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|title=<center>Sonic Saturn (Sega Saturn)</center>
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|imagecaption=The loading screen for ''Sonic Saturn''.
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During the production of ''[[Sonic X-Treme (found build of unreleased Sega Saturn video game; 1996)|Sonic X-Treme]]'', Sega Technical Institute were planning to make another Sonic game for Sega's ill-fated console, the Sega Saturn. The game's work working title was '''''Sonic Saturn'''''.
  
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Unlike ''Sonic X-Treme'', the game's world was meant to be more realistic. Based on what very little concept art that has actually been leaked, it (like ''X-Treme'') appeared to have Metal Sonic in it.
  
Alongside the production of Sonic X-treme, Sega Technical Institute was working on another game only known as "Sonic Saturn". Rather than use sprites for sonic, though, it was going to use a 3D model for Sonic. This game was meant to have a more realistic rendition of Sonic's world than X-treme. It to be a platformer, just like X-Treme, and seemed to have Metal Sonic based on one concept art image.[https://www.unseen64.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/sonic-saturn-concept.jpg] However the game was never actually announced to the during it's production, and didn't get very far before being canceled.  
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It was never actually announced to the general public, and also didn't get far into production before cancellation.  
  
 
==Sonic Pool==
 
==Sonic Pool==
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Like other Sonic the Hedgehog games, ''Sonic Saturn'' was planned to have 3D special stages. (Similar to ''Sonic 2'', ''Sonic 3 and Knuckles'', ''Sonic 3D Blast'', e.t.c.) It had Sonic in a 3D environment playing pool. The objective (like other main-series Sonic games) of the special stages are assumed to be to collect the seven Chaos Emeralds.
  
The bonus rounds of Sonic Saturn were going to be a game of pool. After the cancellation of Sonic Saturn the pool game was being considered to be included as a bonus round in the Saturn version of Sonic 3D. Due to time constraints, this too was abandoned in favor of a 3D version of Sonic 2's special stage.
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==Gallery==
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  |description1 =LSuperSonicQ’s video on ''Sonic Saturn''.
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<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
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Sonic saturn background.jpg|Background art used for the game.
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SonicSaturnConcept.jpeg|Concept art of the wetlands level.
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Cybernik badnik.png|Cybernik Badnik concept art.
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Cybernik badnik2.png|More Cybernik Badnik concept art.
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Sonic bonus game.jpg|The title for the Sonic Pool special stage.
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Sonicsat1.jpg|Sonic Pool screenshot 1 of 6.
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Sonicsat2.jpg|Sonic Pool screenshot 2 of 6.
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Sonicsat3.jpg|Sonic Pool screenshot 3 of 6.
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Sonicsat4.jpg|Sonic Pool screenshot 4 of 6.
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Sonicsat5.jpg|Sonic Pool screenshot 5 of 6.
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Sonicsat6.jpg|Sonic Pool screenshot 6 of 6.
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</gallery>
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==External Link==
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*[http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_Saturn Sonic Retro page on ''Sonic Saturn''.] Retrieved 16 Nov '19
  
The concept for the game was Sonic would stand behind a ball, use his Spin Dash and aim his direction then smash into it. The camera would then switch to an overhead view and show the resulting action as he smashes into the other balls. The goal was to knock all the balls into some portals within a certain time limit. It was possible to push the balls but it is slower than spinning into them. Later stages would have enemies walking around, damaging Sonic if he touched them. Other arenas were being developed, such as a South-Western courtyard, among others. These rounds also give us the only remaining screenshots of the game.
 
 
'''Screenshots of the Pool Mini-Game'''
 
 
[[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/sonic/images/2/27/Sonic-saturn-3d-poo-05.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100326194529]]
 
 
[[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/sonic/images/f/f5/Sonic-saturn-3d-poo-04.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100326194456]]
 
 
[[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/sonic/images/3/36/Sonic-saturn-3d-poo-01.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100326193846]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 22:07, 8 July 2020

Sonic saturn loading screen.png

The loading screen for Sonic Saturn.

Status: Lost

During the production of Sonic X-Treme, Sega Technical Institute were planning to make another Sonic game for Sega's ill-fated console, the Sega Saturn. The game's work working title was Sonic Saturn.

Unlike Sonic X-Treme, the game's world was meant to be more realistic. Based on what very little concept art that has actually been leaked, it (like X-Treme) appeared to have Metal Sonic in it.

It was never actually announced to the general public, and also didn't get far into production before cancellation.

Sonic Pool

Like other Sonic the Hedgehog games, Sonic Saturn was planned to have 3D special stages. (Similar to Sonic 2, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, Sonic 3D Blast, e.t.c.) It had Sonic in a 3D environment playing pool. The objective (like other main-series Sonic games) of the special stages are assumed to be to collect the seven Chaos Emeralds.

Gallery

LSuperSonicQ’s video on Sonic Saturn.

External Link