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Encyclopedia > Sonic Adventure DX
Sonic Adventure DX
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s) Gamecube PC
Genre(s) Platformer
Mode(s) Single player (though 2P GameCube obtained with the second controller controlling Tails) Some Game Gear games are Multiplayer.
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone (E) PEGI: 3+
Platform(s) GameCube, PC
Media Nintendo GameCube Optical Disc, CD-ROM

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Description

This game was released as an enhanced port of the original Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast (1999), with several additional features. The PC version was released at first in only Japan and Europe, but was eventually released in the US later on in a limited amount. Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut included a mission mode, which included 60 missions to complete throughout the adventure fields and action stages. Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut also includes a mini game collection, which is comprised of 12 Sega Game Gear games featuring Sonic and friends. The reviews received were generally less positive than those of its Sega Dreamcast predecessor[citation needed]. The Dreamcast , code-named Dural, Dricas and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... The Sega Game Gear is a handheld game console which was Segas response to Nintendos Game Boy. ...


Characters

Sonic the Hedgehog/ Super Sonic

Sonic's story revolves around Dr. Eggman releasing Chaos from the Master Emerald. Sonic battles Eggman and Chaos in an effort to save the world. At the end of the story, Super Sonic fights Perfect Chaos in a submerged Station Square. Sonic the Hedgehog is a fictional hedgehog character that serves as the mascot of the Japanese video game company Sega. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Miles "Tails" Prower

After Sonic rescues Tails from Emerald Coast, the two-tailed fox sets out to help Sonic collect the Chaos Emeralds and stop Chaos. Tails' final battle is against Eggman's Egg Walker (the same Walker you can play as in Sonic Adventure 2). Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ... Sonic Adventure 2 ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Dreamcast, and later ported as an update to the Nintendo Gamecube. ...


Knuckles the Echidna

Knuckles is the guardian of the Master Chaos Emerald. As usual, the Master Emerald shatters inexplicably, causing Angel Island (whose size has dramatically decreased, removing the frozen mountains, casinos, and scorching deserts to name a few) to fall out of the sky. Knuckles' goal is to reassemble the shards of the Master Emerald. His levels are levels in which you must hunt about the various Action Stages for three shards per stage using a sort of "Emerald Sense" radar to detect nearby Emerald shards. Knuckles is the only character able to dig (Hold B then press A), Glide, or climb walls. Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Amy Rose

Amy Rose, Sonic's self-proclaimed girlfriend, is wallking through Station Square one day when a tiny blue Flicky falls from the sky and lands on her head. It is discovered that Dr. Eggman needed the Flicky (named 'Birdy' by Amy) because of the Chaos Emerald in its stomach. Amy and Birdy must flee from ZERO the Chase Master, Eggman's flunky, in each of her levels, until Amy confronts ZERO during her final battle. Amy Rose ), also known as Rosy the Rascal, is a video game character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ...


Big the Cat

Big the Cat is a newcomer to the Sonic series of games. Big the Cat aptly fits his name as he is a rather large, purple cat. Big's best friend is a frog that he has creatively named "Froggy." Froggy comes in contact with a Chaos Emerald, which causes him to mutate. Froggy then runs off, and Big's story begins. Big's levels are fishing minigames, in which Big must fish for, and catch, Froggy. Big may also catch a number of other fish for additional points. If you get a Hit while fishing be careful not to lose the fish because if you do you will lose a life. Sonic the Hedgehog is a fictional hedgehog character that serves as the mascot of the Japanese video game company Sega. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


E-102 Gamma

E-102 Gamma is one among a series of robots designed by Dr. Robotnik for the purpose of collecting Chaos Emeralds. However, after an encounter with Amy, he suffered a malfunction, and turned his aims on destroying Robotnik's plans. E-102 Gamma ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ...


