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''This article is about the Game Boy game called Sonic 3D Blast 5. For the Somari hack of the same name, see [https://bootleggames.fandom.com/wiki/Somari#Sonic_the_Hedgehog_hacks Somari Clones].''
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{{Infobox game
 
{{Infobox game
|name = Sonic 3D Blast 5
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|name = Sonic 3D Blast 5
|image = File:Sonic3dblast5title.png‎
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|image = File:Sonic3dblast5title.png‎
|caption = Sonic 3D Blast 5's title screen.
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|caption = Sonic 3D Blast 5's title screen.
 
|publisher = ???
 
|publisher = ???
 
|developer = [[Makon Soft]]
 
|developer = [[Makon Soft]]
|console = Game Boy
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|console = Game Boy
|engine = Own
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|date = 1997
|sound = Own
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|engine = Own
|alt = ''Sonic Adventure 7''<br>''Sonic Adventure 8''<br>''Pokémon Adventure''<br>''Pokémon Jade''
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|sound = Own
|date = 1997
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|alt = ''Sonic Adventure 7''<br>''Sonic Adventure 8''<br>''Pokémon Adventure''<br>''Pokémon Jade''
 
}}
 
}}
'''''Sonic 3D Blast 5''''' for the Game Boy (not connected to the ''[[Somari]]'' hack of the same name) is a pirate original made by [[Makon Soft|Makon Soft Studio]]. The game is presumably released in 1997 since this game features remixes of music from the PC game, ''Sonic & Knuckles Collection'' released in early 1997.
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'''''Sonic 3D Blast 5''''' for the Game Boy is a bootleg platformer developed by [[Makon Soft]]. The game was released sometime after 1997 since this game features remixes of music from the PC game, ''Sonic & Knuckles Collection''.
   
The gameplay is very similar to other Makon Soft pirates, using an almost identical engine to those games. This game (as well as its hacks) is infamous due to its quality, its controls, level design, music and programming are considered to be poor.
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The gameplay is very similar to Makon Soft's other platformers, using an almost identical engine to those games. This game is infamous due to its poor quality.
   
 
== Gameplay ==
 
== Gameplay ==
 
[[File:3db5.png|right|thumb|First level of the game.]]
 
[[File:3db5.png|right|thumb|First level of the game.]]
Sonic's controls work similar as they do in ''Sonic The Hedgehog 2''. However, to defeat enemies you can only jump on them instead of spinning into them. In turn, this makes the Spin Dash in the game rather useless. There are numerous enemies ripped from the first ''Sonic The Hedgehog'' and ''Sonic The Hedgehog 3'' although they're reduced to moving back and forth in this game.
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Sonic's controls work similarly as they do in ''Sonic The Hedgehog 2''. However, to defeat enemies you can only jump on them instead of spinning into them. In turn, this makes the Spin Dash in the game rather useless. There are numerous enemies ripped from the first ''Sonic The Hedgehog'' and ''Sonic The Hedgehog 3'' although they're reduced to moving back and forth in this game.
   
 
The invincibility powerup no longer changes the music nor does it kill enemies when you run into them, it simply protects you from enemies for a certain amount of time, and the lack of a music cue makes it difficult to tell when it wears off. Getting hit leaves you temporarily invulnerable (except against spikes) like other Sonic games, but you can't collect any rings that you lose. Unlike the official Sonic games, there are no bosses.
 
The invincibility powerup no longer changes the music nor does it kill enemies when you run into them, it simply protects you from enemies for a certain amount of time, and the lack of a music cue makes it difficult to tell when it wears off. Getting hit leaves you temporarily invulnerable (except against spikes) like other Sonic games, but you can't collect any rings that you lose. Unlike the official Sonic games, there are no bosses.
   
