Friday News

Daniel Sonic News

  • 2 weeks ago, Daniel Sonic's Downloads page has been published

Sonic/SEGA News

  • The SEGA Genesis Classic Collection: Gold Edition dropped games you’ve seen 100x over on your PC last week because you haven’t played the shitty Virtua Fighter 2 Genesis port nearly enough.
  • Sonic 4: Episode 1 is now at a more reasonable, yet still not worth it price of 800 Microsoft points for this week (for Gold Members only).
  • News-a-rama asks why the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series is getting a reboot. Um… uh… because the Sonic comics blow?  The cover for the upcoming “Sonic Genesis” series is just awful, by the way.
  • A short article on the importance of a silent protagonist.

Other News

  • Red Cross companies all-around the world do charity funds for Japan
  • BBC shows in Mandarin end (pictured)


Pre-alpha release for a 3-D Sonic game made by a fan named Azukara

The pre-alpha version of Sonic Freerunner has now been released.

According to it's press-release:

The pre-alpha will feature:Enhanced movement. Sonic no longer moves like a hovercraft, as in vanilla Blitzsonic. Sonic controls very similarly to Sonic Adventure.. Spinball mechanics. Sonic can accelerate rapidly down hills in ball form. If holding down the roll button when touching a surface Sonic immediately rolls. Pressing the button while rolling uncurls Sonic.. SA / 3D Blast Spindash. The one button Spindash has been implemented; however, you can toggle the controls back to “crouch+tap jump” in the options menu.. Starpost object. Starpost is modeled by SefirothDB. Yes, you can respawn from the post's position after contacting it.. Particle effects. Sonic now screeches dust whenever he skids or Spindashes. It's also used for something else, but thats best kept a secret… Realistic ring loss. Self-explanatory. *. Underwater physics. (This includes sluggish movement and moon jumping, albeit no drowning mechanics have been added yet.). A working menu. It is very WIP, but nevertheless it is a working menu.. Life loss and 1UP stuff. Ability to lose lives and respawn, and gain 100 rings and/or hit a 1UP box and gain an extra life.**. Item display. When hitting a monitor it displays what you got temporarily in the HUD.

Sounds great!

Archie Videogame Adoptions: Pinball and Echidnas

Sonic Spinball comic

Sonic Spinball comic. Issue 6

This comic book shown here is ment to be an adoption from Sonic Spinball (Mega Drive/Genesis 1993, Game Gear 1994) and it is like the game cover of Sonic Spinball, but it doesn´t feature Dr. Ivo Robotnik (Dr. Eggman) on the cover, as it doesn´t on the game´s cover. Even it doesn´t feature speech bubbles or a scarf. This comic was published in January 1994.

Even Archie has published special issues the featuring the videogames like Sonic Blast (videogame, 1996; comic, 1997) and Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble (known in Japan as Sonic and Tails 2) (videogame, 1994; comic 1995). Even games of post-1998 such as Sonic Adventure (Japan, 1998; West, 1999).

Even in 2010 (last year), Archie released a comic book about Sonic Colours (Sonic Colors as it's known over there).

Here I'm going to show you screenshots.

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Scenes from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in Issue 14 of August 1994

Cover of Issue 14

Cover of Issue 14

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Scene 11

That's it until we look for more exciting Archie adventures.


Sonic Fan Games

Since, about early this year, there was a Sonic fan game called “Eggman Hates Furries” which is based on the Classic Sonic titles but it uses the new Western name Dr. Eggman (which at the time when the classic Sonic games were made, the name Dr. Eggman was used in Japan and not in the west where they used the Dr. Ivo Robotnik name). Sonic fan gaming has been a lot since the last decade (2000-2009), but since this decade is Sonic's decline era, it could get less. One of those are Sonic Worlds and Sonic Classic (formerly Sonic 1 PC), which Sonic Classic you can now download.

Sonic Classic (Full Game) | With Music
Sonic Classic (Full Game) | Without Music

These pages will be soon added to our downloads page.

Return to Little Planet 3

Going in a bold, new artisitic direction, Return to Little Planet 3 brings to the table everything that has been promised to us since the beginning of the hype for Return to Little Planet 2. DavidTL, eat your heart out!. Even the Return to Little Planet series is just about Sonic and his friends as human beings and not animals, as they are in the games.

Japan has an earthquake and a tsunami

Unless you’re a hermit who has not heard the latest news, Japan got rocked pretty badly by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake and a devastating tsunami.

While we may not have many active Japanese users around here, it’s no secret that both Sonic Retro and Sega Retro are both centric around products from the nation and a lot of the user base follows some aspect of the culture. Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Japan that they can overcome this tragedy.

We hope those of you with friends over there find that they’re okay.

[Source: Sonic Retro]