Sonic The Fighters © 1996 Sega.
Runs on the Sega "Model 2B" hardware.
Control: 8-way joystick.
Released in May 1996 in Japan.
This game was released in limited quantities in the US as "Sonic Championship".
Sonic The Fighters was conceived at AM2 when, during development of "Fighting Vipers", a programmer programmed Sonic into the game's code. AM2 head Yu Suzuki caught a glimpse at it and thought that it was a joke. He then pitched the Sonic Fighters concept to Sonic Team leader Yuji Naka, and after getting the approval from Naka, the game's development began.
The character 'Bean The Dynamite' comes directly from the old Sega game "Dynamite Dux". His alternate costume/color is an exact replica of his Dynamite Dux appearance.
Toshiba EMI released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Sonic the Fighters Sound Tracks - TYCY-5521) on 07/12/1996.
* Play as Super Sonic:
Begin a game playing as Sonic, and win against the first eight enemies without being defeated. When fighting against Metal Sonic defeat him in the first round, and in the second round turn Sonic in to Super Sonic by pressing Back+Punch+Kick at the same time. If done correctly sonic will morph in to the invincible Super Sonic.
Producer : Yu Suzuki
Director : Hiroshi Kataoka
Game Coordinator : Daichi Katagiri
Programmers : Daichi Katagiri, Susumu Morii, Eiji Ikuta, Hiroshi Masui
Character Designer : Masahiro Sugiyama
Stage Designers : Yasuko Suzuki, Wataru Kawashima
2D Graphic & Model Design : Takako Kawaguchi
Graphic & Model Design : Kazunori Oh
Motion Designers : Daichi Katagiri, Hiroki Iwasaki
Sound Designer : Maki Morrow, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
Sony PS2 (aug.11, 2005) "Sonic Gems Collection [Model SLPM-66074]"
Nintendo GameCube (aug.11, 2005) "Sonic Gems Collection [Model DOL-G2XJ-JPN]"
Sony PS2 (sept.30, 2005) "Sonic Gems Collection [Model SLES-53350]"
Nintendo GameCube (sept.30, 2005) "Sonic Gems Collection [Model DOL-G2XP-EUR]"