Since I seem to be remaking a lot of Genesis Sonic game intros, I thought that I might as well animate this one from Sonic & Knuckles. In my opinion, it has the best opening of them all, it just screams "ADVENTURE!" as soon as you see Sonic.
But I digress...
Now for all of the technical aspects of the flash. I just want to point out that EVERYTHING here was drawn in Flash. No sprites, no previously-made images; 100% recreated. And boy, did that take a toll on my wrist. The background was about four layers on its own, and I spent about 2-3 hours staring at references. Even the Death-Egg was hand made, but it was surprisingly easy to make. Especially the 3D-esque shading. The title was about 7 layers, but much easier to draw.
Onto the characters themselves... Sonic was a PAIN to draw, especially when adding in the shading. Knuckles, on the other hand, was much easier to deal with as his movements are much more sedentary. He's a life-saver. I wanted to add in lighting on them, but I nixed the idea. I got tired of this project after the 5th day.
If anything bothered me the most, it was the timing. I had to constantly refer back to the intro (via Youtube) to get the timing right: "When does the Death-Egg land?" "When does Knuckles appear?" "How should the background be positioned?" and so on... I didn't quite get to "finish" the animation because I wanted to add in the fade-out that all of the games used to do when the title theme finished. That will have to wait for another time, though.
And there you have it.
Made in Flash CS4
60-72 hours in production
Music: "Sonic & Knuckles" Title Theme
9 Layers (not counting symbols
I found out in 2013 that Sonic and Knuckles was a part of Sonic 3 while everyone else already knew that.
We really need another Sonic game focusing on Sonic & Knuckles again
this brings back memories
Aww no Thrash the Tazmanian Devil.....
it don't work on my mac CRAP!
ha nice. subbed you on youtube
UNLIMITED SONIC N KNUX
Pretty Cool are u going to finsh this any time soon?
This made me remember the day I first played this... one of the best days of my life, and one of the best games I've ever played. This is great, thanks for sharing and giving me the joy of remembering one of the best times of my childhood. Damn, it almost brings a tear to my eye that intro... <3
I missed so much that classic "SEEGAAA..."
SO CUTE! omg It brings back memories~
Nothing like the old school
Great animation, love it!
When sonic took a landing, it was abit too fast to notice the animation in it when he got up. Try making the landing more smoother when he gets up, but if you were trying to make it fast pace, it's ok, just try double framing.
Actually, the entire animation is based directly on the original, in which the stand-up animation was quite speedy and hard to see as well.
Yea, but instead but just keeping it the same, you should improve it. You can't just look at an animation and expect to make yours look the same, just improve it. Everything looks great, but the land just bothers me.
AHhhh, I can't start the game!
omg 1 of my fav sega games i love this flash great job too!
Awesome! I love it!
O.O WOW!!! I love you for this! That is one of the best flashes I have ever seen! Shiny death egg, the lottle Sonic and Knuckles at the bottom, changing round, and then Sonic and Knux waving and shaking their hands at us! It's... AMAZING!
Oh, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. C:
This is so awesome
hey were any of your animations in any of the sonic volumes?
Nah, I'm not too good at making jokes for me to animate. And it also wouldn't feel right for me to recycle some from my gallery. I would sure love to have one of my animations in the volumes, though.
KickAss! Nice rendition of the S&K intro, well animated indeed!
So cute~ <3
I always thought they should remake the first 4 sonic games and make them for the 3rd gen consles...with improved graphics maybe cut scenes and more character choice. This just reminded me of that.
Wow that was really well done when i saw this i would have guessed that the title and background were made in photoshop it was nicely animated too and i agree sonic and knuckles has the best opening intro and to see it in your unique art style was amazing i hope to get this good later on but with time comes experience