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Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut

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  • Nintendo GameCube
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  • Windows PC
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  • Windows PC
    JP
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Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
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System(s): Nintendo GameCube, Windows PC
Publisher: Sega
Windows PC
Sega PC
Developer:
Game total: 13
Save file size: GC: 9 blocks, PC: 51KB
Peripherals supported:
Nintendo GameCube
GBA Cable
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code Rating
    Nintendo GameCube
    US
    2003-06-17[1] $? DOL-P-GXSE
    DOL-GXSE-USA
    ESRB: Everyone
    Nintendo GameCube
    US
    (Player's Choice)
    2004 $? DOL-P-GXSE
    DOL-GXSE-USA
    ESRB: Everyone
    Nintendo GameCube
    JP
    2003-06-19[2] ¥6,980 (7,329)[2] DOL-P-GASJ
    DOL-GASJ-JPN
    CERO: Free
    Nintendo GameCube
    JP
    (1)
    2004-11-18[2] ¥2,800 (2,940)[2] DOL-P-GASJ
    DOL-GASJ-JPN-1
    CERO: Free
    Nintendo GameCube
    AU
    2003-06-20 $? DOL-P-GXSP
    Nintendo GameCube
    AU
    (Player's Choice)
    2004 $? DOL-P-GXSP
    OFLC: G
    Nintendo GameCube
    UK
    2003-06-27[3] £? DOL-P-GXSP
    DOL-GXSP-UKV
    PEGI: 3+
    Nintendo GameCube
    UK
    (Player's Choice)
    2004 £? DOL-P-GXSP
    DOL-GXSP-UKV
    PEGI: 3+
    Nintendo GameCube
    FR
    2003-06-27[4] €? DOL-P-GXSP
    DOL-GXSP-FRA
    PEGI: 3+
    Nintendo GameCube
    FR
    (Player's Choice)
    2004 €? DOL-P-GXSP
    DOL-GXSP-FRA
    PEGI: 3+
    Nintendo GameCube
    DE
    2003-06-27[5] €? DOL-P-GXSP
    DOL-GXSP-NOE
    USK: 0
    Nintendo GameCube
    DE
    (Player's Choice)
    2004 €? DOL-P-GXSP
    DOL-GXSP-NOE
    USK: 0
    Nintendo GameCube
    ES
    2003-06-27[6] €? DOL-P-GXSP
    DOL-GXSP-ESP
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    JP
    2003-12-18[7] ¥6,800 (7,140)[7] HCJ-0344
    Windows PC
    JP
    (1)
    200x ¥? ?
    Windows PC
    US
    2004-09-14 $? ?
    ESRB: Everyone
    Windows PC
    UK
    2004-02-06 £? SEGA-PC002-UK
    INL-S002-UK
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    UK
    (Sold Out)
    200x £? ?
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    UK
    (MAD)
    200x £? ?
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    FR
    2004-02-06 €? SEGA-PC002-FR
    INL-S002-FRE
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    FR
    (Hits Collection)
    200x  ? SAD3854AF
    SAD8AF-WRP
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    FR
    (Xplosiv)
    200x  ? ?
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    FR
    (Just For Gamers)
    200x  ? ?
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    DE
    2004-02-06 €? SEGA-PC002-GE
    INL-S002-GER
    USK: 0
    Windows PC
    DE
    (Software Pyramide)
    200x  ? SEGA-PC002-GE
    USK: 0
    Windows PC
    ES
    2004-02-06 €? ?
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    ES
    (Best of Atari)
    200x  ? SEGA-PC002-SP
    INL-S002-SPA
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    IT
    2004-02-06 €? SEGA-PC002-IT
    INL-S002-ITA
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    AU
    2004-02-06 $? ?
    Windows PC
    AU
    (Valusoft)
    200x $? THQ70536
    OFLC: G
    Windows PC
    BR
    200x R$? ?
    Windows PC
    KR
    200x ₩? ?
    GRB: All
    Windows PC
    SG
    200x  ? ?
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    IL
    200x  ? ?
    Windows PC
    SE
    (PC Best Buy)
    200x  ?kr ?
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    HU
    200x  ? ?
    PEGI: 3+

    Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, known as just Sonic Adventure DX (Japanese: ソニックアドベンチャー DXデラックス) in Japan, is an enhanced port of the Sega Dreamcast game, Sonic Adventure, with many added features and updated graphics. It was first released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2003, followed by a Windows PC port the following year.

    Gameplay

    Sonic Adventure DX follows in the footsteps of Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, a GameCube conversion of Sonic Adventure 2, released in the tail-end of 2001, taking a Dreamcast game (in this case 1999 releases (i.e. the Western and International versions)) of Sonic Adventure and attempting to enhance the game for the more capable GameCube hardware.

    Unlike Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, however, the changes in DX are far more significant, resulting in a graphical overhaul across most areas of the game, a new "mission mode", an enhanced Chao Garden and the inclusion of 12 unlockable Sega Game Gear titles. It pulls a lot of inspiration from Sonic Adventure 2, while attempting to fix some of the multitude of problems with the original release, and is generally considered by Sega and Sonic Team to be the definitive version of the game, being the basis for all conversions going forward.

    Much of the game has been remodelled or re-textured, with the main characters being among the assets to be re-created with higher polygon counts. But while DX may improve on some 3D geometry, much of the game is untouched and some areas, such as the in-game lighting model and many of the texture choices, are often considered to have been downgraded. In many parts of the game, particulary areas in an around Station Square, these texture changes lead to a very different looking world as seen in the original Dreamcast release.

    Sonic Adventure DX being the better version of the game, as is its design, remains a contentious issue among fans.

