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Sonic Mania and Story of 2D Sonic Explained!

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The ultimate Classic Sonic Timeline and Sonic Mania video narrated by Jason Damron, The Voice Overlord! The five 2D Sonic games are surprisingly linear compared to the likes of Mario. So today we take a look at the plot from Sonic 1 to Sonic Mania! Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Commonrealm Subscribe to Commonwealth Realm: http://bit.ly/Commonrealm Follow CR on twitter! https://twitter.com/Commonrealm Sonic CD "Sonic Boom" remix by TheOnlyDeerAlive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS0LDb4VgjU Rest of the Music - SEGA Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic CD, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic Mania
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Commonwealth Realm (11 months ago)
Hope you enjoyed this first part of the Sonic Timeline! We (me, Phil and Jason) put a lot of work into creating an engaging timeline video for all of you to watch! Please value the labour invested by liking the video and subscribing for more videos!
Alignn (11 months ago)
The manual says that Eggman sent the HBH after the ruby before the start of the game, so it seems those egg robos were the HBH even before their transformation.
Ivan Palomo (11 months ago)
Great video! Just wanted to make a small edit to Mania's ending. That portal at the end of the good ending is most likely how Classic Sonic got to Sonic Forces, seeing as the Phantom Ruby has the same properties as the gem on Infinite's chest. It makes the same sounds, manipulates the virtual world, and has the same look!
SonicSpinDash 276 (11 months ago)
Commonwealth Realm The Death Egg fell on Angel Island
Tyler Gaylord (11 months ago)
OK wait. The Hard-Boiled Heavys At first were just regular eggman robots. They were TURNED into The Hard-Boiled Heavys by the phantom ruby, the source of that wierd energy.
Hawgnutts Cochran (8 days ago)
the thing i like is that the story is explained and some of it tells where they're going
Reg 2Nig (30 days ago)
To keep up to date, here's the order in Classic Sonic's dimension: Sonic 1 Sonic CD Sonic 2 Sonic Generations Sonic 3 and Knuckles Sonic Mania Sonic Forces Sonic Mania Adventures Sonic Mania Plus. And then some other Classic Sonic games that came out before Sonic 3&K.
FireFlame (2 months ago)
Sonic CD happens before Sonic the Hedgehog 2 because there is a clear transition from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and you also forgot Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 which happen after Sonic Mania in the timeline.
chef peepee (2 months ago)
Correction it's actually sonic 1 first and second game is sonic CD
chef peepee (2 months ago)
Sonic CD took place after the first game
RoyalGuardian79 9 (3 months ago)
Sonic CD takes place between sonic 1 and 2
Kithro Games (3 months ago)
No one knows when cd takes place
23RedTechno (3 months ago)
Jason Damron man your voice is making this voice episode =) you should do anime voice work .
MissyMack (7 months ago)
Sonic CD being adter sonc 2 doesn't make sense sonc 3 is a direct continuation
Trung Nguyen (7 months ago)
I mean 7
Trung Nguyen (7 months ago)
6 chaos emerald what it 1
God Please Help Me (7 months ago)
anybody notice he didt do knuckles and the chaotix
Velecia J Prall-Major (7 months ago)
There are 7 chaos emeralds!!!!
Sir_Pootsalot (7 months ago)
Is that the storyteller I hear?
I think it goes like this, Sonic 1, Sonic CD, Sonic 2 (Master System), Sonic 2 (Genesis), Sonic 3+Knuckles.
Pickle Sauze9 (7 months ago)
I thought sonic cd was before sonic 2
p e t a r (7 months ago)
there's a problem tho i don't care where cd is but if in mania angel island is on the sea surface again it means that mania happens after sonic 3 bad ending
Eddie Armitage (7 months ago)
HOW DOES EVERYBODY BELEIVE THIS?????? WATCH The4thSnake's Sonic Timeline video.
