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Encyclopedia > Sonic Blast
Sonic Blast
Developer(s) Aspect
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) Toshiaki Araki (Programming), Fumikazu Sugawara (Design), Kojiro Mikusa (Sound)
Release date(s) North America Europe November, 1996
Japan December 13, 1996
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: Kids to Adults
ELSPA, BBFC: not rated
Platform(s) Game Gear; Sega Master System (Brazil Only)
Media Cartridge
Input Control pad
Yellow Desert Zone
Yellow Desert Zone

Sonic Blast is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series developed by Aspect and published by Sega for the Sega Game Gear. It is known as G Sonic in Japan. In fact, the game has practically nothing in common with Sonic 3D Blast: no enemies, levels, or bosses, are shared between the games. It was released in November of 1996 for both North American and European markets. A Japanese release followed later that year on December 13. The game was also ported to the Sega Master System in Brazil by TecToy in [1998] which is also the last game made for that system. Sonic Blast was later compiled with other Sonic titles in Sonic Mega Collection Plus and Sonic Adventure DX, and a demo of its ending can be unlocked in Sonic Gems Collection. Image File history File links Pic if Game with Box and intrutions. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Aspect Co. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links European_flag. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States. ... The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (or ELSPA) is an organisation set up in 1989 by British software publishers. ... The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is the organisation responsible for film classification (see Motion picture rating systems and History of British Film Certificates) within the United Kingdom. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ... The Sega Master System (SMS for short) is an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console that was manufactured by Sega. ... In a variety of electronic equipments, a cartridge (in video game terms, cart, game pack, or Game Pak) can be one method of programming different functionality, providing variable content, or a method by which consumables may be replenished. ... A game controller is an input device used to control a video game. ... Image File history File links Sonic_Blast_Screenshot. ... Image File history File links Sonic_Blast_Screenshot. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Aspect Co. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... This article is about the continent. ... The Sega Master System (SMS for short) is an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console that was manufactured by Sega. ... Sonic Mega Collection Plus is a compilation of video games in the Sonic the Hedgehog series from the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Game Gear so they can be played on the Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox consoles. ... Sonic Adventure DX (Directors Cut) is a video game for GameCube and PC CD-ROM. Its the basic Sonic Adventure with more stages and some improvements. ... Sonic Gems Collection (ソニック ジェムズ コレクション) is a GameCube and (in Japan and Europe) PlayStation 2 compilation of the more obscure games of the Sonic series. ...


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Contents

Gameplay

Title screen of Sonic Blast
Title screen of Sonic Blast

Unlike its pseudo-3D counterpart, Sonic Blast for Game Gear was a side-scrolling run and jump platform game. It was among the last new Sonic the Hedgehog games released for the Sega handheld, and sported some of the most advanced features of the 8-bit series. Image File history File links Sonic_Blast_Title. ... Image File history File links Sonic_Blast_Title. ... Sonic 3Ds North American title screen This article is about the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis/Sega Saturn/PC game. ... Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ...


The two playable characters in the game are Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles the Echidna. The object of the game is to collect five Chaos Emeralds, in stages visually similar to the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 special stages, but instead require Sonic and Knuckles to collect rings as in Sonic the Hedgehog 2's special stages. Emeralds can only be obtained in the second act of each level. Finishing a special stage in the first act will gain the player an extra life instead. Similar to Sonic 3, special stages are entered through large rings hidden in the regular stages. Sonic the Hedgehog ) is a video game character and the protagonist of a series of video games released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a fictional 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. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ...


Much like Sonic Triple Trouble, when you get hit by enemies, you only lose some rings as opposed to all of them (in this game, 10 rings per hit). Sonic's maneuvers are similar to those in other games, but he has a special double-jump ability that allows him to reach greater heights, like with the lightning shield in Sonic 3. Knuckles's abilities are his standard climbing and gliding, as seen in Sonic and Knuckles. Sonic Triple Trouble is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Aspect and published by Sega for Sega Game Gear. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, or simply Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic & Knuckles title screen Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994. ...


Zones

  • Green Hill Zone: Has nothing in common with the classic zone of Sonic the Hedgehog except the tropical theme of the lay-out. This zone is rather easy and designed to get the player started with the basics of the game. Eggman attacks with a spikey boomerang.
  • Yellow Desert Zone: A desert zone that recalls Sandopolis from Sonic & Knuckles. Yellow Desert Zone takes place in- and outside and outside a tomb filled with sharp rows of spikes. Eggman attacks as a floating warrior with a spear, in a mecha that spoofs Son Goku from the Asian story Journey to the West, right down to the pole and flying cloud.
  • Red Volcano Zone: This steaming lava mountain has the spin dash lifts of Lava Reef Zone. Eggman pogos around and shoots boulders at Sonic and Knuckles in an area high above the ground.
  • Blue Marine Zone: A flooded labyrinth of warp pipes and water currents. This zone is probably the hardest and most time-consuming zone in any Sonic game. Eggman is fought underwater, as he shoots arrows at Sonic and Knuckles. If one hits the ground, an air bubble comes out; it's the only way to get air during the fight.
  • Silver Castle Zone: Eggman's factory is a maze of warps mostly reminiscent of Scrap Brain Zone. Teleports are scattered throughout the stage and spiked walls chase the heroes. Eggman attacks with two different machines, but the player has to get all the Chaos Emeralds to fight the second one, who is so powerful and hard to hit that you're given 99 rings to defeat him with.

Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... Sonic & Knuckles (ソニック&ナックルズ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis in 1994. ... A modern image of the traditional Son Goku, the Monkey King. ... The four heroes of the story, left to right: Sun Wukong, Xuánzàng, Zhu Wuneng, and Sha Wujing. ...

Graphics

A prominent feature of this game was its rendered graphics, which had become popular in Nintendo's 16-bit hit Donkey Kong Country (also known as Super Donkey Kong). The rendered graphics give the game a more advanced look than most other 8-bit games. The character graphics also took up a big portion of the screen. Nintendo Company, Limited (Japanese: 任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Donkey Kong Country is a video game developed by Rare and Nintendo, featuring the popular arcade character, Donkey Kong. ...


External links

  • Sonic Blast at MobyGames
  • Sonic Blast at Green Hill Zone - contains info, screenshots, a basic walkthrough and comparison with available ports.
  • [1] - contains info on the game.
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Sonic Blast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (756 words)
It is known as G Sonic in Japan.
Sonic Blast was later compiled with other Sonic titles in Sonic Mega Collection Plus and Sonic Adventure DX, and a demo of its ending can be unlocked in Sonic Gems Collection.
Sonic Blast was the last game ever made for the Game Gear.
G Sonic (2762 words)
The speed of Sonic's movement while in kaiten form is based on how fast you're moving when you launch it, and also on the terrain Sonic rolls along.
G Sonic and Sonic Blast are identical except for the title screen.
Sonic the Hedgehog characters, logos, and images are trademarks of SEGA Corporation.
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