Here Are The Winners Of The 2022 Sonic Hacking Contest

Many entries were submitted, many live streams have occurred, many votes were cast, but this year’s Sonic Hacking Contest has come to an end. The only thing left is to reward the best of the best with some trophies, and the winners have been announced!

This year marked the debut of Sonic 3 A.I.R., and it made quite an entrance. It had a lot of entries this year, and needless to say, it did well with winning various 2D PC trophies. Check out the full list down below.

THE TOP THREE OF EACH CATEGORY

RETRO: SONIC TROPHY – 1ST PLACE – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

3D: SONIC TROPHY – 1ST PLACE – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Frozen Hill by Nikauu

2DPC: SONIC TROPHY – 1ST PLACE – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Knuckles’ Emerald Hunt DX by MainMemory & KarlEmerald

RETRO: TAILS TROPHY – 2ND PLACE – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil

3D: TAILS TROPHY – 2ND PLACE – JUDGED

Sonic 06 Definitive Experience v4.0 & STH2006 Project Demo 5 Mission Extravaganza by brianuuu

3D: TAILS TROPHY – 2ND PLACE – COMMUNITY

Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2022 Demo by brandonj

2DPC: TAILS TROPHY – 2ND PLACE – JUDGED

Sonic 3 Redesigned by GFX32

2DPC: TAILS TROPHY – 2ND PLACE – COMMUNITY

Mighty and Ray in Sonic 3 A.I.R by iCloudius

RETRO: KNUCKLES TROPHY – 3RD PLACE – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic Sunventure by Scrap Sorra

3D: KNUCKLES TROPHY – 3RD PLACE – JUDGED

SADX Chaos Edition V2 by VeritasDL

3D: KNUCKLES TROPHY – 3RD PLACE – COMMUNITY

Sonic 06 Definitive Experience v4.0 & STH2006 Project Demo 5 Mission Extravaganza by brianuuu

2DPC: KNUCKLES TROPHY – 3RD PLACE – JUDGED

Sonic 3 A.I.R: D.A. Garden Edition by Thorn & D.A. Garden

2DPC: KNUCKLES TROPHY – 3RD PLACE – COMMUNITY

Eggman 3 Angel Island Revisited by Bluesteak

Retro Category

QUARTZ QUADRANT TROPHY – BEST VISUAL – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

D.A. GARDEN TROPHY – BEST AUDIO – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

HEXADECIMAL TROPHY – BEST TECHNICAL – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic Delta 40Mb (Sonic Delta Next) by Neto

CHEMICAL PLANT TROPHY – BEST LEVEL DESIGN – JUDGED

Sonic and Johnny by Lone Devil

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

CHEMICAL PLANT TROPHY – BEST LEVEL DESIGN – COMMUNITY

Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil

RADIANT EMERALD TROPHY – BEST SPECIAL STAGE DESIGN

Null Vote – Not Awarded

PROFESSOR PICKLE TROPHY – MOST ENTERTAINING – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil

COMMUNITY HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

POLYGON JIM TROPHY – MOST WTF?! – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

SHC2022 Sonic.EXE mega drive by lavagaming1

CHAOTIX TROPHY: BEST TEAM ENTRY – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

RIVALS TROPHY: BEST MULTIPLAYER ENTRY – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil

STORYBOOK TROPHY – BEST CUTSCENES – JUDGED

Sonic Delta 40mb (Sonic Delta Next) by Neto

Not awarded by the community.

EMERL TROPHY – BEST CHARACTER IMPLEMENTATION – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic & Johnny by Lone_Devil

JUDGES HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Anniversary Edition – Pink Update by Sophiedude

EGGROBO TROPHY – BEST BOSS DESIGN – JUDGED

Sonic Skychaser by GTKoopa

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil

EGGROBO TROPHY – BEST BOSS DESIGN – COMMUNITY

Sonic & Johnny by Lone Devil 

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic Skychaser by GTKoopa

MOTOBUG TROPHY – BEST ENEMY DESIGN – JUDGED

Null Vote – Not Awarded

MOTOBUG TROPHY – BEST ENEMY DESIGN – COMMUNITY

Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

MANIA TROPHY – BEST FRESH CONCEPT USING EXISTING COCNEPTS AS A BACKBONE – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic 1 – Score Rush by Giovanni

SPINBALL TROPHY – BEST ENTRY OF A GAME NOT COMMONLY MODIFIED – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Silver Sonic: Rise of the Death Egg by Roebloz & TheLesha

BLAZE TROPHY: MOST POTENTIAL – JUDGED

Sonic Sunventure by Scrap Sorra

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

BLAZE TROPHY: MOST POTENTIAL – COMMUNITY

Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

SILVER TROPHY: MOST IMPROVED – JUDGED

Sonic Sunventure by Scrap Sorra

STUDIOPOLIS TROPHY – BEST VOTED BY MEDIA PANEL

Sonic the Hedgehog: Isle of Magnetic Artifacts by Neo Team Kyukyoku

3D Category

QUARTZ QUADRANT TROPHY – BEST VISUAL – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Frozen Hill by Nikauu

D.A. GARDEN TROPHY – BEST AUDIO – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

HEXADECIMAL TROPHY – BEST TECHNICAL – JUDGED

DLC Restoration by ĐeäTh

HEXADECIMAL TROPHY – BEST TECHNICAL – COMMUNITY

SM64 Generations by Skyth

CHEMICAL PLANT TROPHY – BEST LEVEL DESIGN – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Frozen Hill by Nikauu

