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Encyclopedia > Sonic Chaos
Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos
Developer(s) Aspect
Publisher(s) SEGA
Designer(s) M. Shima (lead designer)
Release date(s) October 25, 1993 (Master System)
November 19, 1993
Flag of United States November 23, 1993
Flag of European Union November 1993
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single player
Platform(s) Sega Master System, Game Gear
Media Cartridge
Input Game controller

Sonic Chaos (known as Sonic & Tails in Japan and Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos in Europe) is a video game for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear, developed by Aspect and published by Sega in 1993. Image File history File links Sonic_Chaos_MS.jpg Summary Box art of the videogame Sonic Chaos Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates 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. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Image File history File links European_flag. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Video games are generally categorized into genres. ... A simple platform sequence from the game Wonder Boy Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles. ... 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 Sega Master System (SMS for short) is an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console that was manufactured by Sega. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... The Sega Master System (SMS for short) is an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console that was manufactured by Sega. ... The Sega Game Gear is a handheld game console which was Segas response to Nintendos Game Boy. ... Aspect Co. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


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 extra 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. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


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. In the history of video games, the 8-bit era was the third generation of video game consoles, but the first after the video game crash of 1983 and considered by some to be the first modern era of console gaming. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ...

Contents

Storyline

The storyline to Sonic Chaos, like most Sonic stories, revolves around Dr. Robotnik and his quest for world domination via the use of the mysterious Chaos Emeralds. 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In Sonic Chaos, Dr. Robotnik has stolen the Red Chaos Emerald, causing the other emeralds to "lose balance" and be transported to a parallel universe. As a result, New South Island is now sinking into the ocean, and it's up to Sonic and Tails to save the world and foil Dr. 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 (spikes and other obstacles do, however, still hurt). Gameplay includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. ... Speed is the rate of motion, or equivalently the rate of change of position, many times expressed as distance d moved per unit of time t. ...


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, which is also in Sonic CD (known as the Super Peel Out in that game, and therefore this move is usually referred to under that title). However, Sonic will quickly stop unless the directional pad is held whichever way he was going. One of the main disadvantages of the Strike Dash is that Sonic is vulnerable to enemy attacks while performing this move. Also, Sonic has more inertia while rolling, so he does not slow down as quickly, but rolling uphill is more difficult than running uphill. This means the faster way to go downhill is the Spin Dash, but the faster way to go uphill is the Strike Dash. Sonic the Hedgehog CD or Sonic CD (as it is known in Europe and North America) is a platform game that is still well acclaimed by Sonic fans. ... The principle of inertia is one of the fundamental laws of classical physics which are used to describe the motion of matter and how it is affected by applied forces. ...


Sonic also has the job of finding the six Chaos Emeralds. Unlike other 8-bit Sonic games, the Chaos Emeralds are located in special stages. In order to enter a special stage, Sonic needs to collect 100 Rings in one act (you'll still be awarded the extra life for collecting 100 Rings). Sonic Chaos is also unique amongst all the Sonic games in that each of the special stages takes a completely different form to the others. Challenges include flying towards an Emerald on rocket boots, hopping up various platforms on a spring, and navigating through a maze of pipes. Successfully complete the Special Stage to get a Chaos Emerald, but lose the Special Stage and Sonic goes straight to the next stage in the game as normal, without the emerald. Robotnik himself holds the sixth Chaos Emerald, and you need to beat him in order to win it back.


Playing as Tails is slightly different but generally easier. Not only can Tails fly (performed in the same way as Sonic's Strike Dash), but he starts the game with more lives and continues. Additionally, the player can not collect the Chaos Emeralds when playing as Tails; when he has 100 rings, he simply earns an extra life and the level continues. 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.


Zones

Mecha Green Hill Zone (Game Gear version)
Mecha Green Hill Zone (Game Gear version)

In total there are six zones to complete, each one consisting of three acts of which the final act is a boss battle. Image File history File links Sonic_Chaos_Mecha. ... Image File history File links Sonic_Chaos_Mecha. ... Flag Ship from the video game Gorf In video games, a boss is a particularly challenging computer-controlled character that must be defeated at the end of a segment of a game, whether it be for a level, an episode, or the very end of the game itself (final boss). ...