 
== Levels ==
 
== Levels ==
The game has a total of 5 levels that appear to be based on both levels of the Mega Drive ''Sonic The Hedgehog'' games. There is a map before each level, explosion is from ''Sonic 3D Blast'', which is useless or relevance to the game.
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The game has a total of 5 levels that appear to be based on both levels of the Mega Drive ''Sonic The Hedgehog'' games. There is a map before each level, explosion is from ''Sonic 3D Blast'', which is useless and irrelevant to the game.
   
The first level is similar in appearance to that of most Sonic games; a tropical setting that seems to be based off Green Hill Zone. The second level is based off Flying Battery Zone from ''Sonic & Knuckles'' and includes the robotic mice from that zone. The third level looks somewhat similar to Spring Yard Zone, although as the other levels are based off ''Sonic 3 & Knuckles'' it's probably based off Carnival Night Zone. The fourth level takes place in a desert, and is likely based off Sandopolis Act 1. It's often considered to be the most difficult level in the game due to glitches which frequently occur as well as a gap which is almost impossible to cross. (It's possible to cross it however by bouncing off a Buzz Bomber.) The fifth level is based off Marble Garden Zone from ''Sonic The Hedgehog 3''.
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The first level is similar in appearance to that of most Sonic games; a tropical setting that seems to be based off Green Hill Zone. The second level is based on Flying Battery Zone from ''Sonic & Knuckles'' and includes the robotic mice from that zone. The third level looks somewhat similar to Spring Yard Zone, although as the other levels are based off ''Sonic 3 & Knuckles'' it's probably based off Carnival Night Zone. The fourth level takes place in a desert and is likely based on Sandopolis Act 1. It's often considered to be the most difficult level in the game due to glitches which frequently occur as well as a gap that is almost impossible to cross. (It's possible to cross it however by bouncing off a Buzz Bomber.) The fifth level is based on Marble Garden Zone from ''Sonic The Hedgehog 3''.
   
 
== Music ==
 
== Music ==
The music in ''Sonic 3D Blast 5'' is loosely based off ''Sonic The Hedgehog 3'' for the Mega Drive, while the one from ''Sonic Adventure 7'' is loosely based off the music from the PC version of it.
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The music in ''Sonic 3D Blast 5'' is loosely based on ''Sonic The Hedgehog 3'' for the Mega Drive, while the one from ''Sonic Adventure 7'' is loosely based off the music from the PC version of it.
   
 
*Title Theme: ''Sonic & Knuckles'' Title Theme
 
*Title Theme: ''Sonic & Knuckles'' Title Theme
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Image (6).jpg|Multicart with ''Sonic 3D Blast'' that uses the art for G Sonic. (Which is Sonic Blast on Game Gear in Japan)
 
Image (6).jpg|Multicart with ''Sonic 3D Blast'' that uses the art for G Sonic. (Which is Sonic Blast on Game Gear in Japan)
 
2005_Sonic_4_In_1.png|A multicart with ''Sonic 3D Blast 5'', ''Sonic Adventure 7'', and ''Sonic 6''.
 
2005_Sonic_4_In_1.png|A multicart with ''Sonic 3D Blast 5'', ''Sonic Adventure 7'', and ''Sonic 6''.
ECBFE26F-013A-449C-885D-F062CED379A4.jpeg|A 30-in-1 Multicart with the game. (using Sonic Blast boxart)
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ECBFE26F-013A-449C-885D-F062CED379A4.jpeg|A 30-in-1 Multicart with the game. (using Sonic Blast box art)
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
== Other versions ==
 
