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Here it is. The explosive finale to the Sonic Crossover!/Sonic Anime! fangame trilogy of platformers, Speed vs. Ideals! Tears will be shed, the story is deeper than any Sonic the Hedgehog game has EVER been (official or unofficial), some parts of the game are even darker than Shadow the Hedgehog and a certain Team Plasma leader has performed a Face–Heel Turn to the point that you will hate him, even more than Ghetsis!


This game provides examples of:

  • Action Girl:Hilda and Ritsu for the third time.
  • Adaptational Villainy:N has absolutely no redeeming qualities at all in this fan game and he even talks down to Sonic in a cutscene before you fight him for the first time, unsuccessfully of course.
    • Nodoka averts this since we see her banging on the glass of the Mount Mobius boss, looking like she wants out.
  • After the End:Collapsed World Zone.
  • All Just a Dream:The ending of the game is revealed to be this, not only for the events of this fan game, but for the events of Sonic:Before the Fourth Adventure and Sonic:After the Fourth Adventure as well.
  • Badass Normal:Hilda, Rosa, Serena, Ritsu, Yui and Mugi, again.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss:Sure, the canon games in the Sonic series have done this before, but not a Sonic fan game. Judging from the title, since N is the one associated with ideals, that should give you a clue as to who Sonic's true enemy in this fan game is.
  • Berserk Button:Don't EVER hurt Hilda's friends, especially when she's around!
    • Do not atttempt to maim Sonic, otherwise, he will transform into Super Sonic (assuming he has all 7 Chaos Emeralds with him), and he will erase you from existence!
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  • Bittersweet Ending:When Sonic, Hilda and Ritsu wake up in their respecive bedrooms in the ending and realize that their friendship was nothing more than a lie. In the first part of the end credits, they leave on a journey to find each other in hopes of forming a friendship.
  • Black and White Morality:Sonic and his pals are good while Eggman (until the Hope Annihilator Zone) and N Harmonia are obviously evil.
  • Bonus Boss:The Demonic King Gropius in the Hope Annihilator Zone and Final N-Sanity in the Green Hill Zone.
  • Book-Ends:Sonic's first adventure began in the Green Hill Zone while his True Final Battle with N takes place in the same zone, though at night.
  • The Cameo:Green (Leaf's Pokémon Special counterpart, the girl with the Little Black Dress.) appears on a poster in the Dust Hill Zone.
    • Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem appear as bosses in the Fiery Truth Zone/Electric Ideals Zone/Icy Neutrality Zone depending on who you're playing as.
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    • Nodoka (Yui's childhood friend) appears, against her will, as a boss in the Mount Mobius Zone.
    • Sleet and Dingo appear as secret bosses in the Windy Hill Zone.
    • NiGHTS appears, flying in the background of Dreams Dreams Zone act 2.
  • Crossover: With Pokémon and K-On!, yet again.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:N executes one of these on our heroes in a cutscene before the true final boss.
  • Darker and Edgier:Some things about this game make it darker than any Sonic game (official or unofficial) is/has/ever will be, though the game starts out being lighthearted just like most Sonic games.
    • Some of the characters use mild swears in a few cutscenes.
    • Sonic, Hilda, Ritsu, Knuckles and Serena all give N a flat-fisted punch to the face in certain cutscenes, not having any second thoughts about doing it. Sonic even punches N multiple times in one cutscene.
    • In the cutscene that precedes the Hope Annihilator Zone, everyone is greviously injured by N, to the point that before Hilda's badass speech, she has a hard time getting up.
    • Portions of the soundtrack are composed of nothing but heavy metal music, both from other Video Games and songs composed just for this game!
    • Ironically, some Lighter and Softer moments, a few of which are funny, happen in the earliest parts of the game.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending:You have to get the Chaos Emeralds from the Special Stages in order to see the true ending where Sonic, Hilda and Ritsu become friends for real.
    • Oh, and you have to collect the emeralds in order to play the Hope Annihilator Zone, too!
  • Endgame+:If you have the Chaos Emeralds after you defeat Reshiram EX/Zekrom EX/Kyurem EX, the Hope Annihilator Zone is unlocked.
  • Eternal Engine:Harmonia's Warship Zone, the Fiery Truth/Electric Ideals/Icy Neutrality zones, Egg Rocket Zone and the N's Castle portion of Collapsed World Zone.
  • Evil Makeover:Emerald Hill Zone, and by extension, all of Westside Island, is turned into the Gropius Hill Zone by Eggman and N.
  • Face–Heel Turn:This happens to N. BIG TIME!!!
  • Freedom Fighters, Rock Out:Happens at various points in the game.
  • Gratuitous Japanese:Some examples:
    • The alternate name of Sonic's image song in the Sound Test:それは問題ではありません!
    • The alternate name of N's image song in the Sound Test:黙示録の地獄王!
    • When playing as Ritsu, Yui or Mugi, the "Warning!" signs before botomless pits or spike pits display 危険!
  • Green Hill Zone:Tropical Hills/Ember Hill and Windy Hill zones.
  • Guest Fighter:Yuu Madobe and Ai Madobe, Microsoft's Windows 8/8.1 mascots in Japan, and in addition, Inori Aizawa, Microsoft's Internet Explorer mascot in Singapore are playable from the beginning, since this fan game is exclusive to Windows computers and can be teamed up with anyone in the game in Story Mode.
