History VideoGame / KnucklesChaotix

29th Mar '17 6:45:01 PM HyperEmerson
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* GimmickLevel: The game is rather lacking in gimmicks to give each stage their own identity, but Amazing Arena is a fairly interesting one. It begins with the lights turned off, creepy music playing and a radar pointing out the location of a clock. If you go out of your way to avoid the clock and then clear the level, it counts as a failure. This zone also contains a mini boss fight at a certain path of each act.
29th Mar '17 6:18:02 PM HyperEmerson
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* VideoGameLives: The game has no lives system and no checkpoints. Getting hit at zero rings and with no partner will kick you back to the entrance level, but the chances of anything except a boss killing anyone are next to zero. The game is ''that'' easy.
28th Mar '17 12:12:56 AM HyperEmerson
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* InUniverseGameClock: The game has a Day and Night system that changes as you enter and leave each level.

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* InUniverseGameClock: The game has a Day and Night system that changes as you enter and leave each level. This mechanic does affect certain properties of the levels, such as doors changing position or getting locked, bosses changing attack patterns and the mini boss on Amazing Arena being able to take more or less hits.
26th Mar '17 3:33:22 PM HyperEmerson
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* VideoGameTutorial: The game's cord mechanics are fairly complex, so the game tries its best to show you the ropes. It begins with a short prologue that introduces the cord concept and then follows with a long tutorial where you must follow the CPU's instructions. Chances are you will skip it, though, so the game then sets you on a zone without any enemies or hazards. Furthermore, the game has a Training Mode with 5 ''more'' of the same Isolated Island tutorial levels.
26th Mar '17 3:23:27 PM HyperEmerson
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* CutAndPasteEnvironments: Each zone has 5 acts instead of the usual 2 or 3 and they're rather lacking in interesting gadgets and hazards to play around with, so it often becomes clear each zone follows a rigid and rather repetitive level design template.



* IdleAnimation: Every character has one...
** EasterEgg: ...And if you leave them idle for a minute, [[spoiler:Metal Sonic shows up and shoots at you.]]

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* IdleAnimation: Every character has one...
** EasterEgg: ...And
one...and [[EasterEgg if you leave them idle for a minute, minute]], [[spoiler:Metal Sonic shows up and shoots at you.]]



* PunBasedTitle: The second part of the title is meant to be a play on the word "Chaotics", hence why it's possessively called Knuckles' Chaotix--it's referring to the frantic escapades of Knuckles and the gang, not the Chaotix as a team like they became years later. The X is also a play on the fact that it's released on the 32X.

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The second part of the title is meant to be a play on the word "Chaotics", hence why it's possessively called Knuckles' Chaotix--it's referring to the frantic escapades of Knuckles and the gang, not the Chaotix as a team like they became years later. The X is also a play on the fact that it's released on the 32X.32X.
** The game's earliest known prototype is called ''Sonic Crackers''. It's likely [[JapaneseRanguage a "R" and "L" mixup]], as the ''clacker'' toy fits the game's main mechanic neatly.
31st Jan '17 8:16:44 PM rjd1922
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** NoEnding / {{A Winner Is You}}: [[spoiler:The good ending is just the title screen with Sonic and Tails in the background. Even the bad ending is better.]]

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** NoEnding / {{A NoEnding[=/=]{{A Winner Is You}}: [[spoiler:The good ending is just the title screen with Sonic and Tails in the background. Even the bad ending is better.]]



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The Chaos Rings are a stand-in for the Chaos Emeralds in the Special Stages, and while they don't grant super forms, they serve a similar purpose--allowing you to see the best ending. The japanese manual even mentions that the Chaos Rings got their power directly from the Chaos Emeralds energy. The English manual also mentions a Power Emerald, but it never appears in game.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The Chaos Rings are a stand-in for the Chaos Emeralds in the Special Stages, and while they don't grant super forms, they serve a similar purpose--allowing you to see the best ending. The japanese Japanese manual even mentions that the Chaos Rings got their power directly from the Chaos Emeralds energy. The English manual also mentions a Power Emerald, but it never appears in game.
16th Jan '17 3:36:08 PM TargetmasterJoe
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* ComicBookAdaptation: In both [[Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie comic]] (as a 48-page special) and ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' (as a six-part serial).

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* ComicBookAdaptation: In both [[Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog the Archie comic]] (as a 48-page special) and ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' (as a six-part serial).



* DemotedToExtra: Sonic himself does not appear at all in the main game, being replaced by Mighty; he and Tails only get a cameo in the games good ending. According to a former Sega staffer, Sega of Japan felt the 32x and the game would be a flop because of the bonding mechanism, and were afraid that having Sonic as the games star would hurt the series brand image, so they made Knuckles the main character instead of cancelling the game altogether.

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* DemotedToExtra: Sonic himself does not appear at all in the main game, being replaced by Mighty; he and Tails only get a cameo in the games game's good ending. According to a former Sega staffer, Sega of Japan felt the 32x 32X and the game would be a flop because of the bonding mechanism, and were afraid that having Sonic as the games game's star would hurt the series series' brand image, so they made Knuckles the main character instead of cancelling the game altogether.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In this game, Vector, Espio and Charmy weren't part of a detective team (the title Chaotix doesn't actually refer to them as a group but is a punny title for the game) and are described as having different personalities than how they reimagined as in VideoGame/SonicHeroes.
* EasterEgg: Amy in the sound test menu.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In this game, Vector, Espio and Charmy weren't part of a detective team (the title Chaotix doesn't actually refer to them as a group group, but is a punny title for the game) and are described as having different personalities than how they they're reimagined as in VideoGame/SonicHeroes.
* EasterEgg: Amy in the sound test Sound Test menu.



