The Chronicles of Sonic the Hedgehog: Rise of the Heroes is a fan-made videogame created by Juely and Winduct. It is an action, adventure, platforming, fighting game which tells an epic story of Sonic and his friends battling against a mysterious alien race for the salvation of humanity. It is the first game of The Chronicles of Sonic the Hedgehog series. The game is followed by The Chronicles of Sonic the Hedgehog: I Am the Future.
After a comet crash lands on Earth, a mysterious alien force from outer space threatens to destroy our world. Who are these mysterious invaders and what are their intentions? Is the crash of the comet connected with their arrival? It is now up to Sonic and his friends, old and new, to unite and defeat these invaders and save the world from certain destruction once again.
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The game contains 25 playable characters, each one with their own unique abilities. Each character is categorized based on their Type. These types are Speed, Power and Fly. They are also categorized as Starter characters, Unlockable Characters and Non Playable Characters.
Like the wind, Sonic never stands still and is always on the move. But despite his love for speed, Sonic is always cool under pressure, particularly when facing his arch-enemy, Dr. Eggman. For Sonic, saving the world is all in a day's work. He hates boredom and is always on the lookout for his next adventure. Sonic is on the side of the underdog - he will do anything in his power to protect and fight for them and will never stop until the job is done.
Shadow was created 50 years ago aboard the Space Colony ARK as the Ultimate Life Form by Professor Gerald Robotnik. After sacrificing his life to save the planet. He quickly became a friend and a rival to Sonic. He is the Black-Blur, the spitting image of Sonic and shares his agility and speed. As the most violent and merciless character in the series at times, he is, personality-wise, Sonic's polar opposite.
A silver hedgehog from the distant future, Silver is one of Sonic's newest rivals and friend that completes the Hedgehog Trio. Wide-eyed and considered a little naive, he has some unusual powers including the ability to travel through time via Chaos Control. He is also psychokenetic, which means he can move objects around using his mind.
Every hero needs a best buddy and Miles "Tails" Prower fills that role, as Sonic's closest chum and trusty sidekick. He has his shortcomings - he's petrified of lightning for one. But his incredible skills as a mechanic and his double tails, which enables his to fly using a chopper-like motion, make him an invaluable member of team Sonic.
Said to be as strong as Sonic as fast, Knuckles can always be relied on to help. He is the guardian of the Master Emerald. He and Sonic don't always get on, but they are ultimately good friends. Knuckles can be a bit of a loner which may explain why he is so naive and gullible and easily tricked by Dr. Eggman. Although it's also been put that Knuckles believes there is good in everyone and hence can be very trusting.
Amy is a pink female hedgehog. She is utterly besotted with Sonic and constantly claims to be his girlfriend. But her feelings are not reciprocated. Despite this, she never stops trying and is always finding ways to win his heart. Her trusty Piko Piko Hammer has helped her during many of her adventures thus becoming her signature weapon.
A princess from another dimension and guardian of the Sol Emeralds, Blaze is calm but often seems to be dealing with some inner turmoil. She's also extremely hard on herself, and as a result, she comes across as somehwat shy. She learns to be open after meeting Sonic and his crew and can use the power of the Sole Emeralds to transform into Burning Blaze.
A close friend to Shadow, Rouge is a smart, sassy and sedusive female bat who has a magpie-like eyes for all things sparkly, especially emeralds. Everything she does is dictated by her voracious desire to posses all jewels and emeralds in the world. Her magnificent ability of treasure hunting as well as spying has made her a special agent in the G.U.N. Federation.
Omega is the last of Dr. Eggman's E-100 series robots and one of his most powerful ones. After being sealed in an abandoned storage room, Omega developed a deep hatred towards his creator and vowed to destroy him and all of his minions. Omega is one of Shadow's best friends and although he sometimes acts before thinking, Omega has stood up various times for Team Dark, defending them with his magnificent weaponry.
Cream is a polite, kind rabbit, grown up as a princess and never forgets her manners. She has the unique ability to fly using her large ears. She doesn't go anywhere without her trusty Chao friend Cheese. She is not afraid to stand up for herself, especially for her friends whom she realy cares about and will do anything to help them when needed.
Big is an obese, purple cat. He is carefree and laid-back. He cares a lot for his friends, especially Froggy. He enjoys fishing and brings his rod with him wherever he goes. However, he's not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer and important things sometimes pass right through his mind. But despite his weaknesses, Big has the ability to crush opponents with his large belly.
