Sonic Jam 6

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For the unlicensed Game Boy game, see Sonic 6.


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Sonic Jam 6
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Gamtec
Sound driver: Data East/High Seas Havoc
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Sega Mega Drive
1998 NT$? ?

Sonic Jam 6, also known as Super 1998 Sonic 6Media:SonicJam6-cover3.jpg[1], is an unlicensed Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog game developed by Gamtec. A hack of the company's previous Super Mario Bros. clone Super Mario 2 1998 (and using graphics appropriated from Super Mario All-Stars), it was released exclusively in Taiwan in 1998.

This game is not to be confused with the legitimate 1997 Sega Saturn game, Sonic Jam.


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In-game screenshot of Sonic Jam 6.

Like the game it steals its title screen from, Sonic Jam 6 is a bootleg port of the Super Mario All-Stars version of the original Super Mario Bros. game. The Mario sprite of Super 1998 Mario 2 was replaced by Sonic the Hedgehog, who is red without a Super Mushroom and blue with one. The title screen was also changed to feature Sonic, as well as the "intermission" screens that display the remaining lives and the "Game Over" screen. Mario's name above the score readout was also changed to Sonic's. Curiously, the large Mario head in the underground bonus areas still remains. Controls are also modified; only the C button allows Sonic to jump and A shoots fireballs (if Sonic has grabbed a Fire Flower.)


Despite being an unlicensed game, Sonic Jam 6 was officially rated by Iran's ESRA on September 26, 2011, receiving a child-friendly 3+ rating.[2]


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File: Sonic_Jam_6.7z (230 kB) (info)

Hacking guides

Physical scans

Original version

The youtuber SpaceHamster also has a copy of the game and it has a different cover.


Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 bf39d897
MD5 414a09a1f82100ed4d4b792de1c3bb23
SHA-1 3a6fe5a92dc2ada7e9ab17ac120c7e50d1f9a1ed
2MB Cartridge


Sonic Jam 6
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