It’s been a long time coming, but SEGA has finally released Sonic the Hedgehog on Android via the Google Play store.
The original 2D platformer, which was released on the SEGA Genesis back in 1991, has been updated for Google’s mobile operating system with widescreen support and a smooth 60 fps frame rate.
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The original soundtrack has also been remastered this time around, and SEGA has been wise to include leaderboards and achievements in order to encourage competitive play. There’s also an all-new Time Attack mode, which should give veterans an added challenge when blitzing through the various brightly colored levels.
The original Sonic the Hedgehog is widely regarded as a video game classic, and was released before SEGA injected the franchise with a plethora of woodland creatures. Fans will be pleased to hear that Tails and Knuckles have been added as playable characters, although you’ll need to unlock them first with Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog is available on Android right now for $2.99 (USD)/£1.99/€2.69/$2.99 (AUD). The existing iOS app will also be updated in the near future to take advantage of the additional content.
A fan of the blue blur? It’s time to take down Dr. Eggman (we still like to call him Dr. Robotnik) and collect those illustrious chaos emeralds one more time.
(The app is yet to appear in the Google Play store, but we’ll update this article when it’s available.)
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