Espio is a calm, serious purple chameleon and a member at the Chaotix Detective Agency. Aside being fast and changing his color, Espio is a trained martial artist and a ninja expert which he realy boasts about. He likes training and camping and often meditates to maintain inner-peace. He and Vector don't always get along but he is proven a very valuable member to the team for his unique abilities.
Charmy is a hyperactive young bee and the youngest member of the Chaotix crew. As a youngster, Charmy can sometimes be a problem in the job, but he is actually a valuable member to the team. Asides from being obsessed with games and not being scatter brained, he can fly high distances and even use his sting when nessesary.
Head honcho of the Chaotix Detective Agency, Vector is a crocodile with an attitude. He loves his tunes and he's never seen without his trademark high-decibel headphones, even when he and his team have work to do and bad-guys to fight. Vector has the ability of super-human strength and is a kind-soul as he sometimes does cases for free although his love for money.
Zeline is a female fairy from another distant world. After arriving to Earth via a comet, she befriends Sonic and his crew and helps them in their mission to defeat Immarius. Zeline wields a large spear which she uses it for most of her attacks. She has also the ability to fly using her fragile wings. However, Zeline carries a mysterious secret with her. What could that secret be?
|Fly||Collect 22 Emblems.|
E-102 Gamma was the third robot of the E-100 series line, created by Dr. Eggman. After turning against his master, he managed to "free" his brothers but died in the process. Years later, Gamma in reconstructed with extra attachments for unknown reasons. Gamma, unlike the other robots, is emotional and exhibits the trait of a "tragic villain". He is armed with a powerful gun which he uses for most of his attacks.
|Fly||Collect 44 Emblems.|
Metal Sonic is the evil robotic doppleganger of Sonic, created by Dr. Eggman. He is fast enough to rival Sonic's speed and can also copy the abilities of others. Asides from copying abilities, Metal Sonic has multiple other attacks such as laser beam from his chest, rockets etc. He is cold-hearted and can often be aggressive. He deeply believes that he is the real Sonic.
|Speed||Collect 66 Emblems.|
Mighty is a 16-year-old gentle armadillo and the fourth member of the Chaotix Detective Agency. Mighty is a pacifist, which means he only uses violence when there is no other option. He is extremely powerful and can curl himself into a ball to perform Homing attack, Spin Dash etc. He also likes traveling and his dream is to travel to all places of the world.
|Power||Collect 88 Emblems.|
A self-proclaimed scientific genious, Dr. Eggman sports an IQ of 300 and wants to conquer the world and build his evil empire of Eggmanland. An expert in his field, Dr. Eggman places robotics over all else in life-a reflection on his selfish personality. He doesn't know when to quit and always comes back for more no matter how many times he is defeated by Sonic.
|Power||Collect 110 Emblems.|
A hawk who is the leader of the Babylon Rogues and also goes by the moniker "The Legendary Wind Master". When it comes to Extreme Gear Racing, there is no one better. Jet's extremely competetive and takes tremendous pride in winning, so you know things are going to be exciting when he takes on speedy Sonic in an Extreme Gear Racing.
|Speed||Collect 132 Emblems.|
Fang the Sniper
Fang is a dastadly desperado, also known as "Nack the Weasel". He is a purple white wolf and a famous outlaw. His major skill is bounty hunting and always carries a large Magnon-4 in each hand. He loves money and is a shooting and gun expert. Fang is very selfish and only cares about money. He can sometimes even betray his teamates for 'em. Due to his slow agility, Fang always rides on his pride, the Marvelous Queen.
|Speed||Collect 154 Emblems.|
Shade is an orange echidna who used to be a Marauder working for Imperator Ix. However, she allied with Sonic and Knuckles and since then, she has become a close friend with Knuckles. She is very inteligent and as hard as nails. She is trained in arts of stealth and the use of high-tech weaponry. She is somewhat shy and hard to impress.
|Power||Collect 176 Emblems.|
Chaos is a mutated immortal Chao, said to be concentrated Chaos Emeralds Energy. Chaos is formed by 100% water and is the original guardian of the Chao, the Master Emeralds and the Chaos Emeralds. Since Chaos is made of water, he can take up any shape and size. By absorbing the power of the 7 Chaos Emeralds, he can ultimately transform into Perfect Chaos.
|Power||Collect 198 Emblems.|
This unusual puppet was created by Dr. Eggman as a robotic counterpart of Tails. It has a metal rod protruding out of the top of its head that leads to a red gem that seems to be controling the creature's movement. Unlike Tails, The Tails Doll can float and control the souls of the damned by glowing its eyes.
