Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
When Sonic CD was released on the SEGA CD, not many people got to play it. The reason was simple, SEGA CD was a new thing and it was extremely expensive at that time. A lot of people did not get the console and then came PlayStation which took everything away from SEGA and Nintendo. Sonic CD is something that a lot of people have missed, it is something that is worth playing and proud fans of the hedgehog can finally rejoice. The remake edition of the charming Sonic CD has finally made its way to the next generation of consoles. This review will focus on the features and gameplay of the game.
Every Sonic fan will instantly feel home with the Sonic CD because the game plays a lot like the classic Sonic games from the Genesis. The new concept of time traveling was introduced in Sonic CD, which made the game feel very different from its predecessors. Each and every level in the game features time gates. These gates let the player go back and forth in time to increase speed. Each level also changes when you go through the time gate. So making it simple, each level has three different layouts for you to play in, the present, past and future.
Skipping ahead the basics of the game, I will try to cover what the new changes this remade version of the game brings to Xbox 360. The edition sets itself apart by bringing HD visuals to your screen and also supports full widescreen. There isn’t really anything negative about the port, even the controls feel solid.
Coupled with visual upgrades and widescreen support, Sonic CD also brings out new game modes. These game modes primarily function as a multiplayer leaderboard. You can play the time attack mode and submit your best scores online for others to beat. There is also an option available exclusively to this port that lets you decide which soundtrack you want to play. The two soundtracks available are the Japanese and the U.S tracks. After you have beaten the game, you can unlock tails and play the complete game using the character. Sonic CD is a great game that a lot of people didn’t get their hands on, it is highly recommended to anyone associated with the Sonic franchise.