Classic Sonic in 3D. Green Hill Zone Act 1 remade

By Spencer . July 27, 2007 . 11:52am

The ultimate secret in Sonic Adventure 2 is a major treat for fans. You get to play the first stage of Green Hill Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog in full 3D. Sure, Sonic Adventure 2 is old, over six years old. But you need to acquire all of the 180 emblems to see this and this is something every Sonic fan should see.

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  • the_importer

    I still don’t understand why they won’t make a 3D Sonic in a 2D platform style. I mean it’s been done before and we’ve all learned the Sonic games in 3D will never top a 2D Sonic, so they should just give it up and make console Sonic games in a 2D platform way without removing speed or action.

  • John H.

    This would be cool, except collecting every emblem in Sonic Adventure 2 is an absurdly obnoxious requirement! Putting an awesome unlockable like this in a game, but hiding it behind a requirement that less than 1% of players will take the trouble to do, is NOT good game design.

  • TheMastahLink

    That’s pretty sweet. Makes me wanna go play sonic 2 on my Genesis.

  • Alexander

    “I mean it’s been done before and we’ve all learned the Sonic games in 3D will never top a 2D Sonic”

    As you’ve proven in the past, you have no idea what you’re talking about when it comes to Sonic games. But I have to say that games of late do suck real bad. Here’s hoping for GOOD 3d Sonic games in the future.

    “That’s pretty sweet. Makes me wanna go play sonic 2 on my Genesis.”

    Honest to god, yesterday I was playing Sonic 2 on Dgen for my psp. Love that game. :)

  • Aoshi00

    Wow, looks sweet, it’s interesting to see the very first stage done in full 3-D, never knew this secret since it’s super hard to achieve such requirement. There’s Sonic Rush Adventure and Sonic Rivals to look forward to on both handhelds. Even though Sonic Rush was pretty good, I have a hard time to keep track of the dual screens. Yeah, the PS3/360 outing was horrible, I wonder if anyone actually bought the game after playing the demo in store.

  • http://grimsanto.net/ Grim Santo

    Neat

  • the_importer

    As you’ve proven in the past, you have no idea what you’re talking about when it comes to Sonic games. But I have to say that games of late do suck real bad. Here’s hoping for GOOD 3d Sonic games in the future.

    Not sure what you’re talking about mate, but yes, it’s been done before. Some games did keep a 2D platform aspect while being a 3D game: Nights into Dreams, Mischief Makers, Viewtiful Joe, Viewtiful Joe 2, Yoshi Story and Kirby 64 just to name a few. These games did have 3D (or 3D cell shaded) aspect but retained a 2D platform aspect and I fail to see why Sonic Team won’t give that a shot.

  • Alexander

    “Not sure what you’re talking about mate”

    Of course you don’t.

  • the_importer

    Of course you don’t.

    Is that all you have?

  • Alexander

    I was being sarcastic, but I think you’ve realized that.

    I don’t need to argue with you right now, so I’m going to say anything else. So please, go ahead importer, get some stupid last remark in…like you usually do. :(

    “Sonic Rivals to look forward to on both handhelds”

    I just saw the first trailer for Rivals 2, and I have to say I wasn’t too impresed. It looks just like the first game, except the framerate is choppy. I was hoping for a more smoother framerate than the first game, but I’m assuming the trailer footage is from an early build. I enjoyed the first game, but I hated how sometimes it was near impossible to avoid obstacles, because you would only see them when it was too late. But I think a better camera could fix that.

  • the_importer

    I was being sarcastic, but I think you’ve realized that.

    I don’t need to argue with you right now, so I’m going to say anything else. So please, go ahead importer, get some stupid last remark in…like you usually do. :(

    “Sonic Rivals to look forward to on both handhelds”

    I just saw the first trailer for Rivals 2, and I have to say I wasn’t too impresed. It looks just like the first game, except the framerate is choppy. I was hoping for a more smoother framerate than the first game, but I’m assuming the trailer footage is from an early build. I enjoyed the first game, but I hated how sometimes it was near impossible to avoid obstacles, because you would only see them when it was too late. But I think a better camera could fix that.

    You shouldn’t be taking expired medication.

    Anyway, for Sonic Rival, they almost got the formula right. They got the speed back, but they should have simplified it a bit more, Sonic was never meant to be a complicated game, all you were suppose to need is good reflexes and skill.

