Unofficial Sonic Adventure 2 Chao Editor Released

Sonic Adventure 2’s Chao raising features are pretty cool and all, but there are some of us who don’t want to endure the pain of slowly breeding the right kind of creature to win races with (and thus get Emblems). Sometimes the process of getting that NiGHTS Chao or other special A-Life buddy involves too much trial and error. Well give three cheers to Alessandro Sanasi, who has written a brand new Chao Editor program for Sonic Adventure 2. Continue reading Unofficial Sonic Adventure 2 Chao Editor Released

Watch Sonic Cameo His Way Through Virtua Striker 3

The first official footage of Virtua Striker 3’s FC Sonic team has surfaced, showing how Sonic, Tails, Eggman, Amy and the Chao will work together. See the video below! Virtua Striker 3 is heading for arcades as well as Nintendo’s Gamecube, so you’ll be able to play with FC Sonic from the comfort of your own home soon enough! Continue reading Watch Sonic Cameo His Way Through Virtua Striker 3

SEGA Says ‘Maybe’ to Sonic and Mario Crossover

Oh Sega, you absolute tease! After Yuji Naka poured water on the idea that Mario and Sonic could star in a game together, it seems that Sega of America’s president Peter Moore is going against that, stating that the company is keeping its options open.
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Sonic Adventure 2 Composers Speak Out!

Video game and anime reporting site Rocketbaby has conducted interviews with four SEGA composers who worked on the soundtrack to Sonic Adventure 2! Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani and Tomoya Ohtani all speak out about their experiences working on the game as well as their careers in general. Read on for Jun Senoue’s interview; the rest are linked below.
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Sonic Adventure 2 Cracks US Top 10

After selling well in Japan, Sonic Adventure 2 has now become a top seller in the US after being on store shelves for only eleven days. The Dreamcast swansong broke into June’s NPD Top 10 software sales chart, entering at the #8 position. We wonder how it will perform next month, if this is its ranking after little over a week. Full chart below. Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Cracks US Top 10

The ULTIMATE Sonic Adventure 2 Guide

This is truly a Sonic Stadium FIRST – the only Sonic Adventure 2 Guide around on the ‘net! Find out about everything – how to get those blasted ‘A’ Ranks, where Big is hiding in each level, where the hidden animals are, even tricks on how to get the hang of karting! Take your pick from the menu below – the game is so big, that the guide is too! Continue reading The ULTIMATE Sonic Adventure 2 Guide

Sonic Team Opens Chao Daycare in Sonic Adventure 2

Sonic Team has launched the online Chao-sharing functionality of Sonic Adventure 2, a month after the game’s initial Dreamcast release. Now, you can log on to the SA2 Dreamcast page from the disc and upload your Chao to the Chao Daycare. Your friends can pick them up from you there. As well as share Chao, you can also use the Chao Black Market from the online site too. Get sharing!

Sonic Team Opens SA2 Kart Racing Track Design Contest

Ever wanted to be a game designer? Well now you sort of can – Sonic Team is looking for imaginative fans to design new courses for the Sonic Adventure 2 kart racing mode. Those who want to design their own karts can also get involves, with the best ones made available for download on Dreamcast. Continue reading Sonic Team Opens SA2 Kart Racing Track Design Contest

Take A Look at These Tasty New Sonic Advance Screenshots

Sonic Advance is nearing release, and a whole bunch of new screenshots have been released to tempt us all to get a Game Boy Advance. Some of these screens are old demo images, but others show off Knuckles and Amy, as well as new stages. Continue reading Take A Look at These Tasty New Sonic Advance Screenshots

Sonic Adventure 2 Site Updates With Useful Tips and Tricks

The official Sonic Adventure 2 website has been updated with some helpful hints and tips about the game. If you log on to the site now via Sega.com you can find “1st Mission” hint pages, an Omochao Q&A page where you can submit questions to Sonic Team (so far, Omochao’s been asked how to get past a certain spot on Crazy Gadget), and a Message Board that’s split into ‘Beginner’, ‘Expert’ and ‘Chao’ forums. You can also download a VMU file that changes the voice in the menu screen in Sonic Adventure 2 to Sonic’s. Neat!

