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Sonic CD [Download]

by Sega
Windows Vista / 7 / XP
Everyone Steam
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • ASIN: B006JEE05W
  • Release Date: January 19, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,523 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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From the Manufacturer

It’s time to usher the past into the future in this enhanced recreation of Sonic CD!

Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet - a mysterious world where past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it.

Sonic arrives only to find the once beautiful world imprisoned beneath a twisted metallic shell. His arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman, has come for the Time Stones and with them, will soon have the power to control time itself!

In order to put an end to Dr. Eggman’s nefarious schemes, Sonic must use the power of Little Planet to travel through time; breaking Dr. Eggman’s hold over the future by destroying his machines in the past and recovering the missing Time Stones!

Featuring 16:9 widescreen, achievements, leaderboards and both the US and Japanese soundtracks, experience the adventure through time that introduced the world to Amy the Hedgehog and Eggman’s most evil creation, Metal Sonic.


System Requirements
 Minimum Specifications:
OS:Win 7, Vista and XP
Processor:1GHz
RAM:1 GB
Hard Drive:50 MB
Video Card:DirextX 9
Additional Info:Steam account needed for activation

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second best Sonic game of all time! January 19, 2012
Well, Sonic Generations took my personal spotlight for the Best Sonic Game Ever, but Sonic CD is still one of my top favorite Sonic games, and now that there's this remake, everyone will get to see why I love it so much (To come to think of it.....Maybe this remake and Generations get my top spot...).

Sonic CD was released for the notorious Sega CD, an add-on for the Sega Genesis. It was the only game on the add-on to sell around a million copies. But even then, many fans haven't heard of this game. At least it was re-released in Sonic Gems Collection. And now, it's gotten full-time respect with a remake of the game that now includes the Japanese soundtrack AND US soundtrack, Tails, and a whole bunch of achievements!

As for the main game itself, Sonic CD took what made Sonics 1 & 2 so awesome, and multiplied them 10 times over! This game has all the high-speed Sonic action you could ever want. Not only is the platforming action top-notch, but the new levels are better than ever! And they are full of extremely colorful detail. Plus, in the Special Stages, you can navigate Sonic around roads to destroy UFOs to gather Time Stones (Alternate version of Chaos Emeralds basically) in a Mode-7-like view; a unique goal for a Special Stage.

Besides the achievements and the 2 soundtracks, Tails was another reason why to get this new version of the game. You see, Tails looks like as if he was ripped right out of Sonic 3, complete with the ability to fly.

Overall, this is one Sonic game you have gotta try! If you like the Genesis Sonics, you will LOVE Sonic CD. It's better than every Sonic game there is, with the exception of Generations. Plus, you can buy this for just a measly $5 bucks. It's a steal! Just be sure to have Steam installed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth your money February 7, 2012
By Neku
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A great port of sonic cd from the original genesis. didn't get a 5 star due to the problems with the levels.
Found that some areas were a little to difficult for some people but still was able to beat it.
Very Fun and a good portion of content for it. Love the game.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sonic game you never played April 19, 2012
My best friend had a Sega Genesis growing up, but he didn't get the SegaCD addon until pretty late, and he never got this game. Consequently, while I played all the other 16 bit Sonic titles in their heyday, I only played this later, when it was first ported to PC (there have been two PC ports of this game, one for pre-XP Windows and one for pre-Vista Windows).

If, like me, you missed out, then you should know Sonic CD is a different animal than Sonic 1, which it most closely resembles. The main routes through levels are very short, but the explorable area of each is huge- bigger than the levels in Sonic 3 in some cases. Not only that but each level has 4 explorable time periods- the past, present, and good and bad futures. To earn the best ending, Sonic must travel to the past in each level and destroy a target. This turns the level's future from a dismal wasteland to a happy glittering theme park. Of course you can also just beat all the special levels and find the 7 magic rocks, as per usual. What makes this game really different though is that while Sonic 1 rewarded graceful, flowing speed, Sonic CD punishes velocity. Springs and hills lead straight to spike traps, enemies drop from the ceilings with alarming frequency- in essence, this game takes how you learned to play sonic in the past, and forces you to change all your strategies, much like the Japanese Super Mario Brothers 2 did on the NES. Make no mistake, Sonic CD is HARD.