  • Turquoise Hill Zone: As usual, the game begins on the shores of a tropical island. This island is full of corkscrews and loops. The boss is the Lady Bug Boss, a giant version of the Boing-o-Bot enemies, which attacks by roaming around the arena.
  • Gigalopolis Zone: A city full of gleaming lights. Platforms in Gigapolis are connected by tilted bridges. If Sonic doesn't hit them with enough speed, he won't make it across. The boss is the Bead Worm Boss, and it shoots its parts to attack. Only its head is vulnerable to attacks. (Note that in the Game Gear version, Gigalopolis Zone was shortened to Gigapolis Zone, but the Japanese version retained the name.) The Game Gear version of the game has a completely different BGM than the Master System version.
  • Sleeping Egg Zone: This crumbled ruin was once one of Robotnik's bases. The stage is filled with breakable blocks and optical illusions, but the bottom of the screen turns out to pose the biggest threat. The boss here is the Bouncy Boss Robot, a Robotnik-faced robot armed with a pair of machine guns that has a giant spring in place of legs.
  • Mecha Green Hill Zone: Robotnik has turned a section of Green Hill Zone into a robotic wasteland. The player must avoid sinking into heavily polluted oil and dodge falling coconut bombs from metallic palmtrees. The stage also includes the tilted bridges of Gigalopolis and vertical corkscrew ramps. The boss is the Tree Crawler Boss, a snail-like robot that is attached to one of the trees, and fires various types of bullets. In the Game Gear version, the sky was changed from green to orange, and the coloring was altered slightly.
  • Aqua Planet Zone: This underwater labyrinth is another addition to the timeless gallery of water themed Sonic levels. When Sonic is stuck in a submerged room, he can push on the door until it opens and be swept out with the current. As usual, oxygen is essential for survival, found in bursts of bubbles across the ocean floor. However, it is often easier to jump straight up and break surface, because the water level is so low. The bosses are six jumping bird Badniks and the Sphere-o-Bot Boss, a bouncing robot filled with homing missiles that are shot once the robot's head is destroyed.
  • Electric Egg Zone: Robotnik stops at nothing to keep Sonic away from the base of his operations and has Electric Egg filled with traps to the brim. Lasers on the ceiling will chase the heroes down, while conveyor belts and minerails plunge them to their doom. Buttons in the floor will usually trigger a laser blast from above. The whole stage is laced with vacuum pipes as seen in Sonic 2's Scrambled Egg Zone. The boss is Robotnik himself, in the Laster Walker mech that seems, oddly, to be based on a chicken (however this may not be as strange as it seems, since Robotnik is shaped like an egg). After destroying the machine, Robotnik's Eggmobile flies back and forth in a last ditch attempt to stop Sonic. One hit defeats Robotnik, but if he hits you, you're dead (even with Rings).

This article is about the 8-bit game. ...

Music in the game

The background music for Mecha Green Hill Zone is a remix of the Green Hills Zone music in the previous 8-bit Sonic game, Sonic 2, which turned out to be the main theme of Sonic CD's original soundtrack (Sonic - You Can Do Anything). This article is about the 8-bit game. ...


When accessing the Sound Test Feature in the game, "BGM#09BH" was a song that was never played through the entire game. Interestingly, it was later used in Sonic Triple Trouble as the Sunset Park Act 3 Song. Sonic Triple Trouble is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Aspect and published by Sega for Sega Game Gear. ...


Sequels

As a follow-up to Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos, Sega released Sonic Triple Trouble in 1994. The game was exclusive to the Game Gear console and entitled Sonic & Tails 2 in Japan. Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Sonic Triple Trouble is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Aspect and published by Sega for Sega Game Gear. ... The Sega Game Gear is a handheld game console which was Segas response to Nintendos Game Boy. ...


Trivia

  • This is the first Game Gear/Master System which Tails is playable.

External links

  • Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos at MobyGames
  • Sonic Chaos (Sonic and Tails) page at The GHZ

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Tikal - Sonic Retro (1828 words)
Though he was foiled by Sonic the Hedgehog, he found stone tablets depicting the legends of the Chaos, the Chaos, the Chaos Emeralds, and the Master Emerald.
However, she was unable to do this by herself, she attempted enlisting the help of Sonic, Tails, Amy Rose, Big, Knuckles and E-102 Gamma via showing them incidents that happened in her lifetime showing her relations with the Chaos and Chaos, the legend, and her father's lust for conquest.
She advised Sonic that Chaos must be sealed back into the Master Emerald at all costs, even though she still cared for him, but Sonic disagreed, knowing that Chaos' feelings will still brew if he isn't taught the error of his ways and helped with his pain.
Absolute Anime / Sonic X / Chaos (287 words)
Chaos is a water entity that guards the Chao, Chaos Emeralds, and the Master Emerald.
Chaos went insane when the tribe chief attacked his own daughter (Tikal) and killed the Chao with his warriors to get their hands on the Chaos Emeralds and Master Emerald.
Sonic, with the positive feelings of his friends and citizens of the city, managed to turn into Super Sonic and nullified the negative feelings in Chaos.
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