DOWNLOADABLE DE­LIGHTS

Sonic Ad­ven­ture made use of the Dream­cast’s mo­dem to down­load ex­tra con­tent – here’s a look at what was avail­able

Retro Gamer - - THE MAKING OF SONIC ADVENTURE -

SEA­SONAL CEL­E­BRA­TIONS

events were held to mark spe­cial oc­ca­sions, be­gin­ning with a Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion for the game’s 1998 launch which placed trees and mu­sic in sta­tion square. a new year’s day 1999 event fol­lowed, and the first world­wide events cel­e­brated the in­ter­na­tional dream­cast launches. twin­kle park re­ceived a hal­loween makeover in 1999, and the fi­nal event cel­e­brated new year’s day 2000.

COM­PE­TI­TIONS

these themed events al­lowed skilled play­ers to win prizes. Ja­panese play­ers could play item-find­ing con­tests in sta­tion square and mystic ru­ins, spon­sored by sega and Famitsu. amer­i­can play­ers re­ceived three co­branded at&t/of­fi­cial Dream­cast Mag­a­zine time at­tack events in speed high­way, red moun­tain and sand hill. euro­pean play­ers could hunt ree­bok train­ers in emer­ald Coast.

SAMBA GP

in cel­e­bra­tion of the re­lease of Samba De Amigo for dream­cast, this ex­tra course for twin­kle Cir­cuit was made avail­able for down­load. in­ter­est­ingly, this is one of six twin­kle Cir­cuit cour­ses that are on the disc, but nor­mally unavail­able in the game – the other five are com­pletely un­used. this was the fi­nal dlc made avail­able for the game, re­leased on 27 april 2000.

ALSO AVAIL­ABLE…

after col­lect­ing a cer­tain num­ber of em­blems in the game, users could down­load shiny Chao in rare colours. it was also pos­si­ble to down­load menu themes that re­placed the de­fault an­nouncer with char­ac­ter voices, but most of these files were only re­leased in Japan.

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