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SMS Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Platform: SMS (Sega MasterSystem)
  • Abbreviation: sonicms
  • Display name: Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Goodtools name: Sonic the Hedgehog
  • In group: Sonic

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Moons]SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (USA/Europe) "Max Special Bonus" in 20:27.28 by The8bitbeast.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-11-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 49.98 MB, length: 24:02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 68.59 MB, length: 24:02)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
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Submission #6130 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.6 (4 votes)
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- Genre: Platform
The Sonic games for the Sega Master System and the Game Gear are much less well known than their Genesis/Mega Drive counterparts and have a reputation for being quite challenging, especially in handheld form. You'd never know this from the speed Sonic blazes through the game here.

Unlike later 8-bit Sonic games, there are significant differences in levels between the SMS version and the Game Gear version. The SMS version was primarily used, due to much shorter score screens.

The8BitBeast aims to collect the maximum special bonus at the end of the levels. More about this goal in the submission text.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (USA/Europe) in 14:37.63 by The8bitbeast.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2019-02-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 32.53 MB, length: 17:27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 45.24 MB, length: 17:27)
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Submission #6255 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #3156 (15:03.71)
Rating: 8.3 (4 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform
The Sonic games for the Sega Master System and the Game Gear are much less well known than their Genesis/Mega Drive counterparts and have a reputation for being quite challenging, especially in handheld form. You'd never know this from the speed Sonic blazes through the game here.

Unlike later 8-bit Sonic games, there are significant differences in levels between the SMS version and the Game Gear version. The SMS version was primarily used, due to much shorter score screens.

Thanks to better strategies, The8bitbeast improved his predecessor movie by 36.43 seconds. It only appears to be a 26.08 second improvement, but the timing of the previous TAS did not include the BIOS, which loses 10.35 seconds.

Note: this run have been commentated by its author, you can watch it here.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (USA/Europe) in 15:03.71 by The8bitbeast.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2016-06-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 29.84 MB, length: 17:47)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 44.9 MB, length: 17:47)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #5129 — Author's comments
Discuss this movie
Rating: 7.3 (9 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
The Sonic games for the Sega Master System and the Game Gear are much less well known than their Genesis/Mega Drive counterparts and have a reputation for being quite challenging, especially in handheld form. You'd never know this from the speed Sonic blazes through the game here.

Unlike later 8-bit Sonic games, there are significant differences in levels between the SMS version and the Game Gear version. The SMS version was primarily used, due to much shorter score screens.

#60292912123131821 - Sonic 1 GG (v1.1) Sky Base 1 IL 0:15:43
The8bitbeast S1GGv1.1 Sky Base IL 0 15 43.bk2.bk2 (8.15kB bk2 movie [GG])
Uploaded 2019-12-29 06:59:30 by The8bitbeast (22 files)
For SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (5 files)
In 00:23.2 [1390 frames], 3676 rerecords)
322 views, 27 downloads

BK2 begins from savestate

Using solidity glitch twice. This is v1.1 exclusive due to the ROM layout's chaotic effect on the solidity glitch.

Video: https://youtu.be/TX7o_C-fEk0

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#53224092063830826 - Sonic 1 SMS Bridge 2 no autoscroll (hack)
The8bitbeast Sonic 1 SMS no bridge 2 scroll.bk2 (10.9kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2019-02-13 22:40:34 by The8bitbeast (22 files)
For SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (5 files)
In 00:28.94 [1734 frames], 968 rerecords)
1477 views, 153 downloads

BK2 begins from savestate

This is what bridge 2 should have been like. To achieve this hack, change the ROM address at 156A3 to 04.

Played on Bizhawk 2.3.1

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#52634494278801183 - Sonic 1 SMS Jungle 1 0:18.26 TAS (slight improvement)
Sonic 1 SMS Jungle 1 0 18.26 slight improvement by The8bitbeast.bk2 (9.94kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2019-01-18 09:24:39 by The8bitbeast (22 files)
For SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (5 files)
In 00:22.98 [1377 frames], 1675 rerecords)
1626 views, 178 downloads

BK2 begins from savestate

Saved about 20 frames over the last button file with a slightly different route near the spring
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#52634195355959792 - Sonic 1 SMS Jungle 1 0:18 TAS
Sonic 1 SMS Jungle 1 in 0 18 IGT by The8bitbeast.bk2 (10.0kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2019-01-18 09:05:16 by The8bitbeast (22 files)
For SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (5 files)
In 00:29.92 [1793 frames], 1374 rerecords)
1639 views, 175 downloads

BK2 begins from savestate

Encode: https://youtu.be/8FGK0N2LcLQ

Youtube description has more info

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#30841218133985336 - TAS - SMS - Sonic The Hedgehog - Labyrinth 2 - 0:08::02
SMS-S1-LAB2.bk2 (15.1kB bk2 movie [SMS])
Uploaded 2016-05-11 22:12:19 by Tee-N-Tee (5 files)
For SMS Sonic the Hedgehog (5 files)
In 00:19.79 [1186 frames], 891 rerecords)
4486 views, 473 downloads

BK2 begins from savestate

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