Somari the Adventurer: Part 3

OK, now I’m going to write more about Somari the Adventurer, the bootleg port of Sonic the Hedgehog to the Famicom.

The next version is called Sonic 5, and it’s mostly found on multicarts, and usually not on it’s own cartridge. Here’s a multicart I have that has Sonic 5 on it:

1999 6-in-1 Multicart

1999 6-in-1 Multicart

Sonic 5 is identical to Sonic 3D Blast 5 except the title screen looks like this:

Sonic 5 Title Screen

Sonic 5 Title Screen

Well, that’s all the versions I have, but there’s more, so I’ll get on an emulator and take the pictures that way. (Also if I can’t find a ROM, I’ll steal somebody else’s pictures. But don’t tell anyone!):

The next version of Somari is called Family Kid, which was developed by Family TSI Ltd. It’s a simple hack of Somari. The “Somari Team Presents” screen is replaced with the Family logo.

Family!

Family!

Here’s the title screen:

Family!

Family!

And here’s a screenshot:

Family!

Family!

Well, that’s basically it for Family Kid. The next version is Sonic 3D Blast 6. It’s identical to Sonic 3D Blast 5 except that the title screen looks like this:

Sonic 3D Blast 6 Title Screen

Sonic 3D Blast 6 Title Screen

The next version is called Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s identical to Sonic 3D Blast 5 except it starts on Green Hill Zone, like it’s supposed to. From what I’ve read, though, it’s a lot rarer.

The next one’s called Sonic and Knuckles 5. It’s identical to Sonic 3D Blast 5 except the title screen looks like this:

Sonic and Knuckles 5 title screen

Sonic and Knuckles 5 title screen

OK, that’s it for the Sonic hacks. The next one is called Doraemon, which is the most extensive hack of Somari. It replaces Somari with Doraemon, from the anime series of the same name. They also changed all the level designs and a bunch of other stuff about it too.

Here’s a screenshot of Doraemon:

Doraemon screenshot

Doraemon screenshot

Then the last one is called The Hummer and was done by ex-Hummer Team members. It replaces Somari with the Hummer Team mascot, Hummer the Pony. There are two versions. The first was released on a 15-in-1 multicart. The second one was released on a plug-and-play called Samuri 60-in-1. The first one has the same graphics as Somari, except with a different palette. The second one has completely redone graphics. Here’s the title screen:

The Hummer title screen

The Hummer title screen

Alright, that’s it for now. If I have more to say about Somari and get more pictures, I’ll maybe make a part 4. Probably not, though. Bye!

Part 1
Part 2

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