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Encyclopedia > Sonic the Fighters
Sonic the Fighters
Developer(s) Sega-AM2
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s) Flag of Japan June 1996
Flag of the United States July 1996
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Platform(s) Arcade, GameCube, PlayStation 2
Input Joystick
Arcade cabinet Upright
Arcade system(s) Sega Model 2

Sonic the Fighters (Sonic Championship in US arcades), is a fighting game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The game's original title is used in North American and European releases of Sonic Gems Collection. The game was once planned for release on the Sega Saturn, but was cancelled for that console. Image File history File links Sonic_Championship_Title. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Sega Amusement Machine Research and Development Department 2 (popularly known as Sega AM2 or simply AM2) is a research and development team for the video game company Sega. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the video game company. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... 1996 1996 in games 1995 in video gaming 1997 in video gaming Notable events of 1996 in video gaming. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 1996 1996 in games 1995 in video gaming 1997 in video gaming Notable events of 1996 in video gaming. ... Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay. ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... 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. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Joystick (disambiguation). ... This arcade cabinet, containing Centipede, is an upright. ... An arcade system board is a standardized printed circuit board or group of printed circuit boards that are used as the basis for multiple arcade games with very similar hardware requirements. ... The Sega Model 2 is an arcade system board released by Sega in 1993. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... arcade, see Arcade. ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring and named after its mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Arcade Racer Joystick be merged into this article or section. ... “Game console” redirects here. ...

Contents

Development

Masahiro Sugiyama, a character designer at AM2 added Sonic and Tails into the fighting game Fighting Vipers. Yu Suzuki saw this and decided to present the idea of a 3D Sonic fighting game to Hiroshi Kataoka. Suzuki then presented the idea to Yuji Naka.[1] Initial thoughts about the game were that the game would give Sonic a negative and violent image, and Kataoka thought that Naka would not approve, but Naka loved the idea and approved of the game's development.[2] This was Sonic's first 3D debut and had Naka's full support.The game was released in Japanese arcades in June 1996, running on Sega Model 2 hardware.[3] Sega Amusement Machine Research and Development Department 2 (popularly known as Sega AM2 or simply AM2) is a research and development team for the video game company Sega. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ... Fighting Vipers is a 3D fighting game developed by Sega-AM2. ... Yu Suzuki (Japanese: , , born June 10, 1958) is a Japanese game designer and producer who has spent his entire career with Sega Enterprises. ... A three dimensional object has height, width and depth. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... arcade, see Arcade. ... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... 1996 1996 in games 1995 in video gaming 1997 in video gaming Notable events of 1996 in video gaming. ... The Sega Model 2 is an arcade system board released by Sega in 1993. ...


Plot

Sonic vs. Fang in Sonic the Fighters.

Dr. Robotnik (Doctor Eggman in the Japanese version. His North American name, Dr. Robotnik, was misspelled as "Dr. Robotonic") has built the Death Egg II, along with Metal Sonic. Tails alerts Sonic to this and they plan to fly into space via the Lunar Fox, a spaceship Tails built in an effort to stop it. However, as it is a single seater, only one of them can go and it requires the energy of eight Chaos Emeralds. The two set off in the Tornado to find them, detecting one in Knuckles's possession. Sonic demands that he hands it over, but Knuckles queries as to why Sonic should be the one to go. It's therefore decided that a tournament of sorts will be held to see who has the honor of piloting the Lunar Fox. Image File history File links Nack_the_Weasel_01. ... Image File history File links Nack_the_Weasel_01. ... In the fictional universes of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, there are a significant number of villains present. ... This article is about the video game character. ... The Death Egg is a fictional space station in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... Metal Sonic ) is the fictional robotic counterpart and a rival of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Tornado, as seen in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ...


If a character defeats all eight opponents, they will go on to face Metal Sonic and Dr. Robotnik. However, the player has to defeat Dr. Robotnik within 15 seconds of his stage to get the ending, or otherwise the game is still won, though Robotnik wins and the player receives a Game Over instead. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Characters

Playable

Fang the Sniper
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - Sonic uses his Spin Dash and other normal abilities to attack his opponents.
  • Miles "Tails" Prower - Makes use of his twin tails to fly and fight, giving him a distinct advantage over the other fighters.
  • Knuckles the Echidna - Knuckles is the most powerful fighter with strong, repetitive punches.
  • Amy Rose - Also known as Rosy the Rascal, she specializes in defensive abilities being able to deliver super-powerful counter attacks.
  • Espio the Chameleon - Espio attacks using his chameleon-like abilities, his senses and instincts.
  • Fang the Sniper - He can shoot from his Popgun, catching his opponent off guard, but is relatively weak without it.
  • Bean the Dynamite - Another projectile fighter: his solution for everything is bombs and explosives.
  • Bark the Polarbear - A very powerful, yet slow, character who specializes in grabs and short-range abilities.
  • Super Sonic - Sonic can transform into Super Sonic, the only secret character of the game, during the final match against Metal Sonic and Dr. Robotnik if he successfully defeats all opponents without losing once.

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NPCs

These characters are NPCs a player faces in the game. An NPC from the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. ...

  • Metal Sonic - The game's "final stage", as Eggman's top robot, he has a wide range of effective moves, such as shooting a laser from the fan vent in his chest.
  • Dr. Ivo Robotnik - The game's final boss of the game, appearing in a "Bonus Round." To achieve the good ending he must be defeated in 15 seconds or less.
  • Clones - Grayscale versions of the eight regular characters that only appear when a character fights his or herself, but they are playable if two players use the same character in which case one of the players will have the shadow character. They play the same as their normal counterparts.

Metal Sonic ) is the fictional robotic counterpart and a rival of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... This article is about the video game character. ... In computing, a grayscale or greyscale digital image is an image in which the value of each pixel is a single sample. ...

Hidden Characters

These characters are only accessible by hacking. They are in-game characters, but cannot be used if playing normally.

  • Rocket Metal (a.k.a. Mecha Sonic Model No.29)
  • Robotnik's Robot¹
  • Alternate Robotnik¹ (seems to be a bit smaller in some fights)
  • Robotnik in UFO¹
  • Honey - a yellow cat-like character with black hair, that never made it to the final version of the game. Little is known about Honey other than she is based on a character of the same name from the Fighting Vipers game, which Sonic the Fighters was based upon.

¹These characters share the name "Dr. Eggman"; thus, their names are unofficial. Model data also exists for another character, which is Eggman in a vehicle resembling a walking tank, but the character itself does not exist.


Reception

The game saw very limited release in North American arcades, as Sega of America considered the game's portrayal of Sonic and his friends to be too violent, and feared it gave Sonic a negative image. Nevertheless, a new fighting game was later released years later for the Game Boy Advance called Sonic Battle. “GBA” redirects here. ... Sonic Battle is a fighting game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps (under the guise of Sonic Team) and published either by Sega (in Japan) or THQ (outside of Japan)[1] for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. ...


A Sega Saturn version of the game was also announced but never released; the game was never ported to home consoles until Sonic Gems Collection, for the GameCube and, in Europe & Japan, the PlayStation 2. In computer science, porting is the process of adapting software so that an executable program can be created for a computing environment that is different from the one for which it was originally designed (e. ... 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. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... “PS2” redirects here. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager.offset=1&cId=3149135
  2. ^ http://www.theghz.com/sonic/stf/stf.html
  3. ^ http://www.system16.com/hardware.php?id=715

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