Sonic’s reputation has been abysmal in the last decade and categorically failed to live up to the iconic Megadrive/Genesis titles. SEGA released a number of atrocious Sonic games such as Sonic Boom, but there are two fairly recent hidden gems. Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing Transformed is a magical kart racer and the closest the PC has come to its own version of Mario Kart. On another note, Sonic Generations perfectly reproduced the addicting Sonic physics and contained a host of visually diverse levels. It’s one of the best platformers I’ve ever played and well worth a look!
One of the PC’s greatest attributes is the modding community which prolongs each game’s lifespan way beyond its launch period. While some mods are designed to make silly changes, others can dramatically alter the core gameplay. Yesterday, YouTube channel Daku Neko released a mod entitled, Super Mario Generations. In the creators own words the mod:
“… includes, but not limited to, new rivals from the Mario universe, new music, new HUD and anything else pertaining to raster graphics.”
“And, of course, sound effect edits.”
“Luigi is also included for those who love the King-of-Second-Bananas. Yoshi was originally planned to be playable; unfortunately, we didn’t open the door, get on the floor, or even walk the dinosaur.”
Obviously, this isn’t endorsed by SEGA or Nintendo, so I presume it could be removed fairly soon. Additionally, the developer is asking let’s players to seek permission before making content as monetization of videos is a legal problem. For those of you interested in giving it a try here’s the full instructions and download link:
“Install like you would any other Generations mod. Normally, the directory is C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\Sonic Generations\mods. SonicGMI is paramount if you want to play this mod. You may also pack the files into CPKs if you run into GMI’s infamous loading loop glitch (advanced users only).”
“If you have do not have SonicGMI, or do not understand why it’s required, please refer to this page“