== Other versions ==
 
=== ''Sonic Adventure 7'' ===
 
=== ''Sonic Adventure 7'' ===
[[File:Sonicadventure7title.png|thumb|Sonic Adventure 7's title screen. Note the poorly done colouring job]]
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[[File:Sonicadventure7title.png|thumb|Sonic Adventure 7's title screen. Note the poorly done coloring job]]
''Sonic Adventure 7'' is a hack of ''Sonic 3D Blast 5'', made in 1999, although this hack is for the Game Boy Color. The game adds color, alters some of the graphics and changes the order of the levels, with the fourth level from S3DB5 becoming the first level. What used to be a remake of the intro from ''Sonic 3D Blast'' was replaced with ''Sonic & Knuckles''<nowiki>'</nowiki> intro, and the title screen is a very poor digitization of ''Sonic Adventure's'' box art. Strangely, the game includes a [http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_Adventure_7_Manual manual] which is mostly a poorly done edit of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Blast ''Sonic Blast'']''<nowiki/>'s'' manual, with most references to Knuckles being replaced with the ''Sonic Adventure 7'' logo, despite Knuckles himself appearing in the intro (in green.) This game was later hacked to make ''Pokémon Jade'' and ''Pokémon Adventure''.
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''Sonic Adventure 7'' is a hack of ''Sonic 3D Blast 5'', made in 1999, although this hack is for the Game Boy Color. The game adds color, alters some of the graphics and changes the order of the levels, with the fourth level from S3DB5 becoming the first level. What used to be a remake of the intro from ''Sonic 3D Blast'' was replaced with ''Sonic & Knuckles''<nowiki>'</nowiki> intro, and the title screen is very poor digitization of ''Sonic Adventure's'' box art. Strangely, the game includes a [http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_Adventure_7_Manual manual] which is mostly a poorly done edit of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Blast ''Sonic Blast'']''<nowiki/>'s'' manual, with most references to Knuckles being replaced with the ''Sonic Adventure 7'' logo, despite Knuckles himself appearing in the intro (in green.) This game was later hacked to make ''Pokémon Jade'' and ''Pokémon Adventure''.
   
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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Sonic Adventure 8 29in1.jpg|A ''29 in 1 Sonic Adventure 8'' box with ''Rockman X4''.
 
Sonic Adventure 8 29in1.jpg|A ''29 in 1 Sonic Adventure 8'' box with ''Rockman X4''.
 
Image (2).jpg|The Cartridge to the ''29 in 1 Sonic Adventure 8'' and ''Rockman X4''.
 
Image (2).jpg|The Cartridge to the ''29 in 1 Sonic Adventure 8'' and ''Rockman X4''.
IMAG0737.jpg|1st Screen cap with Sonic in Sandopolis Zone Act 1.
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IMAG0737.jpg|1st Screencap with Sonic in Sandopolis Zone Act 1.
IMAG0738.jpg|2nd Screen cap with 3 Sonic's in Spring Yard Zone.
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IMAG0738.jpg|2nd Screencap with 3 Sonic's in Spring Yard Zone.
 
IMAG0739.jpg|The title screen. The game calls itself Sonic 8 but the name on the box says ''Sonic Adventure 8''.
 
IMAG0739.jpg|The title screen. The game calls itself Sonic 8 but the name on the box says ''Sonic Adventure 8''.
 
IMAG0740.jpg|The Start Screen. Uses ''Sonic 3D Blast'' (Sega Genesis) Sprites for background.
 
IMAG0740.jpg|The Start Screen. Uses ''Sonic 3D Blast'' (Sega Genesis) Sprites for background.
 
IMAG0741.jpg|The Zone Screen. Uses ''Sonic Adventure'' logo from ''Sonic Adventure 7''.
 
IMAG0741.jpg|The Zone Screen. Uses ''Sonic Adventure'' logo from ''Sonic Adventure 7''.
 
IMAG0742.jpg|1st Level is Flying Battery Zone from ''Sonic & Knuckles''. (Starts on the hardest zone in the game)
 
IMAG0742.jpg|1st Level is Flying Battery Zone from ''Sonic & Knuckles''. (Starts on the hardest zone in the game)
IMAG0743.jpg|The end of the level/Goal post.
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IMAG0743.jpg|The end of the level/Goalpost.
 
IMAG0744.jpg|2nd Zone Screen.
 
IMAG0744.jpg|2nd Zone Screen.
 
IMAG0745.jpg|2nd Level is the first level from Sonic Adventure 7. Probably Sandopolis Zone.
 
