Sonic Crackers (referred to as Sonic Studium in the ROM header) is an early prototype build of what would become the Sega 32X video game Chaotix. It sees the player controlling Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles "Tails" Prower tied together, using each other's momentum to navigate through stages.
The full story behind Sonic Crackers is not known, however it is suspected to have been created as a pitch within the company to Sega executives, which was later picked up and turned into Chaotix. While there was initial speculation that its claimed "19940401" build date signified an April Fool's joke, the Sonic Crackers name was later found in 1207 prototype of Chaotix. Graphics from a later build of Sonic Crackers were also found in a June 1994 prototype build of Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen.
It has been suggested that the title may have been a mis-romanisation of the katakana "ソニック クラッカーズ". Translation difficulties with "r" and "l" could mean the title was meant to be Sonic Clackers, named after the toy, which consists of two balls connected by string.
Enter = START
← → ↑ ↓ = LEFT / RIGHT / UP / DOWN
Q W E = X / Y / Z
A S D = A / B / C
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