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#1 eastx

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:33 PM

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Sega hasn’t released a ton of information about the new Sonic CD port, but it’s still enough to get excited over. The game will be coming to XBLA, PSN, PC, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone (as an Xbox Live title). It will feature true widescreen support in which the field of view has been expanded from the original, rather than stretching a 4:3 image. The original Japanese soundtrack (also used in Europe but not the US) returns, and it now loops properly rather than pausing at the end of each song. Gamers can select between the original Sonic CD spin-dashing and physics or the Sonic 2 and 3-style, which worked a bit differently.

- From my Sonic CD announcement article at WPCentral.

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#2 CaptainJoel

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:34 PM

Whoa, day one. Seriously!

#3 KingBroly

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:59 PM

No Sonic Boom in the OP?

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:02 AM

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:21 AM

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Japanese intro? Seriously op?


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#6 whoknows

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:22 AM

So now that we're getting Sonic CD, I'm still left wondering when we're getting Sonic R with online multiplayer. :drool:

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:22 AM

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#8 eastx

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:24 AM

Yes, and what's wrong with the Japanese soundtrack? It's far more popular than the American one and builds excellently upon the music from Sonic 1 and 2. Here's an article discussing it.
I guess the US tunes have a few fans too (which I never knew before today). Also, I'm EastX, damn it! :-)

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:05 AM

I'm with Scorch on this one. Never heard the japanese intro before today. I could've done without hearing it. :razz: But the american intro, that is my nostalgia right there. I actually still have the PC version on my desk somewhere, but screw it. I'm getting this on xbla anyways.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:59 AM

Fuck yeah, dude! Love Sonic CD. This is one of my old-school fanboy favorites. And, one of the very first memorable game-related music tracks that went beyond the usual beeps and boops. Day one insta-purchase.
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#11 Rodimus

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:06 AM

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:35 AM

I was a complete sonic diehard until post Dreamcast. Sadly I didn't play sonic CD until emulation came around on PC. I enjoyed it for what it was, and it had some very unique things to it. But honestly the level design to me felt like a disaster. The game is it's own unique thing, and was great for sega CD. I might even pick this up depending on the price. But how most people claim its the best sonic game out there I can not agree.
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#13 Rodimus

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:52 PM

I love Sonic CD, it's my favorite in the series. With that said I'm probably not going to buy this since I already own it twice in Sonic Gems Collection and the original Sega CD. In fact on my way to work I'm going to pop in the Sega CD disk just to listen to the music.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:18 PM

So now that we're getting Sonic CD, I'm still left wondering when we're getting Sonic R with online multiplayer. :drool:

finally someone who talks some sense around here. Just don't make sonic shuffle xbla, AI cheats something fierce.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:19 PM

Will pick this up, I'm still happy in the direction Sega has been pushing Sonic lately, and releasing some of the older gems should definitely help out.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:29 PM

Sonic CD is my favorite Sonic. With that said, I hope It's 400msp considering it was on Sonic Gems collection and I already own that on the Cube.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:54 PM

This is great news. I've wanted to play this for years.
Is this love for Sonic R real? On a whim I tried playing it on my Saturn again a couple months ago but still can't move Sonic in a goddamn straight line.

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#18 Regian

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:29 PM

This is great news. I've wanted to play this for years.
Is this love for Sonic R real? On a whim I tried playing it on my Saturn again a couple months ago but still can't move Sonic in a goddamn straight line.


My pal 100 percented Sonic R. Thought the game was pretty meh.

Me? I kinda like Sonic The Fighters. Which one would you scorn most?

Back on topic, I am probably the small percentage who has never played Sonic CD in any form. I might check this out.

#19 anotherpoorgamer

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:02 PM

I might get this. I already have Sonic Gems Collection. I kind of would rather like to see a HD port of Sonic Mega Collection + and Sonic Gems Collection on one disc for less than $30.

#20 eastx

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:03 PM

I might get this. I already have Sonic Gems Collection. I kind of would rather like to see a HD port of Sonic Mega Collection + and Sonic Gems Collection on one disc for less than $30.


There's Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection on disc, which you can get for cheap. That's all there's ever going to be, as far as classic Sonic collections on 360 go.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:26 PM

Back on topic, I am probably the small percentage who has never played Sonic CD in any form. I might check this out.

I always wanted to try Sonic CD (I've been into the 2D games ever since I got my Genesis in '92 or '93). Sonic and Mecha Sonic fighting for that chaos emerald on the cover? Fuck yeah. But I never got the Sega CD add-on or the PC port, and never had a GC, so this will be my first experience with it too.
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#22 eastx

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:57 PM

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#23 Rodimus

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:59 PM

My pal 100 percented Sonic R. Thought the game was pretty meh.


I 100% Sonic R in just a few hours many many years ago. There's only 5 courses to learn and once you figure out the sort cuts it's really not that difficult. Not that I didn't have fun but an XBLA version of this sounds like a bad idea. If you want to play a Sonic racing game stick to Sega's All-Star Racing, that's actually a damn fun game.

There's Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection on disc, which you can get for cheap. That's all there's ever going to be, as far as classic Sonic collections on 360 go.


That collection is badass. Probably one of the best collections of games ever. It gives me very little reason to break out my CDX.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:09 PM

Metal Sonic!

Quite right. I wasn't sure which was the preferred nomenclature here.
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#25 BackInBlack

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:37 PM

I've never played Sonic CD. Pretty stoked on this.
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#26 Friend of Sonic

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:12 PM

On Sonic Retro, there was a few tasty details revealed:

The Taxman (unsure of his actual name, that's his user name) developed the Retro Engine in 2009 and its proof of concept was used on the iPhone. It is being used here, so this is a port instead of an emulation job. Thanks to this, you can expect:
-True widescreen support
-The ability to toggle between the Sonic CD spindash or the Sonic 2 spindash (switching to the latter also completely changes the physics and camera system used to the one used in Sonic 2/3&Knuckles)
-Japanese soundtrack
- A vague promise that some things are fixed, and some things are left alone to maintain Sonic CD's "flavor
- The soundtrack will loop continously, similar to the other Sonic titles

The press release and trailer hillariously refers to Sonic CD as a prequel to Sonic 4. Yeah, they reuse the style and format of the Sonic 4 trailer for the Sonic CD one. Sorry... at work, so I can't link to the Youtube trailer. Search for it!

But yeah. I'm really, really excited Sega is giving this much care to Sonic CD. The Retro Engine is the real deal, everyone.

Edited by Friend of Sonic, 25 August 2011 - 09:47 PM.

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#27 eastx

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:08 AM

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Updated the OP with new info and a link to my Sonic CD announcement article.

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#28 Friend of Sonic

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:11 AM

Yeah, there's that terrible trailer I couldn't link to while I was at work. Welcome to Retro, by the way Eastx. ;)
I'm personally excited to play through the game with Sonic 3 physics. The Sonic CD physics, while making sense, felt... wonky.
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#29 Friend of Sonic

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 04:42 AM

This article seems to indicate that both soundtracks will be available in the port.
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#30 eastx

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 04:50 AM

The press release definitely doesn't mention the American soundtrack:

http://www.verticalw...e-i-sonic-cd-i-

I think GamesRadar is misinterpreting Japanese/European soundtrack as two separate soundtracks. Guess we'll see.

Friend of Sonic, what's your name at the Sonic Retro board? I'm trying to set up an interview with the Taxman guy, Chris Whitehead... Let's hope he agrees. :)

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