Sonic the Hedgehog Android release with extras

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If you enjoy playing games on your Android device on the go or indeed at home as your primary gaming fix, we have some good news for you. SEGA has just announced that Megadrive classic Sonic the Hedgehog is now available to buy direct from Google’s Play Store. Even better, is the fact that it is not just a port either – it comes with enhanced graphics and new playable characters.

You heard that last part correctly. While the 16 bit version of the game only allowed you to play as Sonic, SEGA has pulled some strings to tweak the game so that you can now play as Tail or Knuckles too! Previously, you may remember that Knuckles was only introduced in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, with players able to play as the Echidna by slotting Sonic 2 on top of the Sonic and Knuckles cartridge.

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Fast forward back to 2013 though and the game is available to buy right now on the Play Store, priced at a very reasonable $3. Aside from the ability to play as Tails or Knuckles, the game also supports 60FPS playback and there’s a remastered soundtrack in there as well.

SEGA has also noted on the Play listing, that users can play the game using an Xbox 360 controller if they prefer. Knuckles was always considered the coolest character out of the three, so we have a feeling that some of you may be willing to pay the $3 just to revisit Sonic 1 with Knuckles.

It’s also refreshing to see SEGA re-release this game with some extras on board, not just a lazy port which they could have been tempted to do. Now if they only do the same with the Streets of Rage series and Comix Zone, the world would be a better place.

Will you be buying Sonic on your Android device for $3 or not?

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