|Fly||Collect 220 Emblems.|
Immarius is a strange organism from Elvenstar and the leader of the Gravitus army. He wears a full covered black armor and wields a large katana which can transform into various weapons. He has a blue flame on his chest which provides him life. Immarius invades planet Earth in search for the Chaos Emeralds. However, his sinister purposes are still unknown.
|Power||Collect 242 Emblems, complete Adventure & Mission Mode.|
- G.U.N. Commander
- Wave the Swallow
- Storm the Albatross
- Dr. Eggman Nega
- Imperator Locke
- Professor Pickle
- Tikal the Echidna
- Captain Whisker
Gameplay for The Chronicles of Sonic the Hedgehog: Rise of the Heroes draws elements from the Sonic Adventure series and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) but also from Sonic Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog with a much wider range of character movements and attacks, some of which are unique to each one. In addition, it incorporates elements of 3-D fighting-style gameplay. You could imagine it loosley as a Super Smash Bros. game in 3D perspective.
Like in most games in the series, basic gameplay involves collecting rings, defeating enemies etc. Like in all games, the player collects rings in order to gain health. If he's attacked by an enemy, he loses 10 rings. When he is attacked while he has no rings, he instantly dies and loses a life. All levels are in 3D. In addition, players can collect pearls by destroying enemies. These pearls can increase the player's Signature Move Gauge. Each stage has 2 Acts (usually 10:00 minutes long each), a Mission and Boss. When the player reaches the Goal Ring, he completes the stage and is given a rank (A, B, C, D, E) based on his Score.
Each character has 8 ground attacks, 4 aerial attacks, a homming attack (some characters may fly or glide instead, see Controls), a Dash and a Signature Move. Like in Sonic Heroes, each character is categorized as Speed, Power or Fly, each type with its unique abilities. Speed-Type characters can use homming attacks, run faster and perform Spin Dashes and Ring Dashes in order to reach other hidden places in each level. Fly-Type characters can fly for a limited time through rings in order to give them enough boost to fly for a higher amount of time and reach other hidden ares in each level, whearas Power-Type characters are often heavy but can deal great damage to an opponent, often lifting heavy items such as cars, boulders etc to reach hidden places. However, some Power-Type and Speed-Type Characters may also use Homming Attacks or glide or some-sort. This categorization has a great significance in the levels' structure. This means that all levels have special routes in some point each designed for a speed, fly or power type character. For example, playing as Sonic in the Cosmic Crisis level, you can choose to take the speed sections of the stage, which rely mostly on the character's speed. Power sections rely on raw battle etc. Nevertheless, some sections of the stages are common for all types.
The game features a wide variety of gaming modes, each one with its own gameplay style. These modes are Adventure Mode (or Story Mode), Multiplayer Mode, Challenge Mode, Mission Mode, Chao Garden, Gallery, Rankings and Options. (For more information about each one, see it below).
Each playable character has 9 ground attacks, 6 aerial attacks, a Dash Attack and a Signature Move. Speed-Type characters can use Homming Attacks, Light Dash and Triangle Jumps and are usually faster than any other character. Fly-Type characters can fly, glide of float for a limited time period. Some of them can also perform Homming Attacks. Power-Type characters are usually the slowest in the game but their attacks deal much more damage than any other characters. Some of them can float or glide or even perform homming attacks.
Combo Attack - The character performs multiple attacks in one move which deal little damage. It is the basic attack of all characters. The player can also move while combo attacking.
Advantage Move - Each character performs a single attack which deals bigger damage than Combo Attack.
Chargable Attack - Holding down that button will allow the character to charge up an attack. When released, the character will perform that attack which deals a lot of damage. The player cannot move while performing Chargable attack. However, some characters may have more than 1 Chargable Attack.
Special Attack - If the player presses Chargable Attack while running, he will perform the Special Attack.
By pressing the R1, RB or R button while the character performs an attack, the player will have access to another total new moveset of attacks. These attacks are equaly powerful to the other ones. Moreover, some of these attacks may require some charge up before activating them. Combo Attacks, Advantage Moves, Special Attacks and Chargable Attacks have their own identical Multi-Attack attacks.
Homing Attack - This classic technique is only accessable to some characters. Simply press the jump button twice near an enemy and the character will perfrom a homing attack on him.
