Just two days before the Sega Ages games start rolling out in Japan, Sega in the west have announced the d3t-developed Sega Genesis Classics (Sega Mega Drive Classics in EU) for Switch. This was released earlier this year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Continue reading Sega Genesis Classics announced for Switch
Sik, over at Sonic Retro, has completed his hack of Sonic 3D Blast that removes the Flickies from the game, leaving you to run around and play the game as if it were a true, isometric version of a Sonic game (where the goal is to simply make it to the end without dying). I must say that I enjoy 3D Blast one-hundred times more than I did (I didn’t really like it, so that’s a huge improvement). Who knew that taking out the entire crux of a game could make it more entertaining?
In this hack, Flickies will still appear, but you will no longer be able to collect them. The big rings will always let you proceed to the next area and any areas (like the tube in Panic Puppet) that prohibit your advance due to your Flicky count will allow you to go anyway.
With all this fun to be had, however, it must be said that now that the lost, core mechanic of the gameplay makes the game much easier. It was designed around Flicky collection and now you can just blow through every stage without a need to explore every corner of the isometric worlds. Still, I hate Flicky collection, so it does not bother me that much. I have never been arsed to play this game all the way through, so here’s to Sik for making a mediocre game interesting.
Fun Fact: Sonic 3D ‘Blast’ was renamed to Sonic 3D: ‘Flickies Island’ for the European release.
The Wiis European Virtual Console update today added another Sonic title to the service, first released in November of 1996 ‘Sonic 3D’ is now downloadable for the cost of 800 points.
Unfortuantly it was the 16-bit Mega Drive/Genesis version uploaded rather than the slightly flashier Saturn or PC versions. It’s still worth a download if you’re interested in playing the classic on your TV sets again, though the game was included with all the other Mega Drive Sonic titles in ‘Sonic Mega Collection’ released for the GameCube back in 2002/3 which I still think is the much better buy, even if it is costing you a little more. Continue reading Sonic 3D available on PAL Virtual Console
This has prolly been mentioned in every other website and board under the sun, but… more info on Sonic Mega Collection!
The game’ll come with:
- Sonic 1
- Sonic 2
- Sonic 3
- Sonic & Knuckles
- Sonic 3D Flickies Island
- Sonic Spinball
- Mean Bean Machine
+ Two unlockable games – Flicky and Ristar. Yes, Ristar! Continue reading Sonic Mega Collection Details
The Mega Drive lives on! In Japan and Asia at the very least – word on the street is that a new handheld device will be made available that comes pre-loaded with over twenty 16-Bit games. It’s called the ‘Mega Drive 21’ and will be on store shelves April 27. Continue reading ‘Mega Drive 21’ Handheld Console to Launch in Japan