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Sonic Hacking Contest 2017 Results

After a turnaround from last year’s showing, the Sonic Hacking Contest 2017 draws to a close with the winners of this year’s showing for trophies rewarded by both Hacking Contest judges and the community. The contest celebrated big this year for it’s 15th anniversary with a brand new website, a public showing at this year’s Fan Jam and featured a game industry participant, Jon Burton of Traveller’s Tales, with Sonic 3D Blast Director’s Cut. There’s plenty to be excited for this year’s showing of ROM hacks and mods for Sonic RSonic Heroes, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic Mania and Sonic Lost World. You can discuss the results of the hacking contest after the jump or via the forum here. You can also watch the first part of the results show from MegaGWolf’s Twitch channel at the top of this post. You can then watch part 2 of the show here.

Judged Trophies

Hidden Palace Trophy

  • Grand prize / 1st place. This is given to the overall best entry in the contest.
  • Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil

 

Wood Zone Trophy

  • 2nd place entry overall in the contest.
  • Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

 

Dust Hill Trophy

  • 3rd place entry overall in the contest.
  • Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED

 

Generations Trophy

  • Best 3D Sonic game modification submitted overall.
  • SADX Lantern Engine by SonicFreak94

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

  • Heroes Mod Loader & Tweakbox β (Tech Demo) by sewer56lol
  • Sonic Redux (Character Demo) by InvisibleUp

 

Crystal Egg Trophy

  • Best 8-bit Sonic hack submitted overall.
  • Sonic 2: Zen Island by Yoshister

 

Green Hill Trophy

  • Hack (or specific level of a hack if non-applicable) that plays most like a Sonic game.
  • Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil

HONOURABLE MENTION

  • A generic Sonic 1 ROMhack by CHRdutch

 

Botanic Base Trophy

  • Best art in a Mega Drive / Genesis hack submitted.
  • Mr. Cat’s 16 Day Challenge by MrCat

HONOURABLE MENTION

  • Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED

 

D.A. Garden Trophy

  • Best music in an entry submitted.
  • Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

HONOURABLE MENTION

  • Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED

 

Lava Reef Trophy

  • Best level layout in a Mega Drive / Genesis hack submitted.
  • Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

  • Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil
  • A Generic Sonic 1 ROMhack by CHRdutch

 

Gimmick Mountain Trophy

  • Best level layout in an 8-bit hack submitted.
  • Sonic 2: Zen Island by Yoshister

 

Genocide City Trophy

  • Most difficult entry (or specific level of an entry if non-applicable) submitted.
  • Classic Pantufa the Cat DX by VAdaPEGA

HONOURABLE MENTION

  • Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED

 

11000101 Trophy

  • Best technical / proof of concept entry submitted.
  • SADX Lantern Engine by SonicFreak94

HONOURABLE MENTION

  • Sonic 2 for PC & New 3DS by Clownacy

 

Fang Trophy

  • Best new enemy/badnik in an entry submitted.
  • Sonic Chaos Quest Ultimate by Narcologer

 

Eggman Trophy

  • Best new boss or mini-boss in an entry submitted.
  • Sonic Egg Factory Remastered by FoxConED

HONOURABLE MENTION

  • Sonic Chaos Quest Ultimate by Narcologer

 

Spin Dash Trophy

  • Best new ability in an entry submitted.
  • Sonic 1: Colors Edition (SHC2017 Demo) by campbellsonic

HONOURABLE MENTION

  • Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro

 

Carnival Night Trophy

  • Most innovative game play feature in an entry submitted.
  • Sonic 1: Colors Edition (SHC2017 Demo) by campbellsonic

HONOURABLE MENTION

  • Sonic 3 Chaos Adventure by JDpense

 

Emerald Trophy

  • Best Special Stage in an entry submitted.
  • Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

 

Wing Fortress Trophy

  • Best cutscene in an entry submitted.
  • Sonic Egg Factory ReMastered by FoxConED

 

Robotnik’s Revenge Trophy

  • Best fresh concept using existing concepts as the backbone in an entry submitted.
  • Sonic 1: Colors Edition (SHC2017 Demo) by campbellsonic

HONOURABLE MENTION

  • Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil

 

Casinopolis Trophy

  • Most entertaining / fun entry submitted.
  • Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

  • Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil
  • Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro

 

Polygon Jim Trophy

  • Most unique entry submitted.
  • Achi (AKA another trend in gaming that is slightly annoying and ultimately pointless) by Natsumi

 

Tails Trophy

  • Most improved entry from last year’s contest.
  • Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro

 

Blaze Trophy

  • Entry from this year’s contest that is felt to have the most potential.
  • Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

HONOURABLE MENTION

  • Sonic 2 for PC & New 3DS by Clownacy

 

Newtrogic High Trophy

  • Voted best entry of the contest by the Media Panel.
  • Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

 

The following Judged Trophies were not awarded:

  • Windy Valley Trophy: Best art in a 3D modification submitted.
  • Jungle Trophy : Best art in an 8-bit hack submitted.
  • Speed Highway Trophy: Best level layout in a 3D modification submitted.
  • Azure Lake Trophy: Best multiplayer entry submitted.
  • Advance Trophy : Best handheld game entry overall.

 

Community Trophies

Hidden Palace Community Trophy

  • Best entry submitted overall.
  • Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil

 

Generations Community Trophy

  • Best 3D Sonic game modification submitted overall.
  • Sonic Redux (Character Demo) by InvisibleUp

 

Crystal Egg Community Trophy

  • Best 8-bit Sonic hack submitted overall.
  • Sonic 2: Zen Island by Yoshister

 

Windy Valley Community Trophy

  • Best art entry submitted.
  • Metal Sonic Rebooted by Lone Devil

 

D.A. Garden Community Trophy: Best Music

  • Best music entry submitted.
  • Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

 

Lava Reef Community Trophy

  • Best level layout entry submitted.
  • Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo

 

11000101 Community Trophy

  • Best technical entry submitted.
  • Sonic 2 for PC & New 3DS (PoC) by Clownacy

 

Polygon Jim Community Trophy

  • Most unique entry submitted.
  • Achi (AKA another trend in gaming that is slightly annoying and ultimately pointless) by Natsumi

 

Tails Community Trophy

  • Most improved entry from last year’s contest.
  • Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro

 

Blaze Community Trophy

  • Entry from this year’s contest that is felt to have the most potential.
  • Sonic 1 Dragon Edition by DragonWolfLeo
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