Another Sonic 2 Remake

General Information

This project was born from my love of Sonic, animation and my fascination with the Master System version of Sonic 2. It was my first game, I grew up loving it even with it's 8 bit limitations and flaws. After seeing both Triple Trouble and Chaos get fan remakes, and as a side project while I refine my skills, I decided to update my favourite obscure Sonic game! This game is built using the Opensurge engine, which debuted at SAGE 2019!

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In this small demo, I hope you will get a taste of what is to come for this project
- Hand drawn and "digitised" sprites
- Sonic 3 & Knuckles style progression
- Drop Dash, Spin Dash and Peel Out for Sonic
- Brand new level design
- Remixed music from all across the Sonic community!


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Keys:
Arrow keys: Movement
Space bar: Jump
Enter: Pause
Esc: Exit

I decided to update last year's demo so all can see the progress and playtest Sky High Zone! There have been several improvements to the assets, scripting and level design, as well as other additions to the engine and gameplay!


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Known Issues:
- Pausing the game resets AI timeouts, and can cause issues with UGZ Act 2's Boss
- Power Sneakers and invincibility jingles play for a little longer than they should
- Sound mixing (this game is loud)



Opensurge Forum Thread

Credits
Game concept, story, developer, artist & programming:
Jonathan Manwaring

Additional Scripting & OpenSurge Engine Created by:
Alexandre Martins

Based on the 1992 Game, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, by:
Aspect Co. LTD

Music

Under Ground Zone Original Remixes by:
DJ Akidna

Under Ground Zone Boss Remixes by:
Bridge Capper

End of level jingles by:
Dv2, DJ Akidna

Bramble Blast Zone Remix by:
Lil Boulder

Sky High Act 1 (placeholder) by:
Savaged Regime

Sky High Boss Remixes by:
Dr. Mack Foxx

Special Thanks
The Opensurge Discord
The Game Gambler
OSC
Jay Artorias
DJ Akidna
AWT Music
For your continued support for this project!

Latest reviews

The graphics are not great, being inconsistent (example: Underground Zone's spikes compared to Sonic, and Sonic's sprites in general.) and just too blurry looking. Games like Earthworm Jim or Aladdin at least polished up the sprites a bit to look better and not have white dots everywhere like here. The scaling of assets can be inconsistent too. The music remixes doesn't really fit the levels as they're too energetic or so for them, however the game plays very well. The fact it runs at 30 FPS often is odd as a 3D game like TF2 would also run at around 30 FPS on this laptop. Ultimately, it's a good fangame with poor hand-drawn graphics and odd choices of music. Mega-Drive style renditions of the S2 8-Bit music would have worked far better here.
This was incredibly fun. Great level design. The overall visual style is good, but Sonic's sprite needs some work so he looks more consistent when he moves. The overall experience is still great, though.
good

Comments

any way i could help on this
For this project I am seeking:
- Musicians for later Zones, Special Stages and Sound Mixing
- Playtesters who play using an Xbox One Controller and can provide a detailed report of controller issues
- Programmers who are familiar with the surge script language who can help with in engine cutscenes, enemy AI and gimmick implementation
- Fans of the original 8 bit Sonic 2 for general discussion and people to bounce ideas off and send demo's to

Feel free to get in touch if you feel you can help in any way, this game has a thread on SSMB at
https://board.sonicstadium.org/topic/25308-my-sonic-2-8-bit-remake-thread/
Open surge forums
http://opensnc.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2057
or send an email to me directly at
[email protected] and lets talk some Sonic
 
For this project I am seeking:
- Musicians for later Zones, Special Stages and Sound Mixing
- Playtesters who play using an Xbox One Controller and can provide a detailed report of controller issues
- Programmers who are familiar with the surge script language who can help with in engine cutscenes, enemy AI and gimmick implementation
- Fans of the original 8 bit Sonic 2 for general discussion and people to bounce ideas off and send demo's to

Feel free to get in touch if you feel you can help in any way, this game has a thread on SSMB at
https://board.sonicstadium.org/topic/25308-my-sonic-2-8-bit-remake-thread/
Open surge forums
http://opensnc.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2057
or send an email to me directly at
[email protected] and lets talk some Sonic
i have a pro controller I could playtest for switch pro controllers, they are similar to the box controller and most games recognize it as such
 
For this project I am seeking:
- Musicians for later Zones, Special Stages and Sound Mixing
- Playtesters who play using an Xbox One Controller and can provide a detailed report of controller issues
- Programmers who are familiar with the surge script language who can help with in engine cutscenes, enemy AI and gimmick implementation
- Fans of the original 8 bit Sonic 2 for general discussion and people to bounce ideas off and send demo's to

Feel free to get in touch if you feel you can help in any way, this game has a thread on SSMB at
https://board.sonicstadium.org/topic/25308-my-sonic-2-8-bit-remake-thread/
Open surge forums
http://opensnc.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2057
or send an email to me directly at
[email protected] and lets talk some Sonic
I can help with XBox controller testing, as well as Music and Sound Mixing
 
For this project I am seeking:
- Musicians for later Zones, Special Stages and Sound Mixing
- Playtesters who play using an Xbox One Controller and can provide a detailed report of controller issues
- Programmers who are familiar with the surge script language who can help with in engine cutscenes, enemy AI and gimmick implementation
- Fans of the original 8 bit Sonic 2 for general discussion and people to bounce ideas off and send demo's to

Feel free to get in touch if you feel you can help in any way, this game has a thread on SSMB at
https://board.sonicstadium.org/topic/25308-my-sonic-2-8-bit-remake-thread/
Open surge forums
http://opensnc.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2057
or send an email to me directly at
[email protected] and lets talk some Sonic
on the SSMB page I replied saying "I would like to help with the art"
I could send you some of my animations for sonic soon.
just tell me if you want them.
also i commented as "SmashWere"
 
Man this is badass! I definitely think you should fully commit to the hand-drawn style tho, instead of overlaying it with a pixel filter
 
Wow the level design is really good, it flows so well! I did run into some issues though, sometimes pressing jump on the controller does not work in this game and the act 2 boss didn't show up the first time. But overall really good job!
 

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