Archive for the ‘Sonic’ category

Sonic 2, Golden Axe 2, and More Confirmed for the Virtual Console

April 12, 2007

Some smart snooping on Vook‘s part has revealed a number of unannounced Sega Megadrive/Genesis classics that are coming to the Wii’s Virtual Console. Among them are games like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Shining Force. It’s a pretty strong line-up with a number of fantastic games.

Click the link to check out the games.



Sonic and Mario in the Same Game!!!

March 28, 2007

It’s finally happened!! As if yesterday’s announcement of the NiGHTS sequel wasn’t enough of a megaton, today we get a game that’s being developed by Sega of Japan, supervised by non other than Shigeru Miyamoto, and it features both Mario and Sonic! It’s being developed for the Wii and DS.

 Hopefully, Smash Bros is next!

New Sonic and the Secret Rings Detail

January 18, 2007

GoNintendo have post the new details about Sonic’s Wii game that appeared in Games Master, and they sound good.

Game will feature 10 levels, 5 of which are listed below

-Sand Oasis
-Dinosaur Jungle
-Evil Foundry
-Levitated Ruin
-Pirate Storm

Sonic now has customizable skills. It is said that there are somewhere around 100 skills that Sonic can learn. Skills range from how Sonic handles, to his moves, to special abilities. Sonic holds 4 rings that allow for 500 points worth (each) of skills. Experience points are earned through the main game.

One new move slows down time through a soul meter. This move is much like the speed up move we saw in various trailers, but with an opposite outcome.

40 multiplayer games

Each level has 10 missions such as stealth attack, rampage, chain challenge, beat the clock, and more.

Ten levels with ten missions each sounds nice, and the skills system looks interesting.

Here’s hoping this game will meet expectations. In any case, we’ll find out soon enough, as the the game is slated for a Feb 27th US release date, and then a March 2nd release in Europe and on the 15th in Japan (as Sonic to Himitsu no Ring).


Wii Virtual Console > Sega Genesis Collection?

November 23, 2006

Although I haven’t personally played SEGA’s Wii Vitural Console game or Genenis Collection on the PS2, I’m reading online that one emulates better than the other.

Appearently, Genesis Collection has many sound glitches, and it doesn’t display the games in the correct aspect ratio. While the games on the Wii Virtual Console (I almost wrote Virtua Console) to  seem to emulate perfectly and are diplayed in the correct screen ratio. Either way, one should consider that the equivalent number of Genesis/Megadrive VC titles cost more than the price of the Genesis Collection, although on the Wii you can buy them seprately.

Coleco Back with a Handheld Filled with Sega Classics

October 27, 2006

Target will be selling online a new handheld from Coleco called Coleco Sonic Handheld, filled with classic Sega games, retailing for $49.99. The handheld also has TV-out leads for playing on a set.

You can preorder them here.

 And here’s the game list:

  • Sonic Drift 2
  • Sonic Triple Trouble
  • Alex Kidd in High Tech World
  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World
  • Altered Beast
  • Assault City
  • Astro Warrior
  • Aztec Adventure
  • Bomber Raid
  • Columns
  • Ecco II: The Tides of Time
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Fantasy Zone: The Maze
  • Global Defense
  • Kung Fu Kid
  • The Ninja
  • Penguin Land
  • Quartet
  • Snail Maze
  • Super Columns

As you can see, it’s going to be from a mix of Master System / Game Gear games.


New Sonic Rivals Pics, Metal Sonic Playable

October 19, 2006

New pics of Sonic Rivals for the PSP have popped up. The pictures show Metal Sonic as being playable, adding to the roster of ‘rivals’ that includes Sonic, Knuckles, Shadow and Silver. In addition, a boss is shown.

Check out the pictures here

Official Sonic the Hegdehog (PS3/Xbox360) Gamesite Opens

October 11, 2006

The official gamesite for next-gen Sonic the Hedgehog has been opened. It’s got the usual gamesite stuff, media, pics, vids etc.  They’ve also got a link where you can preoder the game, and also an on-site music player that plays three tunes from the game (which I actually think are great).

Sonic the Hedgehog Game Site