Game of the Week (10/16/16) – Sonic CD

“Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom. Trouble keeps you running faster.”

Man, that intro theme song for Sonic CD is extremely catchy as is all of the music for the Sega CD’s official Sonic the Hedgehog entry. The FMV intro really looks good too and is sharp and eye catching. It’s Sonic on a CD-ROM format….this should be slam dunk right? Right, this game is awesome. There are no let downs for the Sonic franchise moving from the Genesis to the Sega CD in terms of gameplay, graphics and music. In my opinion, the music in Sonic CD is iconic and one of the best video game soundtracks of all time.

Sonic CD is a 2D platformer not unlike the 3 Genesis Sonic titles and Dr. Robotnik is still up to his usual tricks and attempts at world/universal domination. The key plot line that differentiates Sonic CD from the rest is the time travel aspect. In Sonic CD you start in the present but there are transporters that take you to different zones such as “past”, “good future” and “bad future”. The goal is to earn a good future in all worlds and ultimately defeat Dr. Robotnik again. The time travel plot provides an interesting twist to the typical straightforward Sonic adventure and makes this one unique.There are a number of ways to accomplish this and I haven’t mastered or defeated this game yet. As with all of my Sega CD games, I didn’t have or know anyone that had one when it was new so this is my first play through of Sonic CD and I’m loving it. Definitely one of the best games for the Sega CD.

Rating: A

Currently in my collection: Game, manual & case plus extra loose copy I can’t get to work on my Sega CD.

My case has seen better days.

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