Sonic CD

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Third party DRM: Steam

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It’s time to usher the past into the future in this enhanced recreation of Sonic CD!

Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet - a mysterious world where past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it.

Sonic arrives only to find the once beautiful world imprisoned beneath a twisted metallic shell. His arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman, has come for the Time Stones and with them, will soon have the power to control time itself!

In order to put an end to Dr. Eggman’s nefarious schemes, Sonic must use the power of Little Planet to travel through time; breaking Dr. Eggman’s hold over the future by destroying his machines in the past and recovering the missing Time Stones!

Featuring 16:9 widescreen, achievements, leaderboards and both the US and Japanese soundtracks, experience the adventure through time that introduced the world to Amy the Hedgehog and Eggman’s most evil creation, Metal Sonic.

Customer reviews


The most unique sonic game from the classic era.

Yanazake | Sept. 20, 2013 | See all Yanazake's reviews »

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...


Faster than light

nikomaihurashi | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all nikomaihurashi's reviews »

Sonic CD was released on the Sega CD back in the day and even though it was released on PC the CD is still in the title which is cool, with 3D graphics for its time and the fast paced speed of Sonic whilst he has to deal with Metal Sonic one of his many foes he has had the pleasure to deal with even though this was released on the PC at the time you can admire that this is the only available Sega CD title on the Steam platform.

So buy this if you like sonic or even better the old school sonic.


Just like the old times... AWESOME

TGAlan | July 5, 2013 | See all TGAlan's reviews »

If you want any of the classic Sonic games on Steam, consider this one your priority. Sega's previous PC ports have been competent but nothing special and this one was the start of them taking things a little more above and beyond. The entire game was rebuilt from the ground up by Christian "Taxman" Whitehead and has some incredible new features. HD resolutions with full widescreen capability, both the original Japanese and alternate English soundtracks, online scoreboards and even a playable version of Tails that never existed in the original version. It's a very high quality remaster of a classic game, the only negative thing I can warn you about (if you can even call it negative) is that the game is a little different from other Sonic games in that it has some more emphasis on platforming. You can't go fast all the time, but when you do, hoo boy.


An interesting sonic game with time travel system

jazzelmejor | June 9, 2013 | See all jazzelmejor's reviews »

This is like other classic sonic games but with a new time travel system. You have the ability to travel to the past or future thought signs, with the only requeriment of running without stopping for about 20 seconds. When you travel thought time, you can see the beatiful past or the bad future of the current map, making sonic CD an interesting game.

A must buy for classic sonic fans.


A battle to save the FutureZ!

ResidentSectus | April 19, 2013 | See all ResidentSectus's reviews »

I'd like to think of this release as a sort of gift to the Sonic fan from Sega. Here's an older game that many may have missed. Sega wants fans to remember it because it was a high-quality release from them. They also would like those that missed it to experience one of the best games in the franchise. To miss Sonic CD would be to miss some of the franchise's best (and strangest) level designs. They were really creative with this one. You would also miss the race with Metal Sonic by not playing this game, and that would be a shame.