One of the characters from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is featured in the current version of a popular Super Smash Bros. Melee mod called The Akaneia Build. Twenty years after its initial debut, the Melee community is still quite active, thanks in part to the game’s robust modding and competition scenes. The Akaneia Build is the most extensive of these modifications, expanding Super Smash Bros. Melee with additional gameplay modes, characters, and stages.
New gameplay elements and characters may be found in version 0.9, which was published earlier this month. There are new stages based on Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion, as well as awards for previously unobtainable Melee characters like Diddy Kong.
Characters are the game’s biggest improvement, with two returning from Brawl. Mother 3’s Lucas makes an appearance, and at the very end of the unveiling video for the build, Sonic the Hedgehog makes an appearance as Sega’s legendary mascot.
Sonic’s reveal is mostly based on his reveal in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii, in which he attacks Mario with a spin dash after Mario has vanquished Giga Bowser. This Sonic is based on his appearance in Sonic Adventure, one of the most current games in the series, and is drawn in a style that is reminiscent of Yuji Uekawa’s artwork from his redesign.
In addition to the model, the revelation features “Open Your Heart,” the main tune from Sonic Adventure, and Sonic’s down special move, Light Speed Dash, allows him to blast through adversaries once he has built up enough light energy.
Green Hill Zone, one of Sonic’s most recognizable stages, serves as his arena, updated with a retro style to complement Melee. His voice samples, originally performed by Ryan Drummond for Sonic Adventure, are likewise accurate to the character’s release date.
Many players were ecstatic to find Sonic in Melee, especially older players who remembered fondly an April Fools’ scam by Electronic Gaming Monthly that promised players could unlock Sonic and Tails by completing the game’s Cruel Melee mode and killing 20 adversaries.
This turned out to be incorrect, though Sonic did make it onto the lineup for Brawl and beyond. Some people recalled last year’s release of Smash Remix 1.1.0, which had Sonic in Super Smash Bros. 64. Obviously, it’s impossible to picture a current Super Smash Bros. roster without Sonic.
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