Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Ep 1 iPhone Out Now

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Ep 1 iPhone Out Now

The wait is officially over. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is now available on the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users at the price of £5.99 in the UK, €7,99 in Europe and $13.99 in Australia and weighs in at 88.7MB. Sonic’s return to classic Sonic gameplay is now here and you can take the experience with you wherever you go. Four stages are available for you to speed through, with 3 Act’s each, of which 2 are exclusive to this version of the game. 7 Special Stages are also included, in which you can collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds and unlock the cliffhanger ending for Episode 2.

Official details and screenshots are below:

The sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here – Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4 Episode I!

Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles™ left off.
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2 EXCLUSIVE LEVELS!!!
Two exclusive levels build specifically for the iPhone & iPod touch using the accelerometer.

NEW MOVES
All of Sonic’s classic moves are available, including the newer Homing Attack which will add a new level of control and excitement.

CLASSIC SONIC STAGES
Race through 4 unique zones containing 4 acts each as well as 7 special stages.

SPECIAL STAGES RETURN
A staple of the Genesis-era games, the special stages return allowing fans to collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds and unlock Super Sonic.

REVAMPED CLASSIC BOSS BATTLES
Dr. Eggman returns with new and improved mechas and will go berserk when he accumulates damage.

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GamePro – “…this looks and feels like a genuine Sonic game, deserving of the “4” attached to its title.”
IGN – “After an afternoon in its presence it’s become seared in our conscience just like the classic levels of the early Sonics – and surely that’s reason enough to have faith in Sonic the Hedgehog 4.”

UK iTunes link

Will you be buying the game today? If so, share your experience with the game so far in the comments.

32 Comments

  1. got it downloading right now =D
    So excited XD
    still cant wait to get it on xbox for the true full screen experiance =P

  2. I just got it, it’s okay, gonna get the PSN version though, will have more fun using a controller

  3. If I had an iPhone, I’d be all over this. Unfortunately the only platform I have that supports the game is the Xbox 360. Gotta love getting the game a full week late…

  4. Imma try out a demo I found of it b4 I buy. I just wanna make sure it runs well on my ipod b4 I shell out that much for an itouch game.

  5. CMONNNNN. Come out in the US already! I’m losing patience and I think I’ll soon go into a coma. 🙁

  6. “GamePro – “…this looks and feels like a genuine Sonic game, deserving of the “4″ attached to its title.”

    ….I don’t entirely agree with the “deserving of 4 attached to the title”, but it still looks pretty fun. I can’t wait when it comes to the PSN so I can play Lost Labyrinth and Casino Street Act 2, as well as bits of Mad Gear Zone.

    Hopefully, the reviews will look just as positive as the above quote, but I’m not pushing my luck.

  7. Well, the wait is kinda over 🙂
    Monday seems so far away… and I have to sit through what is turning out to be a beautiful weekend..

  8. Oh my god, the controls are better than I thought they would be. 😀
    Bit awkward to hold down and dash when you have stubby fingers/thumbs like me, but it’s still great response! Better than Sonic 1/2 in my honest opinion.
    Graphics look awesome and classic sound effects bring back the classic retro feel! 😀
    Only had chance to beat first boss as I had to sleep to be up this morning 🙁

  9. Wait, did I just read “All Sonic’s classic moves”? You mean jump and Spin Dash? Wow, all two of them! Way to be! Nevermind the fact that you’re forgetting a couple. Just keep patting yourself on the back for those XD

  10. I played it this morning at a friends house, control took a bit long to get used to though. its really good, im so exited to get it for PS3. im going to put it on my tv downstairs so i can use superwhite for best graphics :3

  11. My fanboy instinct took over and I bought it, lol. Still going to get the Xbox version aswell mind you, for that HD goodness

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