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Casino Street Act 2 Beaten Only With Jump Button

Could this be Sonic 4 as we imagined it?  Probably not.  At least it’s funny.

LevelSelect (an all-star participant in the Sonic Retro Refund Program) showed up in our ever-cyclical S4E1 thread with something worth showing everybody.  He first pointed out that you could get through most levels by simply tapping the jump button over and over, abusing the stupid air dash mechanic and homing attacking everything in sight.  Somebody then asked LS if he had a video of it and, sure enough, he came back with a run through of Casino Street Act 2 using only the jump button.

Technically, he has to tap the left button a few times to turn himself around, but still, he’s beating an entire level without touching the D-pad 99.9% of the time.   He even gets past the “Dimps End of Level Bottomless Pit” that’s littered with cards with no pattern by simply pressing the jump button (although he died a few times).  It’s at this sequence where having no momentum, a shit-ton of speed boosters and an instant speed button is helpful (and that will be the only time I say that ever).  Remember when everybody was all like, “the homing attack doesn’t make the jump button an ‘instant-win button?'” Pffffft, hahaha…

I didn’t think I could shake my head harder at this game, but I clearly was wrong.  If you want to try and run through a Sonic 4 by using only the jump button, please send it in.  Hit us up that Twitter (sonicretro).

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    Sickening all around.

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    *sigh*

    Sonic 4 should’ve been written in Assembly code…

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    The homing attack is disgusting

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    There was a speedrun of Sonic Advance 2 that was basically this the whole time only effective.

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      All Sonic Advance 2 speed runs are just holding right though.

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    I think Yuji Naka deserves some credit though for creating Let’s Tap, and letting the D Team make a Sonic game out of it.

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      Why are you so cool?

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    Died on card bridge

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BA73tMaQa0 Apprently Sonic can… stand on air?

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      That’s no bug! It’s a feature, just like it was in Sonic 3’s ice cap zone! 😛

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    When holding the right D-Pad to win just isn’t enough.

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      I am SO going to use that line for a failpic. xD

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    Reminds me of the time I played MGS4 entirely in first person mode to test the claim made by a Konami representative that FPS fans can play the entire game like a FPS.

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    The homing attack is a cancer to the sonic series, as so the air dash!!!

    Let it be a “POWER UP TV” ONLY, solves most problems!!!

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      Not really. Then, instead of just having a chain of Bubbles, you get a monitor in front of a chain of Bubbles.

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        What do you mean not really?? Have the Homing attack as a power up instead, get RID of the stupid bubbles badnik chains, oh god damn it sonic 4 episode 1 sux

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          This is Dimps we’re talking about. The Level Design in this game is reminiscent of things they’ve been doing for years. Unless fan feedback finds its way not much is going to change in that department unfortunately.

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    Sonic isn’t the only thing that died on the card bridge. I sure hope my childhood has a continue left…

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    This is what’s called a insta win button? I dunno, I was thinking a button that beats the level in one go. (Still how is it insta-win if it makes the game harder than normal?)

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    It’s amazing that was able to get so many extra lives too!! That is a difficult thing that is not absurdly easy.

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    Nice tag.

    Well, that was… educational.

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    I hate this bloody game so much.

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      Do you hate it because you want soo bad to love it, but you just cant?? well thats how I feel anyway :/

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    Sonic Colors for DS has the same problem. Homing attack was a solution to the horrible controls in 3D Sonic games, it has no place in a 2D game.

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    Crikey, I gotta stop doing this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7o3hQObPmU

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    The article title is completely wrong. As you mention, he had to use the D-pad a few times.
    “Only With Jump Button” != “without touching the D-pad 99.9% of the time”

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      This is me not giving a shit about your comment:

      😐

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    This vid made me die a little inside… damn the homing attack, I’ll agree it’s useful in 3D but 2D… Damn Segas black heart.

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    SUPER PRESS JUMP TO WIN ACTION PLATFORMER
    Ok, I’m going a bit too far but yeah. (Spoof of a Flash which itself is a spoof on RPGs, Super Press Space To Win Action RPG)

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