Reviews by Yanazake

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The most unique sonic game from the classic era.

Yanazake | Sept. 20, 2013 | Review of Sonic CD

If you've ever played Sonic 1 through Sonic 3 & Knuckles, you'd better throw away anything you've learned in those games. While Sonic sports an even more classic look, unlike the improved graphics from Sonic 3 & Knuckles and none of the abilities from those games BESIDES the Super Spin Dash, this game has its own way to improve the looks of classic Sonic games and still gives the blue blur its own unique set of sprites and abilities, like Time Travel and "Figure 8" Super Peel-Out. Also unique are the stages themselves, for they have four different forms - Past, present, good future and bad future. While good and bad future have the same maps, saving the future of every zone is important to the story. Not only that, these stages have much more platforming and still have the crazy speeds Sonic is known for. Do you remember Labyrinth Zone? Think a bit worse than that. The game, originally released for Sega CD and PC, is likely one of the hardest games ever created for Sonic. The remake doesn't take that away by any means, but some of the options like changing the super spindash style, are very welcome. If ONLY the stage select screen was fixed in this version...