This is something I certainly haven't done in a while. I used to make these all the time from 2002-2005, but once ROM hacking began to progress, the art of hoaxing, unfortunately, started to become obsolete. However, thanks to some missed opportunities in the Taxman/Stealth remake of Sonic 2
(as well as Sonic CD
), my interest in hoaxing has been rekindled. I'll start with my most recent one:
For some unexplained reason, none of the scrapped stages, besides Hidden Palace, made it into the remake. While there are quite a few ROM hacks that have the Wood Zone restored, none of them have a truly original boss, so I decided to make one myself. Admittedly, it isn't the
most original boss (since I've seen another hoax with a similar concept about ten years or so ago), but it's a lot better than reusing the Aquatic Ruin boss, like the ROM hacks I've mentioned. I plan to make more Wood Zone-related hoaxes soon. I may do the same with Genocide City, as well.
Now, here are some Knuckles in Sonic CD
I have to say... Knuckles being left out of the Sonic CD
remake was a huge disappointment to me. To me, that was even worse than the exclusion of Desert Dazzle
and Final Fever
. Why they decided to give Taxman the okay to add Tails and not Knuckles is beyond me. I'm completely and utterly loss for an explanation.
That's about all for now. More to come later.