Sega Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega Sonic the Hedgehog
Japan Release: 1993

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Franchise: Sonic the Hedgehog
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This is an arcade game released only in Japan in June 1993. It would have seen a worldwide release in 2005's Sonic Gems Collection, but the idea was dropped as the trackball-style controls were difficult to replicate on home consoles.

First Sonic game to use voice acting.
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TeridaxXD001
said at 12:10 PM on Tue Aug 18 2015
I think the first Sonic game that had voice acting was actually either Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car or SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter. Yes they had (some) actual gameplay.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:57 PM on Tue Aug 18 2015
@TeridaxXD001 Did they really? Looking them up apparently they did.

I'd heard of those games long ago but didn't know they had VO. Doesn't help that they were pretty rare and obscure with little documented info until recently.
TeridaxXD001
said at 3:03 PM on Tue Aug 18 2015
@NCZ The other problem is that we don't know who voiced Sonic in them. They haven't been dumped either, so that greatly reduces the amount of info on them.
TeridaxXD001
said at 3:06 PM on Tue Aug 18 2015
@NCZ AND turns out SegaSonic Popcorn Shop also had voices:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ff26HH40Hs
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:46 PM on Tue Aug 18 2015
@TeridaxXD001 Not sure where they've got it from, but Japanese wikipedia claims that Toshio Furukawa voiced Sonic in those early games as well as in a commercial for the original game (the very end of this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF0CuJ4Tdv8), with Kusao taking over for SegaSonic and the Popcorn machine. I'm going to have to look into that later, though.

Funny thing is I remember reading a thread on NeoGAF a while ago where someone wanted to get ahold of the WakuWaku ROM so they could dump it. Guess nothing became of that, huh?
TeridaxXD001
said at 2:22 PM on Wed Aug 19 2015
@NCZ There's an entire Undumped Wiki, and it has contact with several dumpers. I think they take donations and buy rare games with them, then obviously dump them.

I HAVE seen at least one of the kiddie ride Sonic games on the Chinese-run arcade shopping site Coinopexpress, but it's not there anymore.
TeridaxXD001
said at 2:45 PM on Sun Sep 6 2015
@TeridaxXD001 I take that back. SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter is currently listed for $1811.52.
TeridaxXD001
said at 6:28 AM on Sat Nov 7 2015
@NCZ Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car and SegaSonic Popcorn Shop are now dumped and readily available. Maybe there's something in the ROMs that will help identify the voices. They probably don't have credits, but sometimes developers hide their names in the data.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:40 PM on Sat Nov 7 2015
@TeridaxXD001 Ah, I'd heard people finally got ahold of them. Great news. I'll keep that in mind for the future.
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