Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis (Genesis)

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Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis (Genesis)
Version: Release 2
Last release: 12/06/2006
System: Sega Mega Drive
Original game: Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)
Credits: Xenowhirl

Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis (Genesis) is a hack of Sonic the Hedgehog by Xenowhirl which attempts to recreate certain aspects of the Game Boy Advance Sonic 1 port titled Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis.

Ported Features

  • Physics which closely match those of the GBA game, noticeable during Eggman confrontations.
  • Spin Dash which has slow animation and dust that appears slightly before the spin starts.
  • Background effects, like moving clouds.
  • Fixed Caterkiller-damage bug, scrolling-left-too-fast bug, die-during-level-resize bugs.
  • Applied a Left boundary teleport fix, signpost art loading and collision fix, skippable score countdown, "walking jump" fix, momentum preservation, "press start" fix and edits, altered rebound physics, altered jump physics, etc.
  • Sonic's sprite art and the life counter text are replaced with the different art from S1GBA.
  • The scrolling is changed to give a better sense of speed and Sonic CD-style lookahead (that's not in S1GBA, but neither is a bigger screen).
  • All springs double Sonic's max speed until landing if airborne before the spring counter runs out. All side-facing red springs act like yellow springs. To compensate for the lower speed, slope repel calculations aren't performed after hitting a spring. Vertical springs erase all horizontal velocity not in a direction being pressed.

Unported Features

  • Slowdown and pop-in are not present.
  • Landing on steeply curved ground, still acts much like the original Sonic 1 and sometimes conflicts with the momentum preservation.
  • Sonic 1 GBA has Sonic starting off GHZ1 at a location further to the left.
  • Rising platforms in GHZ are not solid.
  • The dynamic level resizing is not changed.
  • The switch under the monitor in Labyrinth Zone needs to be removed.
  • The momemtum preservation against upside-down spikes is not changed.
  • The first Buzz Bomber does not fly high enough.
  • Music should continue playing and not restart after losing a life.
  • Music is not remixed.
  • No Game Save function.


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Current version: 2

External links

Sonic Retro
Release thread on Sonic Retro