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Somari is an infamous clone of Sonic the Hedgehog, starring the titular character who is essentially Mario wearing Tails' shoes.
- 1 Level Select/Sound Test
- 2 Unused Graphics
- 3 Unused Objects
- 4 Unused Music
- 5 Scrap Brain Zone
- 6 Revisions/Hacks
Level Select/Sound Test
At the title screen, press Left, Down, B, A, Right, Up, A, B, Up, Down, Up, Down, then press Start. For the sound test, 01-0B play sound effects while 20-2D play music.
The commands were changed in Doraemon to A, B, Select, Up, Down, Left, Right, then press Start. However, the sound test and Special Stage options were cut from this version.
A "Mario" logo, likely a name used early in development. The bottom of the logo was overwritten by tiles used in the Somari title screen.
Sprites of Robotnik falling and running after being defeated in the Final Zone. You never chase Robotnik down after beating Final Zone, and he simply appears in his flying saucer, rendering these sprites unused.
Three different animations of Somari losing his balance, based on the balancing animations from Sonic 2. Unused as Somari will just stand normally at the edge of a cliff. These can be seen in-game with the FCEUX cheat 001D:??, where "??" is 11, 12, or 13, respectively.
A sprite of Somari with his mouth wide open, most likely to be used when drowning. His normal death graphic is used in-game.
A checkpoint monitor from the Master System/Game Gear versions of Sonic 1. FCEUX cheat 001D:11?04 will replace the first Crabmeat in Green Hill Zone with it. It does nothing when broken.
Monitor for the Speed Shoes. FCEUX cheat 001D:13?04 will replace the first Crabmeat in Green Hill Zone with it. It does nothing when broken.
The continue jingle from Sonic 1, unused because there are no continues, either.
Scrap Brain Zone
Is "Scrap Brain Zone" actually a level, or just the game reading garbage data?
Using Game Genie code IEVAZZAA or setting memory address 04EA to 05 will access what remains of Scrap Brain after you lose a life. It has a title card of "Final Zone Act 1" and shares tiles from Star Light Zone and Final Zone, using the former's music.
|Download Scrap Brain Zone (Somari NES Savestate - FCEUX)
File: ScrapBrainZoneSomariSavestate.7z (2.35 KB) (info)
Graphic rips and comparisons would be nice.
Several modified versions of Somari were produced in the years following its release, some of which restore Sonic to the game and change the starting level.
These versions were almost certainly produced by Hummer Team themselves, given that their lineage can be traced through to the version featuring the company's own mascot.
Sonic the Hedgehog (NES)
This version, also known as Sonic 3D Blast 5, features Sonic. Another version of this can be found on multicarts, which adds a crudely drawn 5 below the logo.
Because Sonic the Hedgehog starts at Spring Yard Zone, Green Hill and Marble go unused in this game. They're still there, though: Green Hill can accessed by selecting Marble in the level select, and Marble can accessed by selecting "Spring Yand" in the level select.
The inescapable spike pits in Green Hill were fixed in this version, as well as all of the subsequent hacks in this series.
The "Somari Team Presents" screen still exists in the ROM. Leftover graphics include some running poses of Somari, the goal signpost with Somari's face as opposed to Sonic, and all of Somari's unused sprites.
Sonic & Knuckles 5
This version changes the title screen but is otherwise the same as the NES Sonic the Hedgehog. Even the same Somari leftovers are in this version. Sonic's outline in this version was changed from blue to black for no apparent reason.
Sonic 3D Blast 6
Appears to be a hack of Sonic & Knuckles 5 which replaces the title screen, adds a start screen, and starts at Marble Zone. Of course, Green Hill wasn't deleted and can still be accessed via the level select. The same leftovers as the NES Sonic the Hedgehog are also in this ROM, along with the Sonic & Knuckles 5 title screen, but some were deleted.
Known in Chinese as Speeding Hummer (超速悍馬), it is also a hack of Sonic & Knuckles 5, with some leftovers from the title screen of that game. Sonic has been replaced with Hummer Team's titular mascot and Green Hill, Marble, and Spring Yard have been palette swapped.
Another hack starring the same character exists on the Samuri 60 in 1 plug 'n play, which has altered background graphics and a couple of glitched songs, as well as most of the separate Acts being split into their own games.
These were produced by other companies without(?) the involvement of Hummer Team.
Based on the original Somari, but replaces Somari with Family Kid, the sometime mascot of still-existent Thai electronics company Family TSI Ltd.
Ji Qi Mao Xiao Ding Dang (Doraemon)
More screenshots. There's also Doraemon signposts.
A very extensive hack by Waixing, this version features Doraemon and replaces just about all the graphics, music, and level layouts.