Shadow the Hedgehog New Details and Interview

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I thought it was about teamwork and like how you couldn't really "beat" Bubble Bobble unless you had a second player?

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Now if you wanna see real reverse Tetris, check out <a href="http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?let ... 9194">this game</a>.

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Baba O'Reily wrote:ZOMG TETRIS IN REVERSE
You have much to learn. Join me. Now it is the beginning of a fantastic story! Let us make a journey to the cave of monsters!

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He has great powers
And now he's got a boomstick
Why do this? Really?

- Shadow The (Crappy) Haiku

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If anything, they should call it a boomstick ingame.

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Let's go all out. There should be a scene with Shadow racking up a load of weapons, ending with a close-up of his face as he growls, "Groovy".

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Post by Baba O'Reily »

Samface wrote:He has great powers
And now he's got a boomstick
Why do this? Really?

- Shadow The (Crappy) Haiku
Most haikus will have
Five beats and then seven more
But who cares they suck

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Delphine wrote:If anything, they should call it a boomstick ingame.
That would be the Day! :grin:

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If anything, they should call it a boomstick ingame.
It's possible. I mean Tails had a Volkan Cannon in SA2. Too bad the M61 "Vulcan" is a 6-barreled 20mm Gatling-action machine gun typically mounted on aircraft. The Tornado 2 has a 25mm single-barrel autocannon.

For some reason the Japanese believe "Vulcan" is not a specific weapon but a class of weapons described by the term "Gatling." Airsoft M134 "Miniguns" are called Vulcans as well.

I also thought it was cute how they couldn't decide whether Gamma fired missiles or lasers.

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Baba O'Reily wrote:
Most haikus will have
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But who cares they suck
Damn right.

chriscaffee wrote:I also thought it was cute how they couldn't decide whether Gamma fired missiles or lasers.
Eh? When'd he fire missiles?

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Eh? When'd he fire missiles?
That's pretty much all he fires. The laser is only for locking-on to targets, and it isn't from his gun, but from that thing on his head.

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Okayyy...can't say I ever noticed that. I always thought he was just a laser guy. Which made me think by extension that Eggman was really fucking stupid for giving all the others missiles.

So he was still stupid, just not so much.

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I guess they could be laser missiles...

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Hey... why does Eggman use animals to power his robots? It just presents the possibility of rebellion as in Gamma. And wouldn't they all just grow old and die inside their metal casings anyways? Then he'd just be left with a bunch of useless metal husks.

Perhaps I'm thinking too hard about this.

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It's just an in-your-face environmentalist message. Ohshima must've been a real hippy.

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I can think of a few possible reasons. Maybe he's employing their natural instincts into the robots' battle algorithms. Living creatures are more coherently random, which is helpful in battle. Another reason is that conventional fuel like oil or even magical fuel like fusion reactors are either limited or expensive. All that's needed to keep an animal alive is a bit of organic matter and certain minerals, which are abundant. There's also the possibility that Eggman is harnessing their spirit or life energy.

But I think the most likely reason is that he wanted to piss off Sonic. Maybe the reason he stopped is because it wasn't funny enough anymore. What I wonder is why he doesn't use rings. The physics surrounding rings is pretty strange, but they're all over the place and seem to hold a sizable amount of power.

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Frieza2000 wrote: But I think the most likely reason is that he wanted to piss off Sonic. Maybe the reason he stopped is because it wasn't funny enough anymore. What I wonder is why he doesn't use rings. The physics surrounding rings is pretty strange, but they're all over the place and seem to hold a sizable amount of power.
For instance, you can hold them and not die.

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Unless you get smashed or fall into a bottomless pit.

They're difficult to study, though, because maintenance is extremely tricky. One stub, prick, or slap and they scatter all over the place, and once they've been dropped, they disappear if you don't grab them back quick enough.

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Locit wrote:Hey... why does Eggman use animals to power his robots?
This wasn't explained in Sonic 3D Blast?

In the original Sonic the Hedgehog manual, it is stated that the Chaos Emeralds distribute their energy to all living creatures. Depending on their output, it could be possible to use Chaos Control without having an emerald on your person. This could explain why Eggman uses animals in his robots, he could use them as a medium for drawing out Chaos Emerald energy.

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dont forget that Eggman has used plants and rings to power up his robots.

and in heroes, they werent powered by anything...but they proved to be the strongest badnix in history.

they had a life bar for goodness sake!

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Sonic Heroes doesn't count, I think.

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Spazz wrote:
Locit wrote:Hey... why does Eggman use animals to power his robots?
This wasn't explained in Sonic 3D Blast?

In the original Sonic the Hedgehog manual, it is stated that the Chaos Emeralds distribute their energy to all living creatures. Depending on their output, it could be possible to use Chaos Control without having an emerald on your person. This could explain why Eggman uses animals in his robots, he could use them as a medium for drawing out Chaos Emerald energy.
Woo! Sensible answer!
It has been a few years since I played, looked at, or even touched Sonic 3D blast, though.

And sonic heroes doesn't even get capitalization priveledges anymore. It just doesn't seem worth the trouble.

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The only issue with using animals as a power source is that you could get more energy from the food you give them then from their output. It would be better to process the icky's food directly into the robot in a sort of synthetic digestive system. From what I remember in biology you lose about 90% of energy from one tropic level to the next so using animals as an engine is incredibly inefficient. The Chaos Emerald theory is the only one that makes sense, that or the hippie one.

And in Heroes, it's possible that the 'bots are just battery powered or those spheres could just be Eggman's version of Chaos Drives or something.

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