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Topic: New Level Gimmicks

Hey Andrew? Didn't you have a post somewhere that you wanted some new ideas for level gimmicks? What I mean by level gimmicks are things like the treadmills in Scrap Brain Zone, The pouring sand in Sandopolis Zone and the Moving crate platforms in Mystic Cave Zone. (Images are in the links below.) Anyway, I can't find the post that said this, but I remember reading it and being interested. I actually might have a level gimmick idea for the game! I just need to scan the page I drew it on into the computer, though.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/hERkw8pZpns/maxresdefault.jpg
http://img.youtube.com/vi/is1eVuInvCY/hqdefault.jpg
http://www.dcshooters.co.uk/sonic/sonic … cave21.png

Just thought I would stop by and ask about that

-Taco  smile

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Re: New Level Gimmicks

I think that I was looking for layouts actually. But shoot! lets hear it !

AXSX Lead

3 (edited by Taco of Curiosity 2017-01-27 10:15:19)

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So the idea of my level gimmick is that there's 4 platforms that rotate in a circle, sort of like the flat platforms in Star Light Zone as seen in the  topmost picture of the page, only instead of rotating in a vertical circle, they rotate in a horizontal circle. Now, in a 2-D plain (Sonic 1-3 and Knuckles), this is nearly impossible to simulate, but in a 3-D plain like this game has, 4 platforms spinning in a horizontal circle is doable since you have an x, y and z axis, whereas in the 16-Bit games, you only have x and y. 

http://tacoofcuriosity.weebly.com/sonic … stuff.html

Here's the link to the drawing (it's the bottom most picture on the page) to give you an idea on what it would look like during gameplay (drawing a fish eye lens view isn't easy!) There's also a top view of the platform, as well as a rough drawing of its movement. If you look at it at a certain angle, it looks like a fan without the middle part connecting the blades together. There's also some jot notes on the page too, but probably not all of them are easy to read. By the way, the post you made about a month ago about Death Egg Zone with you describing the fork-lift like platforms in the level heavily inspired my idea for these "fan-platforms", with the main difference being that the ones in the actual game move vertical and mine move horizontal!

Appreciate your feedback! I have good ideas, I just can't make games! lol

-Taco smile

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Links don't at all work.

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CrazedGunmang96 wrote:

Links don't at all work.

he needs to upload them somewhere, these kinda look like computer file paths?

AXSX Lead

6 (edited by Taco of Curiosity 2017-01-27 10:14:13)

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I put the pictures on a Weebly site, the links that didn't work are replaced with a working one! Sorry about that! Link is here too!

http://tacoofcuriosity.weebly.com/sonic … stuff.html

-Taco smile

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thank

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Cool idea. !
also I recommend http://imgur.com/

AXSX Lead

9 (edited by Taco of Curiosity 2017-02-11 00:22:53)

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Andrew75 wrote:

Cool idea. !
also I recommend http://imgur.com/

I'll keep that in mind for next time. And thanks for liking my idea. smile Btw, nice work on restoring those lost Jade Gully levels, very interesting to see the zone with a different palette (as there was many different versions of the level). (V.37, New Worlds, Point of View, etc.) 

Also, you mentioned that there were still a few more levels that no one has ever viewed since the game's cancellation. Do you know what zone these levels could've been for, judging by their name or other qualities? just curious. I find this stuff really interesting.

-Taco smile

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Giza speedway off the top of my head. You can look threw the files yourself if you like. They were released awhile back in one of the v37 releases.
https://forums.sonicretro.org/?showtopic=34038 The release with the 150 levels.

AXSX Lead

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Andrew75 wrote:

Giza speedway off the top of my head. You can look threw the files yourself if you like. They were released awhile back in one of the v37 releases.
https://forums.sonicretro.org/?showtopic=34038 The release with the 150 levels.

OK thanks! smile

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Andrew75 wrote:

Giza speedway off the top of my head. You can look threw the files yourself if you like. They were released awhile back in one of the v37 releases.
https://forums.sonicretro.org/?showtopic=34038 The release with the 150 levels.

I've viewed Speedway. It's Jade Gully.

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