Sonic Heroes/Bugs

From Sonic Retro

This is a list of bugs in Sonic Heroes.

Player bugs

Team Blast gauge charge glitch

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In all versions of the game, there is a glitch that charges the Team Blast gauge quickly and easily. Switch to Flight Formation, and press Attack + Switch (Square+Triangle for PS2, for example) at the exact same time. The Fly character will attempt to use Thunder Shoot, but will have nothing to throw. Holding the buttons will keep them in the throwing animation and ramp the Gauge up significantly. This is demonstrated in the following YouTube clip: [1]

Not fixed in any version.

Slide Kick jump glitch


In the PC version of the game (other versions need confirmation as to whether this works), using either Sonic or Shadow as the lead character, if the player slide kicks off a ledge, pressing the jump button while the character is in the kick makes the character jump. If the player waits until their character falls, this is disabled.

Not fixed in any version.

Rocket Accel moon jump glitch


In the PC version of the game (other versions need confirmation as to whether this works), using either Sonic or Shadow as the lead character, doing Rocket Accel right towards a wall, then jumping at the wall just before Sonic/Shadow slides left/right for collision, makes Sonic/Shadow do a really high moon jump. This is incredibly hard to pull off, so being able to make the jump requires more than one try and a lot of patience. The glitch was discovered by accident.

Not fixed in any version.

English grammatical errors

Response to the English translation of Sonic Heroes has been mixed, with some lines of dialogue being grammatically incorrect or inconsistent with the voice acting.

"Look at all those Eggman's robots!"

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In one of the more infamous lines of dialogue, Tails will state "Look at all of those Eggman's robots!" at various points where Team Sonic will encounter groups of enemies. Voice actor William Corkery, who is thought to have only been eight years old at the time, delivers the line as it's written.

Not fixed in any version.


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Sonic Heroes struggles to make the distinction between the possessive "its" and the contraction for "it is", "it's". During the rock chase at the end of Ocean Palace, Knuckles' text will read "Looks like it's buddy has joined the party!", while a later line for Dr. Eggman at the start of Egg Fleet reads "Witness this invincible battleship, built by the hands of a genius. It's power...unmatched throughout the universe!".

Not fixed in any version.

"Leave this to me!"

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At a certain point in Grand Metropolis as Team Chaotix, Vector will say "Boy, it doesn't look good.", followed by Espio saying "I'll handle it!". However, the subtitles read a completely different line, "Leave this to me!".

Not fixed in any version.

"This must Eggman's headquarters!"

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Final Fortress with Team Sonic opens with Sonic saying "This must be Eggman's headquarters!", but the text is missing "be", leaving it as "This must Eggman's headquarters!".

Not fixed in any version.

"Looks like we're in jam, boys!"

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As Team Chaotix begin their fight with the Egg Emperor, an "a" is missing from the text of Vector's initial line of dialogue, leaving it as "Looks like we're in jam, boys!". His voice actor, Marc Biagi, delivers the line with correct grammar however.

Not fixed in any version.

Audio bugs

Silent Cream

At the end of all stages and boss fights, the characters say something based on the level achieved. The character speaking is based on the character who accumulated the most points individually in regular stages or was the leader at the end of the boss fight. For unknown reasons, Cream stays silent if you achieve an A-Rank on a non-boss level with her in the PC version. It can be seen here at the 2:09 mark.

Fixed in the PS2, Xbox and GameCube versions.

Knuckles' intro line cut off

When a team is selected in Story or Challenge mode, all three characters in the team say a line. On the PC, Xbox, and PS2 versions, Knuckles' line is cut off when Team Sonic is selected.

Fixed in the GameCube version.


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