Sonic 1 - The Next Level is a hack of Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Mega Drive made by MarkeyJester. The hack is notable for winning 45% of the judge trophies and 66% of the community trophies, in the 2015 Sonic Hacking Contest, the most a single hack has gotten for a contest to date. Other notable aspects include vastly smoother sprite animations for Sonic, including more angle frames, advanced PCM audio quality, and slit scanning (strip photography) effects for the boss.
The hack was a brief side project for three months, and was to make up for not having a Chu-Chu Rocket! Mega Drive home-brew ROM ready on time for the home-brew contest. Clips of the hack have been found to show up in Netflix's original series titled HIGH SCORE, where it is theorised the hack was mistaken by the producers for a legitimate Sonic game.
★ Complete with Case, manual, gamecartridge
★ Gameclub ReproGames exclusive Release
★ Gameplay (In-Game) : English
★ Box / Manual : English without manual