IMAG0745.jpg|2nd Level is the first level from Sonic Adventure 7. Probably Sandopolis Zone.
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=== ''Pokémon Jade'' ===
 
=== ''Pokémon Jade'' ===
 
[[File:Pokemon Jade Title.png|thumb|right|Title Screen]]
 
[[File:Pokemon Jade Title.png|thumb|right|Title Screen]]
''Pokémon Jade'' is a hack of ''Sonic Adventure 7'' made by the same company in 2001. In this version, the colors are a bit more detailed than ''Sonic Adventure 7'', the music is rearranged, and you control a Pikachu (the same one as in the later-released ''Pokémon Adventure''). The game crashes when you complete the first level due to a programming error, making it impossible to complete the game.
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''Pokémon Jade'' is a hack of ''Sonic Adventure 7'' made by the same company in 2001. In this version, the colors are a bit more detailed than ''Sonic Adventure 7'', the music is rearranged, and you control a Pikachu (the same one as in the later-released ''Pokémon Adventure''). The game crashes when you complete the first level due to a programming error, making it impossible to complete the game.
   
 
==== Gallery ====
 
==== Gallery ====
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Pokemonjadecart.png|Pokemon Jade Cartridge
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Pokemonjadecart.png|Pokemon Jade Cartridge.
Pokemonjadebackcover.png|Front and back of the manual
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Pokemonjadebackcover.png|Front and back of the manual.
130312-234631.jpg|Another cartridge
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130312-234631.jpg|Another cartridge.
pokjade_startscreen.jpg|The start screen with an discoloured Pikachu
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pokjade_startscreen.jpg|The start screen with a discolored Pikachu.
pokjade_stage01.jpg|Stage 1 with the same level as in 'Sonic Adventure 7' but with colours at last.
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pokjade_stage01.jpg|Stage 1 with the same level as in 'Sonic Adventure 7' but with colors at last.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
=== ''Pokémon Adventure'' ===
 
=== ''Pokémon Adventure'' ===
''[[Pokémon Adventure]]'' is quite similar to Jade, but was released in 2000. Moreover, the storyboard at the beginning is different and the graphics for the levels and the enemies are completely new (although some are taken from other games that Makon Soft Studio have ported).
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''[[Pokémon Adventure]]'' is quite similar to Jade, but was released in 2000. Moreover, the storyboard at the beginning is different and the graphics for the levels and the enemies are completely new (although some are taken from other games that Makon Soft has ported).
   
 
==== Gallery ====
 
==== Gallery ====
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IMG_20120930_002628-1.jpg|Pokémon Adventure in an official-style shell.
 
IMG_20120930_002628-1.jpg|Pokémon Adventure in an official-style shell.
 
pokeadventure_gb.JPG|Here's the typical version of the cartridge.
 
pokeadventure_gb.JPG|Here's the typical version of the cartridge.
pokemon03.jpg|Reprint using a blue catridge.
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pokemon03.jpg|Reprint using a blue cartridge.
 
Pokemon Adventures (bootleg) - Let's Play (full)|Gameplay
 
Pokemon Adventures (bootleg) - Let's Play (full)|Gameplay
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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*Some sprites are ripped from ''Sonic Triple Trouble'' and ''Sonic Chaos'' for the Game Gear.
 
*Some sprites are ripped from ''Sonic Triple Trouble'' and ''Sonic Chaos'' for the Game Gear.
 
*All of the levels in ''Sonic 3D Blast 5'' are considered to be acts of Green Hill Zone, even though they all take place in different settings.
 
*All of the levels in ''Sonic 3D Blast 5'' are considered to be acts of Green Hill Zone, even though they all take place in different settings.
*The cutscene frames in the beginning of ''Sonic 3D Blast 5'' are from the Sega Saturn version of ''Sonic 3D Blast''.
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*The cutscene frames at the beginning of ''Sonic 3D Blast 5'' are from the Sega Saturn version of ''Sonic 3D Blast''.
 
