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Retro Game Night: Sonic the Hedgehog, 8-bit Edition

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This week in honor of our Sonic podcast, I’m playing the 8-bit (Master System/Game Gear) outings of Sega’s mascot.  If you’ve never seen them before, they are drastically different than the 16-bit versions.

First up is the original Sonic the Hedgehog:

Next is, obviously Sonic 2:

And finally, Sonic Chaos (Sonic & Tails in Japan), which was to be the 8-bit companion to Sonic 3 had it not been delayed:

Written by Fred Rojas

July 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

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  1. Cool. I was never aware of there being a Master System version. Of course the Master System slowly faded from the shelves here in late 1992 after I bought my first Genesis. The Neo Geo, Turbo Graphix 16 and NES were amongst the goods found on the shelf when I bought the Genesis in June 1992.. (And of course the master System Converter for Genesis was readily available at the time)
    Location: Lionel Toy Warehouse, Charlotte, N.C. (closed)

    Chris Chandler

    July 14, 2013 at 7:54 am


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