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Metal Sonic Rebooted
is a complete heavy modification of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with extensive amount of new art, layouts, mechanics, music, and features that in total creates a different experience.


Story:
Dr'Robotnik has built an advanced army of badniks to search for the Chaos Emeralds, and it's up to Metal Sonic to find the emeralds before them by destroying everything in his way to show Robotnik he shouldn't be replaced.


Controls:
  • Spindash - Down + A/B/C
  • Overdrive Attack - Up + A/B/C (cost 5 RINGS)
  • Fastfall - tap Down after jumping. use this to bounce higher by holding the jump button
  • Vertical Aerial Dash - Up + A/B after jumping. (cost 10 RINGS)
  • Diagonal Aerial Dash (Super only) - Left or Right + A/B after jumping. (cost 5 RINGS)
  • Overclocked Mode - press C after jumping. Requires 200 Rings to overheat Metal Sonic for extended invincibility and speed that quickly drains your Rings to death. Can also turn Super with All 7 Chaos Emeralds and 50 Rings.
NOTE: You can roll (A/B/C ) in midair while on a walking state.


Gameplay Features:
  • Introducing Bomb from Knuckles Chaotix as a temporary sidekick. mirrors your movement in Special Stages and explodes Rings when hit.
  • By taking advantage of the amount of rings you have, Rings carries over each act or checkpoint.
  • You start off with 3 Continues in Normal difficulty, but zero in Hard.
  • Getting hit will only lose 15 Rings. (Hard Mode is back to zero)
  • All Special Stage layouts are changed, having Bomb will moderately increase the amount of total rings. (except at Hard Mode)
  • Monitors can be randomized as a toggleable option.
  • Knuckles is playable as an April Fools joke by pressing Up, Down, Left, Right, A at the Title Screen.
Fun Facts:
  • Playing in NTSC-J region will translate the title screen logo to Japanese.
  • Sonic 2 Level Select, and Debug Mode cheats will still function but Continues Cheat will grant you 999 Rings + Bomb.
  • Diving into Water will cancel Overclocked Mode.
  • Metal Sonic can't drown underwater but Knuckles can.
  • Slowducking from Sonic 3 & Knuckles has been adapted.
  • Metal Sonic Rebooted is a spiritual successor to Metal Sonic Hyperdrive.

★UNOFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK★:
01: Cosmic Carnage - Title Theme
02: Cosmic Carnage - Cylic Fully Armored
03: Virtua Racing Deluxe - Name Entry
04: Megaman Zero 4 - Max Heat (SMPS)
05: Cosmic Carange - Talmac's Stage
06: Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen - Devilish Forest BGM
07: Shura no Mon - Battle Theme 2
08: Cosmic Carnage - Deamon's Stage
09: Hybrid Front - Earth Rebellion Fight BGM 2
0A: Cosmic Carnage - Yug's Stage
0B: Yu Yu Hakusho: Gaiden - BGM 5
0C: Columns III - Scene of Carnage
0D: Virtua Racing Deluxe - Time Extend 3
0E: Virtua Racing Deluxe - Records
0F: Virtua Racing Deluxe - Pit-Out
10: Cosmic Carnage - Tyr Fully Armored
11: Mega Man: The Wily Wars - Wily's Tower Stage Select
12: Knuckles Chaotix - Tachy Touch
13: Hybrid Front - Tactics Preparation
14: Dangerous Seed - Stage 7 Boss Twin Claw
15: Virtua Racing Deluxe - Big Forest
16: Metal Head - Medallion
17: Virtua Racing Deluxe - Laps 4
18: Cosmic Carange - Game Over
19: Virtua Racing Deluxe - Pit-In
1B: Viewpoint - Un Caillou Ricochet
1C: Sonic 3D Blast - Staff Roll
1E: Sonic 3D Blast - Act Clear


Credits:
  • KCEXE - Music and SFX ports from various Genesis/Megadrive games
  • Eduardo Knuckles - Music for Magma Factory (2nd Zone)
  • Clownacy - Sonic 2 Clone Driver v2
  • Dark Sonic - Hardware Testing for v1.1

Version 1.2 Change-log since SHC2017 Winner Build:
  • Fixed missing Spiny shot animation
  • Introduced Overclocked Mode
  • Some crashes are fixed, hack should play fine on hardware with no problems. (Mostly tested with BlastEm, I still lack an Everdrive)
  • Special Stages are now a little easier.
  • Getting Hit will only lose 15 rings.
  • Overdrive Attack (Not_Peel-out) costs 5 rings.
  • Neo Utopia Boss is replaced with CPZ's boss, EHZ boss is at the 2nd act of Iron Abyss.
  • Vertical Aerial Dash will not freeze horizontal momentum (better for longjumps), and Diagonal Aerial Dash is now a Super-only move.
  • Sonic 2 Continues Cheat from options (1,1,2,4) will grant 999 Rings + Bomb at the start.
  • Knuckles Mode
  • Minor (or major?) level design improvements for every act.

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