Dr. Robotnik

Doctor Ivo Robotnik, also known by Sonic and the gang as Doctor Eggman has formulated a new plan to conquer the planet, this time not relying on his robots alone, but this time employing a strange liquid creature only known as Chaos. Doctor Eggman ), whose real name is Doctor Ivo Robotnik ) (see naming variations) is a video game character and main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Chaos

Little is known about Chaos, except that he is liquid, and mutates into different forms when in contact with Chaos Emeralds.


Chao

Chao (plural form Chao) seem to serve no purpose to the plot. They exist primarily in the Chao Gardens as a sort of intelligent virtual pet for the player to raise. In Sonic Adventure for the Dreamcast, Chao could be taken with the player by downloading the minigame Chao Adventure to their VMU. Official Chao art. ... The Dreamcast , code-named Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... A minigame that you can download to your virtual memory unit (VMU). ... Sega Dreamcast VMU The VMU, initialism of Visual Memory Unit (called Visual Memory System in Japan), is a memory card peripheral for the Sega Dreamcast. ...


GameCube players can take their Chao with them by dropping them into the mini-garden in Sonic Advance 2 through the Game Boy Advance to GameCube link cable. The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... To meet Wikipedias content policies, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Game Play

The game is divided up into two stages: Action Stages, and Adventure Stages.


The division of Action Stages and Adventure Stages was a serious departure from all previous Sonic games, as before all games had been a continuous stream of playable levels.


Action Stages

Action Stages are, very basically put, playable levels. Like the name implies, action is often involved. This is the only type of area where Sonic or any of his companions will encounter enemies.


The best thing to compare Action Stages to would be the levels of all previous Sonic games. However, unlike previous Sonic games, Action Stages are not made up of Zones and Acts. Instead, the game is more like one continuous zone that may have a few parts to it.


Adventure Field

Adventure Fields were where the plot generally progressed. The Adventure Fields also connected all of the Action Stages. There were three Adventure Fields:

Every Adventure Stage has links to the other two stages. Station Square is one of the three main Overworlds in the games Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: Directors Cut. ... Mystic Ruins is a fictional location and an Adventure Field in the video game Sonic Adventure and its remake Sonic Adventure DX: Directors Cut. ... The Egg Carrier is a fictional flying fortress created by Doctor Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ...


Station Square

Station Square is pretty much the only town to ever exist, as far as Sonic Adventure is concerned. It contains a train station connects it to the Mystic Ruins, and a boat landing (hidden until the area is available) which leads to the Egg Carrier.


Station Square also contains a casino, a beach, and a hotel. The elevator in the hotel on the left, leads to the Station Square Chao Garden. The station square Chao Garden is the only chao garden where you are able to purchase items for your Chao using the rings you have collected.


Mystic Ruins

The Mystic Ruins is the largest stage in the game. It has a clearing with a train station that goes to Station Square, and below is a boat landing that goes to the Egg Carrier. Tails' Workshop is located here, and nearby that is the entrance to the Chao Garden disguised as an abandoned mine. There is also an ice cave, as well as the inevitable landing point of Angel Island. A more dense jungle is hidden away, which offers an older Echidna temple of some sort, but also the launch platform for the Egg Carrier.


The Egg Carrier

Dr. Robotnik's massive flying airship. It has two modes, and depending on which, access to certain areas may become available. Other than that, the stage is quite self-explanatory. Notably, this is the Adventure Field where most characters fight their final bosses, all except for Tails who fights the Egg Walker, and Super Sonic who fights Perfect Chaos, both in Station Square. Also there is a large Chao garden in the Egg Carrier, you can access this garden by typing in the password (EGGMAN) at the door with the letters in front of it each time you want to enter. Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ... Chaos is the main villain in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. ...


Unlockable games

This game features many unlockable games previously available on the 90s Sega Game Gear handheld game console. If the start button of the second controller is pressed, then the game screen will split, and two one player games will go on at the same time. Additionally, Gear-to-Gear cable emulation is present, enabling the games that have two-player modes to be played in these modes if both players access the proper options within the game. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Sega Game Gear is a handheld game console which was Segas response to Nintendos Game Boy. ... One of the first handheld game consoles, Ball was the first product in the Game & Watch series. ...