MANUday 9540 (7 months ago)
My timeline: -Sonic 1 -Sonic 2 -Sonic Generations -Sonic 3...& Knuckles -Sonic Mania -Sonic Forces
TharjaIBW (7 months ago)
since everyone here is too stupid to research here's the actual timeline. Sonic 1 Sonic 2 8-Bit Tails Adventures Sonic 2 Tails Sky Patrol Sonic CD Sonic 3&K Sonic Generations Sonic Mania after Generations there is a timeline split meaning any classic styled game after the events of Generations does not apply to modern sonics timeline
Idk Idhh (7 months ago)
Sanic story pls
Thomas Hodgetts (7 months ago)
What about sonic & knuckles? Isn't that a game on its own? Where would it fit?
Xhorxhi25 (7 months ago)
Thomas Hodgetts its like an episode 2, and sonic 3 is episode 1. They are supposed to be connected
Iris Huisman (7 months ago)
Everyone's doing it, so here's my take on Sonic's timeline: for modern Sonic, every canon game but Mania happened in the order they came out in, only cd and 2 being switched. So to me modern's timeline is this (and by the way, I'm only including the games that are confirmed canon or I consider canon instead of a different game): Sonic 1, Sonic cd, Sonic 2, Sonic 3&k, Sonic 4 (all episodes), Sonic adventure, Sonic adventure 2, Sonic heroes, Sonic Rush, Sonic Rivals, Sonic Rush adventure, Sonic Rivals 2, Sonic Unleashed, Sonic colors, Sonic Generations, Sonic Lost World, Sonic Forces. I'm not counting '06 as canon, but even if it was, we need an excuse for Sonic to know Blaze and Silver in Generations since '06 timeline got removed, which is why I count rush and rivals as canon. Now classic Sonic's timeline is a bit different in my eyes. I personally think that both classic Sonic's we've seen so far are the same one. Yes in the Egg Dragoon fight Eggman said he's from a different dimension, but it wouldn't be the first time SEGA messed up dimensions and timelines (*cough, cough* Blaze *cough*), so I'm sticking with this. Another thing that might seem confusing is the order I put cd and 2 in. In modern's timeline I put them (in my eyes) canonically, but in classic's timeline I put them chronologically. Why? Because classic Sonic doesn't seem to know who Amy is in Generations. And before you yell at me, let me explain. In the last cutscene of Generations (not the post-credits one), Amy compliments Sonic, saying 'he was all great!'. Now notice how different the reactions are. Modern Sonic scratches his head as if he's embarassed, but classic Sonic just looks (adorably) surprised. And come on, you would remember a pink hedgehog madly in love with you, even if she looks a bit different. Had he gone through cd yet, he would've put two and two together and realized that was Amy. This leads me to believe cd didn't happen yet in classic's timeline, but he had to have gone through (or at least be somewhere in) 2, since classic Tails was there. So how I think classic's timeline went is this: Sonic 1, Sonic 2 (or at least some part of it), Sonic Generations, Sonic cd, Sonic 3&k, Sonic Mania, Sonic Forces. If you're wondering why I put 3&k this late into the timeline, Generations must've happened somewhere around 2, and 3&k happened after cd, which (in this timeline) happened after 2 and Generations. If you want you can switch 3&k and cd or place 3&k before Generations, it won't change the continuity much, but the rest has to stay the same for anything to make sense. So yeah, that's my take on the timelines. And it's my take alone, don't say it's wrong because something in here doesn't make sense with your canon. It's my opinion, and my opinion only. Opinion and fact are two entirely different things, something the Internet doesn't seem to realize nowadays.
fdan2 oogly bubily (7 months ago)
amy is a rascal
Doctor_ Winston (7 months ago)
Isn't it know by now that CD comes before 2
CHEEZEBUTTER (7 months ago)
Their are 7 chaos emeralds dingus
Xhorxhi25 (7 months ago)
CHEEZEBUTTER there were only six in sonic 1, dingus
Tomanyan And the nyans (7 months ago)
Actually baldymcnosehair is robotniks grandson
Xhorxhi25 (7 months ago)
Tomanyan And the nyans no
Tomanyan And the nyans (7 months ago)
Actually baldymcnosehair is robotniks grandson
Noah Herrera (7 months ago)
Sonic is unable to turn into super sonic without 50 rings without cheating on death egg zone. This is all wrong, SCD takes place before S2 because tails isnt in the sega cd version of SCD
JANE rainbow engine (7 months ago)
its not 2D sonic its Classic sonic
Xhorxhi25 (7 months ago)
SONIC BOOM its both
shifty the lycanroc (7 months ago)
This sounds like sega history book
kirby kirby (7 months ago)
Am I the only one that thinks Amy's old design is better than her new one?
