SONIC!
Gens 2.11 (Genesis/32X/SCD)
Kega Lazarus (Genesis/SCD/SMS/GG)
Ages 0.30a Wormhole (Genesis/32X/SCD/SMS/GG)
Xega 0.10 (Genesis/32X/SCD)
                 SONIC CRAsHTest
                 by Tom
                 tomman38@flatface.net
Test results % Gens 2.11   Kega Lazarus   Ages 0.30a   Xega 0.10  
Author   Stephan Dalongeville   Steve Snake   Quintesson   Michel Gerritse  
Website   http://gens.consolemul.com   http://www.eidolons-inn.de/kega   http://www.emuitalia.com/ages   http://xega.emucamp.com  
System requirements:                  
-Genesis   Pentium 200 32 Mb   Pentium II 300 32 Mb   Pentium 233 32 Mb   Pentium 233 32 Mb  
-32X   Athlon 900 128 Mb   N/A   Pentium III 500 64 Mb   Pentium III 500 64 Mb  
-SegaCD   Pentium 233 32 Mb   Pentium II 300 32 Mb   Pentium 233 32 Mb   Pentium 233 32 Mb  
-SMS/GameGear   N/A   Pentium II 300 32 Mb   Pentium 233 32 Mb   N/A  
                   
Setup 5,0%   5,64   4,09   3,64   3,42
Install mode 1,0% Manual 4,00 Manual 4,00 Manual 4,00 Manual 4,00
Setup easiness 0,5% Easy 8,00 Easy 8,00 Difficult 4,00 Difficult 4,00
Unisntaller 0,5% No 0,00 No 0,00 No 0,00 No  
Documentation/Help 1,0% A lot/Optional in-line manual 8,00 Normal/Optional manual 6,00 Normal 3,50 Not much 3,00
Disk space occuped (standard pack files) 0,5% 515 KB 10,00 1,20 MB 9,60 1,30 MB 9,45 2,20 MB 8,50
Translations? 1,0% Yes, 20+ languages available, lang switch menu 9,50 Only through hacking 1,00 Yes, 10+ languages available, manual switch (.INI file) 4,55 Only through hacking 1,00
Setup help 0,5% No 0,00 No 0,00 No 0,00 No 0,00
Emulation 85,0% Very good, does not emulate SMS/GG 5,24 It's recommended to disable "SuperHQ" for a better sound 6,39 Very bad emulating Genesis, very good emulating GameGear 5,11 High-quality emulator for Genesis, 32X support sucks 2,16
ROMS 49,5%   5,60   6,37   4,85   1,93
Sega Genesis/MegaDrive 22,0%   9,77   9,85   5,29   9,65
-Sonic 1 2,0% Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 Video not fluid, bad SFX 4,50 Perfect 10,00
-Sonic 2 2,0% Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 Video not fluid, bad SFX 3,55 Perfect 10,00
-Sonic 3 2,0% Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 Video not fluid, bad SFX 4,50 Perfect 10,00
-Sonic & Knuckles 2,0% Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 Video not fluid, bad SFX 4,50 Perfect 10,00
-Sonic & Knuckles & Sonic 2 2,0% Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 Video not fluid, bad SFX 4,25 Perfect 10,00
-Sonic & Knuckles & Sonic 3 2,0% Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 Video not fluid, bad SFX 4,50 Special zones bug (no shadow under character, SFX distotioned) 9,85
-Sonic & Knuckles & Sonic 1 1,0% Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 Sound not good, game slow 6,55 Special zones bug (no shadow under character, SFX distotioned) 9,85
-Sonic Spinball 1,0% Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 Sound not good, game slow 6,30 Light grahpic bugs 9,50
-Sonic Crackers (Studium) 1,0% Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 Sound not good, game slow 7,25 Perfect 10,00
-Sonic 3D Blast 2,0% Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 Bad sound, game junps to level select on startup (1) 5,25 Traveler's Tales logo: GFX bugs 9,90
-Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine 1,0% Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 Litte slow, bad SFX 9,10 GFX bugs (Beans shadow does not appeear) 9,25
-Vectorman 2,0% Contrast too low (adjustable), video not fluid 8,50 Contrast too low 9,00 Video not fluid, bad SFX 4,25 Contrast too low, no "lights" effects 9,10
-Vectorman 2 2,0% Contrast too low (adjustable), video not fluid 8,50 Contrast too low 9,00 Video not fluid, bad SFX 4,30 Contrast too low, wrong colors 7,95
Sega Genesis/MegaDrive 32X 3,0%   9,25 Unemulated 0,00   2,50   0,00
-Knuckles Chaotix 1,5% Litte slow (2) 9,50 N/A 0,00 Very slow, very bad sound (2) 2,50 Not worked 0,00
-Doom 32X 1,5% Litte slow, image too dark (2) 9,00 N/A 0,00 Very slow, very bad sound (2) 2,50 Not worked 0,00
Sega MasterSystem 3,5% Unemulated 0,00   8,33   5,78 Unemulated 0,00
-Sonic 1 1,5% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 GFX bugs 8,33 N/A 0,00
-Sonic Chaos 1,0% N/A 0,00 ROM crashes if Tails is selected as player 5,00 Litte slow 8,50 N/A 0,00
-Sonic Blast 1,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 ROM crashes on SEGA logo 0,50 N/A 0,00
Sega Game Gear 17,0% Unemulated 0,00   10,00   7,67 Unemulated 0,00
-Sonic 1 2,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 GFX bugs 8,33 N/A 0,00
-Sonic 2 1,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 ROM does not run 0,00 N/A 0,00
-Sonic & Tails 2,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 SFX bugs on SEGA logo 8,66 N/A 0,00
-Sonic & Tails 2 1,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 SFX bugs on SEGA logo 8,66 N/A 0,00
-Sonic Chaos 2,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 SFX bugs on SEGA logo 8,66 N/A 0,00
-Sonic Drift 1,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 N/A 0,00
-Sonic Drift 2 1,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 N/A 0,00
-Sonic Labyrinth 1,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 Perfect 10,00 N/A 0,00
-Sonic Spinball 2,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 Almost perfect 9,50 N/A 0,00
-Sonic Triple Trouble 1,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 SFX bugs on SEGA logo 8,66 N/A 0,00
-Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine 1,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 ROM does not run 0,00 N/A 0,00
-Tails Adventures 1,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 SFX bugs on SEGA logo, game runs on Japanase, not English (default) 8,23 N/A 0,00
-Tails Sky Patrol 1,0% N/A 0,00 Perfect 10,00 GFX bugs 9,00 N/A 0,00
Sega CD/Mega CD 4,0%   9,00   3,66   3,00   0,00
-Sonic CD (USA) (ISO+MP3's/CD)(4) 4,0% Almost perfect/Random crashes (3) 9,00 ISO does not work/CD tracks playback not fluid, game crashes after finish Palmtree Panic I(3) 3,66 ISO does not work/Very slow (3) 3,00 ISO does not work/CD does not work 0,00
GENERAL (estimated) 35,5%   4,87   6,41   5,38   2,40
Sega Genesis 9,0%   8,55   8,38   4,88   8,00
-Compatibility 3,0% High (97%) 9,70 High (95%) 9,50 Normal (75%) 7,50 Normal (80%) 8,00
-Video 2,0% Good 8,00 Good 8,00 Not fluid 5,00 Good 8,00
-Sound 2,0% Good 8,50 Good 8,00 Bad 4,00 Good 8,00
-Bugs/Fails 2,0% Some bugs 8,00 Some bugs 8,00 Lots 3,00 Some bugs 8,00
