Hack Showcase: Sonic Classic Heroes (Genesis)

Hack Showcases and RPG Hack Showcases are a series where I show off various game and rpg hacks. I try to stick with hacks that improve gameplay or add quality of life features, completely or partially change the plot and characters, along with additional content, dialogue, graphical and sound improvements. Non-rpgs I try to give a full run to, or at least enough for a solid review. Rpgs I will stick with titles that have enough changes in the beginning to show off, and when I can, show parts later in the games where more differences appear. There may be spoilers in the reviews and videos. Some of these I may stream fully in the future or play on my own. Reviews are open to later revisions due to bug and content updates or me playing them and finding anything new I wish to bring up.

Sonic Classic Heroes is a collaboration hack between flamewing and ColinC10, which combines their respective Sonic 2 heroes and Sonic 1 & 2 hack. Sonic Classic heroes features the games Sonic 1 & 2 with Team Sonic consisting of Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, and Team Chaotix with Espio the Chameleon, Vector the Crocodile, and Charmy the Bee, all characters from Knuckles Chaotix for the Sega 32x. Gameplay is built on the Sonic 2 engine and also features SRAM capabilities for saving your progress, a stage select for both games, Team Chaotix mode, and a feature to go through all the Chaos Emerald bonus stages of Sonic 1 and 2. Gameplay consists of controlling 1 character from your team, while the cpu controls the other 2 and you can switch between them at any time, or play with only 2 members of a team or go at it solo. Game also includes the elemental shields and uses physics from Sonic 3. Finishing Sonic 1 leads right into Sonic 2 after a brief cutscene.

Also worth noting the download of the latest version as on Jan 4, 2022 from the Sonic Retro forums has a full color pdf manual for download with the plot, controls for a 3 or 6-button controller and more!

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