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We’ve had a lot of fangaming news since we’ve opened our new fangaming sub-forum.  Good.

Sonic Retro News

Sonic/SEGA News

  • Win yourself a Dreamcast hoodie by signing up for the SEGA Pass Newsletter. [SEGA Blogs]
  • The SEGA Genesis Classic Collection: Gold Edition dropped games you’ve seen 100x over on your PC last week because you haven’t played the shitty Virtua Fighter 2 Genesis port nearly enough. [SEGA Blogs]
  • Sonic 4: Episode 1 is now at a more reasonable, yet still not worth it price of 800 Microsoft points for this week (for Gold Members only). [Everybody Plays]
  • News-a-rama asks why the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series is getting a reboot. Um… uh… because the Sonic comics blow?  The cover for the upcoming “Sonic Genesis” series is just awful, by the way. [News-a-rama]
  • A short article on the importance of a silent protagonist. [Just Push Start]

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Fan Works

A Fan Game Got Released? A Finished One?

Sure, we’ve been treated to finished fan games like the excellent and wacky Eggman Hates Furries recently, but when it comes to fan games that are set out to be a classic Sonic title, those have been a rare breed.  Sonic fan gaming has been through a lot in the last decade.  We went from having no 360-degree movement to people knocking down SEGA’s door, holding up the Sonic Fan Remix demo and shouting, “THIS.”  Sonic fan games that started up in the last decade were along for the ride, moving from new engine to new engine as programmers further replicated the classic Sonic experience.  With that came heightened expectations and only a few select projects are still kickin’.

One of these games was Sonic Classic (formerly Sonic 1 PC).  If I’m counting correctly, this baby has been gestating for about 12 years now.  Bouncing from engine to engine, Hez, the game’s creator, has settled in what has been the Click-product standard for some time, Sonic Worlds.  It’s now available for you to play.

Though, be warned, many Retro members are reporting multiple glitches.  If you find some, help Hez for his 1st revision release by posting in the game’s thread in our forums.  Download the game at the links below and check out a trailer past the jump.

Sonic Classic (Full Game) | With Music
Sonic Classic (Full Game) | Without Music

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