Any gamer who owned a Sega Genesis or Sega CD/Mega CD is going to love this news: Sonic CD is coming to various mobile devices and consoles, including Android, iOS, PlayStation and Xbox. According to a recent Sega press release,
The beloved prequel to Sonic The Hedgehog 4™ Episode I is coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, iPhone® and iPod® touch, iPad™, Windows PC Digital Download, Android and Windows Phone and will be available for download in late 2011.
Yee haw! For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sonic CD, it was released in 1993 for the Sega CD/Mega CD console. In this episode, Sonic adventures around Never Lake in an attempt to rescue pink hedgehog vixen Amy Rose from the nefarious clutches of Dr. Robotnik and his robotic stooges. Sonic must fight the relentless Metal Sonic later on in the game before defeating Dr. Robotnik in order to free Little Planet from its tethered chain and save Amy Rose. Sonic CD was the first Sonic game that introduced the Super Peel Out move and Past/Future theme that allowed Sonic to travel to past, present, and future versions of each level.
There are two endings to the game. The bad ending happens when Sonic fails to collect all of the Time Stones and abandons Amy Rose at Never Lake while Robotnik escapes. The good ending happens when Sonic collects all of the Time Stones and beats Dr. Robotnik, saving the planet and rescuing Amy Rose.
The best news about Sonic CD coming to all of these platforms is that it will include the original Japanese soundtrack. That means boss music that samples the 70’s funk classic “Work That Sucker to Death” by Xavier, Bootsy Collins and George Clinton. Other soundtrack gems include “Sonic – You Can Do Anything” (known also as “Toot Toot Sonic Warrior”) and “Cosmic Eternity – Believe in Yourself”, composed by Masafumi Ogata and Naofumi Hataya, respectively.
Who’s going to spindash over to the Android Market for Sonic CD when it becomes available? In the meantime, let’s get funky with Xavier, Bootsy and George!