|Fast Facts on soniNeko|
soniNeko is a hack of Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit) for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis by nineko. It is notable because of its extended playlist, which not only completely replaces all the songs from the original game, but also introduces several new songs, bringing the grand total to 71 (instead of 22 as in the original Sonic 1); most of those songs are conversions from MIDI and MOD files (as a demonstration of xm2smps/xm3smps capabilities), and a small amount of them are conversions from games that use the Cube/Iwadare sound engine. None of those songs have been converted from other games that use the SMPS sound system, something soniNeko is still unique for.
Note: external utilities used to achieve these results are listed in brackets whenever applicable; same goes for other people's important help. Anything without a note has been achieved with basic Hex or ASM techniques.
Of course, since the bonus stage and sound menu are secret, you won't be told how to reach them. However, the way to get to the bonus stage is shown on the walkthrough and the way to access the secret sound menu is hinted in the video. In the part in the walkthrough which the way to the sound menu is hinted, the credits menu is accessed by pressing C + start. Then, the secret sound menu was shown, with text telling you to press start using the second controller to quit. This is all the video gave as a hint.
Note: this list only includes monitors that have been added or edited in soniNeko. All the regular monitors from Sonic 1 aren't changed and won't be listed here
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Note: this section describes the default palettes. They can be changed in the options screen
Good Morning Zone (1 act) - The first Zone in the game. It uses Star Light Zone's tiles, with an early morning palette. The Big Ring at the end of the act is hard to reach, take the best path or make sure to grab a Feather Monitor!
Ice Hill Zone - Formerly known as Green Hill Zone, IHZ features a winter palette, everything is white, blue, and icy.
Inferno Zone - Formerly known as Marble Zone, IZ features an infernal palette, with a red sky directly from your nightmares.
Party Land Zone - Formerly known as Spring Yard Zone, PLZ features a pink palette.
Dire Docks Zone - Formerly known as Labyrinth Zone, DDZ features a blue palette.
Shining Zone - Formerly known as Star Light Zone, SZ features a pink and blue palette.
The Factory Zone - Formerly known as Scrap Brain Zone, TFZ features an orange palette for Act 1, a green palette for Act 2, and a yellow palette for Act 3.
Death Match Zone - Formerly known as Final Zone, DMZ features the same green palette seen in TFZ2. There is a Time Monitor there, needed if you want to beat this level in less than 0:59 with a hit count of 8.
|$81||Balloon Kid - Main Theme||Dire Docks Zone, Act 2|
|$82||Super Mario 64 - Dire Dire Docks||Dire Docks Zone, Act 1|
|$83||Psycho Pinball - Fun Fair||Inferno Zone, Act 1|
|$84||DDR - Hero||Party Land Zone, Act 2|
|$85||Banjo Tooie - Fun 'n' Games||Party Land Zone, Act 1|
|$86||DDR - Dam Dariram||The Factory Zone, Act 1|
|$87||Bubble Bobble - Main Theme||Invincibility|
|$88||Jingle from Street Fighters II||1-UP|
|$89||Puzzle De Pon! - Stage 2||First Special Stage|
|$8A||The Flintstones||Title Screen|
|$8B||Outrun - Magical Sound Shower||Ending GHZ Scene (1÷5 emeralds)|
|$8C||Pinball Fantasies - Party Land||Inferno Zone, Boss|
|$8D||DDR - Burning Heat||Death Match Zone|
|$8E||Pippi Långstrump||Results Screen|
|$8F||F-Zero - Results||Game Over|
|$90||Street Fighters II - Guile||Continue Screen|
|$91||Heaven Revived||Credits (1-5 emeralds)|
