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Sonic CD

aka: Sonic the Hedgehog CD

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Critic Reviews 84% add missing review

Destructoid (9 out of 10) (90%)

If this is all that's changed, then why all the excitement? I'll tell you why: Sonic CD is a great game. I paid $300 for an attachment and $50 for the game back in the early '90s to see Sonic at his best. Now all you need is $5 and a few minutes for a file download. Sega could have easily charged twice as much for this much-loved classic.

Dec 15th, 2011 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Thunderbolt Games (9 out of 10) (90%)

And finally, of course, there’s that most iffy of subjects; pricing. Far be it for us to consider a game’s monetary value as determining its worth, but with this title its impossible to ignore, if only by contrast to the cheeky cost commanded by Sega’s other conversions. At the price of a fast-food meal Sonic CD is a bafflingly good value. Whether Sega has had a Dickensian change of heart in their pricing of re-releases or whether they have more cynical motives we cannot be certain, but either way we dare not complain. Whether you’re already a fan of Sonic CD will probably determine whether you intend to purchase this release or not, but Sega have succeeded in adding just enough tweaks and extras to convert the unconvinced. Conversions simply don’t get any better than this and we can only hope that Sonic CD might represent the new rule for Sega’s future handling of its old properties, rather than the long overdue exception.

Apr 16th, 2012 · PlayStation 3 · read review

GamesRadar (9 out of 10) (90%)

Basically, I love this game. And I love it in a way that both fans and Sonic CD newcomers should be able to love it too. Fans will love the care and attention given to the conversion of one of the all-time great Sonic games. Newbies will share the same journey I just had, discovering a gem of a platformer that's been buried in obscurity for far too long. It's still relevant and only the ultra-hardcore level design is likely to put gamers off. If it does, go back to Sonic 2 instead - it's far simpler.

Dec 16th, 2011 · PlayStation 3 · read review

GamingXP (88 out of 100) (88%)

Ganze 4 Euro 49 Cent kostet „Sonic CD“, und fĂŒr diesen Preis wird Ihnen die vermutlich beste Sonic-Compilation aller Zeiten geboten. Die Grafik ist sauber, lĂ€uft schnell, aber stets ĂŒberschaubar und ĂŒberfordert Sie nicht. Die Steuerung ist sensationell und reagiert perfekt, der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist moderat und macht „Sonic CD“ zu einem der besten Spiele der Weihnachtssaison ĂŒberhaupt. Retro-Fans und Neulinge sollten hier zugreifen!

Jan 2nd, 2012 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Digital Chumps (8.6 out of 10) (86%)

It's an absolute joy to see Sonic CD, easily Sonic's most neglected and maligned entry, sanctified with an earnest port that not only properly integrates Sonic CD onto modern hardware, but technically transforms the game to perform objectively better than its original form. Sonic CD's obtuse level design and time travel gimmick remain as divisive as ever, but for $5 it's easy to pull the trigger for fans and newcomers alike.

Dec 22nd, 2011 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Meristation (8.5 out of 10) (85%)

RĂĄpida, frenĂ©tica, pero al mismo tiempo totalmente clĂĄsica y respetuosa con el original, es la oferta que por poco mĂĄs de 4€ en PSN o 400PM en Xbox Live tenemos a nuestro alcance. Añadidos como los filtros de imagen -muy bien implementados-, la genial posibilidad de elegir BSO o la inclusiĂłn de Tails redondean una propuesta que cualquier fan del erizo azul no deberĂ­a dejar pasar. Y que todos aquellos que hayan disfrutado del personaje por primera vez con Sonic Generations, deberĂ­an probar para descubrir lo buenos que fueron los orĂ­genes de Sonic The Hedgehog (antes de su sobreexplotaciĂłn), fueraparte de la duraciĂłn del juego. Tras la alegrĂ­a que ha brindado a los fans Generations, Sonic CD se presenta como la mejor manera de cerrar un año tan importante para la mascota de SEGA como es el de su vigĂ©simo aniversario.

Dec 15th, 2011 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (16 out of 20) (80%)

Cette rĂ©Ă©dition de Sonic CD est une aubaine pour tous les amateurs de la sĂ©rie qui Ă©taient, jusque-lĂ , passĂ©s Ă  cĂŽtĂ© de ce trĂšs bon Ă©pisode. Toujours aussi plaisante en dĂ©pit des quelques dĂ©fauts imputables au jeu d'origine, l'expĂ©rience profite de la multitude d'options de paramĂ©trage offertes, permettant notamment d'opter pour la bande-son japonaise ou sa version US. L'inclusion de Tails en tant que personnage jouable est l'argument ultime en faveur de l'acquisition de ce portage. ProposĂ© Ă  un tarif honnĂȘte, il vous permettra de dĂ©couvrir ou de redĂ©couvrir un jeu de plates-formes qui n'a rien perdu de son charme.

Dec 16th, 2011 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Game Informer Magazine (8 out of 10) (80%)

Complaints aside, I've really enjoyed the recent time I've spent with Sonic CD. The game begins to shine after you get accustomed to traveling through time and exploring each unique level. This downloadable rerelease is an easy choice for fans of the series or anyone interested in some pure platforming goodness.

Dec 27th, 2011 · PlayStation 3 · read review

HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (7 out of 10) (70%)

Sonic CD is not the perfect Sonic game many people remember it being, but Sonic CD on the Retro Engine is the new gold standard to which all future 16-bit ports will surely be held. It strikes the perfect balance between old and new. Fans of the original will be pleased to find that their beloved Sonic CD remains intact with all the bells and whistles (and more), and newcomers will appreciate the game as an example of proper retro gaming implemented on modern consoles. I'd gladly buy Sonic 2, 3, and Sonic & Knuckles for the millionth time (with lock-on, of course) if they’re running on the Retro Engine. We’d finally be able to forget all about those Backbone ports. The future looks bright.

Dec 31st, 2011 · PlayStation 3 · read review

Gameplay (Benelux) N/A

Leuke extraatjes, zoals de optie om te wisselen naar de Japanse soundtrack en de mogelijkheid om het personage Tails vrij te spelen, maken van deze game een absolute must!

Jan 31st, 2012 · PlayStation 3

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Critic reviews added by Alsy, Cantillon.