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It was a delight for me to find, almost 8 years after S&K, there was a further Sonic game I hadnt played, and after so many years away from the classic series it was surprising that a game I had never played gave me the same nostelgia.
I call this game the end of sonic because it feels like the most advanced the series developed without losing what was great about the old sonic games.
Sonic The Hedgehog CD. Sonic's third adventure, and the only Sonic game released on the Sega CD system.
By 1993, Sonic 2 had already been out for a year, and the series had become one of the biggest things in gaming around that time. But before Sonic 2 had even come out, Sega had begun the workings of what would eventually become Sonic CD (hence the reason for the similar graphics like Sonic's animations and the shield and lamposts from Sonic 1). It was also around 1993 that Sega had begun to promote their Sega CD add on, so they also thought it would be a good idea to jump the gun and throw their mascot on that system as well. Thus, Sonic CD came into existence.
Now unlike some Sega CD games which were just Genesis ports with added CD-quality music and the "CD" thrown on the end of the title, Sonic CD is actually its own game, and boy does it sure do a lot to stand out from the others. This adventure sports 2 awesome soundtracks (one for Japan, and another one for everywhere else), TONS of levels, some new tricks, and most evidently the main feature of the game: the ability to time travel. That's right. You can literally CHANGE TIME PERIODS WITHIN EACH ACT FROM THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE! How cool is that? Sadly, to this day, no other Sonic game (and even most games out there) has ever tried to mimmick this awesome feature. Now some Sonic fanatics out there will tell you that Sonic CD isn't an official Sonic game, and they'll put it down relentlessly in favor of the Genesis titles. While I agree that the Genesis Sonic games are all classics, don't listen to these fools who diss on this masterpiece. It's a very underrated game in the context of the rest of the series sadly due to its only platform being the Sega CD, which few were willing to shell out cash for a whole system just to play one game (let's face it, aside from Sonic CD, the Lunars, Terminator, Snatcher and a handfull of others, the rest of the games on the Sega CD were nothing but FMV crap). But there are many who have, and most will tell you it is indeed a great game and fits right alongside greats in the series like Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic Advance 3
Well, yes, and no. The problem with Sonic CD is that it changes the formula of the Sonic games we all love; just a little too much.
Instead of running as fast as you can to the end of the level, you are encouraged to explore a bit more. So instead of racing though, it plays a little bit more like Super Mario Brothers 2 on the NES.
Don't get me wrong, Sonic CD is still a fun experience. But combined with bad enermy placement; Sonic fans shouldn't expect to speed run though this one; like they loved to in the Genesis titles.
Game gears , Genesis , GBA , You name it ~
All the Sonic, are good with one thing , The BG Soundtrack ~ It make the game more Lively , Playable ,
And Sonic CD , Its the First Sonic game to have above 128Kpbs Bitrate Wave Format ~
The Graphics of this game, are its Best in its Generation ~
and The game play are just the Sonic Genre i've always like ~
Sonic Its Been entertaining my life for years ~ i like to play anyform of sonic, in any console ,
I got a Saturn and 3D blast ~ The Soundtrack are the best ~
and The CD are the second Best !
I played a lot of Sonic games in the past. Upon stumbling across Sonic CD on the Sega 32x.
I got to say this is properly my second best Sonic game i have ever played. This game just reminds me so much of Sonic 2. Everything about it, stays true to the Sonic genre.
From the catchy tune, to the eye candy graphic for it's time, and the most important thing, which is the core gameplay mechanic that Sonic 2 had.
It's ashame that this game is not as well known as the other Sonic. Definitely recommended.
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