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by big_smile
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Streets of Rage 4
Replies: 16
Views: 6455

Re: Streets of Rage 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=LTZajRoULlQ ^ New character Cherry Hunter, who is the daughter of Adam Hunter. This is supposed to take place 10 years after 3, and Cherry's already a teen, so she must have been born before the original SoR? Plus confirmation of a Switch release, whi...
by big_smile
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Jakks Pacific acquires Sonic license
Replies: 3
Views: 2394

Re: Jakks Pacific acquires Sonic license

https://twitter.com/DaPatMac/status/1152391308322988032
^ The first-ever Mighty plush is coming
by big_smile
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sega Mega Drive Mini
Replies: 16
Views: 5999

Re: Sega Mega Drive Mini

It gets even weirder. In 2015 Sega Europe licensed dance remixes of Sonic music including Sonic 3's Ice Cap. Sega has made dysfunctional blunders in the past, so it's easy to assume that these dance remixes and the TecToy examples were just caused by a lack of attention. However, usually, when a com...
by big_smile
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sega Mega Drive Mini
Replies: 16
Views: 5999

Re: Sega Mega Drive Mini

https://ebten.jp/sega/p/7015019091906
^ The Japanese collector editions includes mini cartridges of all the games on the system.
by big_smile
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

Re: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tsuyoshi-kun wrote: I can only assume Nintendo mandate is why they don't use the Super Mario World / All-Stars sprites for the Mario cast.
That's probably the reason. Although it's too bad Sega didn't go for some 8bit Master System style sprites so they better match.
by big_smile
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

Re: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzaXI6hhzHA ^ Trailers out. Looks like there's an 8-bit mode, which is rather lazily done as everything has 8-bit graphics, apart from the Sonic characters which are 16-bit (unless that's just a fun thing for the trailer). Seeing as the Mario games were re-released wi...
by big_smile
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sega Mega Drive Mini
Replies: 16
Views: 5999

Re: Sega Mega Drive Mini

Oddly enough Sonic 3 did appear on the Mega Drive console that was re-released in Brazil in 2016 . So the legal issues seem to be bizarre. --- https://www.polygon.com/2019/6/4/18652108/sega-genesis-mini-mega-drive-tower-price ^ In Japan, you can purchase accessories for the Mega Drive Mini, includin...
by big_smile
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

Re: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

I'm guessing sales must have dropped to do another winter title, but they probably think there's enough interest left for a main game, especially as it's set in Japan.
by big_smile
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sega Mega Drive Mini
Replies: 16
Views: 5999

Sega Mega Drive Mini

There's been plug and play Mega Drive consoles in the past, but Sega's now getting in on the act with a first party version that will be releasing worldwide: http://genesismini.sega.com/ The line up seems to differ by region. For example, at Sega Fes it was stated that Sonic 2 would be the only Soni...
by big_smile
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The series is still dragging on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQduLFJ8iRM I actually quite liked the first Winter DS version as it had a neat story mode. But then the story got progressively worse with each instalment. I think in the last 3DS title the characters only dispense play tips in story ...
by big_smile
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Everybody Super Sonic failing... (Team Sonic Racing)
Replies: 42
Views: 20875

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

The new Apple Aracde will have an exclusive title known as Sonic Racing. The press release has an image from Team Sonic Racing, so I'm guessing it's a variant of that title, possibly with the team stuff removed? (judging by the title)
by big_smile
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New major game, old minor lame
Replies: 3
Views: 2148

Re: New major game, old minor lame

I am glad they are doing more animated shorts, but I wish they had kept them for Classic Sonic. We're so used to seeing Modern Sonic talking, so he doesn't pull off the silence as well as Classic Sonic (even though I still think it's dumb that they don't let classic Sonic talk). Also, 2D animation i...
by big_smile
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 120
Views: 44621

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

The head isn't that bad. It's not great, but I think your general movie goer who only remembers Sonic from the nineties probably wouldn't see it as being too different from their memories of the game. The body, however, looks too naked to the point of it being off-putting.
by big_smile
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Jakks Pacific acquires Sonic license
Replies: 3
Views: 2394

Jakks Pacific acquires Sonic license

Jakks Pacific will be taking over from Tomy to produce Sonic toys. New lines include: A new Classic Sonic sphere collection which includes Ray and Mighty. There spheres can be catapulted around a Green Hill Zone play set: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_dywRHaKy/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_ddUVnU...
by big_smile
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New game studio from Mania team
Replies: 3
Views: 2651

Re: New game studio from Mania team

I'd personally like to see them do a Sonic game that was free of recycled content (especially as it was Iizukia who mandated the old stuff). I've been playing Freedom planet lately, which originally started off as a Sonic fan game. As nice as it is, the Sonic elements are so strong that I wish it wa...
by big_smile
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: [Rumour] New Sonic Cartoon
Replies: 0
Views: 2362

[Rumour] New Sonic Cartoon

https://gonintendo.com/stories/328969-rumor-new-sonic-cartoon-coming-this-year At the recent Toy Fair Jakks Pacific announced they had acquired the Sonic licence. In addition to showcasing their forthcoming Sonic toys, they also mentioned a new cartoon would debut later in the year. None of Jakks to...
by big_smile
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New game studio from Mania team
Replies: 3
Views: 2651

New game studio from Mania team

Christian Whitehead recently announced the formation of Evening Star a new studio which is made up of the Mania Team. They'll be making games using the Star Engine which is an evolution of the Retro Engine. So I wonder if this means we will be seeing more 2D Sonic games from them. Or if it means tha...
by big_smile
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 120
Views: 44621

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

If you look very carefully, it looks like Sonic's eyes are sticking out, just like a real hedgehog. The most challenging part of Sonic’s updated design isn’t revealed in this teaser: his eyes. The filmmakers struggled with how best to depict Sonic’s eyes because often he’s only seen with one, and th...
by big_smile
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 120
Views: 44621

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

There's an interview here about the design changes:
https://uk.ign.com/articles/2018/12/10/ ... ial-poster

From what little we can see, it looks like some fan character.
by big_smile
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Brothers from another motherboard
Replies: 16
Views: 9156

Re: Brothers from another motherboard

Apparently it's been dumped. There's a Youtube video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P45fTH7m8L8

And also a neat little thing in the music sound test:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOvvCVcCvmw
by big_smile
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie
Replies: 120
Views: 44621

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

When I first saw that trailer, I needed to double check that it wasn't a spoof. I know little about Pokemon, but that trailer just seems so bizarre. Especially Pikachu's voice which seems too sassy (Isn't he supposed to be a cute character?)
by big_smile
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Where will you be if you can't find you?
Replies: 11
Views: 6478

Re: Where will you be if you can't find you?

@Bo, that was a nice read. Some of my fondest internet memories were on the GHZ. Although it seems freaky that some of these things happened 10, even 20 years ago. Feels much more recent.
by big_smile
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 4915

Re: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch

https://gonintendo.com/stories/321696-sega-ages-dev-tease-implementing-originally-cut-features-for-soni In a Japanese interview, M2 mention that for Sonic 2, they would like to include things that Yuji Naka wanted to do in Sonic 2, but couldn’t because of limitations in the Mega Drive hardware. It s...
by big_smile
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 4915

Re: Sonic 1 for Nintendo Switch

https://gematsu.com/2018/09/sega-ages-a ... r-force-ac

Sonic 1 isn't out yet, but Sega has confirmed that Sonic 2 is coming to the Switch.