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by Dr. BUGMAN
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic game for 2015
Replies: 398
Views: 238860

Re: New Sonic game for 2015

No one's going to remember this show, not unprompted at least. Not to beat the Donkey Kong Country similarities further into the earth, but the show was officially uploaded in its entirety on YouTube for free and in the best quality it's ever been; that happened nearly two years ago and the first ep...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic Art Book
Replies: 28
Views: 15015

Re: New Sonic Art Book

If this is intended to have broad appeal, then why the limited quantity? "First Print" thing going on here? I regret not getting the Prohías Spy vs Spy omnibus because I wasn't even aware it was being published, but now it costs a fortune to buy via second-hand/scalper. This book has enough negative...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 105832

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

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Sonic the Sketchhog X Paper Mario crossover when
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 96312

Re: Revenge of the nerds

Was there ever an in-game explanation for the item monitors? I could have sworn that the Sonic 1 US manual said that they were brought along by Eggman to South Island as item caches, but looking at it just now that doesn't appear to be the case. Could some sort of friendly entity be leaving them be...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 96312

Re: Revenge of the nerds

Also, wouldn't having metal plates on his shoes make him more conductive for electroshock? Those electrodes must have been for such a contingency.
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 96312

Re: Revenge of the nerds

That doesn't remove the tech embedded in Hydrocity, Lava Reef, and Hidden Palace, though. Those switches were present in every island Eggman invaded: http://www.soniczone0.com/games/sonic1/springyard/full/s1-syz-act1img2full.png http://www.soniczone0.com/games/sonic2/metropolis/full/s2-mz-structure...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic Art Book
Replies: 28
Views: 15015

Re: New Sonic Art Book

All these years, I was so sure that Mecha Sonic was designed by Americans, his sprite's so awkard and cluttered. Guess this means it's a Yasushi Yamaguchi creation, then, would've thunk.
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 96312

Re: Revenge of the nerds

I dunno, Flickies have mastery of Teleporter Rings, and they likely qualify as just barely sapient. It at most says the Emeralds -- or whatever powers that be -- ordains who can and cannot use them. Moreover, it's a common sci-fi/high fantasy trope that potent magic stunts technological growth. As f...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 96312

Re: Revenge of the nerds

The shoes could have been brought to him by one of the flying animal buddies from the world below. Or made right there. They might've had their own little civilization going on, as evinced by Carnival Night and the Balloon festival + ski resort on Icecap. Yeah, it's a little ambiguous as to what th...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 73273

Re: Sonic 2017

https://youtu.be/XI97jY3FZ9Q

Never thought I'd miss Crush 40. What a world in which we live.
by Dr. BUGMAN
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 105832

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

By Bigisland hisself:

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Interestingly, no Knuckles. Come to think of it, we don't really have any evidence he ever drew Knuckles, apart from maybe some of the Screensaver images.
by Dr. BUGMAN
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Revenge of the nerds
Replies: 202
Views: 96312

Re: Revenge of the nerds

Ever think of where Knuckes got his shoes? I mean, none of his ancestors wore high tops, opting instead for sandals (and, erm, modern gloves), not to mention they look rather new. If he's isolated for his whole life, and effectively impoverished, how'd he get them? Perhaps they were a gift from Eggm...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 1 and 2 getting Sonic CD style remakes
Replies: 100
Views: 76668

Re: Sonic 1 and 2 getting Sonic CD style remakes

Are the ads gone for those who already paid? I don't want to redownload to find out that I gotta pay again.
by Dr. BUGMAN
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH YES Sonic Mania (Spoiler free thread)
Replies: 220
Views: 105832

Re: OH YES Sonic Mania

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Vinyl ost by the same company that's been doing other Sega LPs. I hope that art isn't limited to the sleeve!
by Dr. BUGMAN
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Touch me!
Replies: 24
Views: 15041

Re: Touch me!

Oh, I thought that might be the case, but the game doesn't seem to be registering the accelerometer. I guess I should be thankful it's compatible with my device at all, and the devs managed to sync achievements to my account rather than the device. It's far too common for either of those to not work...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Touch me!
Replies: 24
Views: 15041

Re: Touch me!

So yeah, I enjoyed King Tongue enough to unlock all the achievements, but the Gravity Home one eludes me. What exactly am I supposed to, here? Nothing seems to be interactable. There's no useful FAQ for this game, either...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure
Replies: 53
Views: 26294

Re: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure

I remember it was wryly treated as a monkey's paw wish when Sonic was announced for Smash Bros. but had two spindashes. Sonic is perceived as being that shallow and limited, and that they would've been happier with moves curbed from that shitty GBA arena brawler. I never really worked out the merits...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: GHZ Museum/Encyclopedia fact checking & ect. thread
Replies: 202
Views: 113776

Re: GHZ Museum/Encyclopedia fact checking & ect. thread

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Sonic antagonizes in Taito's unreleased "Recalhorn." [source]
by Dr. BUGMAN
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure
Replies: 53
Views: 26294

Re: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure

Well, confession time: a lot of Sonic's nuances aren't something I grokked until the advent of the internet. Namely, speed-caps and rolling-lock, which finally accounted for Sonic's "quirks." And even some of the finer points of the insta-shield were lost on me, like its function to overwrite rollin...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure
Replies: 53
Views: 26294

Re: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure

But you did suss it out! But games back then had the luxury of being the only thing your childhood self could play for months on end, a weekend rental at the least. There are so many alternatives these days, often gratis*, kids can be feckless and move on to the next thing. Sonic has already become ...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure
Replies: 53
Views: 26294

Re: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure

I think it might stem more from a lack of confidence than laziness. Like you pointed out, having something as subtle as birds alighting on an invisible platfrom is clever. But the lowest common denominator doesn't cotton well to subtlety. I remember reading the rationale for putting a tutorial level...
by Dr. BUGMAN
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure
Replies: 53
Views: 26294

Re: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure

Malchik wrote:My one gripe is their is a lot of textual hand holding.
Par for the course at this point. Games journalists will still get on their knees and suck the big N's dick while extolling SMB1's intuitive first level.
by Dr. BUGMAN
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure
Replies: 53
Views: 26294

Re: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure

he was going to audition for the part of Tattoo for the Fantasy Island reboot
by Dr. BUGMAN
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure
Replies: 53
Views: 26294

Re: Nintendo Switch & Mario Adventure

Crazy Penguin wrote:
And not for the first time!
And not even then!

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by Dr. BUGMAN
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 73273

Re: Sonic 2017

Wombatwarlord777 wrote:Sonic a clear distinction that no other platformer (that I know of) possesses.
Gotta get that ginseng, dude.