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SegaSonic Bros.
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Sega System C2
Genre: Puzzle
Number of players: 1-2

SegaSonic Bros. is a Sonic the Hedgehog arcade puzzle game designed by Fukio Mitsuji, the creator of Bubble Bobble.

SegaSonic Bros. was developed for Sega System C2 and was originally set for release in 1992. However, the game failed its location test in Japan and subsequently did not see a nationwide release. Its existence wasn't known about for the best part of 25 years, save for a couple of overlooked posts on Twitter from 2014[1] and a few posts by Custom Robo developer Kohji Kenjoh on SEGA's social media website it-tells from late 2013.[2] It only came to public attention in early 2016 when a working board was found by arcade board collector ShouTime.[3]

It is speculated to be one of two apparently unsatisfactory arcade Sonic games to be worked on before the 1993 release of SegaSonic the Hedgehog.[4]

Gameplay

Unlike traditional matching puzzle games, SegaSonic Bros. has players creating lines and loops using the different colored Sonics. Creating a line can be done by connecting Sonics of the same color across, diagonal, above, and below one another. Pieces drop from the top of the board in groups of four, with the colors randomly mixing after each drop. The object is to eliminate as many pieces on the board at once as possible. A bonus is awarded when the entire board is cleared, which multiplies the score depending on how big of a combination was executed. At every ten levels, the player is awarded a Chaos Emerald. Once the Chaos Emerald lands on the board, it will eliminate everything above and on the same plane as it. The background also changes after every tenth level, seemingly through each stage of Sonic the Hedgehog. Stages seen so far include Green Hill Zone, Marble Zone, Labyrinth Zone, and Spring Yard Zone.

Once the player reaches level 30, a fourth color is introduced, white. The game continues until the board is completely full and there is no more room to drop further pieces, or until the player reaches the maximum score of 9,999,990 points, in which case the player's clear time will be displayed on the high score table.[5] Players compete for daily high scores and can also go head to head, racing to either obtain 300,000 points or survive longer than their competitor.[6]

Repurposed music

Several audio tracks were later reused in other games and/or Sega system software. (The hex and decimal IDs correspond to the two different IDs listed in the game's Sound Test, so they are not necessarily equal values.)

ID (hex) ID (dec) Where It's Used Game Track YouTube Link
$83 Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine Final Results music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml9TDGBM1mE
$85 Sega Channel (JP) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6BFz8WUqas
$86 Sega Channel (JP) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWEU6lujzOk
$8B 07 Levels 40-49, 90-99 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Special Stages
$95 17 Unknown. Also has a fade-in effect. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Special Stages

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External links

References

Sonic games for the following systems
Arcade
 1991  Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car     1993  Sonic the Hedgehog | SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | SegaSonic the Hedgehog     1996  Sonic the Fighters     2011  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing    
Arcade
 1992  UFO Mini: SegaSonic     1993  Sonic the Hedgehog | SegaSonic Popcorn Shop     1994  Sonic's Space Tours     1997  Sonic the Hedgehog AWP     2002  Sonic & Tails Spinner     2003  CR Sonic     2007  Sonic Spinner     2008  Sonic Live!    
Unreleased Sonic the Hedgehog Games

Sonic's Edusoft (Master System)
Sonic the Hedgehog (home computers)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega-CD)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 CD (Mega-CD)
SegaSonic Bros. (Sega System C2)
Sister Sonic (Mega Drive)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Limited Edition (Mega Drive)
Sonic Jr. (Pico)

 

Sonic Sports (Sega 32X)
Sonic Ride (Arcade)
Sonic Saturn (Saturn)
Sonic X: Chaos Emerald Chaos (Gameboy Advance)
Sonic DS (Nintendo DS)
Sonic the Hedgehog Extreme (Xbox)
Sonic the Hedgehog: Awakening (Platform unknown)

 
Sonic X-treme incarnations:

Untitled Isometric Game (Mega Drive)
Sonic-16 (Mega Drive)
Sonic Mars (32X)
Sonic X-treme (Saturn)