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by G.Silver
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure
Replies: 53
Views: 26051

Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure

Edit: Moved this stuff in here. Because I am a shitty mod, the old posts from the Sonic Mania thread got pushed on top of Gaz's. Sorry! So speaking of the Switch, did anybody else see how Super Mario Odyssey is obviously lifting its ideas from Sonic Adventure? Even the name is a dead give away. Mari...
by G.Silver
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 1 and 2 getting Sonic CD style remakes
Replies: 100
Views: 76325

Re: Sonic 1 and 2 getting Sonic CD style remakes

I've known you could get into the room by not touching the controls for a long time, but I always had to take control once there. I think leaving it alone for a bit would also get me really close for Special Stages 2 and 3 as well. I mentioned hearing that the physics were off in another thread (som...
by G.Silver
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 95565

Re: Revenge of the nerds

Has anyone considered that maybe Chaos Emeralds might actually be sort of common? We usually only see one set of Chaos Emeralds at a time but maybe there are no "sets," and the colors are just there for our convenience as players--in actuality what matters is collecting a certain number of them and ...
by G.Silver
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 104858

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

I played it! They had demos at PAX West. Studiopolis was really fun. I had thought it looked excessively busy (too many bumpers) from watching videos but playing it it all clicked and everything felt really right. Definitely one of the best, if not the best, 2D sonic stages I've played since S3K. An...
by G.Silver
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 104858

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

Would anyone care if there were no special stages at all?
by G.Silver
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Controllers
Replies: 5
Views: 2750

Re: Controllers

MFI should work with either device. Yeah I didn't suggest jailbreaking, less for the dodginess and more for the possibility that it might not work with the game. But I imagine they might have a lot of unofficial support for other controllers, too. According to this review the 8bitdo controllers (or ...
by G.Silver
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Controllers
Replies: 5
Views: 2750

Re: Controllers

Apparently (I haven't tried this) the Sonic games are all compatible with "MFI" ("Made for iPhone") certified gamepads, so that's what you should be looking for. Looking on Amazon it's difficult to find ones any less than the $50-60 range, though. The cheap "old school" console knockoff ones don't a...
by G.Silver
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Kinda neat - the Sonic merch thread
Replies: 12
Views: 4968

Re: Kinda neat - the Sonic merch thread

A friend of mine just came back from Japan and said these "pinched" (as if they were being picked up by a UFO catcher or something) keychains and cell straps were all over the place. And there was a Sonic one, too. He didn't grab one for me, though! http://img.amiami.jp/images/product/main/133//CGD2...
by G.Silver
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Possible Sonic Lego Dimensions Cross Over
Replies: 31
Views: 18356

Re: Possible Sonic Lego Dimensions Cross Over

Apparently that tweet was deleted?

Plenty of people grabbed it already, though.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/0 ... dimensions
by G.Silver
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Kinda neat - the Sonic merch thread
Replies: 12
Views: 4968

Re: Kinda neat - the Sonic merch thread

By the way if anyone is considering picking up those glasses, I was gifted a set of similar ones from Hot Topic (it may have been the same maker) a while back and the art was peeling away after only one wash (a hand wash, at that). I have other similar cups that have done fine (made by company calle...
by G.Silver
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Kinda neat - the Sonic merch thread
Replies: 12
Views: 4968

Re: Kinda neat - the Sonic merch thread

Wow, can you believe this? Here's a fashion company that clearly gets it. Beneath the colorful and nostalgic characters, Sonic games are dead on the inside, mired in disillusionment and false hopes. Truly, this is Sonic the Hedgehog in 2016 in human form: https://s32.postimg.org/68n5ibwc5/sonic_Fash...
by G.Silver
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2016 Rumours
Replies: 104
Views: 51054

Re: Sonic 2016 Rumours

Yuzo Koshiro tweeted this photo of materials used when Ancient was working on Sonic 1 for Game Gear:
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Don't know if that's a 25th anniversary thing or if he was just sharing (he posted some stuff from Actraiser and Streets of Rage, too)
by G.Silver
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mega Drive
Replies: 22
Views: 13487

