Due to being Dummied Out, Sonic 2's Hidden Palace Zone is literally hidden in the code. (albeit without most of the graphics).
For that matter, the level's music (accessible in the sound test) is a truly mournful funeral dirge. As it wasn't in any version of the beta (Its music was originally that used for Mystic Cave Zone 2 Player in the final game), it was obviously composed for the sole purpose of giving the unused level its own theme to stop it crashing. A theme which represents the creator's sadness about the loss of the level, its presence in the sound test ensuring the level could never be forgotten.
That makes no sense. You don't need to compose a whole new music theme to prevent a game from crashing. It was clearly meant to be used as Hidden Palace Zone's BGM and was composed at some point in Sonic 2's development posterior to the betas we have, but in which the Zone hadn't been scrapped yet.
Why are a lot of the boss machines in Sonic 1 so mundane compared to the later ones in Sonic 2 and 3? Robotnik didn't expect any competition at first. When he realized someone was opposing him, and coming in very fast, he grabbed what he could, stuck it on the Egg-o-matic, and hoped for the best. By the time Sonic 2 comes around, he's had time to prepare for the little blue nuisance that wrecked his operation the first time, allowing his craft to plug into various other machines or accept direct attachments that pop off with ease for a quick escape.
Combine the two entries above, and a dropped plot thread starts to make more sense. Mainly, it was speculated that Tails was supposed to be the original Master Emerald guardian.
This troper used to think that Rouge the Bat got her name only for wearing makeup as a Ms. Fanservice. Later he realized that the similarity to "rogue" was probably no accident. Furthermore, her full name is a partial reversal of "Baton Rouge." Triply appropriate!
In Sonic Rush, Sonic's bosses, which are Eggman Nega's, feel a lot harder than Blaze's bosses, the characters have the same mechs, but Eggman Nega feels harder, why? It's because Eggman Nega doesn't have the same Moral Restraint that Eggman does! He's actively trying to kill his enemy, while Eggman Normal uses his others as last resorts.-Etheru
AOTKorby realized recently that Chaos Control is either a Shout Out or an unintentional reference. Chaos Control, how about KAOS CONTROL. Made better by the fact that SA2 wasn't developed in Japan.
The same could be said about Tails's plane "Tornado", don't see it yet? Tails is a fox, in spanish a fox is called zorro. The name of Zorro's horse in the movies: Tornado.
Speaking of Chaos Control, an old meaning for 'chaos' is a space in which something exists, as in planes of existence. Somebody who is using Chaos Control is controlling the very universe they live in, in order to teleport. No wonder it can do pretty much anything. This pretty much explains the Archie story Genesis, too.
Chaos Control has been shown to do three distinct things (counting Sonic '06). First: freezes or slows down time in an area, excluding the user, allowing for things like Shadow to roundhouse kick Silver in the back of the head at walking speed. Second: teleporting. Third: time travel. Each time it's either a distortion of time or space. Modern science currently supports that time and space are properties of the same thing. 'Chaos' is also the Greek primordial void from which everything originated- I.E. pre-Big Bang space. It's manipulation of time space.
I'm not sure if this fact will continue in later games, and may not be the case in the other universes, but every character to canonically have a Super Form has gone into said Super Form for the first time along side Sonic. It happens with Shadow in SA2, with Blaze while she used the Sol Emeralds, and most recently with Silver (and Shadow) in Sonic '06. Sonic is first shown using his Super Form, without any known help, way back in Sonic 2! I understood it as Sonic just being The Chosen One, but he could also be able to hand off the ability or show how to use Emeralds in this way, since everyone mentioned can go Super on their own from that point on. Tails and Knuckles getting their super shields in Sonic Heroes may or may not count, since it wasn't a real Super Form for either, but Sonic was still the one that gave them said shields. And their Hyper modes are an entirely different matter since they aren't known for being canon, at least in the games.
Super Knuckles IS canon, however, as his part of Sonic and Knuckles at the very least. He's the guardian of the emeralds, though; if anyone should be able to use them freely, he should.
Actually, the canon ending is the middle ending where Sonic only gets the regular Chaos Emeralds, but not the Super Emeralds, as that shows an Eggrobo reawakening, which then leads into Knuckles's story in Sonic and Knuckles. There is no reason to suggest that the "best" ending is the canon one just because it is the one where you go for 100%. You could suggest that Knuckles looking up at the Tornado is canon as it is an added scene, but the Super Emeralds are certainly not part of the ending used to continue the story.
If the "Classic Sonic is from between Sonic 1 and 2" is to be believed, Sonic himself first transformed into his Super form alongside Sonic.
TommyX: Sonic Generations reveals that Classic Sonic is actually younger Sonic. This means that the moves and techniques Sonic has had through the years also show his age. A few examples.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Sonic aged to his modern apperance and learned the homing attack, but still didn't speak.
Sonic Adventure: Sonic obtains the Chaos Ring and can use the Light Speed Dash with it. Cue Sonic Adventure 2 and now Sonic can do it normally without the ring.
This is not game related per-se, but comic related. Tails is not nearly as smart or technology fancy as his game counterpart, in Sonic The Comic. This makes sense since he's from the Nameless Zone which has none of this technology; it's stuck in the Medieval ages. So he's a Fish Out of Temporal Water.