Light Dash - Accessable only to Speed-Type characters. When going in front of a line of rings, press the Combo Button to perform a Light Dash, just like in all Sonic games.
Triangle Jump - All characters can perform this action. When there are two narrow walls, the character can jump from wall to wall by pressing the jump button twice.
Flying - Some characters, not only Fly-Type, can ascend into the air. Just tap the Jump Button multiple times and the player will ascend into the air. You can also pass through air boosts in order to fly higher and faster.
Gliding - A few characters can glide. Just hold down the jump button while on the air.
Floating - A character can also float. Works exactly like the gliding technique.
Lifting Objects - Only Power-Type characters (and Shadow) can lift heavy objects such as cars, platforms etc and even throw them on nearby enemies.
Climbing - Some characters can climb walls. Just go near a wall and the character will start climbing.
Signature Moves are very powerful attacks that are unique to every character. They can be performed on Adventure Mode and Multiplayer Mode only. Signature Moves are represented as gauges on the screen and can be filled by by collecting pearls. Each character has his own Signature Move. They are listed below.
|Sonic||Sonic Boom||Sonic performs multiple spin attacks in the air, damaging anything near him.|
Shadow performs his famous Chaos Blast from Shadow the Hedgehog.
|Silver||Pychic Eruption||Silver lifts himself up causing all objects near him to be lifted up as well. He then hits the ground violently which causes a giant psychic explosion and destroys everything near him.|
|Tails||Tails Cyclone||Tails summons his Tails Cyclone which helps him deliver greater attacks and a total new improved moveset.|
|Knuckles||Widespread Knuckle||Knuckles punches the target so powerfully, that gets blasted away from the scene, causing great damage.|
|Amy||Tantarum||The Piko Piko Hammer transforms into a more powerful hammer which causes greater damage.|
|Blaze||Burning Blaze||Blaze transforms into Burning Blaze using the power of the Sol Emeralds|
|Rouge||1.000 Kicks||Rouge delivers multiple kicks into her target. She then performs a kick so powerful that causes enough damage to do a K.O.|
|Omega||Chaos Inferno||Omega reconfigures his claw and gains access to multiple weapons at the same time including a huge laser cannon blaster.|
|Cream||Chao Frenzy||Cream summons a herd of Chao which attack the enemy.|
|Big||Rain Dance||Big performs an unusual dance which causes a rain of frogs. The frogs will damage the enemy as well as thunder which will strike down.|
|Espio||Chroma Chamo||Espio turns invisible and slashes his opponent extremely fast.|
|Charmy||Poison Plant||Charmy stings the ground with his needle, causing multiple man-eating plants to appear and damage to enemy.|
|Vector||Chaotix Recital||Vector starts singing while jamming his electric guitar, causing a very powerful and deadly shockwave.|
|Zeline||Chakra X||Zeline performs an odd dance then hits the ground with her spear causing a large explosion.|
|Gamma||Electro Field||Gamma releases 4 large cables which are attached to the ground and form a spacey cube. Gamma then charges electricity and burns anything inside that cube.|
|Metal Sonic||Metalic Madness||Metal Sonic makes multiple copies of himself which fade out and damages anything near him. After he has enough copies, the copies slash the screen with their claws, causing a large scratch on the camera.|
|Mighty||Mighty Quake||Mighty jumps high up in the air. He then spin dashes on the ground causing a huge earthquake to erupt.|
|Dr. Eggman||Bombardment||Eggman summons his Egg Fleet and bombards the entire field with nuclear bombs and missiles.|
|Jet||Great Bashyo Fan Swipe||Jet uses two Bashyo Fans and creates a horizontal cyclone- which traps enemies inside it.|
|Shade||Nocturnal Virus||Shade charges and creates a dark red aura which releases multiple tenticles that attack her opponents.|
|Fang||Gattling Riot||Fang takes out 2 enormous gattling guns and starts shooting like crazy.|
|Chaos||Perfect Chaos||Chaos transforms briefly into Perfect Chaos and bites his opponent with his huge jaw, causing heavy damage.|
|Tails Doll||Hell Contact||Tails Doll lets out a scream and his eyes turn red. Thousands of souls ascend from the ground attacking anything they touch.|
|Immarius||Ignis Draco||Immarius unleashes a dragon from his flame core which blasts a huge laser towards all directions.|
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In this mode, up to 2 players can battle Boss they've unlocked by playing Story Mode (Adventure Mode). There is 1 Boss per stage in the game (with some exceptions). Each Boss has a Life Guage beneath it. When the player manages to reduce its Life Guage to 0, the Boss is defeated.