  • Dranore

    The flaming is really unnecessary. You can make a case for your point either way without it. I’ll comment none the less…

    Again, I’ll hold the torch for Sonic Adventure 1 and even 2. They’re both excellent games. They’re about as good as Sonic in 3D will probably ever be. The fact is that 2D games change when they become 3D for a number of reasons, but because it’s not the same does not mean it isn’t still and excellent game or isn’t true to the original material. Mario 64 is really not like the Mario games that came before it in almost the exact same ways as Sonic Adventure is not really all that much like the previous sonic games – but Mario 64 is heralded as one of the best video games ever. It was one of the first and best games to make that transition and Sonic Adventure follows a very similar 2D to 3D conversion process. You may not enjoy Sonic in 3D, but that’s probably not the game’s fault. 2D Sonic is great. 3D Sonic is different but also great. You probably don’t like all kinds of games that have a lot of wonderful qualities because they don’t focus on design patterns that you like, but those patterns are not flawed, per se, because you don’t care for them.

  • the_importer

    The flaming is really unnecessary. You can make a case for your point either way without it. I’ll comment none the less…

    Tell that to the other guy, he comes in out of no where and flames me. I don’t start fights, but I do like to finish them.

    Again, I’ll hold the torch for Sonic Adventure 1 and even 2. They’re both excellent games. They’re about as good as Sonic in 3D will probably ever be. The fact is that 2D games change when they become 3D for a number of reasons, but because it’s not the same does not mean it isn’t still and excellent game or isn’t true to the original material. Mario 64 is really not like the Mario games that came before it in almost the exact same ways as Sonic Adventure is not really all that much like the previous sonic games – but Mario 64 is heralded as one of the best video games ever. It was one of the first and best games to make that transition and Sonic Adventure follows a very similar 2D to 3D conversion process. You may not enjoy Sonic in 3D, but that’s probably not the game’s fault. 2D Sonic is great. 3D Sonic is different but also great. You probably don’t like all kinds of games that have a lot of wonderful qualities because they don’t focus on design patterns that you like, but those patterns are not flawed, per se, because you don’t care for them.

    I’m going to have to disagree. Mario 64 gave me the same feeling of gameplay as standard Mario game and just like Mario 3, you had new ways of killing enemies. The main problem with 3D Sonic games is the speed. The only safe time you can run very fast is when Sonic was meant to (when it’s planned), any other time, you risk outrunning the camera and getting killed by an enemy or falling down a cliff.

    The second problem is Sonic’s main attack, the homing attack. It makes all other attacks, (spin, spindash, jumping) obsolete and you risk dying when using them. Sonic on Wii is pretty much the proof that the other attacks don’t work well since they removed them. This would be like removing Mario Jumping attack, it doesn’t make sense.

    Speaking of Sonic on Wii, they almost had it. If they would have left Sonic’s other attack and l changed the controls, it could have worked. The auto running is lame, I don’t see why they had to to this. Here’s the controls that could have worked for me:

    -They could have simply made you hold button 2 to go forward like in a racing game
    -They could allow you to backtrack more easily by reversing the camera with A button
    -Allow you to jump normally with button 1
    -Allow you to spin dash by holding one of the D-pad direction, shaking the controller to build speed and releasing the D-pad.

    Add all of this to the left and right Wiimote movement and the Wiimote shacking for homing attack and that would have worked.

  • Alexander

    “Again, I’ll hold the torch for Sonic Adventure 1 and even 2. They’re both excellent games. They’re about as good as Sonic in 3D will probably ever be. The fact is that 2D games change when they become 3D for a number of reasons, but because it’s not the same does not mean it isn’t still and excellent game or isn’t true to the original material. Mario 64 is really not like the Mario games that came before it in almost the exact same ways as Sonic Adventure is not really all that much like the previous sonic games – but Mario 64 is heralded as one of the best video games ever. It was one of the first and best games to make that transition and Sonic Adventure follows a very similar 2D to 3D conversion process. You may not enjoy Sonic in 3D, but that’s probably not the game’s fault. 2D Sonic is great. 3D Sonic is different but also great. You probably don’t like all kinds of games that have a lot of wonderful qualities because they don’t focus on design patterns that you like, but those patterns are not flawed, per se, because you don’t care for them.”

    Completly agree, the Sonic Adventure games were great. Sonic rocks in 3d, and hopefully we’ll see him get out this 3d slump he’s in…soon.

  • http://Imactuallygladtheyrelettingpeopleusethewiimote,buthopefullytheresalsoanoptiontopluginthebongos תיקון מחשבים

    hey, this is very nice and seet … wish i had sonic now … memories

  • Dave

    I tried to get green hill zone but it’s so hard!
    I have all the sonic games and never have I seen an unlockable so awsome so hard to get.

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