If you thought that the Doom engine could only be used for FPS games, you were wrong. Ralph Vickers sent along the news that a new version of the fan-made Sonic the Hedgehog game, Sonic Robo Blast 2, has been released and is available for download. In this Doom Legacy-engined total conversion, you play as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles, running through huge 3D maps, collecting rings and bouncing on enemies; in this latest version, there are new OpenGL features and joinable internet games.
Running on the new Doom Legacy v1.32, Sonic Robo Blast 2 v4.32 includes quite a bit of new stuff, not the least of which is the following (from the webpage):
No more crashing in hi-res mode!
Better netplay - including the ability to search for games!
Lots of additions for level designers, including better handling of missing textures.
OpenGL mode (See the readme on how to activate it)!
You can check out their downloads page to grab the latest version, however, you will need the v4.1 demo as the latest version is only available as a patch.
If you've never heard of SRB2 before, here's a list of features (ripped from the webpage once again):
Beautiful 3D Enviroment, with free movement in all directions.
Multiple choice of characters, including Sonic, Tails and Knuckles (and a few other secret characters), each with different moves, weaknesses and advantages.
Customizable - includes the ability to create your own levels, characters, level music and sounds and, with knowledge of programming, even a whole new game.
Multiplayer fun, network play and even Internet play, which will feature both real-time online gaming and an online cheat-proof Time Attack ranking system.
Hidden levels and goodies to find using a grading system.
Original Soundtrack produced by some of the best Sonic music artists on the Internet. (Including a special CD version)
Over 30 levels to play, featuring a variety of locations, from green meadows, to deep underwater ruins, mines, mountains and space stations.
Multiple routes to choose from.
And much, much more!