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The game contains 8 modes. Each one of them is explained below.
In Adventure Mode (or Story Mode), the player plays stages and Boss Battles in an exact order and learns how the whole Story began (See Detailed Story). When the player selects Adventure Mode, a large map appears with all the locations he/she has unlocked and plays a specific stage. When he/she completes that stage, he moves ahead to the next one.In Adventure Mode the player unlocks characters, stages, Boss Battles, cutscenes, concept arts and even entire Modes!. It is the main Mode of the game. Up to 2 players can participate in Adventure Mode at the same time.
Multiplayer Mode greatly differs from Adventure Mode. While up to 2 players can play, both players face each other off in 3-D fighting-like style gameplay (similar to Marvel Nemesis). The levels here are not like in Adventure Mode, but are redesigned to be more like a fightining arena where 2 players can fight. There are no rings here. However, each player has a Life Gauge beneath him. The player who will decrease his opponent's Life Gauge to 0 first, wins. The controls and the gameplay are the same.
Unlike the other modes in the game, only 1 player can participate in Challenge Mode. The player first chooses a character he/she desires. He is then placed on a board in which he/she battles specific opponents until he/she reaches the final battle. There are a total of 7 levels. These levels are Beginners, Intermediates, Semi-Pros', Pros', Advanced, Experts and Master. The player starts from level one and has the opportunity to choose between 4 opponents. When he/she defeats all opponents in this level, he/she moves to level 2 and so on. As the player moves 1 level ahead, things get more dificult. When he/she defeats all opponents in the game, the player receives multiple prizes such as rings, playable characters, levels and available items for the Chao Garden. When a player faces off against the character he/she has already chosen, that opponent is replaced by Emerl who uses the exact same moveset as its opponent's. Here are the levels with each opponent in them.
Level 1 (Beginners):
In Mission Mode, up to 2 players simultaniously can play various Missions with a specific character each. There are a total of 240 Missions, 6 in each level, 3 in each Act (except the Blue Typhoon which has only 3). Missions include destroying particular items, activating others, defeating enemies, racing to the Goal ring, finding hidden items etc. Some of the Missions in Mission Mode have to be unlocked by achieving the previous missions. When all 243 missions are completed, the player is awarded various prizes. Note that Missions in Mission Mode are not ranked and that the design in the levels might change from that of Adventure Mode.
Here, you can view various bonus items you have unlocked. These are Concept Arts, Music, Cutscenes, Costumes, Archieves, Chao Garden Items you have collected and Emblems you have collected.
Here, you can view all of the game's artworks you have unlocked. These Concept Arts feature level designs, character arts, and multiple other concept arts during the making of the game. They can be unlocked by getting A rankings in levels and Bosses.
Here, you can listen to in-game music. These include Stage music, Boss music, Event Music and others. In addition, each playable character has his own Theme which can be unlocked by unlocking the specific characters. In-game music is unlocked when completing the stage, event or Boss.
The game's in-game music was composed by Crush 40. Multiple other bands composed songs for all playable characters. Steve Jablonsky also worked for the tracks during the cinematic cutscenes. The game's main theme song is Take Me Away by Globus.
Here, you can watch all CGI Cutscenes you have unlocked in the game. You can also view some other bonus cutscenes which were not featured in the game.
Each playable character has his own costume which can be unlocked by completing Challenge Mode with a specific character. These costumes can be put on the character and wear them during gameplay instead of their defeault ones. Here is a list of every character's costume.
|Amy||Rosy the Rascal|
|Omega||Omega Care Unit|
|Big||Traditional Felidae Clothing|
|Metal Sonic||Rocket Metal|
This category contains biographical information about all characters featured in the game. They have to be unlocked by collecting A Rankings.
Chao Garden Items
See what Chao Garden Items you have unlocked and bought.
Here, you can see how many Emblems you have collected and from where.
Here, you can view all of your Rankings you have received from every single level, Boss and mission. The player is awarded with a rank everytime he finishes a level or Boss. The rank depends on the player's Score. These ranks are A, B, C, D, E. Only Action stages and Bosses are ranked, excluding those of Final Story. Mission Mode nor Challenge Mode are ranked.
Here, you can make various small adjustments to the game such as adding and extracting the subitles, changing the controls, adjust the sound and music, change the spoken language, adjust the screen and more.
