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by Jingles
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Pop: Super Tails and Super Silver
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Pop: Super Tails and Super Silver

I seemed to have some weird false memory of Tails going super in, of all things, the Sonic Rivals games, but after a quick glance at a wiki I was proven wrong. He wasn't even in the first one! The original Runners, maybe? I wonder why Tails and Silver specifically were packaged together? Surely Soni...
by Jingles
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX

Is there a reason they're remaking Miracle World specifically? I appreciate that (based on purely anecdotal evidence) it's the most popular instalment by a country mile, but surely the game will already be playable on most platforms where this is being released? It certainly is on Switch and PC thro...
by Jingles
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 122
Views: 45943

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

It's perfect. That trailer was perfect to me, like a flawless diamond or the melody of a young dove.

Sometimes, I read over old posts from this forum, like from around 2004, and see how hopeful everyone is for the future of this franchise. And then, I just scream and scream.
by Jingles
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New major game, old minor lame
Replies: 3
Views: 2193

New major game, old minor lame

The confusingly-abbreviated SXSW Gaming convention apparently happened today, and brought with it confirmation of the next major Sonic title being in development and an animated short based on Team Sonic Racing (blue arms at 0:31) in the style of Sonic Mania Adventures, with another to come later. T...
by Jingles
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 122
Views: 45943

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

Malchik wrote:His arms are blue...
His hands are white! I thought they were just really thin gloves, but no, they really went there (the space between his eyes is white, too)!
by Jingles
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New game studio from Mania team
Replies: 3
Views: 2709

Re: New game studio from Mania team

It's a very nice logo. As someone who enjoyed Mania, but felt it was really let down by the recycled material, I'm very interested to see what these guys can do with a (hopefully) original idea. The Retro Engine was a lovely piece of kit, and I'm sure the Star Engine is even better, so now's the per...
by Jingles
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania Adventures
Replies: 26
Views: 14050

Re: Sonic Mania Adventures

Interesting that it snows in an area warm enough to grow palm trees, but what an adorable cartoon. Eternal Classic-pandering isn't what I want from this franchise (though that certainly does seem where things are leading), but as harmless spinoff material these shorts have been just delightful.
by Jingles
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic in Mario the Fighters
Replies: 11
Views: 6725

Re: Sonic in Mario the Fighters

And yet Bomberman is stuck as an assist trophy while Snake prances around like he did a decade ago. I'd rather think along the lines of "Nintendo wants to minimize third-party characters!" instead of "Nobody cares about [x] being playable!", but that's probably a little naive. I don't have the game,...
by Jingles
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 122
Views: 45943

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

You know what's putting me off most about the silhouette? It's not the Payless shoes, gross Hershey Kiss-nose, or extraneously tacked-on head spikes - it's the hands - dear god, the hands! They're fucking disgusting! Why are they so long ? Why are his thumbs so far up? How many fingers will this mon...
by Jingles
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 122
Views: 45943

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

Did they just forget that Sonic wears socks? He's going to get some awful blisters.
by Jingles
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9277

Re: Brothers from another motherboard

And also a neat little thing in the music sound test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOvvCVcCvmw That is so weird ! And the Blue Spheres sprites are nearly identical to magnified versions of the Sonic Bros in ball form, down to the exact same colours - is that where the S3&K developers got the ide...
by Jingles
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Megaman 11
Replies: 4
Views: 5026

Re: Megaman 11

I've got the game and worked my way through half of the Robot Masters at this point. I've enjoyed it so far, but the closest game I can compare it to is Mega Man 4 - my least favourite of the NES games - which means loads of minibosses, long-ass stages, and brutal, occasionally unfair enemy placemen...
by Jingles
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Streets of Rage 4
Replies: 16
Views: 6609

Re: Streets of Rage 4

I really enjoyed that Wonder Boy remake! Dotemu's art and animation quality is great and they've really got a solid in-house "style" that makes their work stand out. That said , the Wonder Boy remake had very little in terms of new gameplay content, so we'll just have to see whether these guys can b...
by Jingles
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 21149

