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Rather than a straight port or an emulated title, this version of the 1993 Sonic CD game is a completely redone version for modern platforms and based on a fanmade Retro engine. The original version was released for the SEGA CD and later also ported to Windows. This version supports a whole host of more modern platforms as well as a complete re-release for the Windows platform.

It has many changes and additions, such as true 16:9 aspect ratio (instead of stretched 4:3 like the ports of other Sonic games), the choice between both the Japanese/European and American soundtracks, a constant framerate of 60 frames per second, several bugfixes, an option to select between the original CD's Spin Dash or the Sonic 2 Spin Dash and the inclusion of Tails (with his Sonic 3 abilities) as an unlockable character.

The game adds leaderboards for the Single Player and Time Attack modes. It also regains the original game's extra modes, the D.A. Garden and Visual Mode, and also includes the Sound Test and Stage Select modes as unlockables, unlike the original in which you had to input a cheat code to enter them.


Sonic CD PlayStation 3 Metallic Madness zone
Sonic CD Android Shielded Sonic stands next to a defeated robot, when robots die they turn into flowers.
Sonic CD Android Destroying the container of Eggan's stolen seedlings
Sonic CD Android Sonic looks surprised by his spike-death.

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Modojo iPad Dec 15, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 iPad Dec 15, 2011 9 out of 10 90
GamesRadar Xbox 360 Dec 16, 2011 9 out of 10 90 iPhone Jan 03, 2012 8.8 out of 10 88
Meristation Windows Dec 15, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
NZGamer Xbox 360 Dec 23, 2011 8.2 out of 10 82
XboxFrance Xbox 360 Jan 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 3 Dec 16, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Dec 27, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Jeux Vidéo Magazine iPhone Feb, 2012 15 out of 20 75


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