Sonic Classic Heroes is a game hack of Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis. Switch between three different heroes as you play through all the levels of the classic 16 bit games.
Choose to be either: Sonic, Tails and Knuckles (Team Sonic)
Or: Espio, Vector and Charmy (Team Chaotix)
Sonic Classic Heroes – The Game
Sonic Classic Heroes – Basic Controls
Arrow Keys = Move
Enter Key = Start/Pause
Z = Switch Character
X or C = Jump
Hold down arrow key and press X or C = Spin Dash
Full Screen = F11
Save and load the game using the options at the bottom of the screen HUD
Sonic Classic Heroes – Team Sonic Description
Sonic is the fastest character in the game: his top speed is higher than that of anyone else’s.
When he is on the lead, his teammates (if any) will share his top speed, acceleration, deceleration and jump strength. Sonic’s jump action depends on whether or not he is super or hyper, and on which shield he is using:
Hyper Dash: Hyper Sonic will gain a burst of speed in the directions held when the double-jump action is triggered; this will also kill all badniks on-screen.
Super Dash: Super Sonic will gain a burst of speed in the directions held when the double-jump action is triggered.
Homing Attack: While wearing the Golden Shield, Sonic can execute the homing attack. If there are no viable targets nearby, Sonic will gain a burst of speed forward instead.
Lightning Jump: Sonic can execute a double-jump while using the Lightning Shield.
Bubble Bounce: Sonic gains a burst of speed downwards when wearing a Bubble Shield, and will rebound back up when he hits the ground.
Flame Dash: Sonic gains a burst of speed forward while using the flame shield.
Insta-Shield: The Insta-Shield not only extends Sonic’s attack radius, but it also makes Sonic temporarily invincible for its duration.
Flight: Tails can fly for a short time as his jump action. Pressing B or C causes Tails to accelerate upwards for a short period of time. Tails can carry both his teammates while flying.
Swimming: While underwater, Tails can swim instead. Swimming works similarly to flight, except that Tails cannot carry his teammates while swimming.
Glide: By pressing and holding either B or C, Knuckles will glide as his jump action. He will constantly fall while gliding, but at an ever increasing speed.
Climbing: By hitting a wall while gliding, Knuckles will cling to it; you may then climb up or down by pressing Up or Down, as appropriate.
Sonic Classic Heroes – Team Chaotix Description
Espio is the fastest member of Team Chaotix: his top speed is equal to Tails’ and Knuckles’. When he is on the lead, his teammates (if any) will share his top speed, acceleration, deceleration and jump strength.
Clinging: By pressing and holding either B or C, and pressing a direction towards a wall or a ceiling, Espio will cling to the desired surface as his jump action. This allows free movement on any wall or ceiling.
Charmy cannot jump or spindash; instead, he dashes:
Buzz-Dash: By holding a direction and pressing B or C, Charmy will gain a burst of speed on the direction chosen. This replaces jump for Charmy.
Flight: If after triggering a buzz-dash you keep holding B or C, Charmy will start to fly at the end of the dash. For as long as the button remains held, Charmy will accelerate in any direction pressed.
Power Boost: Pressing B or C will give Vector a burst of speed in the direction being held as his jump action.
Climb: If Vector hits a wall during a power boost, he will cling to it; you may then climb up or down by pressing Up or Down, as appropriate.
About The Game
Sonic Classic Heroes is a ROM hack for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis that is the result of a collaboration between flamewing and ColinC10, combining their respective hacks Sonic 2 Heroes and Sonic 1 and 2.
It therefore is a single ROM that offers the entire campaigns of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, either alone or together; and enables the player to play as many characters such as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles.
The hack is named due to the ability to control a team of characters, which is reminiscent of the more recent 3D game Sonic Heroes.
It is built on Sonic 2’s engine, which has been enhanced by both flamewing and ColinC10 to have new features.
These include: multiple gameplay elements from Sonic 3 & Knuckles, such as element shields and character-specific abilities; the ability to save progress, scores, etc. to SRAM (something rarely implemented in Sonic 2, with the other notable example being Esrael’s Sonic 2 Delta); various bug-fixes and improvements to the mechanics of the original games; and many more features, both implemented and planned.
Download The ROM
If you want to play the ROM for yourself, download it here
You will need an emulator that plays Mega Drive / Genesis ROMS.