*The box art for some versions of ''Sonic Adventure 8'' appears to come from the first volume of the Sonic The Hedgehog Adventure Gamebooks.
 
*The box art for some versions of ''Sonic Adventure 8'' appears to come from the first volume of the Sonic The Hedgehog Adventure Gamebooks.
 
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[[Category:Sonic games]]
 
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Revision as of 22:28, February 16, 2020

This article is about the Game Boy game called Sonic 3D Blast 5. For the Somari hack of the same name, see Somari Clones.

Sonic 3D Blast 5
Sonic3dblast5title
Sonic 3D Blast 5's title screen.
Publisher  ???
Developer Makon Soft
Console Game Boy
Date 1997
Engine Own
Sound engine Own
Alternate names/hacks Sonic Adventure 7
Sonic Adventure 8
Pokémon Adventure
Pokémon Jade

Sonic 3D Blast 5 for the Game Boy is a bootleg platformer developed by Makon Soft. The game was released sometime after 1997 since this game features remixes of music from the PC game, Sonic & Knuckles Collection.

The gameplay is very similar to Makon Soft's other platformers, using an almost identical engine to those games. This game is infamous due to its poor quality.

Gameplay

3db5

First level of the game.

Sonic's controls work similarly as they do in Sonic The Hedgehog 2. However, to defeat enemies you can only jump on them instead of spinning into them. In turn, this makes the Spin Dash in the game rather useless. There are numerous enemies ripped from the first Sonic The Hedgehog and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 although they're reduced to moving back and forth in this game.

The invincibility powerup no longer changes the music nor does it kill enemies when you run into them, it simply protects you from enemies for a certain amount of time, and the lack of a music cue makes it difficult to tell when it wears off. Getting hit leaves you temporarily invulnerable (except against spikes) like other Sonic games, but you can't collect any rings that you lose. Unlike the official Sonic games, there are no bosses.

Levels

The game has a total of 5 levels that appear to be based on both levels of the Mega Drive Sonic The Hedgehog games. There is a map before each level, explosion is from Sonic 3D Blast, which is useless and irrelevant to the game.

The first level is similar in appearance to that of most Sonic games; a tropical setting that seems to be based off Green Hill Zone. The second level is based on Flying Battery Zone from Sonic & Knuckles and includes the robotic mice from that zone. The third level looks somewhat similar to Spring Yard Zone, although as the other levels are based off Sonic 3 & Knuckles it's probably based off Carnival Night Zone. The fourth level takes place in a desert and is likely based on Sandopolis Act 1. It's often considered to be the most difficult level in the game due to glitches which frequently occur as well as a gap that is almost impossible to cross. (It's possible to cross it however by bouncing off a Buzz Bomber.) The fifth level is based on Marble Garden Zone from Sonic The Hedgehog 3.

Music

The music in Sonic 3D Blast 5 is loosely based on Sonic The Hedgehog 3 for the Mega Drive, while the one from Sonic Adventure 7 is loosely based off the music from the PC version of it.

  • Title Theme: Sonic & Knuckles Title Theme
  • Level 1: Sonic the Hedgehog 3: Angel Island Zone, Act 1
  • Level 2: Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Mini-Boss
  • Level 3: Sonic the Hedgehog 3: File Select
  • Level 4: Sonic the Hedgehog 3: Bonus Stage - Slot Machine
  • Level 5:Sonic the Hedgehog 3: Angel Island Zone, Act 1

Sonic Adventure 7 Tracks:

  • Level 1: Sonic 3 & Knuckles PC: Launch Base Act 1
  • Level 2: Sonic 3 & Knuckles PC: Sky Sanctuary Act 1
  • Level 3: Sonic 3 & Knuckles PC: Launch Base Act 1 (Same track as Level 1)
  • Level 4: Sonic 3 & Knuckles PC: Launch Base Act 1 (Different track than Level 1 & 3)
  • Level 5: Sonic 3 & Knuckles PC: File Select
  • Ending Music: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 PC: Ice Cap/Sonic 3 Title Theme (near the end of the song.)
  • Game Over: Sonic 3 & Knuckles PC Game Over (same as S3DB5)
  • Intro Music: Sonic 3 & Knuckles PC Launch Base Act 1 (Again, different than the rounds 1 and 4!)

