Let’s be perfectly honest here: while we may love Sonic the Hedgehog and Sega as a whole, at the end of the day they are a business, which means they want to sell the public something. It certainly helps when it’s something we really, really, want, of course. And what better time is more appropriate to dwell on consumerism than Christmas? We all know that people buy the most around the holiday season, so why wouldn’t you want to try and advertise the world of Sega while visions of sugarplums dance in your head?
If you want to know why the headline’s in French, hit the jump for the Monday Video.
Sonic Retro News
Sonic 1 for the Sega Master System gets disassembled. Get it here, courtesy of Ravenfreak. [1 SMS Disassembly]
Tweaker says that he has been waiting 8 years for debug mode in Sonic Pocket Adventure. Well, Tech Member SANiK has figured out the trick. Try it yourself! [Pocket Adventure’s Debug Mode]
Mercury, the programmer on Sonic Fan Remix, is no longer on the project. [Sonic Fan Remix]
Over the weekend, Yuji Naka and Prope unveiled their latest project, Rodea the Sky Soldier. It’s like NiGHTS for a new generation, a generation obsessed with anime and J-Pop. Aside from how much I dislike that shit, if the game is awesome (and it looks awesome), I’ll play it. [CVG]
Games Asylum makes a case for the SEGA 32X. A fun read. [Games Asylum]
Test your knowledge of SEGA with The Escapist’s SEGA Quiz! You’ll need to register at the site to play. [The Escapist]
Kellie at the SEGA Blogs drops an incredibly in-depth look at Tropical Resort: Act 1 from Sonic Colors. Level maps, red ring locations… everything. Even if you’ve beaten the crap out of the level, at least check this guide out for kicks. [SEGA Blogs]
Droppin’ around November 24th, Doc Eggfan’s Master System hack will be here and you will be taken aback by its greatness. Sonic 2 LD is the opposite of our ever-mysterious Sonic 2 HD project, bringing the Genesis levels to the Master System version of Sonic 2. Check this retro-inspired trailer for more details and gameplay.