Also known as: Chaotix (JP)
This game has unused playable characters.
This game has a prototype article
First started out as a Sonic game, Chaotix stars Knuckles the Echidna for the first and only time ever as he and the Chaotix crew (to whom would later get their recognitions in Sonic Heroes (sorry, Mighty)) discovered a strange island called the Newtrogic High Zone. Also, the infamous ring power gameplay.
Sega slightly rushed this game for the 32X lineup so there's tons of unused contents going on inside of the game's data.
| Unused Sprites|
This game seems to have more unused sprites than used ones.
Configuring the Color Test to look as it is on the left activates a stage select in the main menu. Choosing a stage and configuration also enables a free movement debug mode, activated whenever the game is paused. Use the D-Pad to move and combinations of A, B, and C to move faster. There are three numerical values shown: the X coordinate of the crosshair (which is always at the center of the main character sprite; all sprites are drawn relative to their centers in Chaotix), Y coordinate of the crosshair, and a value that indicates the zone, the act, and what time of day it is.
The second character on the player select menu is a deleted character simply named "**********", which uses Knuckles' art and Mighty's palette; in earlier prototypes, this character could fly similarly to Tails, showing that Sonic and Tails were scrapped sometime after Sonic Crackers. Using this character may trigger game breaking bugs.
For the five "attractions", the level numbers should be between 1 and 5; 0 is the same as 1, while 6 will crash. For the Special Stage, 0-5 are the six normal stages and 6 is the first wireframe stage. World Entrance Level 0 is the normal world lobby, 1 is the penultimate boss, 2 is the final boss, and all others crash the game.
Sound Test Stuff
In prototypes, the Sega screen plays a sound at code 6B. This was removed from the final game, however a different version of the sound remains in slot 6B.
|Version of the sound from Prototype 0202 (February 2, 1995), the last known build to play a sound on the Sega screen and the last known to contain this version of the sound.|
|Final version of the sound, used by all prototypes after 0202 and the final builds.|
Configuring the Color Test to look as it is on the left will replace the volume meters with a dancing Amy Rose saying "Cool Sweet & Catchy!"
No 32X Error Message
When trying to play the game without a 32X attached, it tries to show an error message saying it needs a 32X. However, in real hardware the 32X security code tries to access the 32X directly without checking if it's there, which makes it hang up and the screen stays blank. The message can be seen in emulators that don't implement this hang up.
It always says "SUPER32X" (sic) regardless of region.