In Sonic X, during the episode where Cosmo and Chris are captured, Sonic transforms into a new "dark form." While this may seem like an Ass Pull at first, one must take this into account- They are surrounded by (duplicate) Chaos Emeralds. The Chaos Emeralds have two types of energy - positive and negative. Positive is activated by those pure of heart, while those who are consumed by rage will use the negative side. When thinking of Sonic's state of mind, he was quite angry, no? That wasn't some kind of hidden demon locked within his heart, or some new kind of technique he had learned - Sonic had just used the negative energy of the Chaos Emeralds! - Lord Of The Internet
The reason Sonic couldn't go super in the first game is because there were only 6 Chaos Emeralds instead of 7.
At the beginning of The Black Knight both Gawain and Percival show signs of being torn between their duty and sense of right and wrong. This makes perfect sense for these two characters, considering that they're this game's versions of Knuckles and Blaze, respectively, and both are Guardians saddled with important duties. Interestingly, Gawain is the first to question what the knights have been instructed to do. On a side note, he also tried to commit suicide after failing in his duty (losing a fight to Sonic). Coincidentally, the same thing happened in the main series, minus the sword fighting. We can assume that, even if seppuku-like tendencies aren't unique to the Arthurian universe, it didn't go anywhere in the main one... but it's still an unnerving thought.
Everyone pay attention to this because it's confusing. Okay, in Sonic Generations Classic Sonic sees Modern Sonic do a mid-air boost and, in the cutscene before the end credits, he attempts to perform one. So he started to learn the boost by doing it in mid-air, not running on the ground like Modern sonic can also do. Well the last skill Classic Sonic can learn after getting every red ring star on Planet Wisp is the homing attack. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 takes place after Sonic had grown into his modern look and he knew how to do a homing attack. Because when he picked up on doing a boost in mid-air in his Classic form, he subconsciously started to learn how to do a homing attack as well . Furthermore in the PS3/Xbox360 version of Sonic Unleashed, once you get the Air Boost Shoes, it allows you to do a mid-air boost (like what Classic Sonic would see a few games later) by doing what is essentially a homing attack if you don't lock on to something. So the homing attack is basically the same thing as a mid-air boost, which Classic Sonic adapted to learn the homing attack by the time he grew into Modern Sonic. I think.
Also what struck me as weird at first was how the Genesis era Robotnik in Generations said he now went by "Eggman" when Tails called him Robotnik, but in Sonic Adventure he's angry at Sonic calling him "Eggman" as an insult and says his name is Robotnik. The reason for this was that in the last cutscene in Generations, the younger Robotnik/Eggman said he'd dedicate his whole life to forgetting what had happened, that means he actually had forgotten all about going by Eggmman by the time he had grown into his older look.
Even better, it could explain where Sonic first picked up on the insult, he got it from what the Eggmen referred to themselves as and what his and Tails' older counterparts called him.
...Or it could that the whole "Eggman as a insult" stuff was made up by Sonic Adventure's translators and he always went by that name in the original Japanese continuity (which is the one current games follow)...
Then why did Classic Tails call him Robotnik if he'd been gong as Eggman at that
Because that was only in the English version and in the original Japanese version the name was never spoken.
Except that where Sonic Generations is considered, English script was the original one. And stop confusing people: the creators have already stated, not once or twice, that in current canon Robotnik got his nickname "Eggman" from Sonic and liked it (however, Sonic has given him the nickname before SA 1). Current canon is the mix of both continuties, not simply a direct continuation of the Japanese one.
One thing about Sonic and the Secret Rings that kind of bugged me is why Erazor Djinn needed to sacrifice the collector of the seven World Rings, in this case Sonic, in order to access their power. Then I remembered that the characters in the story couldn't touch the rings, only Sonic could. That leads me to think that Sonic could use the power of the rings without the sacrifice, as he could touch them to begin with! It would also help explain why Sonic was able to draw some of the World Rings away from Erazor is because Sharha was killed instead of Sonic. She helped him on his quest, but wasn't directly responsible for collecting them. Thus, Erazor's control of the World Rings was incomplete and Sonic's negative emotions let him take those specific World Rings away. - Drakohahn
If anyone can recall the game Tails Adventure for Game Gear, Tails has a lot of items at his disposal in this game, and one of them is the Piko Piko Hammer. That being the weapon that Amy is famous for, but he chronologically had one first. Then, along came Sonic The Fighters, which is the first game where Amy uses her hammer, meanwhile Tails' up and disappears until Sonic Advance 3, where pretty much everyone suddenly has one. It's apparent that Amy is important to Tails, kind of like a big sister figure, and he's definitely aware that she's important to Sonic as well (even if he won't admit it). Considering all that, and the fact that Amy was especially prone to getting kidnapped at the time, could it be possible that Amy's iconic hammer is Tails' hammer, and he gave it to her so she could defend herself? Not that it's made much of a difference until recently, but it still seems kind of sweet.
It was revealed that Eggman Nega is Eggman's descendant. I couldn't understand how Eggman could get a date, much less reproduce. Then I remembered that Eggman is self-professed feminist and romanticist-with that in mind, him having a descendant isn't that implausible.
The key word here is self-professed. And people who are ugly and/or jerks get married and have children in the real world, too, so why is it so hard to accept that it could happen to Eggman?
At the end of Sonic Rush, Sonic explains that when Blaze learns about The Power of Friendship, she can use it to empower the Sol Emeralds. Even though it may seem preposterous that Sonic knows about artifacts that he has never seen before, it turns out that he knows how it works because of the end of Sonic Adventure, where he used The Power of Friendship to empower the Chaos Emeralds. Since he knows the Sol Emeralds are linked to the Chaos Emeralds, he knows that it works the same way.
Several badniks with self-destruct mechanisms also contain animals. If Sonic smashes them, the animal is freed, whereas if they successfully detonate as weapons, the animal will not survive. -Ace Of Scarabs