Sega has released another round of fixes for Sonic Origins – the publisher’s disappointing collection of classic Sonic platformers – this time targeting Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s troublesome Tails AI.
To put it mildly, Sonic Origins was a bit of a mess when it launched earlier this year, and was plagued by enough demos and technical issues — as Digital Foundry’s John Linneman has extensively documented — that its developers bashed openly at Sega, saying that in It was “very unhappy” when the game started.
Since then, Sega has been grappling with some of the more serious issues, and its latest patch — officially known as Update 1.04 — attempts to fix a widely reported AI issue that repeatedly caused Tails to appear offscreen. Sonic the Hedgehog 2, unable to rejoin the action.
Among other things, patch 1.04 promises to fix many other miscellaneous bugs, as well as corrections to various mislabeled soundtrack names in the museum, and an update to the Blue Sphere music so that it now plays at the correct speed.
However, 1.04 isn’t all bug fixes; it also makes many new Sonic Mania codes compatible with Sonic the Hedgehog 3’s sound testing features, such as TheOcelot01 details on Twitter:
- 6214 – Disable Super Sonic music
- 19790811 – Turns all enemies into “Ricky” the squirrel when defeated
- 19921124 – Infinite Continue (works in classic mode)
- 20170815 – Fly while Super Sonic (Egg Reverie Movement)
- 19930923 – Activate super strip
- 47891 – Turn all item boxes into question mark item boxes, so what you get is random
- 19910623 – Changed Fire, Bubbles and Lightning item boxes to Sonic 2 shields
- 00000000 – Removes all rings, item boxes and special stage rings
- 19940202 – Changed title screen and area title cards to “Sonic The Hedgehog 3”, removed “& Knuckles”
- 19900306 – Turns all Badniks into Ice Cap’s Penguin Badnik
- 32160 – Provides Sonic drop dash and insta-shield in race mode, normal single player physics in race mode, allows Knuckles to glide while in race mode
The 1.04 update for Sonic Origins is now available on all platforms.