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Video Spotlight: Sonic Forces Direct Feed Modern Sonic Gameplay

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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The first direct feed footage of Sonic Forces is now available to view below. It showcases Modern Sonic doing his thing in a post apocalyptic city-setting that’s interspersed with scenery from Green Hill Zone. What’s even more surprising is the footage is in 60fps. However there is currently no word on whether all versions of the game are going to run at 60fps, but this is certainly a promising demonstration. The gameplay is extremely similar to that of Sonic Generations and we even see the return of the red star rings. Take a look:

Sonic Forces launches for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in Winter 2017.

Video Spotlight: Flying Battery Confirmed for Sonic Mania

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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The latest retro Sonic stage to be confirmed for an appearance in Sonic Mania is now the Flying Battery Zone from Sonic & Knuckles. The stage appears in a remixed form that has a different layout to the original, but has plenty of nods and gimmicks that call back to the original stage. Check it out below:

It’s also worth mentioning that we recently got an insight into how the 2nd act of Sonic Mania’s take on the Green Hill Zone is playing out. The following video shows how the progression from act 1 to act 2 occurs and how different the 2nd act is in comparison. There’s some interesting new gimmicks and some lovely nods to early Sonic the Hedgehog screenshots that showed mountains in the background. Take a look:

Sonic Mania will launch this summer on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Video Spotlight: SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol ROM Released, Direct Feed Video Now Available

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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The ROM file for the recently dumped and extremely rare Sonic shoot-em-up SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol has finally been compiled and released by DaGuAr and MAME World’s Dumping Union. This means we have direct feed gameplay footage of the game in action courtesy of Ash the Dragon. Check it out below:

SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol was a 1993 arcade-only Sonic release that up until this week had never been dumped to play in MAME.

[Source: Ash the Dragon on YouTube]

SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol Dumped and Now Available to Play in MAME

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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The extremely rare 1993 Sonic-themed shooting game SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol has finally been dumped and is now available to play within the MAME emulator. The ROM file itself has not been released so it still might be some time before the public can play it, but if the anonymous contributor does release the ROM file then it’ll be instantly available to play in the latest version of MAME.

The game is a hybrid children’s ride/shoot-em-up cabinet that tilts when you activate the “SPEED UP” ability. Take a look at some gameplay on the actual cabinet below:

[Source: MAME World]

Review: Sonic Boom Fire & Ice

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

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Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice’s existence is a strange one. A sequel to 2014’s Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, the 3DS game was delayed an entire year to be a game that, “fans will continue to play for years after they pick up the game” and an overall, “stronger, more enjoyable experience”. It was a bold move by SEGA who have come under criticism for the way they have taken the Sonic franchise in new directions with the previously released and poorly received Sonic Boom games.

Click here to real our full review of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice.

Video Spotlight: New Daytona 3 Footage Shows Three-Seven Speedway Details

Monday, January 16th, 2017

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New footage of Daytona Championship USA 3 shows us a much more detailed look at this game’s version of the famous Three-Seven Speedway. Of particular note is the new Sonic the Hedgehog model that’s carved into the cliff-face. Check it out by clicking the embed below:

Daytona Championship USA 3 is due for release in arcades soon. The game was previously demoed at the IAAPA Attractions Expo last year.

Feature: Sonic Boom (SatAM Episode Review)

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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We return to the world of Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) with another episode review. In this feature we take a look at the first “proper” episode after the pilot. This episode is called Sonic Boom and you can read a review of it by clicking here.

More episode reviews will be added to this page as I make my way through the series. It would be great to get some feedback on this feature so please leave your thoughts and comments below!

Feature: Revisiting SatAM – Sonic the Hedgehog Full Series Review

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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Something a bit different for a change! In this new feature, I will be re-watching both seasons of Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) and seeing how well they holds up. A review of the pilot episode “Heads or Tails” is now live and can be read by clicking here.

More episode reviews will be added to this page as I make my way through the series. It would be great to get some feedback on this feature so please leave your thoughts and comments below!

Fan Scene: Sonic Hacking Contest 2016 Round-Up 2

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

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The Sonic Hacking Contest has returned and is running from the 7th to the 13th of November 2016. In these videos we take a look at 6 choice cuts from this year’s event:

You can visit the official Sonic Hacking Contest website to download these hacks and more.

Fan Scene: Sonic Hacking Contest 2016 Round-Up 1

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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The Sonic Hacking Contest has returned and is running from the 7th to the 13th of November 2016. In this video we take a look at 3 choice cuts from this year’s event:

You can visit the official Sonic Hacking Contest website to download these hacks and more.

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