Sonic CD was developed and published by Sega. It was released December 16, 2011 for 400 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.
While we're sure some of you were raised on Sonic the Hedgehog and all his incarnations on the original Genesis, not a lot of you probably had the Sega CD. It was an addon to the Genesis that let you played CD-ROM games, something all the rage in the 90s. Not a lot of great memorable games were made for it (Hello, Night Trap) but one game that made a huge impact on the system was Sonic CD. Now almost 20 years after its release, Sonic's classic adventure is brought back to XBLA with all new features for a smooth port.
Sonic has to save a planet chained to the world called Little Planet. Robotnik (aka Eggman) has stolen all the time stones that control time itself and it's up to the blue hedgehog to save the day and time itself. After the recent tepid response to Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, playing a classic Sonic game that a lot of people missed out on proves the character is still timeless and those who missed out on this game won't need a $300 USD peripheral in 1993 to play it.
This week there's plenty to talk about, as we've all been playing Iron Brigade after the big update and European release. Both Perry and Todd have played a bunch of this weeks release of Joe Danger: Special edition. Read Perry's review to find out more about his thoughts on the game.
Then we discuss a bunch of news from the last week, including the new dashboard, Xbox Live on iOS and the XBLA trailers from the VGA's.
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While we were expecting a winter release for Sonic CD, we didn't expect him to come in this fast but it is Sonic after all. It was announced today …
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