Sonic Battle: Revised Edition (BETA v1.1)

By SpudNinja

"Sonic Battle: Revised Edition" (also called "Sonic Battle: Rewritten") is a ROM edit of the Game-Boy Advance title, Sonic Battle, done in an attempt to modify the game's English dialogue to make the storyline better-paced and more coherent.

Features Currently Included:

  • The game's English script has been overhauled in order to better resemble the dialogue from the Japanese release.
  • Modifications to character protrayals (mainly Amy & Knuckles) to bring their personalities closer to their more favorable appearances in the series.
  • As it's commonly accepted by the community (and is evidenced in the game itself) that this game's plot is set after Shadow The Hedgehog, the dialogue is also tweaked to better reflect this (as well as additional references and acknowledgements to certain other games from around the game's release).
  • The amount of "negative space" in the game's textboxes have been heavily reduced, making the dialogue easier to read.
  • The extra mile was taken, and the same rewrite treatment is given to the unlockable Professor Gerald journal entries. In addition, the process of adjusting the in-game card descriptions has indeed begun.

Known Bug(s):

Although all of the dialogue has been rewritten, its implementation might or might not be a different story. Due to how this game's "pointers" work with textboxes alongisde the character portraits, the rewritten dialogue might not display/progress properly at times when using an IPS patch (reportedly, playing the already-modified ROM directly with an emulator seems to make it work fine).

If any other issues or glitches with this hack arise, please let me know.

  • Twitter: @SpudNinjaVA
  • Discord: SpudNinja#7058
  • Sonic Battle Hacking Suite~ Providing JPN-to-ENG translations of Professor Gerald's journal entries.
  • Porog ~ The creator & programmer of the "Sonic Battle Text Editor".
  • Utopian, ErraticKate, Al-Ameen & TacoMan ~ Assisting with beta testing and providing feedback.

File Type: rom/zip

File Size: 5.6 MB

SpudNinja @ 2022-08-20 14:38:44

Not sure if GBA roms will be accepted, and there's still quite a lot of work to be done (despite the script revisions being completed), so I thought it'd be sensible to submit this to the expo rather than the contest. Definitely my first submission in general, so I apologize if the category it's under is incorrect.

Last modified by SpudNinja @ 2022-08-20 15:16:53

AortaPlatinum @ 2022-10-13 12:26:33

Glad to see you kept it uncensored. I'm excited for the gameplay changes mentioned in the readme, I've always wanted to play Sonic Battle but could just barely finish Sonic's story and by that point I'm always exhausted. I think all you'd need to do is have all Emerl's base cards unlocked from the start, let every battle give him 5 points instead of 1, 3, or 5, and reduce the number of points or KOs needed in some battles.

Last modified by AortaPlatinum @ 2022-10-14 12:02:37

blaa666 @ 2022-10-18 06:22:47

The readme seems to promise win condition changes. I'm looking forward to that. I hope the points given to Emerl are also increased per battle and Chaos Emerald/Emerald Shard might also be added. That too would help the pacing.