Somari

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Joystick.png Somari
Somari.png
"It's-a me, Somari-o!"
Developer Hummer Team (credited as Somari Team in-game)
Publisher Ge De Industry, among others.
Composer Various, Chen Yi
System Dendy and various other FamiClones around Asia
Sound Chips NES APU
Release date Russia 1994
VGM pack page Somari
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Somari (ru:Сомари) is one of most known bootlegs and also, is a demake of the Mega Drive version of Sonic the Hedgehog for the Dendy, however, instead of featuring Sonic, they put Mario as their main character. The company that developed Somari is known to be as Somari Team, but with future knowledge, the company behind it their Somari Team alias is Hummer Team. The game was originally released by Ge De Industry Co., but it later was spread by various other companies. Other companies aside from Hummer Team, modified the game, and put the Sonic the Hedgehog character, or another fictional character, or a famous character, like Doraemon.

Re-releases

Somari was released with other characters, mainly in place of Sonic:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog / Sonic 3D Blast 5: Just as it says, it replaces Mario with Sonic, but instead of starting in Green Hill Zone, you start in Spring Yard Zone;
  • Sonic 3D Blast 6: Basically the same as above, but instead of starting in Spring Yard Zone, you start in Marble Zone. The Sonic's palette is a bit darker also;
  • Sonic & Knuckles 5 / Sonic & Knuckles 5 1997: Basically, is just identical as Sonic the Hedgehog, but Sonic's palette is a bit darker, and despite it mentioning Knuckles on the Title Screen, you cannot play with it;
  • Family Kid: It basically replaces Mario with a original character known as Family Kid. The Somari Team screen was changed to a FAMILY title;
  • The Hummer: Basically is same as Sonic & Knuckles 5, but you play with a original character made by Hummer Team, which is the mascot of company in 2000s.
  • Doraemon: A complete rewrite of Somari, except in their gameplay. Developed and released by Waixing, a Chinese game company. It replaces Mario/Sonic with Doraemon, the most famous cat-robot in the world. The Zones and their musics are completely rewritten, and the game is in Chinese instead of English. Also, not to be confused with the game released (and licensed) of the same name for the Famicom.