RADIANT EMERALD TROPHY – BEST SPECIAL STAGE DESIGN – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

PROFESSOR PICKLE TROPHY – MOST ENTERTAINING – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

SADX Chaos Edition V2 by VertiasDL

COMMUNITY HONORABLE MENTION: SM64 Generations by Skyth

POLYGON JIM TROPHY – MOST WTF?! – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

SADX Chaos Edition V2 by VertiasDL

CHAOTIX TROPHY – BEST TEAM ENTRY – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gear Labs

RIVALS TROPHY – BEST MULTIPLAYER ENTRY – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gear Labs

STORYBOOK TROPHY – BEST CUTSCENES – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

EMERL TROPHY – BEST CHARACTER IMPLEMENTATION – JUDGED

Sonic 06 Definitive Experience v4.0 & STH2006 Project Demo 5 Mission Extravaganza by brianuuu

EMERL TROPHY – BEST CHARACTER IMPLEMENTATION – COMMUNITY

SM64 Generations by Skyth

EGGROBO TROPHY – BEST BOSS DESIGN – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

MOTOBUG TROPHY – BEST ENEMY DESIGN – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

MANIA TROPHY – BEST FRESH CONCEPT USING EXISTING CONCEPTS AS A BACKBONE – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Customizable Sonic by Lady_Lunanova

SPINBALL TROPHY – BEST ENTRY OF A GAME NOT COMMONLY MODIFIED – JUDGED

DLC Restoration by ĐeäTh

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gear Labs

SPINBALL TROPHY – BEST ENTRY OF A GAME NOT COMMONLY MODIFIED – COMMUNITY

Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gears Labs

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic Unleashed: Reimagined by Sticks_Unleashed

BLAZE TROPHY – MOST POTENTIAL – JUDGED

Customizable Sonic by Lady_Lunanova

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2022 Demo by brandonj

BLAXE TROPHY – MOST POTENTIAL – COMMUNITY

Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2022 Demo by brandonj

SILVER TROPHY – MOST IMPROVED – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2022 Demo by brandonj

JUDGES’ HONOURABLE MENTION: DLC Restoration by ĐeäTh

STUDIOPOLIS TROPHY – BEST VOTED IN MEDIA PANEL – FOUR WAY TIE

DLC Restoration by ĐeäTh

Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2022 Demo by brandonj

Sonic Riders DX Version 2.0 by Extreme Gears Labs

Customizable Sonic by Lady_Lunanova

2D PC Category

QUARTZ QUADRANT TROPHYY – BEST VISUAL – JUDGED

SONIC MANIA VR – Mission Mode by jubbalub

QUARTZ QUADRANT TROPHYY – BEST VISUAL – COMMUNITY

Agent Stone in Sonic 3 A.I.R by HazelSpooder

D.A. GARDEN TROPHY – BEST AUDIO – JUDGED

SONIC MANIA VR – Mission Mode by jubbalub

D.A. GARDEN TROPHY – BEST AUDIO – COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

HEXADECIMAL TROPHY – BEST TECHNICAL – JUDGED

Sonic CD Randomizer by MainMemory

HONOURABLE MENTION: Achievements Plus+ (and Coins!) by fadeinside

HEXADECIMAL TROPHY – BEST TECHNICAL – COMMUNITY

Achievements Plus+ (and Coins!) by fadeinside

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic CD Randomizer by MainMemory

CHEMICAL PLANT TROPHY – BEST LEVEL DESIGN – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic 3 A.I.R: D.A. Garden Edition by Thorn and D.A. Garden

COMMUNITY HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic 3 Redesigned by GFX32

RADIANT EMERALD TROPHY – BEST SPECIAL STAGES – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

PROFESSOR PICKLE TROPHY – MOST ENTERTAINING – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Eggman 3 Angel Island Revisited by Bluesteak

COMMUNITY HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Both Mephilies Hunt by Sotaknuck and Super Mario in Sonic 3 AIR by Dynamic_Lemons – a very close result in this trophy.

POLYGON JIM TROPHY – MOST WTF?! – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

CHAOTIX TROPHY – BEST TEAM ENTRY – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

RIVALS TROPHY – BEST MULTIPLAYER ENTRY – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

STORYBOOK TROPHY – BEST CUTSCENES – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

EMERL TROPHY – BEST CHARACTER IMPLEMENTATION – JUDGED

Additional Characters by Sotaknuck

EMERL TROPHY – BEST CHARACTER IMPLEMENTATION – COMMUNITY

Mighty and Ray in Sonic 3 A.I.R by iCloudius

EGGROBO TROPHY – BEST BOSS DESIGN – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Agent Stone in Sonic 3 A.I.R by HazelSpooder

MOTOBUG TROPHY – BEST ENEMY DESIGN – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

MANIA TROPHY – BEST FRESH CONCEPT USING EXISTING CONCEPTS AS A BACKBONE – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

SONIC MANIA VR – Mission Mode by jubbalub

SPINBALL TROPHY – BEST ENTRY OF A GAME NOT COMMONLY MODIFIED – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

BLAZE TROPHY – MOST POTENTIAL – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Sonic the Hedgehog Vintage – 2022 Demonstration by ZachmanAwesomeness

COMMUNITY  HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic 3 Redesigned by GFX32

SILVER TROPHY – MOST IMPROVED – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Null Vote – Not Awarded

STUDIOPOLIS TROPHY – BEST VOTED BY MEDIA PANEL – JUDGED AND COMMUNITY

Knuckles’ Emerald Hunt DX by MainMemory & KarlEmerald

HONOURABLE MENTION: Agent Stone in Sonic 3 A.I.R by HazelSpooder

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