Winners Announced for Sonic Hacking Contest 2017

After a week of high quality Sonic hacks being put up against the keen eye of the community and the judging panel, the winners have been announced for this year’s Sonic Hacking Contest! Here’s a full list of all the winners announced on Sunday night.


Judged Awards

Hidden Palace Trophy

Grand prize / 1st place – This is given to the overall best entry in the contest.

WINNER: Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil

Wood Zone Trophy

2nd place entry overall in the contest.

WINNER: Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

Dust Hill Trophy

3rd place entry overall in the contest.

WINNER: Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED

Generations Trophy

Best 3D Sonic game modification submitted overall.

WINNER: SADX Lantern Engine by SonicFreak94

HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Heroes Mod Loader & Tweakbox β (Tech Demo) by sewer56lol and Sonic Redux (Character Demo) by InvisibleUp

Crystal Egg Trophy

Best 8-bit Sonic hack submitted overall.

WINNER: Sonic 2: Zen Island by Yoshister

Green Hill Trophy

Hack (or specific level of a hack if non-applicable) that plays most like a Sonic game.

WINNER: Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil

HONOURABLE MENTION: A generic Sonic 1 ROMhack by CHRdutch

Botanic Base Trophy

Best art in a Mega Drive / Genesis hack submitted.

WINNER: Mr. Cat’s 16 Day Challenge by MrCat

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED

D.A. Garden Trophy

Best music in an entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED

Lava Reef Trophy

Best level layout in a Mega Drive / Genesis hack submitted.

WINNER: Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil, A Generic Sonic 1 ROMhack by CHRdutch

Gimmick Mountain Trophy

Best level layout in an 8-bit hack submitted.

WINNER: Sonic 2: Zen Island by Yoshister

Genocide City Trophy

Most difficult entry (or specific level of an entry if non-applicable) submitted.

WINNER: Classic Pantufa the Cat DX by VAdaPEGA

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED

11000101 Trophy

Best technical / proof of concept entry submitted.

WINNER: SADX Lantern Engine by SonicFreak94

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic 2 for PC & New 3DS by Clownacy

Fang Trophy

Best new enemy/badnik in an entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic Chaos Quest Ultimate by Narcologer

Eggman Trophy

Best new boss or mini-boss in an entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic Egg Factory Remastered by FoxConED

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic Chaos Quest Ultimate by Narcologer

Spin Dash Trophy

Best new ability in an entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic 1: Colors Edition (SHC2017 Demo) by campbellsonic

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro

Carnival Night Trophy

Most innovative game play feature in an entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic 1: Colors Edition (SHC2017 Demo) by campbellsonic

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic 3 Chaos Adventure by JDpense

Emerald Trophy

Best Special Stage in an entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

Wing Fortress Trophy

Best cutscene in an entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED

Robotnik’s Revenge Trophy

Best fresh concept using existing concepts as the backbone in an entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic 1: Colors Edition (SHC2017 Demo) by campbellsonic

HONOURABLE MENTION: Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil

Casinopolis Trophy

Most entertaining / fun entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil, Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro

Polygon Jim Trophy

Most unique entry submitted.

WINNER: Achi (AKA another trend in gaming that is slightly annoying and ultimately pointless) by Natsumi

Tails Trophy

Most improved entry from last year’s contest.

WINNER: Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro

Blaze Trophy

Entry from this year’s contest that is felt to have the most potential.

WINNER: Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic 2 for PC & New 3DS by Clownacy

Newtrogic High Trophy

Voted best entry of the contest by the Media Panel.

WINNER: Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo


Community Awards

Hidden Palace Community Trophy

Best entry submitted overall.

WINNER: Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil

Generations Community Trophy

Best 3D Sonic game modification submitted overall.

WINNER: Sonic Redux (Character Demo) by InvisibleUp

Crystal Egg Community Trophy

Best 8-bit Sonic hack submitted overall.

WINNER: Sonic 2: Zen Island by Yoshister

Windy Valley Community Trophy

Best art entry submitted.

WINNER: Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil

D.A. Garden Community Trophy: Best Music

Best music entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

Lava Reef Community Trophy

Best level layout entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

11000101 Community Trophy

Best technical entry submitted.

WINNER: Sonic 2 for PC & New 3DS (PoC) by Clownacy

Polygon Jim Community Trophy

Most unique entry submitted.

WINNER: Achi (AKA another trend in gaming that is slightly annoying and ultimately pointless) by Natsumi

Tails Community Trophy

Most improved entry from last year’s contest.

WINNER: Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro

Blaze Community Trophy

Entry from this year’s contest that is felt to have the most potential.

WINNER: Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo


Congratulations to all the winners and well done to every entrant in this year’s competition. Feedback so far on the standard of this year’s competition has indicated that the measures taken to assure higher quality overall have worked wonderfully for the playing public, so everyone’s done a great job!

If you want to give an evaluation on the contest yourself, there is an evaluation form available to fill out on the official website, so feel free to have your say on how this year went for you. The deadline for the evaluation form to be completed and sent in is December 3rd.

While that wraps up this year, that doesn’t mean that things aren’t in the works for next year yet; information for SHC ’18 should drop by the end of the year, so keep your eyes peeled!

Credit goes to all the staff, judges, contestants, volunteers, guest stars and those who went along to play the entries, who came together to make this year’s event a success. Special thanks to Spanner for keeping us informed with updates on the progression of the contest.

Source: Sonic Hacking Website

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