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Sonic Jam/Development

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Sonic Jam has gone through various changes over its development process. The following details several of these changes.

Game name

The name Sonic Jam was suggested by Satoshi Okano, who was inspired by '90s hip hop culture.[1] The runner-up name was Sonic Mania, suggested by Kazuyuki Hoshino.[2] The name Sonic Mania was eventually used for a game released in 2017.

Early game design

Various

Sonic World

Balloon placement

Missions

References

  1. ↑ "Yes. Here's one! I liked music of the UK/Bjork.Under World. I liked 90's hip-hop of NY at the same time. SONICJAM title and the catch phrase of 'KICK IT JAM are affected by the hip-hop/ De La Soul,Public Enemy,A.T.C.Q,Jangle Brothers.", @okanotion on Twitter (Wayback Machine: 2020-04-14 00:56)
  2. ↑ "Yes. Finally 2 plans that remained were my "SONIC JAM" and "SONIC MANIA" of Hoshino-san. He used this title 23 years later. You know itπŸ˜€", @okanotion on Twitter (Wayback Machine: 2022-01-29 15:18)
  3. ↑ [gamefan, issue 0506, page 70 gamefan, issue 0506, page 70]
  4. ↑ File:GameFan US 0506.pdf, page 70


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