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Sonic 4 Gets Roboticized, Finally Out On Android

Despite Sonic 4 being readily available to iOS and Windows Phone 7 users for quite some time now, it seems Sega has finally decided that those of the Android persuasion should be so fortunate to finally get Sonic 4: Episode 1 for general consumption, launching on the Android Marketplace for only $3.99/£2.56/€3.05.

Actually, this version of Sonic 4 is once again an oddity compared to the others. Like its mobile brethren, it shares the same stages. That’s right, that means everyone’s favorite minecart level and 100,000 point pinball challenge are back. It also includes the console version’s overworld, though in a much more static variety. Curiously enough, the game also uses the graphical assets of the iPad version, which makes Sonic and his environs look more detailed.

A word of caution for those of you with tinfoil hats: Sonic 4, for some reason, requires permissions to have access to your phone number, potentially knowing who you’re calling. Why a game of all things would need this is beyond us, but we are guessing it may have something to do with a potential phone database where Sonic Brand Manager Ken Balough will personally call you to tell you about Sonic 4: Episode 2. Insider sources!

Despite Sonic 4 being readily available to iOS and Windows Phone 7 users for quite some time now, it seems Sega has finally decided that those of the Android persuasion should be so fortunate to finally get Sonic 4: Episode 1 for general consumption, launching on the Android Marketplace for only $3.99/£2.56/€3.05.

Actually, this version of Sonic 4 is once again an oddity compared to the others. Like its mobile brethren, it shares the same stages. That’s right, that means everyone’s favorite minecart level and 100,000 point pinball challenge are back. It also includes the console version’s overworld, though in a much more static variety. Curiously enough, the game also uses the graphical assets of the iPad version, which makes Sonic and his environs look more detailed.

A word of caution for those of you with tinfoil hats: Sonic 4, for some reason, requires permissions to have access to your phone number, potentially knowing who you’re calling. Why a game of all things would need this is beyond us, but we are guessing it may have something to do with a potential phone database where Sonic Brand Manager Ken Balough will personally call you to tell you about Sonic 4: Episode 2. Insider sources!

Despite Sonic 4 being readily available to iOS and Windows Phone 7 users for quite some time now, it seems Sega has finally decided that those of the Android persuasion should be so fortunate to finally get Sonic 4: Episode 1 on for general consumption, launching on the Android Marketplace for only $3.99/£2.56/€3.05.

Actually, this version of Sonic 4 is once again an oddity compared to the others. Like its mobile brethren, it shares the same stages. That’s right, that means everyone’s favorite minecart level and 100,000 point pinball challenge are back. It also includes the console version’s overworld, though in a much more static variety. Curiously enough, the game also uses the graphical assets of the iPad version, which makes Sonic and his environs look more detailed.

A word of caution for those of you with tinfoil hats: Sonic 4, for some reason, requires permissions to have access to your phone number, potentially knowing who you’re calling. Why a game of all things would need this is beyond us, but we are guessing it may have something to do with a potential phone database where Sonic Brand Manager Ken Balough will personally call you to tell you about Sonic 4: Episode 2. Insider sources!

Despite Sonic 4 being readily available to iOS and Windows Phone 7 users for quite some time now, it seems Sega has finally decided that those of the Android persuasion should be so fortunate to finally get Sonic 4: Episode 1 on for general consumption, launching on the Android Marketplace for only $3.99/£2.56/€3.05.

Actually, this version of Sonic 4 is once again an oddity compared to the others. Like its mobile brethren, it shares the same stages. That’s right, that means everyone’s favorite minecart level and 100,000 point pinball challenge are back. It also includes the console version’s overworld, though in a much more static variety. Curiously enough, the game also uses the graphical assets of the iPad version, which makes Sonic and his environs look more detailed.

A word of caution for those of you with tinfoil hats: Sonic 4, for some reason, requires permissions to have access to your phone number, potentially knowing who you’re calling. Why a game of all things would need this is beyond us, but we are guessing it may have something to do with a potential phone database where Sonic Brand Manager Ken Balough will personally call you to tell you about Sonic 4: Episode 2. Insider sources, man!

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    Finnaly but Not fan of this game due to the glitchs but I exited about sonic 4 ep 2 if ever fix the friction problems

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    One little aside I forgot to mention: the game uses mp3s to play music. So yes, you can mod the music as your little heart seems fit.

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    Is Sonic’s finger up Android’s ass?

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      Well, given the quality of this port and how it keeps crashing on quite a few phones…

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    Maybe Sonic is an Apple Fan?

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    You forgot to mention ITS ONLY FOR ANDROID 4.0 AND ABOVE AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      …except it’s not because I’m running it just fine on 2.3.3 and others on 2.1 are running it fine.

      Try again.

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    Yeah, the market says it doesn’t run on my Samsung GT-I5510 with Android 2.2, but i tried and it does… dafaq, Android market?

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    In fact, which version introduced more graphical features? I hear 2.2 is the one that begins major support for OpenGl, but my mind’s a bit jumbled.

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    Well done, Android. The Enrichment Center would like to remind you that Android Hell is a real place where you will be sent at the first sign of defiance.

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      The chilidog. Is a lie.

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    Is it bad that I had to replace every single song before I played this? The original BGM annoys my soul…

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    Doesn’t seem to show up on my phone. Typed in the address on the market and it says the item that I’m trying to download doesn’t exist. Probably need to update the mobile market.

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    If you have an old version of the Market that means your phone is incompatible (new versions of the Market show the app with a warning).

    Try to download the installer of the game (search for it on Google) because that happened with my Xperia but it works flawlessly.

    Waiting for Sega to fix the issue…

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    Won’t work on my Samsung Intercept Android Phone. Freezes on Sega Screen.
    Yet, Sonic CD works just fine on my Samsung Intercept.

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    Yeah, it says thatit doesn’t work on Motorola Droid.  Even trying to change the build.prop doesn’t really help trick the Market.  Sonic CD runs okay when some things are “modified” however.  I’ve heard rumors that E1 will only run on Teigra devices, and that E2 will be the same as well.

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