SEGA Continues SA2 Giveaway With Signed Copy Up For Grabs

SEGA of America are in such a giving mood this year! After a whole bunch of different contests and giveaways to celebrate Sonic’s 10th Anniversary, the company has launched another competition. The prize, this time? One of 20 copies of Sonic Adventure 2, signed by the Sonic Team staff. Continue reading SEGA Continues SA2 Giveaway With Signed Copy Up For Grabs

TSS Review: Sonic Adventure 2

In SA2 you can choose to play as either the Dark Side to take over the world, or the Heroes trying to save it, in different perspectives of the same story. You can play as Eggman (YES!) to help the fat one and newcomers Rouge the Bat and Shadow the Hedgehog (who you can also play as) to destroy the world (yet again, Eggman never gives up). Continue reading TSS Review: Sonic Adventure 2

Classic Sonic Stage Returns as SA2 Unlockable

Sonic Adventure 2 has a little secret. A classic, 16-Bit secret. Being the 10th Anniversary of the Sonic series, you’d think Sonic Team would add something special to the Dreamcast sequel. And indeed the developer has: if you’re able to collect every Emblem in the game, you unlock an extra stage called Green Hill. Check out screenshots of this in action below. Continue reading Classic Sonic Stage Returns as SA2 Unlockable

EGM July 2001 Celebrates 10 Years of Sonic

The latest issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly comes with a huge Sonic the Hedgehog poster! It includes all six characters from Sonic Adventure 2, along with profiles for each of them on the back. The freebie also says “the Sonic giveaways continue”, a reference to their contest to win a Sonic Team-signed copy of Sonic Adventure 2. Want to be in with a chance of winning that? Better rush to the stores and grab the magazine then! See the cover below. Continue reading EGM July 2001 Celebrates 10 Years of Sonic

Sonic’s 10th Anniversary: The Ten Year History!

This article is to celebrate the special occasion that is Sonic’s Birthday – Today, on June 23rd, 1991, the first Sonic game was released upon a crowd of unsuspecting video gamers. It was due to Sonic’s coolness and the way that the Sonic games instantly made platform games fashionable, plus with the backing of the greatest games developer in the world, that Sonic the Hedgehog became more popularly known in the video game household. Continue reading Sonic’s 10th Anniversary: The Ten Year History!

SA2 Limited Edition Box Set Releasing in Europe

Well, this is it. The day that everyone in Europe and Japan gets Sonic Adventure 2. If you aren’t considering getting SA2, why the hell not? All the coverage of the sequel (that appeared here FIRST ^_-) must have convinced you by now to go out and shell out a mere £40 in exchange for the best Sonic game to date. Continue reading SA2 Limited Edition Box Set Releasing in Europe

Games Update: Classic Cheat Codes for Your Mega Drive Games

Remember the good old days, when you could use a third party cheat cartridge to expand the limits of what you could do in your favourite Mega Drive games? We do! Which is why we’ve updated the Games Back Catalogue on The Sonic Stadium with a range of codes that you can use on Game Genie carts to play around with some classic Sonic titles.
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Bootleg Zone: Somari (NES)

Some ROM Hacks try to be serious. You know, like the game was supposed to be the way it was hacked. But what people trying to achieve this fail to realise is, that it never ever works out like that, and just turns out to be a pile of cack. The whole point of ROM Hacking, I think, is to have a bit of fun and to experiment. It’s interesting. So it’s refreshing to see Somari pop it’s ugly, but oh so entertaining head from the pile of ROM Hacks we have today. Despite it being old, it is in fact one of the best Hacks, and here’s why… Continue reading Bootleg Zone: Somari (NES)

Bootleg Zone: Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Boy)

It’s odd. You’d think that people who want to make Sonic games would just either make it on Click and Create, or Multimedia Fusion. You know, make a game of their own. But no. Some decide to hack a Game Boy Cartridge or ROM, and stuff an already existing Sonic game in it. Continue reading Bootleg Zone: Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Boy)

First Look at Sonic Advance Screenshots

The first Sonic move in Sega’s multi-platform conquest, and it’s shaping up to be an excellent title. Having only been given the BETA Screenshot earlier, new screens have been released into the world, and new evidence shows that Nintendo could be very happy with Sonic Team’s offering. Continue reading First Look at Sonic Advance Screenshots

Pulling ‘Sonic Crackers’

Sonic Crackers was announced for the Sega 32X soon after Sonic 1 and 2 was released on the Mega Drive. It’s initial WIP title was actually ‘Sonic Stadium’, believe it or not! Crackers featured much of the same action that you can now find in Knuckles Chaotix, which was released in 1995. It was assumed that Sonic Crackers was lost to the world, but a ROM of the prototype has surfaced and we can now tell you the odds and ends of this curious little game. Continue reading Pulling ‘Sonic Crackers’