Gallery

Other versions

Sonic Adventure 7

Sonicadventure7title

Sonic Adventure 7's title screen. Note the poorly done coloring job

Sonic Adventure 7 is a hack of Sonic 3D Blast 5, made in 1999, although this hack is for the Game Boy Color. The game adds color, alters some of the graphics and changes the order of the levels, with the fourth level from S3DB5 becoming the first level. What used to be a remake of the intro from Sonic 3D Blast was replaced with Sonic & Knuckles' intro, and the title screen is very poor digitization of Sonic Adventure's box art. Strangely, the game includes a manual which is mostly a poorly done edit of Sonic Blast's manual, with most references to Knuckles being replaced with the Sonic Adventure 7 logo, despite Knuckles himself appearing in the intro (in green.) This game was later hacked to make Pokémon Jade and Pokémon Adventure.

Sonic Adventure 8

Sonic88

Sonic Adventure 8's title screen.

Sonic Adventure 8 was released by Makon Soft Studio in 2000. The intro itself has been completely redone and the game now has the intro music from S3DB5, and the second (S3DB5) / fourth (SA7) level has become the first level. As of September 12th, 2017, Sonic Adventure 8 is finally dumped and playable in most emulators.

Gallery

Pokémon Jade

Pokemon Jade Title

Title Screen

Pokémon Jade is a hack of Sonic Adventure 7 made by the same company in 2001. In this version, the colors are a bit more detailed than Sonic Adventure 7, the music is rearranged, and you control a Pikachu (the same one as in the later-released Pokémon Adventure). The game crashes when you complete the first level due to a programming error, making it impossible to complete the game.

Gallery

Pokémon Adventure

Pokémon Adventure is quite similar to Jade, but was released in 2000. Moreover, the storyboard at the beginning is different and the graphics for the levels and the enemies are completely new (although some are taken from other games that Makon Soft has ported).

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GameShark Codes

GameShark codes (works for SA7 and S3DB5), from Sonic Retro:

Code Description
012287C2 Infinite Rings.
01093EC2 Infinite Lives.
010085C2 Infinite Time.
010115C2 Invincible against enemies (but not spikes).
01106CC2

Jump as high as you want (turn off before going too high).

Bugs

  • This game has a double-spike-hit bug, similar to the bug in early versions of Sonic the Hedgehog for the Mega Drive (The bug involves hitting a set of spikes, bouncing and immediately hitting another set. The bugged versions will kill the player on the second hit despite the post-damage invincibility grace period. Fixed versions will not.) However, you can avoid this by using the Infinite Rings GameShark code.
  • On level 3 in S3DB5 and level 2 in SA7 there is another impossible jump unless you spin off the ledge twice (once for when hit by Crabmeat then another to pass by, but it must be made quickly).
  • In Pokemon Adventure, a glitch in level 2 makes a Mettaur and a Koopa appear as enemies, and that a Mettaur would glitch up and spin around in level 3.

Trivia

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  • On the ending screen, there is a bizarre message that says "YONG YONG" right under the graphics. Its purpose is unknown but it was believed to be Makon Soft Studio's name until their real name was discovered within the ROM.
  • Some sprites are ripped from Sonic Triple Trouble and Sonic Chaos for the Game Gear.
  • All of the levels in Sonic 3D Blast 5 are considered to be acts of Green Hill Zone, even though they all take place in different settings.
  • The cutscene frames at the beginning of Sonic 3D Blast 5 are from the Sega Saturn version of Sonic 3D Blast.
  • The box art for some versions of Sonic Adventure 8 appears to come from the first volume of the Sonic The Hedgehog Adventure Gamebooks.
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