Sonic CD

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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


Authentic rebuild

FlamingDbag | Aug. 6, 2014 | See all FlamingDbag's reviews »

Extremely authentic rebuild of a classic platformer. The game is short and fairly easy to beat but the excellent level design, achieving the good ending and the option to play as Tails increases the replay value significantly. Also has a Sonic 2/3 style spindash option, both regional soundtracks for selection and the return of the super peel-out ability.

Basically: this is the best edition of the game and you should already own it.

PC version has no benefits over the console versions other than keyboard control as an option. Also the game is always 16:9 regardless of the resolution. 360 controller recommended but not required.


Another timeless classic.

digiconner | May 10, 2014 | See all digiconner's reviews »

Sonic the hedgehog 1 and 2 are both fantastic, and this game is just as great. It introduces Metal Sonic and Amy Rose who are awesome characters and it also adds the main new innovative gameplay mechanic of being able to travel between the past, present and future, giving different versions of levels meaning that multiple playthroughs can feel different. This game is great, definitely buy it.


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.