Sega Genesis/MegaDrive 32X 6,5%   6,63 Unemulated 0,00   3,25 Test failed 2,63
-Compatibility 2,0% Normal (65%) 6,50 N/A 0,00 Normal (60%) 6,00 Normal (60%) 6,00
-Video 1,5% Good 8,00 N/A 0,00 Bad 2,00 N/A 0,00
-Sound 1,5% Not fluid (2) 7,00 N/A 0,00 Bad 2,00 N/A 0,00
-Bugs/Fails 1,5% Lots (32X support is Beta) 5,00 N/A 0,00 Lots 3,00 Lots 4,50
Sega MasterSystem 6,0% Unemulated 0,00   8,53   7,13 Unemulated 0,00
-Compatibility 1,5% N/A 0,00 High (0%) 9,60 Normal (75%) 7,50 N/A 0,00
-Video 1,5% N/A 0,00 Image is a litte unfocused 8,50 Normal 6,00 N/A 0,00
-Sound 1,5% N/A 0,00 Good 8,00 Good 7,00 N/A 0,00
-Bugs/Fails 1,5% N/A 0,00 Some bugs 8,00 Some bugs 8,00 N/A 0,00
Sega Game Gear 6,0% Unemulated 0,00   8,15   8,13 Unemulated 0,00
-Compatibility 1,5% N/A 0,00 High (0%) 9,60 Normal (75%) 7,50 N/A 0,00
-Video 1,5% N/A 0,00 Image does not fit in screen 7,00 Very good 10,00 N/A 0,00
-Sound 1,5% N/A 0,00 Good 8,00 Good 7,00 N/A 0,00
-Bugs/Fails 1,5% N/A 0,00 Some bugs 8,00 Some bugs 8,00 N/A 0,00
Sega CD/Mega CD 8,0%   9,18   7,00   3,50 Test failed 1,38
-Compatibility 2,0% High (0%) 9,70 Normal (50%) 5,00 Low (40%) 4,00 Low (40%) 2,00
-Video 2,0% Good 8,00 Good 8,00 Not fluid 5,00 N/A 0,00
-Sound 2,0% Very good 10,00 Very good 10,00 Poor 2,00 N/A 0,00
-Bugs/Fails 2,0% Almost none 9,00 Some bugs 5,00 Lots 3,00 Lots 3,50
Configuration 10,0%   7,00   5,33   3,50   4,04
-Input 2,0% DirectInput (Keyboard, Joystick, Gamepad) 10,00 DirectInput (Keyboard, Joystick, Gamepad) 10,00 Keyboard 5,00 Keyboard 5,00
-Netplay 2,0% Kaillera, buggy 6,00 No 0,00 Kaillera, does not worked 0,00 No 0,00
-Long filenames errors? 1,0% No 10,00 No 10,00 No 10,00 No 10,00
-System resources used (Gen/32X/SMS/GG/SCD) in % 2,0% Normal (30/90/-/-/35) 6,00 Low (28/-/26/25/32) 7,00 High (50/90/25/25/55) 4,00 Normal (30/80/-/-/50) 6,00
-GameGenie (Gen/GG) 2,0% Yes/no 5,00 Yes/no 5,00 Only through .PAT files, manual edit needed 2,00 No 0,00
-Hacking (debugger, etc.) 1,0% Debugger almost useless 5,00 No 0,00 No 0,00 Some basic "dump" utilities 3,25
Minimal DirectX version   7.0   7.0   3.0   8.0  
                   
Partial grade 100,0%   5,96   5,27   4,08   3,21
Bonus/Penalities   Savestates incompatibility with another emulators -0,25 BRAM support incompatibility -0,25 Additional input devices emulated 0,25    
    Emulator is open-source 0,05            
FINAL GRADE -----> C (OK) ->5,76 C (OK) ->5,02 D (Not very good) ->4,33 D (Not very good) ->3,21
Comments Needs to emulate SMS/GG Performing everyday BAD Over the limit
TEST NOTES:
(1): Following screen appeared: "Congratulations You have found the Secret Level Select Screen". Then, by pressing START, you can access the Level Select View screen
(2): The test computer is a litte slow (700 MHz), but Gens is faster than Ages in 32X ins this PC.
(3): I don't have the CDROM. Tested with a BIN+WAV+CUE, mounted with Daemon-Tools (www.dtools.de), worked fine.
GRADES TABLE TEST SYSTEM SPECS.
A - Excellent  9-10 OK Processor: Intel Celeron 700 MHz
B - Very good 7-9 Memory: 128 MB
C - OK 5-7 Windows Millenium Edition (Spanish)
D - Not very good 3-5 DirectX 9.0
E - Not OK 1-3 NOT OK Video Card: SiS 630 16MB
F - BAD 0-1 Sound Card: SiS 7018
Modem: Motorola SM56 PCI (D/V/F)
Drives:
Windows: C: 1,5GB/4,2 GB free
Emulators: F: 2,5GB/5GB free