Sonic 3D Blast 5 and Sonic Adventure 7 are 2 bootleg Game Boy/Game Boy Color games developed by Makon Soft Studio (more famously known as Yong Yong) and released around mid-1997-1998 (Sonic 3D Blast 5) and 1999 (Sonic Adventure 7).
Both these pirate games have gained extremely negative reception by many Sonic fans, saying it is even worse than the 2 official poorly received Sonic titles, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). This game was also the creation of 3 other hacks made by the same company, Sonic Adventure 8, Pokemon Jade and Pokemon Adventure.
Why they both Suck
- Ear-bleedingly annoying music, especially Sonic 3D Blast 5.
- Sonic is barely controllable.
- The controls are delayed. The game takes 0.25 to 1 second to react to your input.
- You can only defeat enemies by jumping on them.
- The spin dash is useless as it does not defeat enemies by using it.
- You cannot collect any rings when you get damaged.
- Unfair difficulty.
- Sonic Adventure 7, despite being a Game Boy Color game, does not take advantage of the ability to program different palettes for separate parts of the background, and instead opts to use the same 4 strange neon colors across the whole background, making the graphics look ugly.
- In Sonic Adventure 7's intro the colors are not accurate on the Game Boy Color. Sonic is red and has green shoes, the sky is red, Knuckles is green, among other deformities.
- Level 4 (S3DB5)/Level 1 (SA7) has a section that is almost impossible to do without cheating.
- Loads of bugs and glitches.
- Awful level design.
- The intro of the games are simply slideshows, with Sonic 3D Blast 5 using screenshots of Sonic 3D Blast's Sega Saturn startup FMV, and Sonic Adventure 7 using screenshots from Sonic & Knuckles's intro sequence.