It’s time to usher the past into the future in this enhanced recreation of Sonic CD! Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet - a mysterious world where past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it.
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Release Date: Jan 19, 2012

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It’s time to usher the past into the future in this enhanced recreation of Sonic CD!
Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet - a mysterious world where past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it.
Sonic arrives only to find the once beautiful world imprisoned beneath a twisted metallic shell. His arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman, has come for the Time Stones and with them, will soon have the power to control time itself!
In order to put an end to Dr. Eggman’s nefarious schemes, Sonic must use the power of Little Planet to travel through time; breaking Dr. Eggman’s hold over the future by destroying his machines in the past and recovering the missing Time Stones!
Featuring 16:9 widescreen, achievements, leaderboards and both the US and Japanese soundtracks, experience the adventure through time that introduced the world to Amy the Hedgehog and Eggman’s most evil creation, Metal Sonic.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium IV 1 ghz
    • Memory: 1GB ram
    • Graphics: directx9 video card
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 286 MB
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SolidKevinBacon
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Once upon a time this game existed on a console expansion (Sega CD) That no one had. I bought one years later after release and love this game. It's somewhere between sonic 3 and sonic 1 in terms of gameplay with a bunch of enhanced audio and neat graphics. It's a pretty great almost forgotten gem that's great for any old school platformer fan.
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Pikachu9002
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
What really made me buy this game is the amazing soundtrack that fits perfectly with the setting. The graphics and gameplay are equally as good. So if you're not sure you want to buy it, just get it... You won't regret it. :)
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Vivian James
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Through much profanity, and over the course of 80 minutes I played this game from start to finish, not knowing what to expect. I've liked Sonic games since I was a kid, and my favorite was Sonic 2 but this game has become my new favorite. It's a bit short, but there's a lot of replayability (not that I want to do those bonus things). I rate this an 8/8 (because 8 is in the shape of a Mobius strip, and the shape that Sonic's legs go when he's going fast).

Not a complaint, but I do have to ask, why do the bounce floors sound like farts?
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QUAD FEEEEEEEEED
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
It's good 9/10
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Pazzo251
( 29.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
One of the best games that the Sonic series has to offer. Much like Sonic 3&K the levels in this game focuses more on exploration so if you like exploring in retro Sonic games then this is perfect for that. If you like more linear Sonic gameplay (going A to B) then this provides a good but short playthrough. Although as many stated before some have issues with the level design and I think it has more to do with that one has to play Sonic CD more slowly just like the orginal Sonic the Hedgehog.
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EDWARDTHEHAZARDOUS
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This has everything I want in a Sonic game. It's simple, it's challenging, it's fun. If you haven't played this game yet, you're doing yourself a disservice. I strongly recommend it.
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Sonicman78 recording yt vid
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
this game is fun for any sonic fan like myself new or old
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mr-tinkle
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I can safely say this is my favorite sonic game of all time. It's unique time travel mechanic gives the game more variety in level design as well as giving it more replayability. The soundtracks used in North America and Japan are both fantastic in their own ways and are interchangeable as well. The boss battles are weird but still challenging (especially the race with metal sonic), but I will admit that the final boss battle is quite the anitclimax. Overall, for a low price of Five dollars, this game is worth every penny.
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mylesalicious
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
It's no Sonic 3, but it's good. Damn good. Pick it up and I can almost certainly say you will have a good time with this game, even if the level design can be... questionable at times. I own this game on a real Sega CD an the only reason I bought it on Steam was to support SEGA. As a Steam port, It is very clean cut and has a soundtrack selection to suit your likings. If you enjoy 2D platformers and have never played this game, pick it up on Steam.

8/10
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Lord Raptor
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Sonic CD is one of the great sonic classics, with plenty of variety in stage design its well worth the price, also this version does comes with some nice extras like the ability to change between the US and JP soundtracks, although the special stages are difficult and the bosses are a bit lackluster (exept for Metal Sonic) this game is still well worth the buy if your into some classic 2D sonic action.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Excellent addition to the Sonic franchise.

Pros:
-Full motion animated cutscenes
-Great Music
-Fast paced gameplay
-Cool bosses

