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Old 24 September 2003, 00:37   #1
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Sonic for the Amiga

Just browsing an old copy of CU Amiga and it said that Ocean had bought the rights to release Sonic in Europe and it would appear in a years time on the Amiga
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Old 24 September 2003, 04:21   #2
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Actually US Gold bought the rights for conversions of Sonic but they never did anything with it. At least that's what I think, they even planned it for the C64!
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Old 24 September 2003, 08:23   #3
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I think it was pirated/ported/hacked for the SNES.
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Old 24 September 2003, 08:58   #4
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Sonic was released as PD.. Don't remember if it was good, I have it in my boxs with unchecked amiga games..
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Old 24 September 2003, 10:54   #5
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It wasn't exactly released as PD - some guy bodged together a dodgy platformer with a Sonic sprite and released *that* as PD. Sega didn't sell anyone the rights to make Sonic games - they were stupid, but not that stupid. Also, can you imagine any software company spending millions on the rights to one of the most lucrative licences from the 90s and not actually using them?

The SNES version is a hack of another game, apparently - it just has altered graphics and sounds.
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Old 24 September 2003, 16:51   #6
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The SNES version is a hack of another game, apparently - it just has altered graphics and sounds.
Ehm, no... the version I have is a port of the sega classic.
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There's even a Sonic demo on the Speccy which is kinda cool.
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Old 24 September 2003, 19:21   #8
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The Speccy was going to get a full homebrewn Sonic game, using the Master System version as the template. The music was apparently virtually identical, as the Speccy 128's sound chip is very similar to the Master System's. However, the guy who was writing the port couldn't get a response out of Sega when he asked them for permission to distribute it, so he hasn't released it as yet.

Check out the comp.sys.sinclair newsgroup for more info.

@kombat: Any chance of putting it in the zone so we can have a look?
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I only had the version in GoodSNES 0.999.5/Pirate left... I'll up it in the meantime... will have another looksy and see if I have it burned somewhere.
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Old 24 September 2003, 22:32   #10
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I think Sega WAS going to license the Sonic game but as soon as they saw success of it, they said "err... i think we won't license squat". So nothing happened. Well, Sonic got released later on PC :grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Old 25 September 2003, 00:12   #11
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How about an Atari St port?

*ducks*
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Old 25 September 2003, 02:00   #12
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Actually US Gold bought the rights for conversions of Sonic but they never did anything with it. At least that's what I think, they even planned it for the C64!
They started to do something. I have a couple of screenshots that prove it!
(Uploaded on the private FTP for aGTW...)
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How about an Atari St port?

*ducks*
Sonic the duck? Thatd be crap!
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How about an Atari St port?

*ducks*
Yeah! That would crap all over any Amiga version anyway!
*throws smoke bomb near feet*
*runs away with insane laugh*
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Old 25 September 2003, 18:14   #15
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They started to do something. I have a couple of screenshots that prove it!
(Uploaded on the private FTP for aGTW...)
Excellent.. I hope they are not YOUR Sonic remake screenshots
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Excellent.. I hope they are not YOUR Sonic remake screenshots
No, don't worry...
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Old 28 September 2003, 14:36   #17
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the snes version was a hacked version of the speedy gonzalez game with sonic sprites and sounds and a title screen
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Or maybe there's a reason, here's what i think :

We all know that USGOLD planned games conversion on most computers right ?
Well, guess the atari ST was one of the main targets plateform computers. We also
know that sonic can run pretty fast scrolling right ? Well the atari st just couldn't handle
a game like sonic, and will the amiga would have been able to, think about the ratio
price of the licence/money making on computers versions....

well guess sonic without speed is just not sonic anymore, and if they can't port it on atari st only amiga and 8 bits release maybe, the money making couldn't just be here,
so it sounds to me that this project wasn't releaseable. they just can't making enough
profit of such a licence...
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I doubt.

From what I saw from US Gold... they could just release a shoddy port and go with it. And I bet it would still sell a lot.
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Old 20 March 2005, 22:02   #20
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Indeed, Shatterhand. They only cared about the cash-in

To wit: Amiga and C64 versions of Street Fighter 2
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