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Changes over the original Sonic Adventure

Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut is a port of Sonic Adventure International, a re-release of the original Sonic Adventure, and includes everything that was added to that version of the game. Several additions/changes were made to the game when it was ported to the Nintendo GameCube. They include: Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ...

  • Enhanced graphics: The main characters were re-created with higher polygon counts, resulting in smoother models. Shader technology was also implemented for effects like rippling water (Shader effects are not present in the PC version). Shadows are cast by buildings and mountains in some places. Some of the new textures are high-resolution, but some are simply "different". The draw-in distance was improved greatly, and there is less pop-up involving larger objects and little or no fog. However, clipping and other graphical problems are nearly the same, and small objects still pop up.
  • The original 60fps frame rate was partially restored. Unfortunately, due to the unstable nature of the Sonic Adventure engine, the frame rate frequently fluctuates ramdomly between 60fps and 30fps, usually very rapidly, and even in places where few objects are displayed, and/or where the Dreamcast version didn't slow down. (However, some effects that caused slowdown before do not affect the framerate in the GameCube version.) Cutscenes now run in a low frame rate, but this seems to have been intended.
  • A Camera option was added to the pause menu, allowing the user to select either the original Auto Camera or the newly added Free Camera.
  • Changes (mostly minor) were made within the levels themselves in an effort to help patch some of the game's problems concerning collision detection. However, many glitches were not fixed, and some were even actually added[citation needed].
  • The Internet connection feature was removed. However, most of the downloadable content from the Dreamcast version was included in the GameCube port. Six voice tracks, for menu screens, that included voices of the six main characters that were downloadable via the Internet feature are included and used in the GameCube port, but other online content may only be accessed using an Action Replay.
  • Many changes to the Chao System were made, including removing the Chao Adventure VMU minigame (instead replaced with a Game Boy Advance connection feature). Additionally, the Chao Raising engine and models from Sonic Adventure 2: Battle was adapted and used. In fact, Chao from SA2: B may be imported into SA: DX using the Game Boy Advance.
  • 60 Missions were added for an all-new Mission Mode, which task the player with completing certain goals within the Adventure Fields and Action Stages for Emblems, similar to the Mission Mode found in Sonic Jam's 3D Sonic World.
  • A reward for collecting all the Emblems was added: The option to play as Metal Sonic, who, despite new sound effects, some different animations (including that he doesn't stand up straight) and a new player model, plays exactly like Sonic, and is only available in Time Trial and boss mode.
  • Cream the Rabbit makes several cameo appearances during the main game and Mission Mode.
  • In the Dreamcast version, E-102 Gamma's Adventure Field was playable at night after beating his story. This seems to randomly happen in the GameCube version. What actually causes it is unknown. Strangely, the PC version follows the Dreamcast version by having the Adventure Fields always playable at night.
  • As mentioned above, a Mini-Game Collection mode was added allowing access to 12 Sega Game Gear games.
  • The ability to skip cut-scenes by pushing Start was added in.
  • A Map option, found on the pause menu while in Adventure fields, was added. This provides a complete map of the Adventure Field the player is currently in.

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External Links

  • Sega of America Home Page
  • Sega of Japan Home Page
  • Sega of Europe Home Page

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Review - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut // GC /// Eurogamer (1002 words)
More on that another time, but the point is that upon firing up Sonic Adventure DX, it would be nice to say that things have come a long way since we first played it.
Sonic Adventure was - and remains - a nice collection of proper 3D Sonic stages sandwiched between tedious adventure segments, easily identified by the sedated elevator music, the abundance of stationary, ill-fitting NPCs and straightforward puzzles.
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut is a cash-in.
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