The Top 10 Sonic Games Of The 2000’s

2009’s almost out. That means we’ve enjoyed a whole decade of Sonic the Hedgehog goodness in the last ten years, from 2000’s Sonic Shuffle (for Americans, we didn’t get it until the year after, damn SEGA) to 2009’s Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. So, rather than just round up the games of the year, The Sonic Stadium crew have taken to list their Top 10 Sonic games of the decade!

This is how we’ve done it. A bunch of TSS Staffers wrote over their unique Top 10 (which will be listed at the end of this article). Along with it, a short paragraph as to why they ranked each game the way they did. When bunching all of these lists together, we formed an average by giving points to each game’s placement on each staffer’s countdown (so a #1 position would get 10 points, and a game in 10th place would get 1 point). Add all the points up, and we have our own, not-so-scientific average. What game will get TSS’ #1 Sonic Game of the Decade? Read on, dear reader… Continue reading The Top 10 Sonic Games Of The 2000’s

Sonic Scansday Deluxe: Day 1

Righty then. Wednesday. Sonic Scansday. Been missed a few times. So here we go – enjoy the huge deluge of scans we have for you this week. We have new boxart for SA2BattleSonic DX and Mega Collection, thanks to Rally the Cheetah. Then we have new Scanned Material for Sonic Heroes (8 pieces), Sonic DX (2 pieces) from Psychobob, and a music page on theSupersonic EP, a Sonic single that was released in the UK, with scans also by Psychobob.

Finally today, the Sonic Sprites section had a few sheets added to it – expect the amount of sprite sheets to balloon over the next few days too. We have a dedicated sprite ripper – Dark Sonic – to help out with the creation of sprite sheets for new Sonic games, so expect some more Sonic Advance 3 sheets soon. As for the gaps, they will be filled very quickly. More scans to come tomorrow – including a whole TON of new Sonic Comic material, including scans from a very intruiging SEGA Manga that I acquired some time ago! Make sure you don’t miss it!

Sonic Mega Collection Includes Comix Zone and The Ooze; Grab These New Wallpapers

Sonic Team has updated its official website for Sonic Mega Collection, with screenshots of all of the secret bonus features tucked within the disc. Not only will the compilation come with SEGA Technical Institute games Comix Zone and The Ooze, but a number of movies including the intro to Sonic CD!

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Special Chao Downloads and Exclusive Sonic Merch Available at World Hobby Fair 2003

Sonic X might be the headlining event at this week’s World Hobby Fair, but Sonic Team will also be showing off Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Pinball Party at the Japanese expo – along with some fantastic looking goodies and exclusive Chao downloads.

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UK Retailer Points to March Releases of Sonic Mega Collection and Sonic Advance 2

Spring is going to be a busy season for us Sonic fans in the UK! According to a retailer listing on online site Amazon.co.uk, both the Gamecube compilation package Sonic Mega Collection and GBA platformer Sonic Advance 2 will be available to buy in March 2003.

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Sonic Team Adds Sonic Advance 2 Puzzle Game to MiniToy Archive

You can keep your hype for Sonic Advance 2 and Sonic Mega Collection in overdrive this month, as Sonic Team has updated its online ‘MiniToy’ archive with a brand new jigsaw puzzle featuring artwork promoting the two new games.

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Japanese Sonic Mega Collection Commercial Shows Off ‘Sonic Super Seal’

We’ve already covered the Sonic Advance 2 ‘Super Seal’ pre-order bonus on The Sonic Stadium, but we didn’t think it would cross over into the other Sonic Team game that’s releasing in Japan this month too. The seal also features in a brand new Japanese TV commercial for Gamecube compilation Sonic Mega Collection.

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SEGA Plans Autumn ‘Game Party’ Events for November in Japan

Summer might be over, but SEGA is still planning to continue its ‘Game Party’ series of events throughout Japan. Following a successful ‘Sonic Party’ in August, the publisher will be hosting a number of shows starting on 2nd November focusing on its upcoming Gamecube and Game Boy Advance lineup.

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Yuji Naka Originally Planned to Include Sonic CD in Sonic Mega Collection

Sonic Mega Collection looks like an interesting package of retro titles, focusing on the blue blur’s original adventures on Sega Mega Drive. But according to Sonic Team head Yuji Naka, the plan was to also include Mega CD add-on platformer, Sonic CD.

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Opinion: Not-So-Mega Collection?

Dear me. Deary, deary me. Sonic Team are all over the shop about this one. Let’s start where it all began… a few months ago, Sonic Team announced (along with Sonic Advance 2) that they would be making a Sonic the Hedgehog compilation game for the Nintendo Gamecube. Fans of the blue hedgehog jumped for joy – and rightly so.

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SEGA’s Tokyo Game Show 2002 Lineup Revealed – Sonic Advance 2 and Mega Collection Make Appearance

SEGA has officially announced its lineup of games to show off at the Tokyo Game Show taking place next week. And boy, it’s a lot of games. On the Sonic front, GBA sequel Sonic Advance 2 and Sonic Mega Collection will be on display, while there is the suggestion of a few new game announcements from Sonic Team.

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Sonic Mega Collection USA Release Date and Bonus Games Revealed

The release date has been revealed for Sonic Mega Collection. The compilation will arrive on Nintendo Gamecube on November 12 in the US, and on December 19 in Japan. But more interestingly, the disc will come with two more Mega Drive games!

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Sonic Advance 2 and Sonic Mega Collection Releasing on the Same Day in Japan

It’s going to be a big day for Sonic fans in Japan when Sonic Mega Collection releases on Gamecube, because the Game Boy Advance title Sonic Advance 2 will also hit store shelves on the same day.

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Sonic Mega Collection Will Have ‘Dozens of Unlockable Surprises’

If you were feeling a little disappointed about the selection of games in Sonic Mega Collection, maybe this will make you feel better – according to a new report, Sonic Team intends to pack the compilation with loads of extra bonus content and ‘unlockable surprises’ to give more bang for your buck.

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Sonic Mega Collection Confirmed for Western Release

SEGA of America has announced that Sonic Team’s latest Mega Drive game compilation, Sonic Mega Collection, will indeed be coming to the West later this year on Nintendo Gamecube. The company also revealed a shortlist of games that will come on the disc, confirming the list we previously reported.

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Here’s the Official Sonic Mega Collection Game List

Sonic Team has announced the official list of games that we can expect to find on Sonic Mega Collection. And if you were expecting a lot of Sega Mega Drive titles, well… you’d be right! Continue reading Here’s the Official Sonic Mega Collection Game List

Are These The Games We Will Get With Sonic Mega Collection?

A list of games that are apparently included in the upcoming Sonic Mega Collection have been published on a number of websites. Intensity Mag and Gamecube-Europe have reported on a tip from SEGA of Japan and have shared what they heard. Check it out below. Continue reading Are These The Games We Will Get With Sonic Mega Collection?

Sonic Mega Collection and Sonic Advance 2 Announced!

Hold on to your butts – SEGA has announced not only a sequel to Sonic Advance on the Game Boy Advance, but also a special compilation of classic Sonic games on Gamecube called ‘Sonic Mega Collection’! Continue reading Sonic Mega Collection and Sonic Advance 2 Announced!