Sonic Mayhem Continues 8-Bit Greatness

Sonic Mayhem Continues 8-Bit Greatness


You’ve seen countless Genesis and Advance-styled Sonic fangames, but there is only one project out there that is channeling the look and feel of the 8-bit adventures.  I’ve talked about Sonic Mayhem before and I have been always one to praise the project.  Over the weekend, the project’s lead, Amesuki, has released a short demo, pictures of the new zones, and a gameplay video.

The brief demo (download here) runs for about a minute and, to me, is a picture perfect re-creation of the 8-bit Sonic games.  The music, the graphics, and the physics all feel correct.  I just wish it were longer!

Check the video for gameplay of one of the best fangames around and hit the break for screenshots of other levels.

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Slingerland is a staff writer and editor for both The Sonic Stadium and Sonic Retro. His area of emphasis is the inner-workings of the games and laughing at everything.


  1. Waiting for another comment to come up and say, “The only good Sonic game this year!”

    But I’m sure plently’d disagree with that, wouldn’t they?

  2. Are we going to hear this lame argument every time we see something cool from a random Sonic fan? Give it a rest.

    And Sonic Mayhem looks pretty groovy! 🙂 My first console was a Master System so I have a lot of fond memories of the 8-bit Sonic games.

  3. The sound effects in the 8-bit Sonic games were so beautiful. Watching this video was so nostalgic. I really need to jump on board this fangame train to get some experience for my degree.

  4. I seem to be of a slightly rare breed. I have never owned or had even seen a Master System until I was like, 14. All my 8-bit memories come straight from the Game Gear. I really hope Nintendo make Game Gear titles available on Virtual Console in the future… unless they’re available on Xbox Live…? Anyone know?

  5. These projects never get finished.

    @ Ben : Get the GameCube Sonic games, they have the Game Gear titles on them, and you can pop it right into your Wii 🙂

  6. I just played the demo, let me tell you, WAY better than Sonic Ultimate Flash! Hope this project gets completed.

  7. Sega should release a DS compilation of all the Sonic Game Gear games; maybe throw the GBA ones on it too, if they’ll fit. I’d hit it.

    This game looks fantastically groovy. Game Gear Sonic 2 was my introduction to the games.

  8. I thought this was going to suck big time but its actually really great! Very quick download time to! 😀

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