Phew, it's H.o.T in here.Read the instructions on how to play this mod.
What IS H.o.T?
The playable characters in H.o.T are modern Sonic, classic Sonic and Boom Sonic, all having smooth frames and unique animations. It also changes the Hard Boiled Heavies into super original characters. Mania Plus adds Mr Needlemouse and King Sonic as well!
You can find a full list of changes below.
Huge thanks to haloarbiter117 for helping me with the original rom hacks this is based on, and continuing to do so with this re-imagining. The majority of his ideas helped shape this mod.
What this mod changes in Mania:
Modern Sonic replaces Sonic.
Classic Sonic replaces Knuckles.
Boom Sonic replaces Tails.
King Sonic with a sword replaces Mighty.
Mr. Needlemouse replaces Ray.
All music is changed, some SFX is changed.
Shadow replaces Metal Sonic. Silver/Mecha Sonic from Sonic 2 (16-bit) replaces Eggman.
The Hardboiled Heavies are replaced by the Hardboiled Hedgehogs (OCS based off the HBH in Sonic form). Yes, this part is super serious. The OCS are: Zero the Artificial Hedgehog, Jenny the Hedgehog, David the Greedy Hedgehog, Donut Steel, Pontes with his bike Jerry.
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Mod related questions and answers:What does H.o.T stand for? Where did the mod originate from?
H.o.T is short for Hedgehogs of Time, and the mod is based off of my old awful hacks for Sonic 2 and 3, I called them Generations 2 and 3 respectively. I decided to go with a slightly more original name.
Can I use parts of this mod for my own mod?
Yes, but please ask for permission and state which part you want to use for your own mod. I see too many people taking mods and stating it as their own work all over the Internet. Please try to be original, don't just copy and paste mine. That's really lazy.
Give credit to me for the edited sprites, and the creators for the original sprites.
In short: ask for permission, try to be original and give credit.
That's all I ask for.
Can you add Adventure/Dreamcast Sonic as a playable character into the mod?
There could be several arguments about whether or not Dreamcast Sonic is modern Sonic, but no.
Mr. Needlemouse is just a shorter Sonic, and he has a nose. Why?
I prefer the design I went with. I did try with the classic Needlemouse design, but I didn't like it.