Jul 26, 2005
LocalH's Sonic 3 Beta
LocalH has dumped his 'beta' copy of Sonic 3, which is stored on a special re-writable EPROM cartridge. Unfortunately, the ROM is identical to the standard copy of Sonic 3, thus ending years of idle speculation.
Jul 22, 2005
New Sonic Rush screenshots
Previous screenshots didn't do the game any favours, but these screens actually look quite good. It looks like most of the game is 2D, making use of both the Nintendo DS's screens. The boss levels are 3D, looking reminiscent of Sonic X-treme (a canned Saturn game). Here are the screens, from the Sega FTP site:






Jul 6, 2005
Sonic 1 & Knuckles special stage viewer
A new tool by Esrael lets you view all the special stages from the 'Get Blue Spheres' bonus game in Sonic 1 & Knuckles. Download it here.
Jul 2, 2005
Sonic 2 Solid Gold Guide
Sonic 2 official walkthrough for sale. Go and buy it (see my eBay items). The colour pages are missing, but it's still a good read.
Jun 24, 2005
My new program
I've released a beta version of HivePal, a pallet editor for Sonic 1 and Sonic 2. It can actually edit any Megadrive ROM, but you'll need to enter pallet addresses manually. Download it here.
Jun 23, 2005
Happy birthday Sonic!
It has been 14 years since the first Sonic game was released, on 23rd June 1991. Since then, there have been 30-odd games, five TV series, one hot air balloon and tonnes of merchandise. I'm sure there will be many more to come.
Jun 23, 2005
Sonic Text Editor
version 1.10 has been released. It's a text editor written by Overlord for various Megadrive games, including all the Sonic games. You can download it from the downloads page, or direct from the SSRG.
Jun 22, 2005
I'm selling Rocket Knight Adventures
on eBay. It's probably the best Megadrive game ever, you should buy it.
Jun 19, 2005
Sonic Mobile
Some of you may have heard that Sonic 1 has been ported to the Panasonic VS3 smart phone. You can see a good-quality screenshot of the title screen here, courtesy of some Japanese site. Interestingly, the game has been adapted to the portrait (as opposed to landscape) screen of the phone.
Jun 17, 2005
PCXpal v4.0 released
Get the latest version of my pallet convertor here. It's now Windows-based, rather than DOS, and supports many different pallet formats.
Jun 17, 2005
Sonic 1 (Jap) for sale
I'm selling something on eBay. Buy it please.
Jun 8, 2005
Sonic 1 disassembly
I've finally released the June 2005 version of my Sonic 1 disassembly.

New stuff:
- Most of the subroutines are labelled
- Many things have been commented
- This version compiles a lot faster
- Compressed data is automatically decompressed (recompression is not automatic by default because it's very slow)
- Some parts of the ASM are separated into _ANIM, _INC and _MAPS folders
- The compiled ROM is automatically padded to be a "power of 2" in length (i.e. 80000h, 100000h, 2000000h)

IDB, for use with IDA Pro

Split ASM


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