Toils Corbett (7 months ago)
Generations and Mania sort of broke the timeline.
Artsy Puppy (7 months ago)
I love this guys voice, it’s so great to listen to
DMG (8 months ago)
*6 chaos emeralds*
Traci Lombardi (8 months ago)
Yeah, you got all of the timeline. Literally nothing happens in Forces. Sonic gets stuck there, and then he gets out.
Z YoshiYoshi64 (8 months ago)
There’s a lot of debate on the placement of Sonic CD, and so I want to try and settle it. CD technically takes place before Sonic 2. From the real world standpoint, Sonic CD was being developed by Sega of Japan shortly after Sonic 1. Meanwhile, Sonic 2 was being developed by Sega of America shortly after Sonic 1. Considering Sonic was created by Sega of Japan, their sequel is more reputable than Sonic 2, theoretically placing it before said American sequel. On a story standpoint, Tails doesn’t appear in Sonic CD, and after Sonic 2 it was established that Tails followed with Sonic wherever he went (yeah, Tails is in the mobile port, but as an unlockable character. Does that really count? Besides, he wasn’t in the original game, when the game’s canon was established, so I personally don’t think the mobile port has much credibility). Another thing is that Sonic doesn’t fly the Tornado to Little Planet, he runs there. After Sonic 2, he flew the Tornado everywhere he went. And then as far as the robots that Sonic fights go, and why he doesn’t just fight Metal Sonic each time as opposed to Silver/Mecha Sonic, Metal was only meant to be fast. He doesn’t have a whole lot of fighting capability, whereas Silver/Mecha Sonic are not only quite obviously built to fight, but fought Sonic in an enclosed arena, where speed was relatively irrelevant. Finally, it was established that Sonic 3 occurs right after Sonic 2, with no time passing between them. Going by that, CD must come before or after Sonic 2 and 3, and coming after 3 doesn’t make sense. Oh, and people have brought up Sonic 4, but Sonic 4 features modern Sonic, which means it takes place long after the original games. And that’s why I think CD comes before Sonic 2. If you have any counterpoints or anything I missed, I’d love to hear it.
Memes. Dank (8 months ago)
Not sure if you went in chronological or release date order but CD is between 1 and 2
The Diecast Stormtrooper (8 months ago)
Is this guy garfeilf?
Cloudy Dash (8 months ago)
the EggRobos were the robots during the opening cutscene, and the Hard Bloiled Heavies were the new guys
TheBlueHedgehog (8 months ago)
6:32 you called?
Skeeter Baba1 (8 months ago)
Um little planet didn’t explode it just left at a really high speed.
Zippy (8 months ago)
Owww, so that is why the death egg is half sunk in water at launch base, i never knew that.
Jammo (8 months ago)
Its sttange there is a robot in a Sonic game called the Death Egg
Akira Phoenix (8 months ago)
Those.... weren't Chaos Emerdoods WESTSIDE ISLAND'S ARE SOL EMERALDS
GeniusGamerShow (8 months ago)
Amy is in a strange pose on the thumbnail.
