Full multi-team support is finally in, and with it, a brand new team to explore the original games with: Team Chaotix. With superb graphics by E-122-Psi and a hand-crafted palette by Flamewing, and some art by Iceman404, the Chaotix - Espio, Charmy and Vector - are now playable in Sonic Classic Heroes, with their abilities from Knuckles' Chaotix faithfully ported; Play as these game wreckers from another game!
Also introduced in this version is a new cooperative play mode: the Chaotix style coop mode, which features energy bands tying the players and pulling them together. Suggested by Iceman404 in an unrelated context in the #ssrg channel, I worked on the idea and we beta-tested it through netplay - and this new mode is highly addictive! Find out new and exciting ideas for coop play, such as dragging Tails and Sonic along as Knuckles, even as they pull you up to extend your glide! Jump much higher due to the pull of your teammates! And so on.
A big thanks goes to Iceman404 for playtesting it with me and giving lots of good ideas, and to MarkeyJester for SpritePlotter: without it, this would not have been possible.
Screenshots & Videos
You can now play as Team Chaotix: Espio, Charmy and Vector
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e34i2_2013|320|224|352|You can now play as Team Chaotix: Espio, Charmy and Vector
With superb art by E-122-Psi and palettes by Flamewing
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e34i5_2013|320|224|352|With superb art by E-122-Psi and palettes by Flamewing
The Chaotix have all their abilities -- walk on walls, climb and dash away
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e34i9_2013|320|224|352|The Chaotix have all their abilities -- walk on walls, climb and dash away
Introducing a new coop mode for multi-player: "Chaotix style"
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e34i6_2013|320|224|352|Introducing a new coop mode for multi-player: "Chaotix style"
In Chaotix mode, players are tied by energy bands
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e34i7_2013|320|224|352|In Chaotix mode, players are tied by energy bands
With these energy bands, you can finally drag Sonic and Tails as Knuckles
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e34i8_2013|320|224|352|With these energy bands, you can finally drag Sonic and Tails as Knuckles
Obtain all Chaos emeralds...
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e34i3_2013|320|224|352|Obtain all Chaos emeralds...
... and Sol emeralds...
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e34i4_2013|320|224|352|... and Sol emeralds...
... to become super as Chaotix too
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e34i12_2013|320|224|352|... to become super as Chaotix too