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Master System/Game Gear version comparisons

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Master System version
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Game Gear version

Unlike the previous two 8-bit Sonic games, the Master System version of Sonic Chaos has a title screen that better fits the expanded resolution.

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Master System version
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Game Gear version

The player select screen is different. The Game Gear has dedicated portraits of Sonic and Tails, while the Master System just uses their walking sprites on a loop.

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Master System version
SonicChaos GG Comparison THZ TitleCard.png
Game Gear version

The title cards are also optimised for the different resolutions.

SonicChaos SMS Comparison ScoreCard.png
Master System version
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Game Gear version

As are the score cards, although the lack of space means "Continues" are reduced to "Conti'" in the Game Gear version.

Game Gear localisation comparisons

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Japanese version
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Western versions

In Japan, Sonic Chaos is known as Sonic & Tails. As a result, the two have slightly different title screens.

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Japanese version
SonicChaos GG Comparison THZ TitleCard.png
Western versions

For reasons unknown, the Western versions of Sonic Chaos use a different font for the title cards (similar in design to Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and do not show the act number. The Japanese font is still used for the score card.

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Japanese version
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Western versions

The decision to change the title card comes with consequences. In the West, Gigalopolis Zone becomes "Gigapolis Zone".

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