Before you panic from the repressed memories of the game, bear with me here.
Forum member princeofknaves uploaded an old version of the RenderWare Graphics World Viewer, which could be used to view Sonic Heroes level maps as well as possibly allow moving them to other games like Sonic Adventure DX: Director’s Cut.
But that’s not all. DaGuAr, a user at the Spanish-speaking Sonic Reikai forums, found that this viewer can also view Shadow the Hedgehog’s level maps too. This isn’t surprising since the two games run on very similar engines.
Look below to see what he found.
Two unused maps from Shadow, full of really long loops, boxes, half-pipes, and other cool stuff. If these remind you of the Tony Hawk games, you’re not alone–quite a few member in the forum topic think so too.
Big thanks go to everyone who helped in this discovery. For discussion and the technical dirt about the levels, hit up the thread here.