First Details on Sonic X-Treme, the Saturn Game That Never Was

This game, if released, would have done for the Sega Saturn what Sonic Adventure did for the Dreamcast. Considering a lot more people bought the Saturn, of course. This was a totally 3D game for Sonic, most of the details are below, but after development problems hit at Sega HQ the company decided to can it and let Sonic 3D Blast take its place. Continue reading First Details on Sonic X-Treme, the Saturn Game That Never Was

Sonic Makes a Cameo in Virtua Striker 3

Sonic makes an appearance in Virtua Striker 3! This arcade rendition of the Beautiful Game includes a secret team called ‘F.C. SONIC’ that features Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Eggman and a squad of Chao. They’re even sporting their Sonic Adventure 2 designs. Check out the screens below. Continue reading Sonic Makes a Cameo in Virtua Striker 3

Sonic News Note: SA2 Releases in the US Today

The release of the most eagerly anticipated Sonic game ever has come – to those of us that live in North America. Sonic Adventure 2 will be the final Sonic game on a SEGA system – after running on Genesis, Master System, Game Gear, 32X, SEGA CD, Saturn and a short jog on Neo Geo Pocket Color, and finally the Dreamcast. This will be a day to remember if you’re a big Sonic fan like myself. Happy Sonic Adventure 2 Day!

Woah Woah Woah! Hold the Phone! MARIO and SONIC?

No, this is not a blatant lie – there is very big rumour that Sega and Nintendo are indeed in working on a game. But – and get this – this will be a landmark game that’ll bring Sonic and Mario together for the very first time! According to the latest issue of the UK ‘N64’ magazine by Future Publishing, the news sounded pretty much like it was no rumour – so if this is true, it will bring a tear to many feuding Nintendo/Sega fans of old. Truly remarkable news. Sonic and Mario, joining forces it seems, the thought of it is just… wow! And I mean WOW!

TSS Update: Sonic Advance Hype Train Gathers Steam

I’ve been flipping through recent Nintendo mags and other sources, and have uncovered a bunch of new screenshots of Sonic Advance for Game Boy Advance. You can check them out in the preview of Sonic Advance. Meanwhile Sonic Adventure 2, the other most important Sonic release this year, is nearly with us in Europe and is looking the bomb! We’re nearly there, fellow fans, don’t fret…

Sonic Adventure 2 Will Have Three Endings

Some new info on Sonic Adventure 2 has been revealed! It’s only a small piece of info, but boy is it a doozy. So we already know that there are two sides to the main story: Hero and Dark. But according to recently uncovered information, there are actually three endings in the game. Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Will Have Three Endings

GamePro Dedicates Latest Issue to Sonic

Gamepro’s July 2001 issue is out, with Sonic on the cover! The magazine includes the first review of Sonic Adventure 2 on Dreamcast, plus new screens of Sonic Advance on GBA. Get to the stores right away and pick up a copy! See the cover below. Continue reading GamePro Dedicates Latest Issue to Sonic

Takashi Iizuka: ‘Sonic’ One of the Only 3D Action Game Series in Existence

Core Magazine recently had a chance to talk with Sonic Team director Takashi Iizuka about Sonic Adventure 2 for the Sega Dreamcast, where he touched on a number of subjects, from the game’s location of San Francisco and other locales to the main theme and story. Continue reading Takashi Iizuka: ‘Sonic’ One of the Only 3D Action Game Series in Existence

Sonic Adventure 2 Getting Karting Mini-Game

Sonic Team confirmed today that Sonic Adventure 2 does come with a bonus goodie all its own- a mini kart racing game where players can race against each other for rings and bonuses. There’ll be a few tracks and players available initially, but Sonic Team will make new tracks and players available via downloads from the Internet. This should be the case for the US and Japanese versions alike, as well as the European release.

Chao Can Be Good or Evil in SA2

We knew that Chao Gardens were set to return in Sonic Adventure 2, but we’ve never seen anything like this before! It looks like you’ll be able to now raise Good and Evil Chao!

The latest update to the official Sonic Team website shows the image of an angelic and demonic Chao, that can apparently be raised by any of the characters in the game. There will even be Hero and Dark Chao Gardens, so you can make them feel right at home. Continue reading Chao Can Be Good or Evil in SA2