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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About This Game

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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Churio Man
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
My favorite Genesis Classic Sonic Game, play with the JP soundtrack it freaking rocks :D
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Studiopolis
( 23.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Sonic CD (2011) is a great remaster of the forgotten classic from the SEGA/Mega CD. The bugs that kind of ruined the original's experience is fixed which makes this game a lot more fun to traverse through. And the inclusion of the Opening and Good/Bad Ending movies are a nice touch. Plus Tails as a bonus character is really nice. While it's not exactly the Classic Sonic gameplay that many might know, It gives more thought within the stages itself other than just blowing by the stages as most Classic Sonic games.

The point is, this game is worth it. Even you're a Sonic fan or platformer fan who wants something different, Go and get this game.
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guter100
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This game is a classic!
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KushLord
( 29.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Classic Sonic formula. Speed, platforming, and great music. The time travel element was cool too.

I'd give it a 7/10.
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CrazyRiverOtter
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Sonic CD is a classic game that doesn't get quite as much attention as the main series, but is still pretty solid in its own way.

The level design is based less around speed and more around exploring, which is all well and good, but looking for the "Past" sign, gaining enough speed to go there, searching for the robot-making machine, and destroying it in every single level to get the good ending can be extremely tedious at times. Less tedious is clearing the special stages to get the time stones, which also unlock the good ending, but it's still quite difficult. As a whole the levels in the game aren't as polished as Sonic 2 and 3K, either. They feel rather scatterbrained in the way they're laid out.

The music in the levels is delightful all around, though. The game gives lets you choose between the more atmospheric and moody US soundtrack or the upbeat and peppy JP soundtrack. My personal favorite is the US one, but I'm clearly in the minority on that.

The port job in this version is fantastic, also. Not being one to simply emulate a game, Christian Whitehead rebuilt the game practically from scratch in order to pack it chock-full of bonus features and settings, such as unlocking a new character after being the game. I can't remember ever playing a more polished port of a classic game in my life. Seriously, I can't stand the original version of this game after having played this one. This one is just that good.
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Cønker
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Sonic never had better dialogue. YEAS!

11 / 10, would toot toot again.
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Devinous
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I love old Sonic games and I would love to play Sonic CD, but for some reason when i started playing Sonic was going crazy fast, i knows hes fast and everything but the game was unplayable. I was able zoom past the first 2 levels in 6 seconds (im not kidding) this is definitely a bug in the game so im just going to ask for a refund. Hopfully this gets fixed soon.
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(((rob)))
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
fun to cheat in
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Fredbeargaming2000
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
love the music, the graphics, and everything. All the boss level was fantastic
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Razor^2_
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Possibly the best 2d Sonic ever made 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 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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2 of 2 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
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
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Sonic CD (2011) is a great remaster of the forgotten classic from the SEGA/Mega CD. The bugs that kind of ruined the original's experience is fixed which makes this game a lot more fun to traverse through. And the inclusion of the Opening and Good/Bad Ending movies are a nice touch. Plus Tails as a bonus character is really nice. While it's not exactly the Classic Sonic gameplay that many might know, It gives more thought within the stages itself other than just blowing by the stages as most Classic Sonic games.

The point is, this game is worth it. Even you're a Sonic fan or platformer fan who wants something different, Go and get this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 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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207 of 267 people (78%) found this review helpful
148 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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92 of 110 people (84%) found this review helpful
65 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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263 of 366 people (72%) found this review helpful
31 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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74 of 88 people (84%) found this review helpful
79 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
It's not Sonic '06.
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