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Part 2: (in production)
Special YouTube Edition: (in production)
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EDIT: It seems that I just can't catch a break these days. Beware of the lava part, it creates massive slow-down. You should just watch this in Medium or Low quality unless you have a powerful computer.

SIX MONTHS. SIX MONTHS OF EFFORT IS CRAMMED INTO THIS TWO AND A HALF MINUTE ANIMATION.

I hope it shows.

Well, what can I say, I JUST missed Sonic's 20th anniversary, not to mention I totally botched the countdown to the release date. And boy am I hating myself for that. I hope that this animation makes up for at least one of those.

Tell me what you think about the animation in the comment section below, and go on and give me a critique if you feel like it.

Happy 20th Anniversary Sonic!


~Video Statistics~
Made in Flash CS4
8 MB
24 fps
20 layers
440+ symbols
18 system crashes
56 hamburgers eaten
frame-by-frame animation
21 pieces of advice received
2 and a half minutes in length

Music: "North Wind" (aka "Sonic vs Knuckles") from the Sonic the Fighters OST
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Critique by sonic-lover-forever Jun 26, 2011, 7:07:34 PM
First time writing a critique, so just bear with me. ^^;

That was absolutely amazing. I was completely hooked on it from the beginning. I'm amazed at how well you can use Adobe Flash CS4. :)

I would say that every piece of this was exciting. I didn't know what was happening next, and every punch, and every kick was thrilling.

My favorite part of this whole piece would be the flashback scene. It really makes the viewer remember Sonic 3. When I saw the flashback, I instantly thought of me and my brother playing Sonic 3. He would play as Sonic, and I would play as Tails. Our favorite scene was fighting Knuckles.

I'm sure other viewers have amazing memories, and thanks to this, I know they are thinking of those memories.

This truly is a wonderful piece, and I can't wait for part 2 :)
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Well I remember seeing the preview for this a while back and from the looks of it, it appeared to be something to watch for. Needless to say, the wait was totally worth it. Although I don’t normally critique animations I liked this one too much to pass up, especially since I got to watch it multiple times to get as many details as possible.

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STORYLINE: The story/plot of the animation follows the pretty much classic "Sonic vs. Knuckles" but this story is handled very well in this piece. It opens up very quickly but the timing offers a moment for the idea behind the story to sink in before diving into the action. All throughout the piece there were moments of suspense and great moments of humor. It certainly ends on a cliffhanger but it is ended well and left it wide open for Part 2.

PICTURE: The frames offer a nice variety of close-up shots and wide frame shots of the fighting. The close ups provide some nice views of the character’s facial expressions, adding to the piece. The coloring overall it is presented very well in the piece. The lineart looks fantastic as well. The effort put into the backdrops is just fantastic. Nothing is lacking there.

SOUND: Sound effects were absent but it was appropriate for the piece. Music was well-chosen although there were some places where the fighting could have been better timed but for most of the piece, the beat fit in well with what was going on visually.

FLOW: The flow is very nice. There are, as some mentioned, a slight lag in the volcano scene for a few frames but other than that there is nice, consistent, well-paced flow throughout the entire animation.

CHARACTERS: Characters are well-animated, well-drawn and well presented. They are put into a nice style and show some slight shading, which adds a great touch. Their facial expressions and their posing overall are diverse and intricate, offering some nice variety although there are a couple recycled expressions. As someone else mentioned, it would’ve been nice to see Knuckles’ face cave in when Sonic stepped on it but overall, the characters are very well done.

POSSIBLE MEANS OF IMPROVEMENT: Nothing that hasn’t already been mentioned in the above sections. It might be my computer but the replay button doesn’t work for me (I had to refresh to watch it again).

OVERALL IMPACT: Very impressive, even with the slight issues but considering the amount of time and effort (and the amount of hamburgers) spent in making this: it came together very very well. A very engaging piece. Excellent pace, good action, visually pleasing and put together well. Excellent work!
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SciFiRuby Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whatever happened to pt. 2??
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billy87654321 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
knuckles is my fav sonic's male characters but i think sonic gonna win because he always win Sweating a little... 
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billy87654321 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
is look like a game OwOHeart 
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Arculard Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
That is awesome!
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city-galaxies Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such a smooth animation!
stunning job! 
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billymatari1226 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
So tell me. What happened to part 2 of Sonic vs. Knuckles? Maybe some sort of system crash or other projects, or the YouTube edition?
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Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
That's pretty much it, yeah. It's pretty much unrecoverable and I've been on the fence a number of times as to whether or not I should try to recreate what Part 2 was, make an entirely different version, or just move on with other projects since the "FIGHT ANIMATION" genre is so limited in what I can do from a storytelling standpoint.

Basically, Sonic vs Knuckles has been in a 6 year purgatory, and I can't seem to find a solid way or reason to pull it out.
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TacoElGatoComics Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That was so cool! :D
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bybyblue Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my! that was Amazing!!
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MC-Gemstone Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I remember this! I haven't seen in a long time!
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semaseri Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna do a sonic vs knuckles
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Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Go for it! C:
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semaseri Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna start as soon as I got my video out establishing their characters.3D rendering takes forever.
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GameHunterYoutube Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool i liked the song too
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sonicrocks20008 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo  EPIC
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ShineTHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! C:
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ShineTHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :salute: 
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Cool30 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great choreography here. especially how it references back to the beginning in the last scene.
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BlueTarte Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
soooooooooooooooooooooooooo coooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!
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Yurrie-the-Bunny Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING!
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supersonicboom92 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
knux the ''ecchinada'' wins!llama cancan 
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AngelaStarThePonyHog Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!!
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DragonTheHedgehog379 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLD IT> The mural says "Sonic looks better with green eyes"
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DragonTheHedgehog379 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG THEY FIGHT IN SONIC 3 & KNUCKLES STAGES!!! YES!!!!
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DragonTheHedgehog379 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't stop watching it.....
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Night-the-PantherCat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student General Artist
That was pretty awesome!
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Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! C:
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pinktenshi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
i so rather knuckles a rival than shadow....nya
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Same. Knuckles for life.
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DeuxDubstep Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Wooooow, awesome animation! It's smooth, the fighting scenes aren't boring, just fantastic!!
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Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! C:
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wodkanna Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
excuse me, are you God???? YOU ARE FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
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wodkanna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Llama-Emoji-12 (Left and Right) [V1] 
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KateStroh90 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Part 2? :(
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jesselford Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
nice!
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PikaPikachu132 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
When are you going to make part 2 I just can't wait!!!!!
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PikaPikachu132 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Song?
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Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Darude: Sandstorm "Northwind" (aka "Sonic vs Knuckles") from the Sonic the Fighters OST
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PikaPikachu132 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Thanks
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DuexGreytail Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2015
Awesome <3


The variation was awesome.  I could never quite tell who had the upper-hand.
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SpeedyBlueDemon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
I love how in the lava part, when they fight they follow the music xD
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Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Funny story, the Lava Reef and Hidden Palace Zones are my favorite parts of animation because I think it has the best scenes of combat flow. Like when they're fighting down the lavafall and fighting in the background scenery. The momentum of their hits just flow together so well. ^^
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SpeedyBlueDemon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Wow... xD
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Nerdword Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
Wow.  Just... Wow.
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! C:
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Whitestar-Lightning Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS WAS SOOOO COOL!!!! I can't wait for part 2!!!
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SONICCYCLE02 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
great job please do more  
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Anomaterasu Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is outstanding 
The animation is excellent!
 
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