- Original Platform: 3DS
- Original release: 29th October 2013
- Available to buy: No
While this is an emulated version of Sonic the Hedgehog, it does have additional features worth talking about. The biggest one being the 3D effect. Each layer has been separated out and given depth that can be seen on the 3DS screen, with the option of having it go into the screen or pop out.
The effect is well done, yet also subtle. It doesn’t make a huge difference to the game, but is still a nice novelty. You also have additional options such as selecting the International or Japanese versions of the game (the Japanese version has extra graphical effects) and selecting which Mega Drive revision to emulate for the sound.
Unfortunately, the emulation itself isn’t very good. There’s a lot of slowdown (especially when you get hit) and a lot of sprites that flicker in and out of existence. The 3D is an interesting novelty for a quick 3D Blast, but there’s no reason to play this version for more than a few minutes.
Where to get
- ROM Status: Available
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