* ExcusePlot: While there's fairly large discrepancies between the English and Japanese plots, they all have the same problem--Dr. Eggman is using the Island and the Chaos Rings for an evil purpose, and its up to Knuckles and company to stop him!

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* ExcusePlot: While there's there are fairly large discrepancies between the English and Japanese plots, they all have the same problem--Dr. Eggman is using the Island and the Chaos Rings for an evil purpose, and its it's up to Knuckles and company to stop him!



* PunBasedTitle: The second part of the title is meant to be a play on the word "Chaotics", hence why it's possessively called Knuckles' Chaotix--it's referring to the frantic escapades of Knuckles and the gang, not the Chaotix as a team like they became years later. The X is also a play on the fact that its released on the 32X.

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* PunBasedTitle: The second part of the title is meant to be a play on the word "Chaotics", hence why it's possessively called Knuckles' Chaotix--it's referring to the frantic escapades of Knuckles and the gang, not the Chaotix as a team like they became years later. The X is also a play on the fact that its it's released on the 32X.
16th Oct '16 9:29:22 AM DavidCowie
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[[AllThereInTheManual There are two completely different storylines depending on the instruction manual.]] In western versions: Knuckles the Echidna is the guardian of Carnival Island, a high-tech amusement resort, but [[DubNameChange Dr. Robotnik]] has designs on the island's Emerald Pillar, which houses the Power Emerald that supplies the island's electricity. Robotnik has trapped four of Knuckles' friends in the Combi Confiner, so it's up to Knuckles to save the day before the grand opening, reuniting the Chaotix Crew with the real ring power of teamwork. In the Japanese version: [[DubNameChange Dr. Eggman]] discovers a mysterious island containing artifacts known as Chaos Rings - magic rings infused with Chaos Emerald energy - and built his base (dubbed the Newtrogic High Zone) there. Mighty the Armadillo, Espio the Chameleon, Charmy Bee, and Vector the Crocodile, all arrived at around the same time for their own reasons, but were captured by Eggman and placed in his "Combi Catcher" machine to avoid interfering with his plans. Knuckles, curious about the island, ventures there as well to find out more about the Chaos Rings and their connection to the Floating Island.

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[[AllThereInTheManual There are two completely different storylines depending on the instruction manual.]] ]]\\
In western versions: Knuckles the Echidna is the guardian of Carnival Island, a high-tech amusement resort, but [[DubNameChange Dr. Robotnik]] has designs on the island's Emerald Pillar, which houses the Power Emerald that supplies the island's electricity. Robotnik has trapped four of Knuckles' friends in the Combi Confiner, so it's up to Knuckles to save the day before the grand opening, reuniting the Chaotix Crew with the real ring power of teamwork.\\
In the Japanese version: [[DubNameChange Dr. Eggman]] discovers a mysterious island containing artifacts known as Chaos Rings - magic rings infused with Chaos Emerald energy - and built his base (dubbed the Newtrogic High Zone) there. Mighty the Armadillo, Espio the Chameleon, Charmy Bee, and Vector the Crocodile, all arrived at around the same time for their own reasons, but were captured by Eggman and placed in his "Combi Catcher" machine to avoid interfering with his plans. Knuckles, curious about the island, ventures there as well to find out more about the Chaos Rings and their connection to the Floating Island.
24th Sep '16 6:12:41 AM HyperEmerson
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* ScoringPoints: While the game doesn't provide a high score table, it has incentives towards score runs. Collecting rings while already having 255 awards the player with bonus points, as does beating the wireframe versions of the special stages after earning all the Chaos Rings.
10th Aug '16 7:29:30 PM case
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[[AllThereInTheManual There are two completely different storylines depending on the instruction manual.]] In western versions: Knuckles the Echidna is the guardian of Carnival Island, a high-tech amusement resort, but [[DubNameChange Dr. Robotnik]] has deigns on the island's Emerald Pillar, which houses the Power Emerald that supplies the island's electricity. Robotnik has trapped four of Knuckles' friends in the Combi Confiner, so it's up to Knuckles to save the day before the grand opening, reuniting the Chaotix Crew with the real ring power of teamwork. In the Japanese version: [[DubNameChange Dr. Eggman]] discovers a mysterious island containing artifacts known as Chaos Rings - magic rings infused with Chaos Emerald energy - and built his base (dubbed the Newtrogic High Zone) there. Mighty the Armadillo, Espio the Chameleon, Charmy Bee, and Vector the Crocodile, all arrived at around the same time for their own reasons, but were captured by Eggman and placed in his "Combi Catcher" machine to avoid interfering with his plans. Knuckles, curious about the island, ventures there as well to find out more about the Chaos Rings and their connection to the Floating Island.

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[[AllThereInTheManual There are two completely different storylines depending on the instruction manual.]] In western versions: Knuckles the Echidna is the guardian of Carnival Island, a high-tech amusement resort, but [[DubNameChange Dr. Robotnik]] has deigns designs on the island's Emerald Pillar, which houses the Power Emerald that supplies the island's electricity. Robotnik has trapped four of Knuckles' friends in the Combi Confiner, so it's up to Knuckles to save the day before the grand opening, reuniting the Chaotix Crew with the real ring power of teamwork. In the Japanese version: [[DubNameChange Dr. Eggman]] discovers a mysterious island containing artifacts known as Chaos Rings - magic rings infused with Chaos Emerald energy - and built his base (dubbed the Newtrogic High Zone) there. Mighty the Armadillo, Espio the Chameleon, Charmy Bee, and Vector the Crocodile, all arrived at around the same time for their own reasons, but were captured by Eggman and placed in his "Combi Catcher" machine to avoid interfering with his plans. Knuckles, curious about the island, ventures there as well to find out more about the Chaos Rings and their connection to the Floating Island.
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