|$92||Bubble Bobble - 1UP||Drowning|
|$93||Psycho Pinball - Cup Game||Emerald|
|$94||DDR - Moonlight Shadows||Shining Zone, Act 3|
|$95||Wario Blast - Stage 7||Party Land Zone, Act 3|
|$96||DDR - Señorita||The Factory Zone, Act 3|
|$97||F-Zero - White Land||Ice Hill Zone, Act 3|
|$98||Outzone - Main Theme||Inferno Zone, Act 3|
|$99||DDR - Bye Bye Baby Balloon||The Factory Zone, Act 2|
|$9A||DDR - Captain Jack||Shining Zone, Act 2|
|$9B||Madou Monogatari - Labyrinth||Dire Docks Zone, Act 3|
|$9C||Sonic & Knuckles Collection - Ice Cap Zone Act 2||Ice Hill Zone, Act 2|
|$9D||Mario Kart 64 - Rainbow Road||Shining Zone, Act 1|
|$9E||F-Zero MV - Bianca City||Inferno Zone, Act 2|
|$9F||Bomb Jack - Main Theme||Ice Hill Zone, Act 1|
|$E5||Mean Bean Machine - Stages 5-8 Intro (*)||Options Screen|
|$E6||Super Mario Land 2 - Main Theme||Party Land Zone, Note Monitor|
|$E7||Jewel Master - Chaos Dragon (*)||Death Match Zone, Alternate Song|
|$E8||Snow Bros - Boss Theme 1 (*)||Shining Zone, Boss|
|$E9||Granada - Nature Trail (*)||Ending GHZ Scene (6 emeralds)|
|$EA||Granada - Take a Chance (*)||Dire Docks Zone, Boss|
|$EB||Dino Land - Showerboard Boss (*)||Party Land Zone, Boss|
|$EC||Dino Land - Dinoland Boss (*)||Ice Hill Zone, Boss|
|$ED||Jewel Master - I Got It! (*)||Special Stage Results with 6 Emeralds|
|$EE||Jewel Master - Fish Out Of Water (*)||Dire Docks Zone, Note Monitor|
|$EF||Super Mario 64 - File Select||Hidden Credits screen|
|$F0||Super Mario 64 - Slider||Secret Bonus Stage|
|$F1||POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN||Time Over|
|$F2||Jewel Master - Spier Tiger (*)||Speed Shoes + Invincibility|
|$F3||Mean Bean Machine - Staff Roll (*)||Credits (6 emeralds)|
|$F4||Super Mario Bros 2 - Character Select||Level Select|
|$F5||Mario Kart 64 - Yoshi Valley , Moo Moo Farm||Fifth Special Stage|
|$F6||Snow Bros - Stage 7 (*)||Ice Hill Zone, Note Monitor|
|$F7||Sonic Chaos - Gigalopolis||Fourth Special Stage|
|$F8||Castlevania - Vampire Killer||Inferno Zone, Note Monitor|
|$F9||Mario Kart 64 - Battle Arenas(Big Donut , Double Deck) , Choco Mountain||Second Special Stage|
|$FA||Bomberman 64 - Green Garden||Sixth Special Stage|
|$FB||Happy Folk||Speed Shoes|
|$FC||Roxette - Sleeping in my car||Good Morning Zone, Note Monitor|
|$FD||Snow Bros - Stage 5 (*)||Good Morning Zone|
|$FE||Sonic CD - Metallic Madness Past||The Factory Zone, Note Monitor|
|$FF||Mean Bean Machine - Exercise Mode (*)||Third Special Stage|
|N/A||Sailor Moon: Another Story - Victory||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Sonic Triple Trouble - Sunset Park Zone Act 3||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Super Mario Bros - Overworld||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Virtual On - High Ground||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Commercial Rhythm||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Super Soccer - Options||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Sonic & Knuckles Collection - Launch Base Zone Act 1||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Gokujyou Parodius - Anna Pavlova||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit) - Bridge Zone||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System) - Boss||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Sonic Adventure - Twinkle Circuit||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Virtual On - Ruins||Hidden Song|
|N/A||Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System) - Crystal Egg Zone||Hidden Song|
Note: (*) denotes a conversion from a Cube/Iwadare game
File: S1neko111.zip (435 kB) (info)
Current version: 1.1.1
|Download VGM file pack
File: SoniNekoVGM.zip (1.66 MB) (info)
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