Sonic 4

Sonic Fan Remix Better Than Sonic 4?

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It’s confession time. Sonic the Hedgehog was my first. Sonic took my home console virginity when my dad came home one day with the Genesis/Sonic 1 bundle (you know, that big ass rectangular Genesis) and the rest is history. While Sonic was a huge hit on the 2D sphere, his transition to 3D hasn’t been all that glorious. With every release since the Dreamcast days, it seems that most Sonic fans can’t be satisfied at all with the new games.

Recently, SEGA released Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1, which takes Sonic back to its roots and have some good old Sonic vs. Dr. Robotnik (or Eggman for you new gen fans) ┬áin some 2.5D action. While it does have moments where I’ll have the biggest smile on my face, it also have moments where you start shouting at the TV and throw your controller. It’s as if I was making out with my girlfriend and out of no where, she decides to knee me in the balls… yeah, that’s how most 3D Sonic games has made me feel.

Well it seems that two fans, Mercury and Pelican13, were tired of waiting for Sega to make another good Sonic game that they decided to make their own with the Unity3D engine. The fan made project, Sonic Fan Remix, just released a demo of the first stage in which many old school Sonic fans will recognize. The demo consists of three acts of Emerald Hill Zone and folks, it looks beautiful. The Sonic model actually looks like a 2.5D model of the original and they decided to not add that homing attack ability that Sonic 4 added (I’m not a fan of that ability).

You can check the fan made project out by watching video of the demo posted below or by downloading and playing the demo yourself. Is this the Sonic game you’ve been waiting for or do you think this will have some sort of negative like most Sonic games? Tell us what y’all think by leaving a comment.

Source: Kotaku, Demo Download page

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Sonic, you have gone through many changes. Ever since the Dreamcast Era, you pretty much had your friends help you out on your Adventures and even have different hedgehogs to show up to share the spot light. But now, that is no more. It as if you have gone through rehab and realize that its time to make that come back everyone has been waiting for. This morning, Sega has revealed that Project Needlemouse was indeed Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and it will be Sonic return to his fast-pace old school game style with the 3D graphics. Best of all, there will be no other characters, its just the good old Sonic vs. Dr. Robotnik adventure and I wouldn’t have it no other way. The game will be release this summer and will be available for the X-Box Live Arcade, Playstation Network, and WiiWare as Episodic Downloads. Price has not been announced as well but it doesn’t matter, I know I’ll be downloading this no matter the price as I want Sonic to finally get his due.

Sources: Gamespot, Official Homepage