That said it is tremendous fun to explore the game. Thanks to the SegaCD's ability to add a few colors to the Genesis' palate, Sonic CD is brilliantly colorful (although a bit more visually busy and unpolished than Sonic 2 and 3).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic game at a great price February 22, 2013
By captG
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It is a classic game at a great price it made me feel young again to play it. When my old SEGA wore out thought I'd never play it again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fun game January 26, 2013
By gh48
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This game is just like the original. A lot of fun ! If you are in the mood for some old time graphics this is the game to play!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's called compatibility mode try using it January 14, 2013
By ITsonic
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To start off this game is actually on steam you can purchase it there whatever you don't buy it from Amazon just to clear that up. Now for the game itself it's pretty good with the exception of a few different things.

1.) This game is saved to your hard drive it is saved on steam which is made by valve this means whatever code or should I say debug mode will not work with this version so if you're trying to get the debug mode you're out of luck.
2.) The game is revamped and may not work with certain computers and laptops if your laptop is to weak or have dedicated video RAM it will not run trust me I've tried on my laptop.

The gameplay is very solid just as I remembered it however the special stages can be a real pain and when I mean a real pain I mean a real pain. The soundtrack can be switched from the Japanese to the US version but you will start with the Japanese soundtrack consider changing the soundtrack before going into the game the big downside to all this is that after you beat the game you can't go back and play levels over again especially the special stages also put tails into the game which is in my book pretty good I have played yet but I will very soon. People keep saying that the CD they get doesn't work in the game won't play his my advice still have the game on CD try the compatibility mode by right clicking on the set up icon and click on properties they look for the tab compatibility mode turned that on and set it to whatever OS it ran on and you're done that's it and the same goes for the game itself. What I like about this version is that basically the CD version at all the music on the CD so basically when you let's say jump from the present to the past the CD would have to be used in the game would freeze while it had to find the song appropriated with that stage, this version however doesn't even do that so that a big improvement I only wished that they had put the game on DVD ROM that would've been great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Steam games worked great on my HP labtop with windows 8.1. Graphics and game very fluid. Fun for many hours to come.
Published 5 months ago by Derek H.
2.0 out of 5 stars downloaded from games library
downloaded product for son, x-mas gift, next thing I know, my computer had been taken over by this game site and sonic would not play no matter how many attempts we performed to... Read more
Published 7 months ago by sheila
1.0 out of 5 stars Software difficulty
We were excited about this game; however, the gaming platform that Amazon is using is interfered with by Norton. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ellen R. Brock
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Blast of Fun
An oldie but most assuredly a goldie. This was a game I played as a kid and I am so glad that I now have a much easier way to play it then all the mods and compatibility stuff I... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Semiproforhire
1.0 out of 5 stars TELL PEOPLE YOU CAN'T USE THIS ON A NEWER COMPUTER
I purchased this and I have been unable to play it because you can only use it on Windows XP or older versions...as if most people have that old browser... Read more
Published 15 months ago by LaChan Russell-Cudak
1.0 out of 5 stars Great game, but Steam f***s it up!
I'm not exaggerating when I say that Sonic CD is one of the greatest platformers ever created. The re-release of this early 90's sleeper hit even adds to its genius -- there is... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Sega Fanatic
1.0 out of 5 stars A Sonic fan
When I saw this game on Amazon I was so happy I've seen Sonic CD and it seems fun.
So I bought this game with hopes high but I can't even get the game to run! Read more
Published 16 months ago by A Sonic fan
1.0 out of 5 stars was very cheap but doesn't work
no matter what I try this game just wont play...

It is a shame I have heard this was a great game that most people never played because it was on a terrible system. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Josh Boyer
3.0 out of 5 stars Had a lot of trouble....
We had a lot of trouble with this download. After a very long time in figuring out how to open it, our son has finally gotten to play it and enjoys it. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Troy Neujahr
4.0 out of 5 stars A faithful port for a Sega classic
I had this game for PC when I was about 8 or 9. It was weird playing games on the computer for me back then-- even though its my primary console now-- and I never had a controller... Read more
Published 20 months ago by William Naquin
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