NOT THE BEESOh hell yes. I want insta-shield back too. There was something immensely satisfying about smacking through a shielded bad guy's guard.
Might be UUI'm not too worried about the homing attack. If it's anything like it was in Rush, it won't see much use outside of speed runs. Insta-shield would be nice, and they'd have to include the bubble shield, at least. Wonder if we'll see any new shields?
AXTUCE MUN AXTE INCALI always thought a shield that protected against spikes would be a logical addition to the shield set.
No love for the fire shield? ^ That would be good, but have limited use, I think. @Pykrete. What is that thing in your avatar?
nearly) every time.
Second bananaHow about a shield that protects you from everything and never ever runs out
And Applejack is here too!
^^ I forgot lightning gave you double jump. Did it protect you from projectiles like fire did? ^ Debug mode.
edited 6th Feb '10 12:14:01 PM by newtonthenewt
AXTUCE MUN AXTE INCALThose !#@% lightning bolts from those electrical platforms could still hurt you if you had a lightning shield. It made no sense. Anyway, for most zones the lightning shield was my favorite for the reasons already mentioned, and the bubble shield was my least favorite.
Did anyone ever figure out how to use the insta-shield in Sonic 3? It didn't seem to do anything.
AXTUCE MUN AXTE INCALRemember the boss of Carnival Night Zone, Act 2? Where he can only be hit from above—any other part of the machine hurts you? And he only ducks low enough that you can hit him from above once every 30 seconds or so? Turns out if you use the insta-shield, you can actually damage it anywhere, from any angle. And actually beat him in less than 2 minutes. I only discovered this fact last year.
edited 6th Feb '10 5:05:19 PM by MetaFour
Radioactive greenUhm, yeah. It really did make Sonic invincible for a split-second, and extend his range a bit. I found it quite useful, actually.
Turns out if you use the insta-shield, you can actually damage it anywhere, from any angle. And actually beat him in less than 2 minutes. I only discovered this fact last year.Aw, yeah, I remember that! It was useful for a ton of crap like that. I distinctly remember that you could use it to kill those fake spike enemies from a jump, for instance
edited 6th Feb '10 5:09:20 PM by Registered
Stone Head of ConfusionIT'S GOING TO SUCK.◊
It would be a lot easier for me if you imagine there's something funny or interesting here.
NOT THE BEESInsta-shield gave you a little bit of extra range for your damage, and it went through enemy guards if you timed it right. Enough to do things like hit the Lava Reef miniboss that was just out of jumping range, kill those spike things in Marble Garden from directly above instead of having to hit them from the side, or minimize how much time you were in the range of things like Metal Sonic's ball-shield thing by hitting it just a bit sooner. It was freaking great if you knew how to use it right. It also made the miniboss in Electric Egg really easy since you could jump straight into the swirling balls from below and hit it before actually making contact. And the thing in my avatar is from the Pokemon anime. I think the context is someone makes an offhanded comment about how training makes Pokemon really strong, and May has a pretty epic Imagine Spot about this applying to Torchic.
edited 6th Feb '10 7:43:40 PM by Pykrete
The blind man walking off the cliff is not making a leap of faith.
As Useless as Bubble ManSo, did anyone even wanted the old design? I wouldn't care either way, but I kinda would like to see the old look again.
I don't konw what to think, anymore.
Mister MasterI kinda prefer Sonic's current look.
Respect the Red Right Hand^^ I did, but it's not a deal-breaker. The old design was just kinda definitive of me due to Sat AM, Sonic CD on Windows 95, and the Game Gear games shaping my perception of the character as a kid. As such, any game with the old design and/or Jaleel "Urkel" White and Jim Cummings as Sonic and Robotnik would be an instant buy.
edited 7th Feb '10 8:06:45 PM by Ronnie
edited 7th Feb '10 8:07:09 PM by Komodin
AXTUCE MUN AXTE INCALI prefer the old look, particularly the Sonic 3 & Knuckles sprites, but Sonic's new look isn't a deal-breaker for me.
(weaving)I can't tell the difference between them well enough to care.
SHIKI is dead.
The only sprite I'd want to see back is Sonic 3. Other than that, I like the new stuff better. Not that it really makes a difference, but there was something about the loopy legs that looked neat.
Second bananaThe new look is better for 3D games, while the old look is better for 2D games. I put up with Sonic Advance despite having the wrong look for 2D.
And Applejack is here too!
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Mister MasterI think Unleashed got it right; it was sort of a blend of the old and new looks. Sonic looks better with shorter quills, in my opinion, but I like the green eyes and less round shape.
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