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Sonic 2 HD Fan Project Releases Brand New 2.0 Demo

Posted on September 30, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

A fan lead project to remake Sonic 2 in HD complete with a brand-new vector based art style has released their first demo in over 5 years. Unlike the alpha demo of Sonic 2 HD that was released way back in 2012, version 2.0’s demo includes multiple stages and boss battles alongside a remastered soundtrack. 

According to the project’s F.A.Q section, this fan game has been in development for 9 years – worked started in 2008! 

“The idea of creating a high-definition version of SEGA’s classic Sonic the Hedgehog 2 first appeared on the website Alchemist Defined around 2007. An artist named “Billy” had drawn a detailed piece of artwork depicting Sonic about to fight the final boss in Death Egg Zone. The low-resolution sprites were brought to life in this recreation; both the background and the characters had been completely remastered. A number of video game websites quickly discovered the image and shared it with their readers. The question had been posed: “What would Sonic 2 look like in high definition?” 

With this idea planted in the community’s mind and “Vincent” stepping forward to take the helm, the Sonic 2 HD project officially began in 2008.” 

Here are the recommended specs for the 2.0 demo: 

  • OS Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64bit 
  • CPU Intel Core i5 2500 
  • GeForce GTX 650 1GB 
  • 4GB RAM 
  • 400MB of disk space 

Vincenzo Mastrorosato and his team are to be commended for their persistence and passion to keep this project alive and going for almost a decade. When so many promising fan remakes, sequels or tributes come to end due to burn out, project abandonment or legal issues it is refreshing when something like the Sonic 2 HD demo comes along. 

You can download it at the project’s homepage. 



Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice to show at E3

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Well its time for the yearly butchering of Sonic it would seem.  SEGA® today announced that its highly anticipated title Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, hitting shelves September 27, will be at this year’s E3, where gamers and Sonic fans alike will be able to get their hands on the game for the first time. Just in time for the 25th anniversary and to kill your childhood one more time. SEGA’s newest title which will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems, will deliver all-new fire and ice game play elements that enables players to run through the game at top speed, or take their time with deeper exploration and puzzle play.  Does that sound like sonic? Gotta go slower to solve these puzzles? No it doesn’t.

Yup looks like Sonic all right

Yup looks like Sonic all right

So confident is SEGA that this will be a disaster that they are giving away three episodes of free SEGA’s press release says ” The content will be available for the very first time on DVD in North America, packaged with each Launch Edition copy of the game.” This does not give me confidence SEGA in fact it makes me think this game is so bad you have to give me free crap to get anyone to even look at it! The press release went on to quote Ivo Gerscovich, chief brand officer, SEGA of America.  “This is a milestone year for Sonic, and part of the way we’re celebrating his 25thanniversary is by thanking fans with exciting promotions and content. This is the first time that we’re going to package a game with Sonic Boom episodes, and we feel it will serve as a special gift to the fans,”

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice for Nintendo 3DS will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop throughout North America on September 27, 2016 for $39.99 and is available for pre-order now at sonicthehedgehog.com/boom.


Rumor: Sonic The Hedgehog Part of Lego Dimensions Series 2

Posted on May 4, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Could the Blue Blur make an appearance in the universe hopping Lego Dimensions toys to life games as part of the upcoming ‘series 2’ line of play sets? According Lego fan-site Brick Inquirer. See back in September, when the first version of Lego Dimensions launched a series of set “codenames” were leaked, one of which was labelled set “S1”. At the time it was believed that “S1” stood for The Simpsons but now fans have reason to believe otherwise.

Known Lego insider CM4Sci posted on fan-forum EuroBrick with the following little tidbit about our favorite hedgehog:

“Sonic’s coming !”, then a couple of minutes later replied again, “I also know for a fact Sonic is in if that confirms anything”

Last year’s launch of the original Lego: Dimensions saw add-on packs featuring characters from Back to the Future, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Ghostbusters, Jurassic World and even a playset based upon Valve’s Portal franchise (Cake not included).


Super Mario Maker Supports Sonic, Pit & Splatoon Amiibo

Posted on August 18, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Remember a few months ago back at E3 when Nintendo revealed that certain Amiibo like the Wii Fit trainer would change Mario’s sprite in Super Mario Maker?  Well it turns out you can earn this skins for the red plumber without forking over nearly forty bucks for a Wii Fit trainer or other rare Amiibo. They can be unlocked by completing the 100 Mario challenge instead!

Also spotted by GoNintendo were screen-grabs posted on the Miiverse that show that Super Mario Maker will support the Pit, Sonic and Splatoon Amiibo if you happen to own them.

Super Mario Maker launches on the Nintendo Wii U on September 11th!

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Video has surfaced of all of the compatible Amiibo sprites from Mario Maker. Check it out:

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September 5th Nintendo Download

Posted on September 5, 2013 by Jason Nason

Nintendo has released a bunch of new games this week in the eShop, including a couple of games from Capcom and a bunch of nice looking new 3DS eShop games.

Capcom’s classic role-playing game Breath of Fire II hits the Wii U Virtual Console today and joins Capcom’s eShop D&D game Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara. Also released this week include original eShop titles Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and Spot the Differences: Party!

Over on the 3DS we find the eShop release of retail title Sonic Generations as well as the debut of Darts Up 3D! Also available on the 3DS are Boulder Dash-XL 3D and Virtual console title Summer Carnival ’92 RECCA. The Nintendo DSi sees another new DSiWare title with the puzzler Jewel Adventures arriving.

Take a look at the full rundown of releases below.

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Sonic: The Lost World Gameplay Footage Released

Posted on June 12, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

A few weeks ago we brought you the news that Nintendo has secured the exclusive rights to future Sonic the Hedgehog titles. The first such title, Sonic The Lost World takes cues from both Mario Galaxy and the IOS free to play game Sonic Dash. In this game Sonic is propelled forwards at a constant rate, similar to Sonic Colors, but he also must travel between floating islands, filled with staple items from the Sonic series, such as rings and boost pads.

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Archie Comics’ Megaman Is Great

Posted on December 2, 2012 by Les Major

When I bought my first Megaman comics by Archie I was concerned since in most comic stores I was lead to a specific kids section. It made me think the comics would be pretty basic, but that’s actually not true. From the inner conflict Megaman faces during his first battles taking down rampaging robot masters to a convention held hostage by an anti-robot protest group the comics are quite involving!

In 2013 Megaman will be meeting up with Sonic in a 12-part cross over. Written by Ian Flynn it is still unclear how the characters will meet, or on what grounds the story will develop. Ian is very excited about the project and definitely wants to make the most out of this opportunity. So if you’re a Sonic or Megaman fan, keep a look out for it. In the meantime Archie Comics has back issues as well as graphic novels if you want to get caught up on either hero.


Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II | Review

Posted on June 25, 2012 by Kirk Williford

Sega has been trying for a long, long time to mimic the success of the Sonic games from the Genesis era on the current generation of consoles. Their most recent attempt comes with the Sonic 4 episodes – but that in itself brings up the question of why Sega thinks breaking up a series known for it’s fast pace and progression is a good idea. Is Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 worth it? Simply put: not really.

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