    • Miley Verisse of Cherry Tree High Comedy Club fame is a secret character in Debug Mode, complete with her own storyline where her dorm mate Harriet Sinclair is Roboticized by N Sonic Sat AM/Archie Sonic style!
  • Heel–Face Turn:This happens to Eggman once he finds out what N's true motives are.
  • Image Song:Every character in the game has one all to themselves, even though Eggman's image song is E.G.G.M.A.N. from Sonic Adventure 2, the only image song that is reused.
    • for Sonic:It Doesn't Matter! (Speed vs. Ideals ver.).
    • for Tails:Believe In Myself! (Speed vs. Ideals ver.).
    • for Knuckles:Unknown From M.E. (Speed vs. Ideals ver.).
    • for Hilda:The Pretty Lady of Truth! a.k.a. The Bishoujo of Truth!
    • for Rosa:Cutie Pie Time! a.k.a. Moe-Moe Time!
    • for Serena:Sweet French Tea! a.k.a. Amai Furenchitī! A duet with Mugi.
    • for Ritsu:Girly Storm Shissou Stick! (Speed vs. Ideals ver.).
    • for Yui:Oh, My GIITA! (Speed vs. Ideals ver.).
    • for Mugi:Sweet French Tea! a.k.a. Amai Furenchitī! A duet with Serena.
    • for Eggman:E.G.G.M.A.N.
    • for N:The Hell King of Apocalypse! a.k.a. Mokushiroku no jigoku-ō! This song plays in the Hope Annihilator Zone.
  • Interquel:Taking place after Sonic Adventure 2 and before Sonic Heroes.
  • KnightOfCerebus:N on so many freakin' levels! Not only does he murder Ghetsis before the events in the game start, he attempts to strangle Sonic to death after his defeat in the Green Hill Zone, uses the Tao Trio to try and annihilate Sonic and his friends, brainwashes Nodoka into being a Team Plasma grunt in an attempt to put Yui down, makes himself invincible in the first two Harmonia's Dare battles, beats everyone to a slightly bloody pulp before the Extra Zone in his Super Form, kidnaps Nanami Madobe before the Music Plant Zone and turns Harriet Sinclair into a robot with absolutely no free will at all in Miley's story!
  • Mini-Game:Sonic the Hedgehog's Cartoon Calvacade and Honoka Kousaka's Idol Jump!.
  • Never Say "Die":A couple of examples:
    N:I am Omnicide Itself!!!
    Sonic:I wish that N dude would vanish into thin air...
  • NinSegaKyoAni Hard:If you aren't careful, the boss fight with Reshiram EX/Zekrom EX/Kyurem EX can count as this.
    • Certain segments of Dust Hill Zone act 3.
  • Not What I Signed on For:This causes Eggman to join Sonic's side once he discovers that N not only wants to take over Sonic's world after getting rid of Sonic and his friends, but also the Pokémon world and the K-ON! version of Earth!
    • And in addition, N wants to cause the total Omnicide of anyone who isn't on his side.
  • Recycled Soundtrack:Most songs in the game. A few songs avert this trope since they were composed for this game.
  • Secret Level:Dust Hill and Ice Cap Zones, Pumpkin Hill and Windy Hill Zone.
  • Ship Sinking:This happens to a certain Pokémon shipping in this fan game since Hilda sides with Sonic and his pals in a cutscene before the Hope Annihilator Zone (She was Sonic's ally to begin with.).
    • And in addition, N is a total dick in this game.
  • Spinoff:Sonic the Hedgehog:The Omega Hour.
  • Story Arc:This is the third and final part of the Sonic Crossover!/Sonic Anime! trilogy.
  • Shout-Out:A decent amount:
  • Spanner in the Works:Eggman's Heel-Face Turn, in addition to befriending and even acting as an uncle to the Hero/Heroine you play as is this to N's plot to defeat Sonic and his friends enough to where Eggman questions why he was even supportive of his hell-spawned nephew to begin with and in turn, convinces N to try and kill Sonic and his allies on South Island.
  • Spiritual Successor:Story-wise, to Pokémon Black and White and Sonic the Hedgehog (Saturday Morning).
  • Stealth Pun:"Natural" Beats Zone, "Harmonia" 's Warship Zone and "Gropius" Hill Zone.
  • Tagline:Two of them.
    • "Speed or Ideals. Which will win?"
    • "Sonic vs. N! The Death Battle you've NEVER expected to happen!"
  • Tear Jerker:Mount Mobius Act 3. That is all *sniffles*.
    • The different song that plays during the Nodoka boss when you play as Yui is both some badass metal yet it also makes you cry.
    • That moment in the Green Hill Zone when Yuu and Ai Madobe and Inori Aizawa do a tag team attack that vanquishes N once and for all, yet they dissappear afterwards. THE FEELS!!! Spoiler:The attack actually send the three of them back to their world.
  • The End of the World as We Know It:The story takes a sharp turn towards this when you unlock the Hope Annihilator Zone.
    • Averted after N's Super Form is defeated and the heroes and heroines use Chaos Control to restore their respective worlds back to normal.
  • Title Drop:This iconic line:
    Sonic:Speed vs. Ideals? More like a Way Past Cool guy vs. a Wuss!
  • True Final Boss:The Demonic King Gropius!!! And in addition, Final N-Sanity!
  • Word of God:The creator of the game has revealed that the version of N that appears in this fan game is from an Alternate Universe to various N Harmonia fans because of complaints from them to the creator.
    • And in addition, it is implied that if Sonic and co. weren't successful in defeating N, the Team Plasma king would have gone after Mario, Mega Man, Pac-Man, Link and every other classic gaming icon/mascot to promptly defeat them in battle, proving to the world the ideal that just because a mascot is popular and won a bunch of battles before doesn't mean they are invincible.
  • Yin-Yang Clash:Between the character that you play as and N a number of times in the game.
  • You're Insane!:
    Eggman:N, you want to destroy anyone who isn't on your side? You're Insane! Not even I would lower myself to Adolf Hitler's level!!!

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