Monkey Destruction Switch

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    If then the light within you is darkness...

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    General: Drawing, theology, watching/reading reviews, writing reviews, writing various other things (only occasionally fiction), kids' education/edutainment, biology (especially zoology), poetry (my favorite is Gerard Manley Hopkins!!)

    Video/computer games: These days, not much other than Sonic (NO RLY???) and a little bit of Super Smash Bros. Melee and Pokemon LeafGreen; when I was a kid, I loved edutainment games such as JumpStart and ClueFinders, and other past interests include the 1995-2002 Petz series (not the 2006+ series) and Neopets

    Cartoons & TV: Fleischer/Famous Superman, The Adventures of Superman, Superman: The Animated Series, King of the Hill, Archie's Weird Mysteries, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomolygist, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    Comics: Superman, Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbes, Sonic
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  1. Almost dead, almost deeeead! Almost dead to the world!

    1. Ferno


      i'm gonna reach for the staaaaars! although they look pretty faaaaar!

    2. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Playing chase, singing songs, hopscotch too! Games and toys and ice cream really rule! Being a kid is cool!

    3. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      :angry: HEAVEN CANT SAVE US :angry:

      :angry: HELL IS A JOKE :angry:

    4. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Speeeeak with your heee-aart!~

    5. Ferno


      this franchise has tons of mood whiplash

    6. Rusty Spy

      Rusty Spy


  2. The Sonic the Fighters game exists in Sonic's world. Sonic was personally consulted during its creation, and it was his decision to make Knuckles the weakest opponent in the game. Because of course it was.
  3. find those dragon balls look out for em all

  4. It's annoying how I always feel tired after working even if I only worked 3 or 4 hours.

    1. Ferno


      that feel

      even on a slow day it's like just existing in the building I work at drains me mentally

    2. Kiah


      The shorter my shift the more tired I am it seems. I don't get it. 

  5. What Sonic game do you think has the worst official artwork? I'm voting for Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Nothing like mildly off-model art inspired by a pretty bad Sonic cartoon.

    1. Kiah


      I honestly don't think I can even even answer that...either I don't recall seeing any game with artwork that has made me shake my head at it or I'm really tired due to running on fumes at this point after getting only one hour of sleep last night and I simply can't think straight to come up with an answer lol.

    2. RosaRosaRosalina


      i'm not that big of a fan of the model used during the time of 3d blast

      a bit too much on the bottom for my liking 

    3. Blacklightning



      Does "the entire western branch" count?

    4. Tara


      Not a Sonic game per se, but...


      While all the art on this game is cover is fine, the actual composition of everything juxtaposed together is an absolute clusterfuck.  Also noticeable cropping is noticeable.  This seriously looks like one of those "graphics design is my passion" posts on Tumblr.

    5. Nepenthe


      The 3D character key art for Sonic Heroes is kinda unappealing:


    6. Tara


      Oh yeah.  I never did like how Sonic looked in Heroes.

    7. Shaddy the guy

      Shaddy the guy

      How about that ugly-ass 3D render for SADX that I see thrown around everywhere?

    8. RosaRosaRosalina


      it's a step up from adventure 1/dx's attempt, i think we can all agree on that to a certain level


    9. Tara


      That's the kind of face Sonic would have during a particularly bad school picture day.

    10. Shaddy the guy

      Shaddy the guy

      But fuckin EVERYTHING uses it! S'ridiculous!

      The "SA1 remastered" team even tried to recreate it for their thing!


      Look at that! It's terrible! Why did they do that!?

    11. Tara


      Okay yeah that is actually uh... pretty bad lol.

    12. King Koopone

      King Koopone

      I'll go for the PAL box art of Sonic 3D.


      It makes all the other art posted or mentioned here look like masterpieces, it even barely looks like Sonic! Seriously, what is that thing?

    13. PaulyBFromDa303


      I know this is early technology, but Sonic R was like,  wtf? Disproportionate, just creepy looking, i mean, there's a reason why there's a scary story involving the Tails Doll, right? 

    14. ShroomZed


      @Shaddy the guy that's officially the worst thing I've ever seen. It looks like a paper mache figure covered in car paint. That's truly dreadful. 

      @Blacklightning Hey I like Americlassic >:C 

  6. I love how SSMB events let us focus on what we love about the series for once. It's just so uplifting to remember why I actually love Sonic, lol.

    1. Zaysho


      It probably helps there's no discussion


    2. Zavok the SpinningSilver

      Zavok the SpinningSilver

      SSMB Forces us to think of the positives.

      Nah, doesn't have the same ring to it. It is nice to see so many people in good spirits though.

    3. Kiah


      And to be honest these events couldn't of come at a better time as I was actually feeling bitter towards the series and that is definitely an unfamiliar feeling to me and I hated it.

      If I ever feel like that towards Sonic again I will definitely take a look back at these two events in particular (and the 30 Days of Sonic events for that matter!) as there are just so many enjoyable things about this series that I absolutely love as well as Sonic himself :).

