Hellfire Saga

By Hardline Team

A Castlevania-and-Ghosts'N-Goblins-styled Sonic 3 & Knuckles hack by Hardline team that mixes our blue hero with chaos and bloodshed!


- Infernal levels of hurricane action!

- A new HP system!

- New bosses and enemies (demons made of blood and flesh)

- And lots more...

Сhangelog from SAGE demo:

- All the levels are tweaked, one level was redone from scratch and one completely new level has been added!

- New and refined music.

- Ironed out some enemies

- Updated bosses.

- Sound test, difficulty options and Assist Mode!


  • Narcologer - Project lead, programming, main game concept, some boss and enemy sprites, invincibility, final cutscene;
  • TheBlad768 - Main programming, creating the HAGE engine, some boss and enemy sprites, other cutscenes, blood, weather effects, SEGA, title, options and sound test screens implementation;
  • FoxConED - Hardline team leader, programming, SMPS music creation;
  • mrcat-pixel - Art direction, level design, tileset and background creation, sprite reshading, script editing;
  • Natsumi - Programming, moving lava and parallax engine implementation, AMPS sound driver, level design;
  • VladislavSavvateev - Programming, HardLine screen implementation;
  • Virussoft - Cutscene writing;
  • Gerry Trevino - Composing the main theme;
  • Novedicus - Programming, HUD implementation;
  • Vladikcomper - Improved Kosinski, Nemesis alghorithms, Advanced Error Handler;
  • Firerat - Level drawing and camera implementation;
  • Flamewing - Ultra DMA Queue, improved Kosinski Module alghorithm;
  • MarkeyJester - Dual PCM sound driver, level testing;
  • VAdaPEGA - Level testing;
  • Nat The Porcupine - Level testing;
  • GENATAR_i - Music creation;

Join the project's Discord server!! discord.me/hardlineteam/


File Type: rom/mega-drive

File Size: 2.18 MB

Jdpense @ 2019-12-02 08:52:29

This hack was amazing so far! ^^ Can't wait for 2020 release! ~

Last modified by Jdpense @ 2019-12-02 08:53:02

FoxConED @ 2019-12-05 22:16:59

Thanks for feedback! We really have plans to do final release in next year, likely not on SHC~

Fishiwatto @ 2019-12-02 13:28:20

Freaking loved this hack!!! I can't wait for it to be finished!!! XD

Animemaster222 @ 2019-12-02 16:36:09

Was loving the hack, wanna point out when I was fighting one of the bosses?(The devil?) I spindashed and the game gave me an illegal error. I was using Kega Fusion.

FoxConED @ 2019-12-05 22:15:27

Are you can describe trouble in details? Would be cool if you can do it in Discord: FoxConED#8188

Last modified by FoxConED @ 2019-12-05 22:30:13

nick46 @ 2019-12-02 20:57:00

This is an amazing hack, and the added Difficulty Selection from the previous SAGE release is a welcome change.

Romulok77 @ 2019-12-03 08:17:08

Everything in the game is simply magnificent. I didn't see a problem and I didn't find anything that displeased me. The development team is to be congratulated for always improving this game. When the work is completed we will have an unforgettable game.

Lord_Xbox @ 2019-12-03 17:27:26

I thought this was alright. I don't really love it, but I don't hate it.

walter777 @ 2019-12-03 19:58:28

a really good hack a lot of improvmets then last years verson. the team did a really great job one of my favorite hacks.