    Mission mode

    Sonic Retro emblem.svg Main article: Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut/Missions

    The Mission mode is a new mode that presents various challenges to the player. When a character's story has been cleared, that character than then be used in this mode. To start a mission, the player must find mission cards located all around the Adventure Fields and interact with it, displaying a hint. It is up to the player to figure out the mission's location based on its hint, which can be inside an Adventure Field or an Action Stage, then complete the mission's objective, such as collecting certain items or by bringing the Burger Shop statue to a specific location. Multiple missions can be active at any given point.

    There are a total of 60 missions in the game, and all of them are character-specific, encouraging the player to clear every character's story and explore the Adventure Fields with different characters. At any time, the player can track their mission progress via the pause menu.

    Mini Game Collection

    The Mini Game Collection, accessible from the main menu, houses all 12 Game Gear Sonic games as unlockables awarded after collecting 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 110, 120 and 130 Emblems and completing 20, 40 and 60 missions. This also marks the first time Sonic Drift and Tails' Skypatrol were officially released in North America and Europe. Each game is unlocked in the following order:

    Multiplayer support is also available for all Game Gear games and can be enabled by pressing Start on a second controller. This will reset the current game and display two separate gameplay sessions. For games that supported the Gear-to-Gear Cable for multiplayer, this can be used to link up the two game windows for multiplayer.

    Metal Sonic

    When all 130 Emblems have been collected, Metal Sonic will be unlocked as a playable character for use in Trial mode. Here, Metal Sonic simply serves as a skin swap for Sonic, as he can access every Action Stage normally visited by Sonic and has all the same abilities. No Emblems are awarded for clearing Action Stages as Metal Sonic, but progress is still tracked.

    Comparisons

    Sonic Retro emblem.svg Main article: Sonic Adventure/Comparisons

    Manuals

    Sonic Retro emblem.svg Main article: Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut/Manuals

    Also released on

    Production credits

    Sonic Retro emblem.svg Main article: Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut/Production credits

    For a list of voice actors, see Sonic Adventure#Voice Actors.

    Artwork

    Wallpaper

    Physical scans

    GameCube version

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    Manual
    GameCube, US
    (Hollywood Video)

    GameCube, UK
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    GameCube, FR
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    GameCube, FR (Player's Choice)
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    GameCube, DE
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    GameCube, ES
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    GameCube, JP
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    GameCube, JP (Okaidoku-ban)
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    GameCube, AU

    GameCube, AU (Player's Choice)
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    PC version

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    PC, UK (MAD)
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    PC, FR (Just For Gamers)
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    PC, DE
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    PC, DE (Software Pyramide)
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    PC, ES
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    PC, ES (Best of Atari)
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    PC, IT
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    PC, BX (Dice Multimedia)
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    PC, SE/NO/FI/DK (PC Best Buy)
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    PC, DA (Stimorol, Demo)
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    PC, AU (Valusoft)
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    PC, KR
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    PC, IL

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    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Nintendo GameCube
    CRC32 f4e4e141
    MD5 b5d979135826338fa0d90d40f907c9b2
    SHA-1 70c7ae65cd83c65675e279cd15cbf69cdda29565
    1,459,978,240 Game Disc (US)
    Nintendo GameCube
    CRC32 9ba7f3af
    MD5 2136ed4b6a27dc64066c8a689918dce0
    SHA-1 99ce5f51388919a95d571a730c50362ba14277c3
    1,459,978,240 Game Disc (EU)
    Nintendo GameCube
    CRC32 df558413
    MD5 33a86929c71dcb0cab980121379eb5de
    SHA-1 7c969b25acfec194382ff24f8ebcc7e7671368d9
    1,459,978,240 Game Disc (JP)
    Nintendo GameCube
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1 b8fa7d16a87ad40e0b2410b199a664f0249c6afe
    1.36GB NR Disc[8] Preview Page
    Nintendo GameCube
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1 7f46e13e4ac513485f116e7db7bc1a9f8f89da53
    1.36GB NR Disc[9] Review copy

    External links

    • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): GameCube, PC (archive)
    • Nintendo catalogue pages: US (archive), UK

    References


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    Sonic games for the following systems
    Nintendo GameCube
     2001  Sonic Adventure 2: Battle     2002  Sonic Mega Collection     2003  Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut | Sonic Heroes     2005  Sonic Gems Collection | Shadow the Hedgehog | Duo Pack: Sonic Heroes/Super Monkey Ball 2     2006  Sonic Riders    
    Windows PC
    Retail
     1996  Sonic the Hedgehog CD | Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver | Sonic's Schoolhouse     1997  Sonic & Knuckles Collection | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island     1998  Sonic R     2003  Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut     2004  Sonic Heroes     2006  Sonic Mega Collection Plus | Sonic Riders     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic Generations     2013  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed    
    Sonic related game compilations for the PC
    Sega Family Fun Pak (1996) | Sonic & Knuckles Collection (1997) | Sonic & Garfield Pack (1999) | Sega PC Puzzle Pack (1999) | Sega PC Smash Pack (1999) | Pack 2 Jogos (199x) | Sonic Speed Pack! (199x) | Sega Smash Pack 2 (2000) | Sonic Action Pack (2000) | Sonic Action 4 Pack (2001) | Sonic Collector's Edition (2001) | Twin Pack: Sega Smash Pack & Sega Smash Pack 2 (2002) | Twin Pack: Sonic 3D Blast & Sonic R (2002) | Twin Pack: Sonic CD and Sonic & Knuckles Collection (2002) | Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (2003) | Sonic Mega Collection Plus (2004) | Sonic Double Pack (2008) | Sonic PC Collection (2009) | Coffret Sonic (200x) | Sonic Gold Edition (200x) | Sonic R/Sonic 3D (200x) | Sonic Hits Collection (2013) | Five Sonic Rings Bundle (2013) | Sonic Games Collection (2015)