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Sega's Classic Sonic The Hedgehog Released For iPhone

May 21, 2009


The iPhone has seen some exceptional classic games ported to the platform, but few can match the greatness that was the original Sonic the Hedgehog.  Thankfully, Sega has ported this classic to the iPhone and iPod touch so you will no longer have to dig out your old and dusty Sega Genesis to give it another playthrough. sonic_screen1 Sonic the Hedgehog for the iPhone isn't a remake, it's actually a direct port of the original that was released in June 1991. Sonic the Hedgehog features all of the great 2D action you would expect, including all seven classic zones like Green Hill and Labyrinth, and the game also features all of the special stages.  You can play in full screen mode or the classic arcade mode as well.  Sonic is controlled by the usual on-screen d-pad and a single jump button. Judging from early user reviews, this iPhone port of Sonic the Hedgehog looks and feels just as it did in the early '90s.  The only downside seems to be that the port may have been rushed because the framerate is said to be extremely inconsistent.  If you are a fan of the little blue hedgehog, however, don't be afraid to give this one a purchase because there is little doubt that Sega will do their best to optimize the game through updates to smooth out the framerate. Sonic the Hedgehog is available at the App Store for $5.99. Do any of you have some fond memories of Sonic the Hedgehog from back in the day that you would like to share with everyone? sonic_screen3sonic_screen2

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