Wednesday 15 April 2009

A blast from the past

So, Super Mario & Sonic 2; we meet at last.

You see, back in the days when I first discovered pirates there weren't too many known Sonic ones about. There was Somari, and Sonic 6 and Sonic Adventure 7 and... well quite a few I guess. But during my travels on the now defunct Sonicology I came across this masterpiece, then undumped. It was obvious it was a hack (a Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 hack in fact) but what remained inside was unknown. Just a mystery screenshot like the one above.

That was, until about 12 days ago when the ROM got dumped.

Needless to say it's not a very good hack. In fact, with more playable characters than levels... it's pretty broken. Not to mention the Sonic sprites are laughably poor. Mario ones are from Super Mario Bros. 3. It's just squirming with originality!

Though I had forgotten it existed, it's always good to see new dumps. Speaking of which, there's a prototype "Mike Tyson's Intergalactic Power Punch" hanging about now too. It's not one of 1992's big hits, lets put it that way, and it certainly wasn't when it wound up as "Power Punch II" later on.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Sonic jumping look like Gygas. The fact that he is red help it looking Gygas a lot.