We’re going to be looking at what are, in my opinion, the best sonic ROM hacks for the original Sonic the Hedgehog. Without any further ado:
Sonic Netinirvana: It is quite neat, fan-made sonic game, featuring all-new levels, colour palettes and some new music. The level design is decent that provides a nice flow to it. The keyboard is pretty much the game controller as only the keyboard is sufficient to play the game.
Sonic Boom: It is an action-adventure storytelling based video game developed by Big Red Button and got published by Sega. The game is a by-product of the Sonic the Hedgehog series by Sega. It has two seasons with each season having 52 episodes, where each episode is 11 minutes long. The game has quite a fast speed, and the graphics are amazing.
Sonic ERaZor: Just like any other sonic game, the game is an action-adventure storytelling based video game. It is probably the first sonic game with a greater emphasis on the storyline and dialogues. The game is fast, doesn’t lag and packed with amazing graphics, explosions and enemies.
Sonic 3 Complete: Sonic 3 Complete is a hack that provides a much-improved variant of the original game, Sonic 3 and knuckles. The version also fixes the bugs of the original game and has implemented some light changes in the features such that improving the original experience of the game, without any significant changes. The game also provides features to customize as per the preference of the player.
Metal Sonic Hyperdrive: Metal Sonic Hyperdrive is a heavily modified version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog. It includes exclusive zones, background music, characters and modes. The keyboard is the game controller; nothing else is especially required.
Sonic Classic Heroes: Sonic Classic Heroes is a ROM hack for the Sonic the Hedgehog. It is a combined version of the hacks of Sonic 2 and Sonic 1 and 2. Hence it is a single ROM that provides the entire campaigns of the Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which means you can play both. The hack fixes the bugs and provides an improved version of the original game.
Sonic Mildness: This hack has a unique, never seen before AI. It is the only sonic hack with the AI. It is a solid, well-designed hack with amazing music and graphics. It is a 30 minutes long, classic game, longer than the general sonic hacks which are 20 minutes long. It is a 30-minute fun experience.
Some of the best Sonic ROM hacks are the modified version of Sonic the Hedgehog games, been edited through the process of ROM hacking. Their production is a crucial part of the sonic research community. This list of tried and chosen sonic hacks that work the smoothest and are 20-30 minutes of pure fun.