Re: Sonic Mega Drive

I wondered! I actually follow Herms on DA and his style there (especially with Sonic) is really consistent, so I was thinking this might be someone else. Am I right in thinking that the coloring is different from the main book? I haven't looked at a new issue in a while.
by G.Silver
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Interesting Sonic Team interviews
Replies: 27
Views: 23631

Re: Interesting Sonic Team interviews

A follow up on that NiGHTS interview at Shmuplations, this one deals specifically with the A-Life system: http://shmuplations.com/alife/ I have to admit this doesn't go into much detail as far as how the system works, I would have liked to see a more authoritative explanation of how it works, and no...
by G.Silver
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2016 Rumours
Replies: 104
Views: 51054

Re: Sonic 2016 Rumours

I've seen this one attached to some of the collections of concept art floating around from that: https://66.media.tumblr.com/dfa4fe1c7d8543ce4b3db0c5a55ecc6c/tumblr_inline_o9bd9aMG6L1rttcwa_540.png I don't recall seeing any of the "pants" versions of the Boom character design before. Also this weird...
by G.Silver
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2016 Rumours
Replies: 104
Views: 51054

Re: Sonic 2016 Rumours

That concept art is interesting. It looks like Sonic could smash bridges to access new routes. There's some Sonic 2 concept art, where Sonic could use the bullets from enemies to do something similar,, so it looks like Yasuhara was quite keen on the idea. I don't think I've seen that one, have you ...
by G.Silver
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2016 Rumours
Replies: 104
Views: 51054

Re: Sonic 2016 Rumours

On the "Happy Birthday Sonic" angle, Yasuhara posted this picture (on his Facebook) from Sonic's early development, when a hedgehog had been decided on but Oshima hadn't designed him yet:

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by G.Silver
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2016 Rumours
Replies: 104
Views: 51054

Re: Sonic 2016 Rumours

Ha ha ha even IGN is running with it: http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/06/23/ ... y-new-game

I started second guessing myself (my Japanese sure isn't perfect) but there's a couple guys in Sonic Stadium's comments who noticed the same thing.
by G.Silver
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2016 Rumours
Replies: 104
Views: 51054

Re: Sonic 2016 Rumours

https://www.sonicstadium.org/2016/06/iizuka-we-are-developing-a-completely-new-sonic-game/ ^ New Famitsu article where Sonic Team reveal that they are developing a completely new Sonic game. The key phrase "completely new" as actually absent from the Japanese text they cite in this article. It says...
by G.Silver
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2016 Rumours
Replies: 104
Views: 51054

Re: Sonic 2016 Rumours

Iizuka wrote:The most important thing is not the fact the series survived for 25 years, but how many games was developed.
"The most important thing is to crank out as many games as we can, whether it burns people on the franchise or not."
by G.Silver
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Cuphead
Replies: 12
Views: 6091

Re: Cuphead

I went to E3, and I got to play a little Cuphead! The demo was churning through players really fast, so I didn't get to play as long as I would have liked--there was nobody guiding it, but people seemed to leave when they died to let someone else play, so I died just like anyone else and stepped asi...
by G.Silver
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Mega Drive
Replies: 22
Views: 13487

Re: Sonic Mega Drive

Is the colorist on this one of Archie's regulars? The textural effects and some of the bolder colors (check out the red panel in the middle of this page) really give me a pleasant "European comic" vibe. Reminds me a little bit of the early Fleetway issues.
by G.Silver
Mon May 30, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Interesting Sonic Team interviews
Replies: 27
Views: 23631

Re: Interesting Sonic Team interviews

Not really an interview, or strictly Sonic Team, but this podcast has Spenser Nilsen talking about the US soundtrack for Sonic CD, how it came about, how they made it, some small bits of trivia here and there. Kind of a neat thing! http://www.vgmpire.com/2016/05/25/vgmpire-117-sonic-cd-with-spencer-...
by G.Silver
Sun May 29, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Run Away
Replies: 50
Views: 63753

Re: Run Away

It was a tweet saying the game would be gone on Monday. "We hope you enjoyed Sonic Runners!" I guess maybe they posted it by mistake? I bet an identical one will be automatically posted on the correct date. :) I was shocked to find that the official Sonic Runners twitter only had four tweets on it i...