In the early 90’s I had the pleasure of playing the mind blowing platformer Sonic the Hedgehog on both the Sega Megadrive and Sega Master System. A game by Sega which featured a ring collecting blue hedgehog that could spin, run, jump and roll about at the fastest of speeds in a battle against the main antagonist Doctor Eggman, plus a number of other menacing enemies throughout each level. Now I’m sure many of you remember playing this fantastic game and probably still playing it to this day, but what you probably didn’t know as a shocking news story, Sonic The Hedgehog has been announced as coming to the C64 and C128 as of this month (REU expansion cartridge at least 256 KB required).
Looking mighty impressive indeed in the video above, not only does the creator say that this is in celebration of Sonic’s 30th Anniversary as a direct port of the SEGA Master System 8-Bit version, but it will be the first C64 made exclusively for RAM Expansion Units, feature fast and smooth scrolling, six colorful zones to play through, and finally has been announced by Mr Sid as coming this December! So yes if the game does make it before the end of the 2021, it could well be a game of the year!
Links :1) Source – Thanks Per Ola and Saberman for the heads up!