3D Sonic the Hedgehog Out Now In Japan


If you happen to have access to the Japanese Nintendo E-Shop, you might be interested to know that the 3DS version of Sonic 1 has just been released. The game costs 600 Yen and can be found in the ‘recent digital only’ section of the store.

As of yet theres no official screenshots but that hasn’t stopped someone from uploading one or two screens of the game. According to one user the game has a few more breakable walls which are most likely included due to the spindash being in this version, as well as a “fish eye lense feature.”

There is one odd change to the game. You can start a game as normal which puts you in Green Hill Zone Act 1. Or… you can pick ‘DLC mode’ which brings you to a level select and sound test screen. Yes, the famous Sonic 1 level select is now a seperate option in the game as apposed to a code you input.

No sign of this version being released in the west just yet, although the “Stealth-Tax” versions of Sonic 1 & 2 are still headding our way.

Thanks to SSMB member Smash for the heads up and screenshots.


  1. I wish Sonic the Hedgehog 3d will come out sega of America to play. for three Sega games .

  2. Darn shame that this isn’t the Stealth-Taxman version. It would be nice to have Tails and Knuckles playable with the 3d mode.

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