3D Sonic the Hedgehog: The Pure Nintendo Review

When Sega announced they'd be bringing their 3D classics range for the 3DS Virtual Console to the West a collective cheer emanated from the gaming community. What seemingly appeared to be exclusive content to Japan was finally confirmed to be making its way to our shores. Amongst the games listed to receive the 3D treatment was their blue mascot's triumphant debut, Sonic the Hedgehog, and this time around there would be none of that phoney "3D" featured in the likes of Sonic 3D Blast. This time the blue blur would be in full Stereoscopic 3D.

There's not much to be said about Sonic's debut that hasn't been said countless times before. Sonic the Hedgehog is classic platforming at its finest. Despite Sega's marketing during the early nineties, Sonic isn't all about speed and "blast processing". In fact, Sonic the Hedgehog relies more on perfectly timed jumps and carefully navigating your way through each stage. More often than not, you're punished for going too fast. Slow and steady, Sonic! Going back to a title from the 16-bit era does throw up the occasional cheap death. Too much eagerness to squeeze through a space can result in Sonic being squashed, despite the gap widening and not closing. Thankfully, moments like this are few and far between...

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