Tippy Dog (8 months ago)
Have you made the modern timeline yet
SUPERSONICGAMER16 pro (8 months ago)
S3&k came before sonic cd
CJSai#64 (8 months ago)
Nope! *Mistake #1 CD's placement* It can only take place before Sonic 2 or after Knuckles. Not in between. Robotnik goes straight from 2 to 3&K, so there's no way he had a diversion in between. *Mistake #2 You forgot Generations* Yes it takes place in the future, but it still happened for Classic Sonic. It is a HUGE omission because it caused a split in the original chronology. It's only because of Generations that Mania can take place, since the Classic world is now a separate dimension due to being a separate timeline, which caused Modern Eggman to send the Phantom Ruby (prototype) to the Mania verse in the first place. All of this leads to... *not really a Mistake #3 but a minor nitpick: acknowledging the split* So yeah. Everything except for Generations (Classic side) and Mania happened for Modern Sonic in his past. However Classic Sonic is currently living a new timeline with brand new adventures that Modern never experienced. So yeah, Generations' ending and Forces' "retcon" ultimately was a semi-reboot, because it means now we get NEW Classic games with no relation to Modern.
AwesomeDerpySpider (8 months ago)
u make it sound so BORING whyyyyyy..... :(
What’s in a Name (8 months ago)
That was a pretty cool solution for this timeline (especially sonic cd). SEGA’s gonna make this canon right?
JP Poole (8 months ago)
Sonic CD takes place before Sonic 2. Sonic CD's Little Planet was basically a prototype Death Egg (hinted at being constructed during Sonic 1). Sonic 3 takes place right after part 2. Then it goes into Mania
Fawfuls TNT Egg TV (8 months ago)
The death egg is superior to the Death Star.
Delphox XY (8 months ago)
You forgot Sonic 4. The actual Sonic 4. This timeline is incorrect.
Michael Ellis (8 months ago)
You got most of these wrong
Michael Ellis (8 months ago)
I love how you speak
Cool Kid95 (8 months ago)
what about sonic pocket adventure
DELTA WOLF GAMING! (8 months ago)
Modern/3D Sonic story(or time line)
Tyarra Carlton (8 months ago)
Should forgot sonic and knuckles
XxMUFF1NMANxX B o i (8 months ago)
And in that saying cd and chaotix are not apart of offical timeline although i wish ir was
XxMUFF1NMANxX B o i (8 months ago)
Knuckles chaotix happends when Sonic fails to best robotnik and metal Sonic so thats when chaotix is born
Ethan Wallace (8 months ago)
Why do people hate on the first sonic game even tho this game started the series.
Omari Bishop (8 months ago)
Do u guys know that portal that classic went threw at the end of mania? WELL THATS THE PORTLE CLASSIC SONIC CAME OUT OF WHEN HE SAVED TAILS FROM CHAOS IN FORCES!!!! SONIC MANIA IS A PREQUEL TO SONIC FORCES
William Plush991 (8 months ago)
Timeline Sonic 1 Sonic CD Sonic2 Sonic3 Sonic & knuckles Sonic Mania
Megax Returns (8 months ago)
Sonic mania is non-canon happens on other dimension also CD is connected with sonic 4
Thomaskh7 (8 months ago)
You got a few things wrong my guy
Megax Returns (8 months ago)
If SONIC CD is after sonic 2 or after 1 why eggman would use mecha that is a worse version of metal?
_ Dxmonic _ (8 months ago)
Do an article comics timeline please
Justice Hammonds (8 months ago)
The classic sonic in sonic mania is a different dimension sonic from the classic sonic that we all know from generations. After the events of generations, the timeline had to be messed up because the classic sonic has to remember all the zones and places he went in generations. And the gem in sonic mania that stops time and space makes the exact sound in sonic forces when infinite uses his power. And the most crucial detail is when classic sonic goes fighting eggman in green hill, he says that he’s from another dimension. So this proves your video is wrong up to sonic mania and you should revise your research and make a new video. But that’s my opinion. Who’ll listen to me anyhow?
FireTrainer Cyan (8 months ago)
You guys left out sega sonic the hedgehog, the game that takes place before sonic 1 where mighty, sonic and Ray were captured and had to escape eggmans facility and defeat him. You also forgot to mention Generations
Boerger plays (8 months ago)
YESH
Atomic comics (8 months ago)
Good video but I kind of wish forces and generations were in it
LastGamer 64 (8 months ago)
Egg man + Death star = Death Egg
TehKewlBaus314 (8 months ago)
8:40"And in 1 frame, everything changes."
