Excerpt: It has been many years since I last played Sonic CD. I fondly remember this old Sega CD title. Sega has kindly brought this title back. This time on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. There is also an iOS version but the controls will be slightly different so they are not being attached to this review. Many Sonic fans consider Sonic CD to be one of the best Sonic games of all time. I know that thought crossed my mind a time or two.
Excerpt: I may have to hand in my Sonic badge: I never completed Sonic CD. That shock aside, chances are you haven't either, as it was released on Sega's short-lived Mega-CD add on in 1993 before fading into collectors-only obscurity. Yet it's comparable to Mario's Lost Levels because this is just as much a sequel to Sonic 1 as the real Sonic 2.
Pros: Fantastic 'built from scratch' conversion, Japanese and US soundtracks available, Time travel mechanic is brilliant
Cons: The special stages have 'aged badly', Might be too complex for some, Occasional flashing imagery is hard to look at
Conclusion: The game has very much content that should merit at least a higher price, but SEGA was kind enough to make it real cheap and affordable. If you have spare five bucks, then you should use it in this game. Sonic CD is a great game, that most classic gamers will enjoy and love. Good job SEGA, and congratulations to Christian Whitehead for doing this amazing game. Thanks for reading, and sorry for any grammatical error!
Excerpt: These days, there's not much you can get for £3.29; a CD in Fopp, maybe, a Subway sandwich at a push, or 0.3 seconds with a high-class prostitute (at £35,000 per hour; I do my research). As such, the fact that Sonic CD weighs in at 400 MS points is a selling point in itself, but also a warning. Surely something so cheap must come with some cut-back, something to keep it below the usual 800 points? Thankfully, that is not the case.
Conclusion: Sonic the Hedgehog has had it rough lately thanks to a number of middling games that have departed from the spirit of the first three games. Sonic CD is best served to those who played the original games back in the day and want a chance to relive the glory days. If you’ve never played Sonic CD and are a fan, then by all means spend the five bucks to play a game that’s wildly different from any other.
Summary: Despite the lack of multiplayer, and the surprising lack of content in the game, " Sonic CD " remains a decent Sonic game. It’s not long, or that hard (for the most part), but it’s priced keenly, and is probably the best Sonic game you never played, given the fact the Sega CD flopped so hard. For a mere 400 points, it’s hard to go wrong given the care given to this update.
Summary: More than just a classic action game, Sonic CD is an exemplary port of a retro game to a modern platform.
Pros: A lot of fun platforming at a very good price, Faithfully converts the pixel look of the original to high-res, widescreen displays, Includes a huge variety of old and new unlockable extras, Offers a unique take on the classic Sonic formula
Cons: A few noticeable changes to core gameplay may annoy some, Some vocals removed due to licensing reasons, Wacky Workbench level isn't fun
Excerpt: Oh the memories and adventures this brings back, this was one of Shael’s first game series when she was younger. Not counting the Sesame Street Learn to count games. Oh no, every ones favorite Impulse Gamer reviewer Shael Millheim at a very young age was zipping along across the screen in a blue blur. Gathering rings as she went and controlling the most famous blue hedgehog around….Sonic.
Conclusion: Concept: Check out a fan favorite with some neat visual filters
Graphics: A variety of visual filters make this one look better on your high definition TV
Sound: Some of the least memorable songs in the series
Playability: This plays exactly like Sega Genesis-era Sonic
Entertainment: You're in for a good time if you really dig into the time travel mechanic