SEGA have an enormous adoring fan base due to their vast library of classic console titles. Although SEGA no longer manufactures their own console gaming systems, they do however release brand new titles for various platforms, not forgetting of course the mobile market. Sonic the Hedgehog is SEGA’s well known blue haired spike fest that serves as their famous gaming mascot even today. Featuring blistering speed, lush backdrops and unforgettable music.
Once a Console
In 1991, Sonic the Hedgehog released on SEGA’s 16-bit console with much fanfare and for very good reason. It was fast, slick and so ridiculously enjoyable featuring memorable music, beautiful level design while also presenting the world with the stark reality the then hardware was fully capable of. There is no doubt Sonic the Hedgehog enjoyed quite a few years of success in this era, but over the last two decades the frequency of average to absolutely terrible releases have damaged the reputation of the franchise immensely.
Even since the first Sonic the Hedgehog was released twenty years ago, countless sequels and titles featuring Sonic and his friends have made an appearance on various platforms. More often than not, SEGA have failed quite miserably to reignite the same sensations we all felt playing the original Sonic the Hedgehog games, however this has all changed with Sonic Generations.
Sonic Generations celebrates Sonic’s 20th anniversary in style, so what better way to share this Sonic rebirth than to record a gameplay video for you all from the Xbox 360 version to share some of the fantastic splendours this title now boasts.
When the original Sonic the Hedgehog released 20 years ago on a gaming console named the SEGA Megadrive, it was a momentous time for gamers. It was an awakening and as such, I like many others would be catapulted into a world of speed, adrenaline and vivid colour.
I remember the Christmas where a very grateful young James opened his final gift to find the latest SEGA console and a copy of Sonic the Hedgehog. With no time to spare – I dashed to my television, hooked up the brand spanking new gaming system and inserted the game cartridge. It took all of 10 seconds to realise that I would forever be changed by the visual and aural stimulation I was receiving from the amazing gameplay antics appearing on-screen.
Sonic the Hedgehog really was a title to be reckoned with and certainly played a huge role in sparking my immense satisfaction and passion for gaming in general.
The SEGA Megadrive (Genesis) console still holds a very special place within my heart even today and one of my favourite games had to be the Streets of Rage series. It was a delightful side scrolling beat ’em up, where enemies appear from either side of the screen, from doorways and even from above. Using various attacks including punches, kicks, and a few special moves – you were required to clear each area of bad guys before being able to progress further along the level.
Streets of Rage Remix is a free fan download that precisely recreates, extends and remasters – paying homage to the original series featuring many of the same levels, characters and enemies. Over an 8 year period, various individuals have contributed so that Streets of Rage Remix lovingly recreates everything we loved about all of the games into one stunning gaming experience.
Streets of Rage Remake is a project created from scratch, it does not use reverse engineering nor a single line of code from the original games. It’s all based on visual interpretation, comparing how things work in the original games and trying to mimic it for Streets of Rage Remake.