Black Mesa Zanza (8 months ago)
These comments be like: https://i.imgur.com/jDBr2RI.png
BluesBoy (8 months ago)
Sonic the documentary.
Joshua McSmith (9 months ago)
Sonic the hedgehog 4? Never heard of it!
Matthew Cachoeira (9 months ago)
At 1:50 he says 6 chaos emeralds...... :/ ITS 7
Epic Jake (7 months ago)
Yea if your gonna say something at least check
Matthiew Purple (9 months ago)
Mat DCM There were only 6 chaos emeralds in Sonic 1.
Billy Bob Joe (9 months ago)
Knuckle’s Chaotix and Sonic 4 also happened in there somewhere. Sonic 4 explains how Metal Sonic came back in Sonic Mania and every other game.
gaming with gs minecraft (9 months ago)
Make more vigs about sonic
gaming with gs minecraft (9 months ago)
I mean vids
Connor Young (9 months ago)
Sonic 1 in a nutshell: sanic get emmeralllds and use chaos control
the awesome gamer 64 (9 months ago)
sonic CD was before sonic 2
William Plush991 (9 months ago)
Timeline Sonic1 Sonic CD Sonic2 Sonic3&Knux Sonic mania Not just because of the Japan order of when the games came out
Plutogalaxy (9 months ago)
These I think are the characters in classic sonic timeline! C. Sonic C. Tails C. Knuckles Dr robotnik/C.eggman C.amy C.Metal Hard boiled heavies Metal knuckles And tails doll Like if you agree!
Screw You (9 months ago)
generations took place between 3&K and Mania
Jonathan Hanon (9 months ago)
Why did you have Super Sonic fighting the Death Egg robot? That's a gauntlet... There are no rings there...
the average life of me (9 months ago)
they were not the hardboiled heaves in the beginning cuisine
the average life of me (9 months ago)
sonic cd is BEFORE sonic 2 not after
Tzer (10 months ago)
where 8bit games
Dobillington Big-D (10 months ago)
the hard boiled heavy transformed into the egg robos, you got that wrong
Kirbon (10 months ago)
Hold on a Second...Mania is it another Universe this is can't be canon of classic...or must be in Mania universe storyline switch..to be like a paradox.
Sonic The Faker Hedgehog (10 months ago)
Sonic:"The Death Egg!? What's it even do?" Eggman:"Actually...I never got that far...it's just there to look cool I guess?"
TL1882 (10 months ago)
True classic sonic timeline: S1 SMS, S1 GEN, CD, S2 SMS, S2 GEN, CHAOTIX, S3/S&K/S3&K, MANYAAA
Rick Chop (10 months ago)
after watching sonic X it made me confused about the timeline moving forward with sonic adventure. in forces is Sonic in our world or his world ? If gun appears in forces i don't know what to say
Russ Contini (10 months ago)
I want to hire Jason Damron to narrate the movie of my life. Best on the web.
Austin Larson (10 months ago)
3d sonic timeline
Jakub Malinowski (10 months ago)
I think that Knuckles didn't knocked Sonic out of super form and just pushed 'the ruby' into him so fast that the ruby couldn't be seen.
OneSpicyBoi (11 months ago)
i know this will trigger people, but i think sonic cd happens after sonic 3 and knux, why you may ask, well it's confirmed that tails is the one who teached sonic how to spin dash, and metal sonic is the most powerful metal copy of sonic, so it has to happen after sonic 3 and knux.
Megax Returns (8 months ago)
No problem :)
OneSpicyBoi (8 months ago)
jesus montoya o yeah, sorry
Megax Returns (8 months ago)
you forgot that sonic cd and sonic 4 are connected
Reuben Holland (11 months ago)
You don't battle the Death Egg Robot as Super Sonic wtf
TheRambest (11 months ago)
Song name at 9:56. Please...
Izuku Midoriya (11 months ago)
Where is sonic and knuckles and chaotix?

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