  7. The idea of Sonic Boom as an entire sub-franchise, particularly as a major focus of the series' efforts, was a pretty poor and very unnecessary idea to begin with. If Sonic Boom were just a minor thing that mostly focused around the show, it would've been fine, honestly. But for a while, it almost did seem like a "psuedo reboot" and unnecessary rebranding that messed up a lot of the original unique flair and style of the Sonic series for something more "generic Western kids' media". And the fact that they didn't go all the way with it by making it an actual reboot, while ultimately a "good thing" due to the weakness of the Boom style, just makes the entire effort silly and pointless. If it were up to me, forget about supporting the "sub-franchise" as a whole with major branding efforts and games, but you might as well let the show stay. It can serve as a standalone product just like the Sonic cartoons before it, it has its fans, and it's not really hurting anything. Apart from the character designs, Sonic Boom is actually quite a bit closer to "mainstream Sonic" than some of the cartoons of the past (which is another reason that making it a sub-franchise is dumb - it's not even different enough to feel like a true "alternate take", which just makes it feel more like an aborted reboot), so I don't think brand confusion would really be that huge a deal. Most people, even kids, can accept that multiple versions of a character can exist. Thankfully, my desired outcome pretty much seems to be what Sega is doing right now, so...goody, I guess.
  8. I haven't kept up with Sonic Boom for a VERY long time, but honestly, maybe introducing the Chaotix wouldn't be a bad idea. I love those guys and a comedy show would suit them. Silver probably also has some humor potential with his future shtick.
  9. Imagine how cool it would be if some of these unused gimmicks made it into Mania or future classic-styled games.
  10. This is literally completely irrelevant.
  11. ...And you're basing this on what, exactly?
  12. It's awesome looking around the forum, seeing people with badges from @Kiah's event. Once the badges are rewarded for @Nepenthe's it will be even cooler!

    1. A cool hedgehog engine

      A cool hedgehog engine

      So how do you earn badges?






      besides winning in a Pokemon gym match:D

    2. Ryannumber1gamer


      @A cool hedgehog engine

      You need to take part in SSMB events that are hosting the badges as prizes. Each badge has a different requirement to acquire them. Right now, @Nepenthe has a good amount of badges for her music event, but that ends tonight. There's also going to be an event announced tomorrow with badges by me and Motobug crew. 

    3. A cool hedgehog engine
    4. Kiah


      Agreed as it's been a while since we had open events available with badges awarded. And if I'm not mistaken the last person that awarded me a badge before this morning was me :P.

      @A cool hedgehog engine I recommend that you keep your eyes open for events indicated by topic titles or even mentions of them in the statuses. It's a good habit to be observant around the boards in the various sub-forums. 

      As of now they only current opportunity to earn a badge is through Nepenthe's Sonic music event:

      As @Ryannumber1gamer mentioned, the event ends tonight. Midnight EST to be exact. 


    5. Ryannumber1gamer


      Also, in case you miss them in the recent topics, events will usually be pinned at the top of their retrospective sub-forums.

    6. A cool hedgehog engine

      A cool hedgehog engine

      I'll keep my eyes peeled.

    7. JovahexeonJunkoJoranvexeon


      @A cool hedgehog engine There are also special continuous threads like the SSMB Heroes Academy Roleplay thread which occasionally hand out badges for participation to certain requirements.

      Good way to have fun too.

  13. "Here we go." - Shadow the Hedgehog, 2001 Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis) Sonic 1's soundtrack is relatively unimpressive for a Sonic game but it's still pretty awesome in its own way. The first three songs on this list are especially lit. Scrap Brain Zone Boss Final Zone Marble Zone Labyrinth Zone Spring Yard Zone Green Hill Zone Star Light Zone Title Special Stage Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis) Apparently Hidden Palace Zone isn't an eligible song. =C (If it was, it'd probably rank just below EHZ.) Chemical Plant Zone Emerald Hill Zone Aquatic Ruin Zone Staff Roll Mystic Cave Zone Mystic Cave Zone (2P) Casino Night Zone (2P) Oil Ocean Zone Wing Fortress Zone Metropolis Zone HM: All Clear (Sweet Sweet Sweet) and both Death Egg Zone themes Sonic Triple Trouble I wanted to do something weird I guess, and Triple Trouble is a game I like. lol. Plus, while it may not reach the caliber of more popular Sonic games, it does have some cool tracks, so I don't mind drawing your attention to it! Sunset Park Zone - Train (of course...) Sunset Park Zone Robotnik Winter Zone Tidal Planet Zone Atomic Destroyer Zone Meta Junglira Zone Boss Title Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis) Sometimes I feel like I'm one of the few who likes this game for reasons beyond the soundtrack. Not that the soundtrack isn't amaze. Rusty Ruin Zone Act 1 Rusty Ruin Zone Act 2 Volcano Valley Zone Act 1 Volcano Valley Zone Act 2 Panic Puppet Zone Act 2 Gene Gadget Zone Act 2 Gene Gadget Zone Act 1 Diamond Dust Zone Act 2 Panic Puppet Zone Act 1 Diamond Dust Zone Act 1 Sonic R One of those things where it's REALLY hard to tell if it's more genuinely good or ironically good. But at any rate, it's one of the soundtracks of my childhood. Super Sonic Racing Can You Feel the Sunshine Number One Diamond in the Sky Back in Time Livin' in the City Work it Out
  14. It would be really nice for there to be more than one Sonic 1 zone in Mania. I think all the zones in that game are really interesting, so it would be a bit of a missed opportunity if the only one we revisited is one that's been revisited so many other times.

    1. Forte-Metallix


      IIRC, they confirmed each game will have more than one Zone represented.

      And I think Marble Zone has the best chance, personally.

    2. Strickerx5


      Honestly, I'm kind of hoping they never bring back Marble Zone. That level was pretty trash imo. It completely killed the pace Green Hill set for the game and I just can't see them doing anything interesting with it. It's just a bunch of stop and go... with more stopping than going 90% of the time. I'd honestly rather see them drag out Labyrinth.

      Though, then again I'd rather not see too many old stages in general. Especially from (again imo) the weakest of the main classic titles...

    3. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      @Strickerx5 hav u ever thought that maybe its not marble zone which is trash. maybe UR the trash.

      (((((that was a joke btw)))))