Sonic 1 Tag Team Adventure

By Jdpense


Hello, everyone it’s me Jdpense, the guy known for terrible hacks like the Classic Heroes rip offs (S3&K Tag Team), unplayable gimmick hacks that serve no purpose (S3&K Choatix Edition), and forgettable hacks that not too many people cared for (Chaos Adventure).

This hack is yet another rip off hack of Classic Heroes, but now there is a 4th player added! This hack is a celebration hack for my 10 years of hacking Sonic games since 2010, and I saw this year’s contest is happening earlier than usual. As a foresight, I decided to switch to Sonic 1 to keep things simple.


6-button pad and SEGA Team Player support added

The ability to play 4 players in the game at once (with their own A.I.)

3 extra characters added with their own abilities and movesets (Tails, Knuckles, and Amy)

The ability to swap between players by pressing the Y button

The ability to change your character by pressing the X button

New Menus added with SRAM Functionality

Pause menu added

Level Select: Up, Down, Left, Right, A

Tools/Assets Used & Credits

6-button pad and SEGA Team Player support guide by Aurora Fields

Sonic 1 2005 Hivebrain disassembly by Hivebrain

SonMapED by Xenowhirl

Tails Sonic 1 Sprite Sheet Rips by Parky33

Sonic Advance 3 Sonic Factory Sprite Sheet Rips by Geo Prower

Sonic CD Sonic Sprites Rips by Victor T (Zenor)

Amy Rose custom Sonic 1 and 2 Sprites by Psi

Sonic 1 animation and mapping extension guide by Markey Jester

(xm3smps by Nineko)

Sonic 1 Free up Ram guide by Advanced?

Sonic Advance 2 Sprite Sheet rips by Eternal Light


File Type: 7z

File Size: 471.12 KB

Jdpense @ 2020-10-25 11:08:47

Also here are instructions of setting the 6-button support for your emulators:

Fusion: Options > Set Config.. > Controllers (folder tab) > go to "Port 1"'s first drop menu on the far left and change "3 Btn Pad" to "6 Btn Pad"

Regen: System > redefine keys... > same as Fusion, go to "Port 1"'s first drop menu on the far left and change "3 Buttonn Pad" to "6 Button Pad"

BlastEmu: Settings > System > On "IO Port 1 Device" change "3-button gamepad" to "6-button gamepad"

Last modified by Jdpense @ 2020-10-25 11:11:44

SuperAlan64YT @ 2020-10-27 19:00:18

It's a pretty good idea and I like team tag team hacks. The ai was not acting very good, they stopped when they ran close to me and sometimes went the opposite direction. And when I hit a spring it just stopped me. The side writes for slopes look wrong maybe a little too looking down. Sometime me and the ai would just clip in a spring. I hope this hack get updated because I'm really looking forward to be the 4 player sonic 1.

TheRockingBlurr @ 2020-10-29 16:30:19

I'd like to point out I actually liked S3&K Tag Team and that I admire that you even managed to hack S3&K at all. Not to mention actually incorporating in-game character swapping in said game which I've wanted to see since Classic Heroes tbh

That said I love the attempt at a 4-player Heroes-like game, and I especially love how you can both swap between AND change your characters during the game, which opens a lot of possibilities. Also being able to set up a 4 Knuckles team if I so desire lol. Good stuff!!

sodbilguun @ 2020-11-03 20:21:01

One Funny Feature Is If You Play On Random Level If You Get A Emerald If You Reset The Console It Will Stay So Play Green Hill Act 1 Over Over Again