Cons:
-Level design
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Sonic CD is worth the experience. It's fun, simple, and the time attack mode keeps you engaged after you go through the levels for the first time. The game may be simple to beat, but the challenges after come with great reward. However, the best part? You get both the PAL/JPN and the US soundtracks, so you can experience the music from both within one game. I've played Sonic CD too many times to count on the Gamecube, so it's good to relive that experience again. Sonic CD is classic Sonic with a little extra time travel and a lot of challenging levels.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Beat it loved everything about it music and the bosses was perfect.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
One of the best games that the Sonic series has to offer. Much like Sonic 3&K the levels in this game focuses more on exploration so if you like exploring in retro Sonic games then this is perfect for that. If you like more linear Sonic gameplay (going A to B) then this provides a good but short playthrough. Although as many stated before some have issues with the level design and I think it has more to do with that one has to play Sonic CD more slowly just like the orginal Sonic the Hedgehog.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
What really made me buy this game is the amazing soundtrack that fits perfectly with the setting. The graphics and gameplay are equally as good. So if you're not sure you want to buy it, just get it... You won't regret it. :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I'm an owner of the mobile version too (the PC version and the mobile app are pretty much the same thing). This game is great! It lets you experience the joy of classic Sonic Genesis/Megadrive gameplay but with the added power of the Sega CD console expansion. This is a game that you must experience yourself! This release of the game has JPN/US soundtracks, extra stuff, and more! Definitely worth the money!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Sonic CD is one of the great sonic classics, with plenty of variety in stage design its well worth the price, also this version does comes with some nice extras like the ability to change between the US and JP soundtracks, although the special stages are difficult and the bosses are a bit lackluster (exept for Metal Sonic) this game is still well worth the buy if your into some classic 2D sonic action.
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205 of 264 people (78%) found this review helpful
145 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
It all started when I was 7 years old. My parents gave me a Sega Genesis and a copy of Sonic the Hedgehog for christmas. I fell in love with it the moment I booted up the game. The graphics, the music, the speed! It overwhelmed my young mind. I played it for hours on end, memorizing each level, the location of every powerup, every enemy, every single ring. It was the only thing I did, I stopped going outside and playing with my friends, for Sonic was the only friend I needed. Eventually I became unsatisfied, I needed a new Sonic the Hedgehog game to fuel my addiction. My prayers were answered with the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. My parents refused to buy it for me. They believed I was too obsessed with the first one and knew that buying the second one would only make my obsession worse. This devestated me. I NEEDED that game, I felt like an alcoholic going through withdrawl. I lost all of my spirit, I had trouble sleeping at night, and sometimes I would experience hallucinations where Sonic was in the room with me. I begged my parents every day, but they wouldn't budge. I felt I had lost the will to live. Thankfully, I got the game. I aquired it the same way every kid got something that they wanted but their parents wouldn't buy for them, Grandma. I was overjoyed, finally I could experience the masterpiece that is known as Sonic The Hedgehog 2. This time he was accompanied by Tails! I was delighted. I played this game, and mastered it like I had the original. By now I had lost contact with society, I didn't talk to anybody at school, I had no friends, and I never left the house. This didn't bother me though, in fact I preferred it that way. Just as I started to get bored of that game, Sonic 3 came out. My obsession had hit an all-time high, I was amazed at the quality of that game. We now had Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. They were my friends, or "The Gang" as I called them. My parents were scared of me now. If they tried to take the game away from me, I would throw a tantrum and break things until they gave it back. No amount of reasoning, counseling, or Native American rituals could change me, because by now Sonic had was not just an obsession, but a lifestyle. I lived and breathed Sonic. But then came the dark days, no sonic games were coming out. Sega had stopped supporting the Genesis, and had launched the Saturn. I didn't have one, but that didn't matter. No new Sonic games were coming out. There were rumors, but the only one that ever turned out to be true was Sonic R. I saw it as an abomination, how could Sega do that to Sonic? After several years I had just about given up. I would often times cry myself to sleep, believing that Sega had given up on the blue hedgehog that I had come to adore. I wrote my own stories about Sonic, but they weren't enough. But then it happened. I was at the grocery store with my mother, when I saw it: A magazine with a picture of the Sega Dreamcast plastered right on the cover. I begged my mom to buy it for me, and she did, relieved that I wanted something that wasn't Sonic related, or so she thought. I read the articles about the upcoming system, and then I saw what I have been wanting to see for years, a new Sonic game was in the works, and it was 3D too! My life had a purpose again. When the day finally came, I was there. I was the first in line, I had convinced poor old Grandma to buy it for me, and I made sure I got a copy of Sonic Adventure. If the games on the Genesis amazed me, Sonic Adventure left me speechless. The worlds were so detailed, the graphics so realistic, the music blew me away. This was the way Sonic was meant to be. It rekindled the fire that had laid dormant in me that is Sonic. I wrote more fanfiction, I made my own fancharacters and I even shipped them. Then I realized something, Sonic wasn't just a blue hedgehog on TV, He was a part of me. I became one with Sonic. If you want to be like me and know what truly matters in life, I fully recommend this game to you. Sonic is more than just a game, Sonic is a way of life.
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262 of 362 people (72%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Pros:
+ sanic
+ got to go fast
+ Its really fast.

Cons:
- not fast enuf 2fast
- step it up

Thumbs up for fastness.
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91 of 109 people (83%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
"Fun is infinite" - The Devil. Apparentley.
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