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Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos
Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos Coverart.png
Developer(s) Aspect
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) M. Shima (lead designer)
Platform(s) Sega Master System, Game Gear, Virtual Console
Release date(s) Master System
EUR October 25, 1993
RSA 1995
Game Gear
JPN November 19, 1993
USA November 23, 1993
EUR November, 1993

Virtual Console
JP March 17, 2009
NA February 2, 2009
EU February 6, 2009

Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: E
PEGI: 7+
Media Cartridge
Input methods Game controller, Wii Remote

Sonic Chaos (known as Sonic & Tails in Japan and Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos in Europe) is a platform game for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear, developed by Aspect and published by Sega in 1993. It was the last platform based Sonic game released for the Master System in Europe.

The Game Gear version was re-released in 2003 as a hidden game in Sonic Adventure DX for the Nintendo GameCube and PC and as an included game in Sonic Mega Collection Plus on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. In 2009, the Master System version was released on the Virtual Console.

Sonic Chaos is notable for the fact that it is the first 8-bit Sonic title to feature Tails as a playable character, and also the first in the series to allow the player to manually control his flight. A sequel titled Sonic Triple Trouble (Sonic & Tails 2 in Japan) was released in 1994.

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Storyline

The storyline to Sonic Chaos revolves around Dr. Robotnik and his quest for world domination via the use of the mysterious Chaos Emeralds to create nuclear weapons and lasers (according to the North American instruction manual).

Robotnik has stolen the Red Chaos Emerald, causing the other emeralds to "lose balance" and be transported to a parallel universe. As a result, South Island is now sinking into the ocean, and it is up to Sonic and Tails to save the island and foil Robotnik's plans of world domination.

Gameplay

Overall, the gameplay is similar to previous 8-bit Sonic games. However, as stated above, players can control Tails as well as Sonic this time. Sonic now comes equipped with the Spin Dash attack, performed by holding the directional pad down to crouch and pressing action to gain stationary speed. When the down button is released he shoots forward curled in a ball, hurting any badniks that he comes in contact with while in this state (however, spikes and other obstacles will still hurt Sonic).

By holding up instead of down, and then pressing action, Sonic will start running in place. By releasing up he will then zip forward in a running fashion, moving faster than the Spin Dash allows him to. This is called the Strike Dash, similar to the Super Peel-Out in Sonic CD. However, Sonic will quickly stop unless the directional pad is held the way he was going. Sonic can also find rocket boots, which allow him to temporarily zoom through the air, usually to find large amounts of rings. These are generally the focus of the special stages.

Unlike other 8-bit Sonic games, the Chaos Emeralds are mostly located in Special Stages.[1] In order to enter a Special Stage, Sonic needs to collect 100 Rings in one act (the player also will be awarded an extra life for collecting 100 Rings). Successfully completing the Special Stage allows Sonic to collect a Chaos Emerald. Failing to complete the Special Stage will put Sonic back to the beginning of the last stage the player was at, without the Emerald. Robotnik himself holds the sixth Chaos Emerald, and the player needs to beat him in order to win it back.

Playing as Tails is slightly different. Tails runs slower, but he starts the game with 5 lives and 3 continues. Additionally, the player can not collect the Chaos Emeralds when playing as Tails. Tails can perform the Spin Dash in the same way Sonic can, and when he finds an item box that would normally contain rocket shoes, he gains a speed boost instead. If the player presses up and any button, Tails can use his tails to fly for a while (an ability the player is able to control for the first time).

Sonic in the final level, Electric Egg Zone.

Reception

Sonic Chaos was awarded Best Game Gear Game of 1993 by Electronic Gaming Monthly.[2]

Ken Ballough, Sega's associate brand manager, said that Sonic Chaos was "put in a bit of a situation" since a player seeing the 8 bit graphics after experiencing 16 bit graphics would make Sonic Chaos seem "a bit rough" to him or her. Ballough added "visually and speedwise, it was just not as impressive as its Genesis brethren."[3]

External links

References

  1. ^ "Sonic Chaos: Special Stage :: WiiWare Walkthrough". KidzWorld. http://www.kidzworld.com/article/16234-sonic-chaos-cheats-and-walkthrough-for-wiiware. Retrieved 2009-03-07.  
  2. ^ Electronic Gaming Monthly's Buyer's Guide. 1994.  
  3. ^ Gamespot Staff. "Sonic the Hedgehog Q&A." Gamespot. September 8, 2009. Retrieved on November 29, 2009.

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Sonic Chaos
Box artwork for Sonic Chaos.
Developer(s) Aspect
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) M. Shima (lead designer)
Release date(s)
Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Wii Virtual Console
Genre(s) Platform
System(s) Game Gear, Sega Master System, GameTap, Wii Virtual Console
Mode(s) Single player
Series Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Chaos (known as Sonic & Tails in Japan and Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos in Europe) is a video game for the Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System, developed by Aspect and published by Sega in 1993.

It was re-released in 2004 as an included game in Sonic Mega Collection Plus on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, and is also included as an easter egg on Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut for the Nintendo GameCube and PC. To unlock the game, the player has to collect 60 emblems as all of the playable characters.

Sonic Chaos is notable for the fact that it is the first 8-bit Sonic title to feature Tails as a playable character, and also the first in the series to allow the player to manually control his flight.

Table of Contents

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editSonic the Hedgehog series

Sonic the Hedgehog · Sonic the Hedgehog 2 · Sonic the Hedgehog CD · Sonic the Hedgehog 3 · Sonic and Knuckles · Sonic Adventure · Sonic Adventure 2 · Sonic Heroes · Shadow the Hedgehog · Sonic Rivals · Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) · Sonic Unleashed

Sonic and the Secret Rings · Sonic and the Black Knight

Sonic Chaos · Sonic Triple Trouble · Sonic Blast · Sonic Pocket Adventure · Sonic Advance · Sonic Advance 2 · Sonic Battle · Sonic Advance 3 · Sonic Rush · Sonic Rivals · Sonic Rush Adventure · Sonic Rivals 2

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine · Sonic Spinball · Sonic Compilation · Tails' Skypatrol · Tails Adventure · Sonic Labyrinth · Sonic the Fighters · Sonic R · Sonic Riders · Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity · Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis








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