Mario had a cameo in Sonic 1!!!

Posted by Guybrush Threepwood in 07-23-2008, 08:26 AM

This might have been posted in the thread already, but you can see Mario in Sonic the Hedgehog:

Those etchings are “supposed” to be two lions but we all know what they are. 😉


Cacildo´s note: I can see it clearly. But since almost nobody else can, another user decided to make a image showing exactly where mario is

Posted by JonnyBrad

Cacildo´s note: Its a strech. But a pretty funny one.

A secret item in Sonic 1

Posted by TheSonicRetard in 07-23-2008, 08:02 AM

This is gonna be a clone of the PA Forums thread, isn’t it XD

😀 With the added bonus of me not having to type up ALL the shit.

I’ll get the ball rolling with Sonic 1…

So I trust everyone’s fucked around with debug mode before in Sonic 1. Ever taken a good look at the end sign post when you’re in debug mode?

As you can see, when you’re in debug mode, the images for all the item boxes are loaded into vram in the spot where the signpost should be. Look at the first image – it’s an item box never seen before. Here’s what it looks like put together:

It turns out it’s an air goggles item. The sprites for it still exist in Sonic 1. The idea was that you’d bust one open, and then you’d be able to breath underwater in Labyrinth Zone, an idea that was later reused in Sonic 3 (via the bubble shield)

^the stuff that would have saved a million gamers in labyrinth zone

So… you guys wanna know how vertical scrolling is handled in levels like labyrinth zone?

Some people know A LOT about Sonic games!

Posted by TheSonicRetard in 07-23-2008, 07:39 AM

Most people think that, when you play Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic and Knuckles’ stories are happening at the same time.

But they’re not. Knuckles’ story takes place AFTER Sonic’s story is completely finished. There are several clues that point this out:

*You never see Sonic, nor Robotnik when playing as Knuckles (Flying battery zone glitch and ending notwithstanding)
*The Death Egg isn’t at Launch Base Zone
*The Death Egg isn’t at Lava Reef Zone
*The ghosts have already been released in Sandopolis Zone
*Angel Island is floating during Knuckles’ story, as evident by the final boss battle with Mecha Sonic. If it was taking place at the same time as Sonic’s story, it would be in the ocean.

Incidentally – Sonic 1 takes place over the span of 1 day:
Green Hill Zone – morning
Marble Zone – daytime
Spring yard zone – evening
Labyrinth Zone – Inside, so no look at the sky
Star Light Zone – night
Scrap brain zone – dawn

Sonic & Knuckles takes place over the course of 3 days, 6 if you count Knuckles story.