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

"Dodonpa," eh? Sounds Japanese. According to Wikipedia,"Dodonpa" (as in "DoDonPachi" ) is onomatopoeia for a rumbling, booming sound - not unlike, say, that of a motor vehicle. It's a pun! I expect the name to be localized into something insipid like "Wheeler" or "Boomer" or "G. Asoline". Also: a t...
by Jingles
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everything old is Neo again
Replies: 2
Views: 3753

Re: Everything old is Neo again

Neo Turf Masters is generally accepted to be the pinnacle of golfing video games. Much like the actual sport, it is a game of timing, spacial awareness, and factors of distance, wind, and terrain, with no padding or otherwise faffing about like in those Camelot RPGs - you'll be hitting your first ba...
by Jingles
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 21149

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

Do the vehicle designs have to be so one-note? Blaze is a cat! Therefore, her car has cat ears. PERFECT!

I actually thought Silver's kart was floating, which would have been interesting. Then I opened the full-size image in a separate window and was instantly disappointed.
by Jingles
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania Adventures
Replies: 26
Views: 14050

Re: Sonic Mania Adventures

The finale was cute, few niggles asides. (What was up with Tails coughing right at the end? ) It was pretty weird that the credit montage didn't include any Knuckles gameplay , though... While I still consider AoSTH (and the OVA) better than this series, I can say I thoroughly I enjoyed every episod...
by Jingles
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 21189

Re: Sonic 2018

With all the Sonic Mania Plus hype, now would be a good time to finally port SegaSonic and/or Chaotix over to current systems. Surely it's time for a Sonic R port? It'd be a neat way to promote the new racing game - though, at the same time, it would remind players of the empty promise in the STR l...
by Jingles
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania Adventures
Replies: 26
Views: 14050

Re: Sonic Mania Adventures

I know they basically had to make the personalities of both of these characters up, but surely they could have been something other than alt-design Tails and Knuckles.
by Jingles
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania Adventures
Replies: 26
Views: 14050

Re: Sonic Mania Adventures

I enjoy them, but they're nothing substantial and I'm glad they're so short. The artwork is cute, but some things look really weird (the CalArts bean mouths are terrible), and the animation is quite choppy, occasionally to the show's benefit. I'd never pay money for these things, but they'll be nice...
by Jingles
Wed May 30, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 21149

Re: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)

What does the "Team" mean? Will we get wisps riding along in a side-car? They'd best have some sort of gimmick lined up, because otherwise this game looks utterly generic in every regard. (I quite liked the little guitar tune in the trailer, though.) Wonder what could possibly be the motive. Transfo...
by Jingles
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mania Adventures
Replies: 26
Views: 14050

Re: Sonic Mania Adventures

Did I just see the team-up special move from Sonic 4.2 in there? :wink:
by Jingles
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Get ready for apathy
Replies: 6
Views: 5656

Get ready for apathy

SEGA's teasing something "huge" for their Tokyo Festival tomorrow, and Sonic's in the promo image. No details of anything yet, obviously, but in the case that this turns out to be a new Sonic game I thought it might be prudent to set up a thread for it a little early. The interesting thing is that ...
by Jingles
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 96734

Re: Revenge of the nerds

Hey, while this thread is active, here's a little thing I've been thinking about a lot, recently: Who is Witch Cart? She's an anomaly! It's so weird to think that, in such a science/mythology-driven series like Sonic, there's just some random witch running around (well, carting around) on a largely ...
by Jingles
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 96734

Re: Revenge of the nerds

Is there a chronology to BD's involvement with Project Shadow? I assumed it was before the Biolizard This cutscene in Shadow's game suggests otherwise. Admittedly, Doom's dialogue and what we're seeing onscreen might not match up exactly, but I think its telling that he and Gerald are facing each o...