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  1. Sonic Concept Art

    The GDC slide version looks to be an edit/revision of the original black and white sketch, which has more detail on Sharps' "hair" etc than the color version.
  2. IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog (coming 2018)

    Sonic Mania offers a compelling workaround.
  3. Sonic Concept Art

    No, Ohshima was responding to a question about Mighty, he didn't say Vector and Max were going to be in the arcade game. This illustration looks to have come later, since Mighty is wearing his Chaotix shoes.
  4. Sonic Concept Art

    We know that both Ohshima and Hoshino worked on designing Amy. In "SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works", Hoshino says: Amy and Classic Charmy both wear the same kind of trainers. So it's an established Ohshima-ism.
  5. Sonic Concept Art

    What did Hoshino say about Charmy? Sango Morimoto's rendition of Charmy was really weird and different, but a lot of his characters greatly differed from the Sega of Japan concept art we've seen. His Anton for example. The other artist's depiction of Charmy is very close how he looks in Chaotix. I don't know why you think otherwise? I remember the topic of whether or not Charmy is wearing a shirt/jacket came up once or twice on message boards, before Sonic Heroes and before we knew about the manga version. It's the "bump", which is even more obvious in the sketchy manual illustration. Look at the way his leg connects to his body in that bottom picture. Look how the "bump" wraps around. And now look at how the modern Charmy's jacket has the exact same "bump". I'm convinced that 32X Charmy was always supposed to be wearing a jacket (with weird shoulder pads). It just wasn't very obvious because they decided to make it yellow with a black stripe just like a bee's body.
  6. Sonic Concept Art

    This was also revealed in the recently released "The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 3", along with other interesting pieces of information. (You'll like this.) Extracts from the interview with Naoto Ohshima: Buy the book to show your support: http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/books/the-untold-history-of-japanese-game-developers-volume-3/ Manabu Kusunoki is also interviewed in the book: So his credit in Chaotix was purely for being the original designer of Mighty.
  7. That wasn't the intention in Sonic 3 & Knuckles. When playing as Knuckles in Angel Island Zone, the ocean is removed from the background (since his story takes place after Sonic's, when the island is in the sky again).
  8. It turns out that it was Aleah Baker:
  9. Does anyone know who came up with that redesign for Ray? It first appeared in Sonic Universe #48
  10. The six missing games are: Sonic CD Sonic 3 & Knuckles Ecco the Dolphin Ecco: Tides of Time Ecco Jr. Eternal Champions Sonic CD is the Whitehead remaster, doesn't run in a Mega Drive emulator. Sonic 3 is probably the music legal issues. There was a lawsuit regarding Ecco the Dolphin a while back. They settled, but the outcome isn't publicly known: https://venturebeat.com/2016/12/16/ecco-the-dolphin-creator-settles-lawsuit-with-sega-possibly-paving-way-for-series-rebirth/ Eternal Champions has some Mortal Kombat style violence, which would raise the age rating of the collection, whereas in Steam each title is sold individually.
  11. http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(promotional_comic) We need better scans of it. I think these are the same ones Sonic HQ had in the year 2000.
  12. Sonic Free Riders - questions

    The ones in Sonic Riders 1 go unnamed. I still haven't been able to find any confirmation on Free Riders. I did see one post on the GameFAQs questions board though: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/xbox360/997715-sonic-free-riders/answers/237791-does-anyone-know-all-the-characters- So how many colours are there? Are they given official names?
  13. Does anyone here own Sonic Free Riders? There aren't any guides on GameFAQs and there aren't many Youtube videos of the various game modes either. On a Sonic wiki, I saw it claimed that an "E-10000Y" (yellow) robot can appear as an opponent in Relay Races. I've not seen any evidence of this though. Is there anything to it, or is it BS? From what I've heard, the E-10000G (green) only appears in certain game modes, is this right?
  14. Maybe just record and upload later, if nobody ends up live streaming it?
  15. Your Unanswered Sonic Questions

    Do you have links to these two? In Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works, Hoshino also says Espio is his favourite, but the question doesn't make any caveats about who created them.

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