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Sonic Xtreme Prototype Moves From PC to Saturn

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Recently a prototype of Sonic Xtreme released that shows off the fisheye cam and is more complete than the basic demo that has been available for years.  Unfortunately that prototype was on PC and didn’t have that wonderful Saturn feel, until today.  Yep, the Saturn ISO has been released and runs on modded consoles (like mine).  Head over to get it or keep an open eye for the video I hope to do later this week.  If you want to brush up on your history, we did a podcast that covers the long and sordid history of this game that migrated multiple consoles and dev teams before disappearing completely.



Written by Fred Rojas

April 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

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Retro Game Night: Sonic Xtreme and Sonic Blast

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This week we play the two 3D Sonic titles most of you have never touched.   First up is the unreleased demo of Chris Coffin’s late in the development cycle version of Sonic Xtreme as discussed on this week’s podcast:

And next is the Brazilian Master System port of the Game Gear’s final Sonic title, Sonic Blast, which utilized much of the same technology as Donkey Kong Country:

Written by Fred Rojas

July 27, 2013 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Xtreme – The Story of Sonic (Part 2)

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Screen capture from Sonic Xtreme

Screen capture from Sonic Xtreme

This week Fred is teamed up again by Andy (@damien14273) and Ali (@thealmiesta) of the 42 Level One podcast (@42levelone) to discuss the second and final part of the history of Sonic the Hedgehog.  For the second part we cover Sonic’s 3D outings including the sordid tale of Sonic Xtreme (and its many other project names and iterations) as well as all other 3D Sonic titles up to 2006 (Sonic the Hedgehog on 360/PS3/PC).  Although it ends badly, trust us, it’s a great ride.

Opening Song – Living in the City from Sonic R (Saturn)

Closing Song – Sonic X Theme from Sonic X cartoon show

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Written by Fred Rojas

July 24, 2013 at 11:00 am