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This is a list on unlockable content in the game and how it can be unlocked.
- SEGA Premises - Collect all 248 Emblems in the game.
- Every Costume in the game is unlocked by completing Challenge Mode with a specific character.
- Zeline (Adventure) - Find Zeline in Adventure Mode.
- Zeline (Multiplayer) - Collect 22 Emblems.
- Gamma (Adventure) - Find Gamma in Adventure Mode.
- Gamma (Multiplayer) - Collect 44 Emblems.
- Metal Sonic (Adventure) - Find Metal Sonic in Adventure Mode.
- Metal Sonic (Multiplayer) - Collect 66 Emblems.
- Mighty (Adventure) - Find Mighty in Adventure Mode.
- Mighty (Multiplayer) - Collect 88 Emblems.
- Dr. Eggman (Adventure) - Find Dr. Eggman in Adventure Mode.
- Dr. Eggman (Multiplayer) - Collect 110 Emblems.
- Jet (Adventure) - Find Jet in Adventure Mode.
- Jet (Multiplayer) - Collect 132 Emblems.
- Fang (Adventure) - Find Fang in Adventure Mode.
- Fang (Multiplayer) - Collect 154 Emblems.
- Shade (Adventure) - Find Shade in Adventure Mode.
- Shade (Multiplayer) - Collect 176 Emblems.
- Chaos (Adventure) - Find Chaos in Final Story.
- Chaos (Multiplayer) - Collect 198 Emblems.
- Tails Doll - Collect 220 Emblems.
- Immarius - Collect 242 Emblems, clear Adventure Mode and clear Mission Mode.
- Sonic meets Tails - The story of how Sonic and Tails met each other. Unlocked by gathering 43 A rankings.
- Shadow's Past - A clear backstory of Shadow and his life aboard the ARK until the accident. Unlocked by gathering 86 A rankings.
- The Chronicles of Sonic the Hedgehog: Future Echoes Teaser Trailer - The trailer for the second installment of the game. Unlocked by gathering 129 A Rankings.
- Team Chaotix Concert - A short that shows a live concert of Team Chaotix. Vector plays the guitar and sings. Espio plays the guitar as well and sings. Charmy plays the drums. Mighty plays the electric piano and Omni-Viewer plays the bass and other intruments. Unlocked by completing all Chao Races.
There are various deleted scenes which did not make it in the final version of the game. However, the player can unlock them all and view them in the Gallery. Deleted Scenes can be unlocked by completing Challenge Mode with specific characters or getting A Rankings in levels.
By getting an A rank in a specific level or Boss, the player can unlock some concept arts about that level or Boss.
- When the Heroes arrive at the Space Colony ARK in the Blue Typhoon, Vector and Charmy are seen playing Yu-Gi-Oh! cards.
- This is the first game that features Fang the Sniper as a playable character after 15 years. It also features Mighty the Armadillo as a playable character after 16 years.
- In the game, E-10000G and E-10000R take the role of Docoe and Bocoe.
- When Immarius fires the Eclipse Cannon with the 2 Chaos Emeralds, the laser is colored red instead of green. This might be caused due to the negative energy of Immarius.
- Bean the Dynamite, Bark the Polar Bear, Monkey Khan and two newcomers Frost the Hedgehog and Baxter the Ram where originally planned to appear in the game as playable characters. However, they where removed in the final version of the game. Still, Bean, Bark and Monkey Khan all make cameo in Sonic's vision as ones who have helped him in his lifetime advetures.
- Dr. Eggman is always inside his mech, the "Egg Drone" when playable in any level. However, in the Chao Garden, he is on foot.
- Every character in the game is 1 year older than he/she actually is. (Sonic is 16, Tails is 9, Knuckles is 17, etc.)
- The courses of the Dark Races are actually Neverhood from The Neverhood.
- The game had received various names during development. The game's first name was Sonic Heroes 2, then changed to Sonic the Hedgehog, then changed again to Sonic the Hedgehog: Legion of Heroes and ultimately received its current name The Chronicles of Sonic the Hedgehog: Rise of the Heroes.
- In the final story, it is revealed that Cheese is actually Chaos!
- In the cutscene where Fang is trying to shoot at Sonic, when he runns out of ammoes, Fang yells "Shit!".
- Since the game cannot be played with a Wii Remote nor a nunchuck, the Wii version of the game comes with a packet with a classic controler in it.
- This game features many old voice actors. Sonic is voiced once again by Ryan Drummond after 6 years.