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoilers)
Replies: 38
Views: 24205

Re: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoil

The manual opens with "a sudden dimensional breach in the atmosphere." In keeping with the usual Sonic manual tradition, this is really vague. But my interpretation is that the Phantom Ruby fell out of this breach and landed on the coast of Angel Island. Yeah, I figured out there was a manual after...
by chriscaffee
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 77664

Re: Sonic 2017

Not a fan that Shadow and Chaos are suddenly villains again. Weren't all their anger issues sorted out in their games of origin over 15 years ago? Why not throw Knuckles and Silver in as villains as well since continuity clearly doesn't matter anymore? That said, I'm not going to lie, I am kind of e...
by chriscaffee
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic Art Book
Replies: 28
Views: 15604

Re: New Sonic Art Book

Honestly I wouldn't take anything in Sonic Dimensions as "canon." The "Sonic World" is Angel Island...with Sonic 1 and 2 zones. "Robo Sonic" has been a thing since the 90s at least. This strategy guide (http://i.imgur.com/Lv6jJBo.jpg) calls him "Robo Sonic" as well.
by chriscaffee
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic Art Book
Replies: 28
Views: 15604

Re: New Sonic Art Book

I decided to take another look:

A FOX is trapped inside.

Gravity Smash
(Absorbs rings from Sonic.)
by chriscaffee
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoilers)
Replies: 38
Views: 24205

Re: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoil

This game is definitely growing on me. The back and forth between West Side Island, Angel Island and Little Planet is a bit jarring still, but it does kind of work if you map it out, it's just not very intuitive in-game because half the zones have no transitions, and you don't realize that Little Pl...
by chriscaffee
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoilers)
Replies: 38
Views: 24205

Re: Sonic Mania - Game content discussion thread (with spoil

Story-wise it's a bit disappointing. 1) No explanation for the magical teleportation rock and why it's buried on the coast of Angel Island. (possibly a tie-in to Sonic Forces based on the teleportation sound effect being the same one that "Infinite" uses) 2) No explanation for why Angel Island is at...
by chriscaffee
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic Art Book
Replies: 28
Views: 15604

Re: New Sonic Art Book

Hopefully the community can do this, as I'd love to know what some of the notes say (especially for Mecha Sonic, which makes reference to a 'Fox'). Looks like it's mostly attacks/weapon ideas. Many of which don't appear in the game. *Laser from eye *Finger-missile from finger *Super Gravity Smash f...
by chriscaffee
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Possible Sonic Lego Dimensions Cross Over
Replies: 31
Views: 19202

Re: Possible Sonic Lego Dimensions Cross Over

Yeah, the builds aren't great, but the adventure world is the closest thing we're likely to get of a 3D version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles. If you explore the world after the Sonic Dimensions story, the emerald shrine will have all the Chaos Emeralds/Super Emeralds and you can transform into Super Sonic ...
by chriscaffee
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Possible Sonic Lego Dimensions Cross Over
Replies: 31
Views: 19202

Re: Possible Sonic Lego Dimensions Cross Over

I really hope they end up making more Sonic mini-figs. :D
by chriscaffee
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 205
Views: 102476

Re: Revenge of the nerds

http://overloadr.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/launch-base-zone-sonic-3.png So in "Pane 3," the forest just on the outskirts of the lake in the background, next to the EggMobile is Mushroom Hill Zone. Even though the level is named for the giant mushrooms, the largest element in the level is th...
by chriscaffee
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 205
Views: 102476

Re: Revenge of the nerds

So, dusted off the old SEGA Genesis for kicks and am playing through Sonic 3 & Knuckles, when suddenly it occurs to me that the Launch Base Zone Act 2 background features Mushroom Hill Zone and Sandopolis. I never realized it before. I assumed the Act 1 background was the Act 2 foreground and vice v...
by chriscaffee
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 110497

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

Frieza2000 wrote:...Wacky Workbench...
:(

Hmmm... Tails opening item boxes with his feet while flying? Does that mean that his flying mode counts as a "spin attack" now? That would have been nice in Marble Garden Zone.
by chriscaffee
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 110497

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

Awesome find. The guy playing really sucked though. :P Tails and Knuckles' super forms were just them flashing. Only a few of Knuckles' frames were actually pink as he flashed between red and white, so he could still flash a lighter pink if Super Knuckles is included. And I'm really hoping super for...
by chriscaffee
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic Art Book
Replies: 28
Views: 15604

Re: New Sonic Art Book

This looks very promising. I am excited. :)
by chriscaffee
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Fan made sonic level that looks... Really great?
Replies: 17
Views: 9253

Re: Fan made sonic level that looks... Really great?

I always thought Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 handled Sonic's speed and mechanics well. Yes, there were some "automatic" sections in levels, but the physics didn't clash with classic Sonic games. Speed was built over time, characters had inertia, rolling/spindashing down hills is faster the...