Sonic Hacking Contest 2016 Results Revealed

Sonic Hacking Contest 2016 Results Revealed

by November 13, 2016

The dust has settled, and this year’s Sonic Hacking Contest is over. The results have been posted, and we’ve included them down below.

Hidden Palace Trophy
1st Place
Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto

 

Wood Zone trophy
2nd Place
Sonic: Virtual Adventure (SHC 2016 Demo) by Ladego Team
HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic 2 ReMastered by TheCat (very split decision with this trophy)

 

Dust Hill Trophy
3rd Place
Untitled Sonic 1 Hack by jubbalub

 

Green Hill Trophy
Entry (or specific level of an entry if non-applicable) that plays most like a Sonic game.
Untitled Sonic 1 Hack by jubbalub

 

Windy Valley Trophy
Best art in an entry submitted.
Pantufa the Cat – Extended Edition by VAdaPEGA
HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic Halloween by CamManS5

 

D.A. Garden Trophy
Best music in an entry submitted.
NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Sonic: Virtual Adventure (SHC 2016 Demo) by Ladego Team, Knuckles Emerald Hunt by MainMemory

 

Lava Reef Trophy
Best level layout in an entry submitted.
Pepsi in Sonic 1 by Unlimited Trees

 

Genocide City Trophy
Most difficult entry (or specific level of an entry if non-applicable) submitted.
Tails Adventures for Über Players by Bakayote

 

Wing Fortress Trophy
Best cutscene in an entry submitted.
Sonic: Virtual Adventure (SHC 2016 Demo) by Ladego Team

 

Azure Lake Trophy
Best multiplayer entry submitted.
Sonic Bash! v2 by redhotsonic
HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Chaotix Edition by Jdpense

 

Generations Trophy
Best 3D Sonic game modification submitted.
Eggmanland for Sonic Generations by NeKit
HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Beta Windy Valley (Sonic Lost World) by SonicOtakuSNG; SADX Character Select Mod by MainMemory & SonicFreak94

 

11000101 Trophy
Best technical / proof of concept entry submitted.
Sonic Pocket Winter by ValleyBell
HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Sonic 4 in 1 by Natsumi; Sonic: Virtual Adventure (SHC 2016 Demo) by Ladego Team; Eggmanland for Sonic Generations by NeKit

 

Fang Trophy
Best new enemy / badnik in an entry submitted.
NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED
HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Pepsi in Sonic 1 by Unlimited Trees; Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto

 

Eggman Trophy
Best new boss or miniboss in an entry submitted.
Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto
HONOURABLE MENTION: Doctor Robotnik’s Plan B (REV01) by Painto

 

Spindash Trophy
Best new ability in an entry submitted.
Sonic Pocket Winter by ValleyBell
HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Pikachu the Mouse by Team Overload; Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro

 

Carnival Night Trophy
Most innovative game play feature in an entry submitted.
NULL VOTE – NO TROPHY AWARDED

 

Casinopolis Trophy
Most entertaining / fun hack submitted.
The Radikal Ralakimus Hack Pack (WOW!) – Volume 1 by Ralakimus & Bakayote
HONOURABLE MENTION: Sonic Halloween by CamManS5

 

Emerald Trophy
Best Special Stage in an entry submitted.
Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto

 

Robotnik’s Revenge Trophy
Best fresh concept using existing concepts as the backbone in an entry submitted.
Sonic 1: Reverse Curse by Campbellsonic

 

Polygon Jim Trophy
Most unique entry submitted.
The Radikal Ralakimus Hack Pack (WOW!) – Volume 1 by Ralakimus & Bakayote
HONOURABLE MENTION: Lose Tails or Else by GT Koopa

 

Tails Trophy
Most improved entry from last year’s contest.
Untitled Sonic 1 Hack by jubbalub

 

Newtrogic High Trophy
Voted best entry of the contest by the Media team.
Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto

 

Big the Cat Trophy
Worst entry overall in the contest.
Roya Rockwood’s Sonic Mega Collection by Royameadow
HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Unlimited Trees by Unlimited Trees; Blue Potato the McDonalds by Blue Potato; Blue Knuckles in Sonic 3 by Blind_Jack; White Sonic in SK (Sonic 3 Part 2) by joshwoakes; Sonic XE by Team XE; Team Overload (all those underwhelming entries were overkill)

 

Hidden Palace Community Trophy
Voted best entry submitted overall.
Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto

 

Windy Valley Community Trophy
Voted best art entry submitted.
Pantufa the Cat – Extended Edition by VAdaPEGA

 

D.A. Garden Community Trophy
Voted best music entry submitted.
Sonic: Virtual Adventure (SHC 2016 Demo) by Ladego Team

 

Lava Reef Community Trophy
Voted best level layout entry submitted.
Sonic: Scorched Quest (SHC’16 pre-final) by Team Painto

 

11000101 Community Trophy
Voted best technical entry submitted.
Sonic Pocket Winter by ValleyBell

 

Big the Cat Community Trophy
Voted worst entry submitted overall.
Roya Rockwood’s Sonic Mega Collection by Royameadow

 

We would also like to give some recognition to the following hacks:
Sonic 2 ReMastered by TheCat – If we had the 8-bit Trophy this year (it will likely be back next year), this would have won it.
Sonic & Ashuro by Ashuro – You have so much potential, come back next year because this hack could win good by then. If we had a trophy to award to the hack with the most potential, it’s this hack.

 

Scrap Brain Zone Act 1 Mini Contest
Competition to work on a SBZ1 level layout from scratch.
JOINT WINNERS: Natsumi and MegaGWolf