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September 2010

Game News

New Sonic 4 Trailer: Mad Gear

Tomorrow is October, the month of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. Though it won’t be long before everyone and their avatar will have their own “HANDS-ON” opinion of the latest Sonic game, SEGA is priming the hype train with their latest trailer. Exclusive to Gamespot, the trailer showcases the penultimate level in the game, Mad Gear. Full of twists, turns, steam and (this is the craziest part) gears, it is sure to be the highlight of the game, even if takes more than a few cues from Metropolis Zone. But hey, who didn’t love every single badnik in that level? Right?

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Game News

Sonic 4: Episode I Priced, Dated

Despite other sites reporting a lockdown on Sonic 4 discussion here, well, this certainly warrants coverage, no?

According to IGN, Sonic 4 is homing in to consoles as early as the early half of next month.

  • Apple’s iDevices will be the first to get the game on Oct. 7, though no price was confirmed at this time.
  • Next up, the Wii will receive the game on Oct. 11 for 1500 Nintendo fake money, translating to $15/£10 / €13/ AU$20.
  • PSN receives the game on Oct. 12 for $14.99 / £9.99 / €12.99 / AU$19.95
  • Xbox Live Arcade will see minecart goodness for 1200 monopoly dollar points on Oct. 13

Pricey? Surprised at how soon the game’s hitting? Sound off; don’t worry, your comments won’t actually be censored.

[Via Sonic Stadium]

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Miscellaneous

New iPod Nano Modded Into Old Dreamcast VMU

iPod Nano 6th Gen inside Dreamcast VMU

Apple and Sega have had a pretty good relationship getting games onto the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Even Sonic 4 is going to run on their devices! For some people though that just isn’t quite integrated enough. A dedicated SEGA fan in Japan decided to take advantage of the new iPod Nano’s tiny-as-hell form factor and mod one of his old Dreamcast VMU’s to fit it inside. And boy is it a great looking fit. Is that picture up there not good enough? Well here’s a nice video to accompany it. Below the video, you’ll find the original page for the mod that has a slew of photos as well as a walk-through of how it was done in case you feel like doing this yourself. Continue Reading

Fan Works

Sonic 4 box art released for…the Genesis!?

If you’ve been bummed lately by the download-only nature of Sonic the Hedgehog 4‘s release, Barry the Nomad has a pleasant surprise for you–a custom conversion of Genesis box art to make a slick companion to the other Genesis boxes on your shelf. Grab a copy of the required files to print out your own art and labels and get your arts and crafts on this Friday.

[via our Sega Network friends at The Nomad Junkyard]

Game News, Miscellaneous

Sonic CD Turns 17!

Today marks the 17th anniversary of Sonic CD, one of the most revolutionary and unique entries in the Sonic franchise to date. With its lush, surreal environments, amazingly catchy music and incredibly creative design elements, Sonic CD has established a presence as both the best and worst Sonic game among fans over the years. One thing can be said for sure, though–CD is a one of a kind representation of the different ways a Sonic title can be approached.

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Game News, Reviews

Sonic Adventure XBLA Review

The date was 9/9/99.  After a five year drought, gamers were finally able to experience a new Sonic platformer, unlike any other Sonic game before hand.  Much like the side title Sonic R, this game, Sonic Adventure, was in full glorious 3D.  However, it was a much more grand adventure, and went on to become the best selling game throughout the Dreamcast’s tragically short run.  Now, over ten years later, gamers are invited to take a trip down memory lane (with my personal trip being courteously funded by the good folk at SEGA), and relieve those glory days all over again…

Sonic Adventure (XBLA/PSN)

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Community, Miscellaneous, Site News

Sonic Retro Game Servers Expanded

A while ago I made a post to let you all know Sonic Retro had an official TF2 game server up so shooting things becomes less of a dream and more of a reality after stressful nights in IRC. I’m happy to let you all know that after having a TF2 server setup for a little while I’ve decided to expand our efforts to include additional game servers that the community can enjoy. Along side our TF2 game server, we now offer a hosted Counter Strike: Source server playing GunGame which is a highly popular custom game mode. We’ve also added support for the steadily growing Minecraft adventure/sandbox/strategy game. So when you’re finally done building those stats on Retro Channel you can join us on any one of our game servers. Need to find the server details? Go ahead and follow the link below to find the Retro Game Servers topic in General Gaming on the forum or visit and join the Sonic Retro Steam group.

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Fan Works

Sonic the Hedgehog Mosaic

This is a neat one. Forum member Neo Hazard made this way past cool mosaic of the classic Sonic title screen after two hours of work and over 495 individual gameplay screenshots from the original Sonic the Hedgehog for the Mega Drive:

Check out the full-sized image in the forum topic.

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