Sonic the Hedgehog turns 24 years old this week, and Sony is celebrating the only way Sony knows how to anymore, with a massive sale! What a nice gesture, especially considering how it was the PlayStation 2 which practically killed off his home console games.
Not just Sonic either, but a whole host of SEGA games have been slashed to rock bottom prices. Let’s check it out:
Titles Platform Original Price Sale Price Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed PS3 $29.99 $17.99 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed PSVita $29.99 $17.99 Sonic Adventure PS3 $4.99 $1.99 Sonic Adventure 2 PS3 $9.99 $3.99 Sonic CD PS3 $4.99 $1.99 Sonic Generations PS3 $29.99 $11.99 Sonic Rivals PSVita $6.99 $2.49 Sonic Rivals 2 PSVita $6.99 $2.49 Sonic the Fighters PS3 $4.99 $1.99 Sonic the Hedgehog PS3 $4.99 $1.99 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 PS3 $4.99 $1.99 Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I PS3 $9.99 $3.99 Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II PS3 $14.99 $5.99 Sonic Unleashed PS3 $19.99 $7.99 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition Pack PS3 $2.99 $1.99 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Metal Sonic + 1 Death Egg Zone Track PS3 $7.99 $2.99 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Ryo with Forklift Character PS3 $4.99 $1.99 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Premium Theme PS3 $2.49 $0.99 Sonic Adventure 2 Premium Theme PS3 $1.99 $0.99 Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Mode DLC PS3 $2.99 $0.99 Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Avatar Bundle PS3 $1.49 $0.99 Sonic Unleashed Chun-nan Adventure Pack PS3 $1.99 $0.99 Sonic Unleashed Empire City & Adabat Adventure Pack PS3 $1.99 $0.99 Sonic Unleashed Holoska Adventure Pack PS3 $1.99 $0.99 Sonic Unleashed Mazuri Adventure Pack PS3 $1.99 $0.99 Sonic Unleashed Apatos & Shamar Adventure Pack PS3 $1.99 $0.99 Sonic Unleashed Spagonia Adventure Pack PS3 $1.99 $0.99 NiGHTS into dreams… PS3 $9.99 $3.99 Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse PS3 $14.99 $5.99 Jet Set Radio™ Vita $9.99 $3.99 Jet Set Radio™ PS3 $9.99 $3.99 ToeJam & Earl PS3 $4.99 $1.99 ToeJam & Earl™ in Panic on Funkotron PS3 $4.99 $1.99 Yakuza 4 PS3 $19.99 $5.99 Yakuza: Dead Souls PS3 $19.99 $5.99 SEGA Bass Fishing PS3 $9.99 $3.99 Crazy Taxi PS3 $9.99 $3.99 Sega Genesis Collection™ PS3 $9.99 $3.99 Daytona USA PS3 $9.99 $3.99
Oh yeah, we’re not walking away from this sale without dropping a few bucks.
For my money’s worth, the best deal on here is the Sega Genesis Collection for the PSP. This bundle will bring a handful of excellent SEGA Genesis classics to your PS Vita and do so flawlessly. Yes, the original Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are included, but you’ll also get three classic Phantasy Star games, Ristar, Shadow Dancer, Shinobi III, the Vectorman games, and a whole lot more.
No Sonic the Hedgehog 3, but this retro gaming bundle is definitely worth the $4 asking price. Download this today! Beware, though. It must be installed through a PC or PlayStation 3 connection.
Following that, NiGHTs Into Dreams is a wonderful classic from the Saturn days, and the modern day makeover is definitely worth it for anyone who has never played it. Again, $4 for a fantastic game. I throw support behind Yakuza 4 and Jet Set Radio for their discounted prices as well.
Oh yeah! This is a Sonic sale after all. The PlayStation 3 treatment of the original two games is not bad for $1.99, but the PSP bundle is a better deal. I would skip those and download Sonic CD instead, since it is an oddball and one of the more overlooked games in the franchise. Sonic Generations is the fan-favorite of the bunch, so I kind of have to mention that.
And I’ve always liked Sonic Adventure even if it’s aged more poorly than any other video game in existence. Oh, and the intro to Daytona USA is worth $4 on its own!
What are you going to pick up?