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Sonic Spins Up Another Deal, Drops App Prices To 99 Cents

Posted by Andrew Stevens on June 20th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ALMOST FLYING HIGH :: Read Review »

Cult of Mac reports that Sega has dropped the price of every Sonic app to $0.99 cents, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, Sonic CD, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing. So, if you have any Sonic missing from your collection, now's a great time to jump on them.

We've contacted Sega to find out what the special occasion is, so stay tuned.

SEGA Resolves to Bring Sonic Back in the New Year for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on December 30th, 2011

Hold onto your sneakers, ladies and gentlemen, for the super speedy blue hedgehog is back in action, with Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 coming your way in 2012. He'll be speeding through expanded levels, new worlds, and into your hearts this coming year on the App Store as well as Android (for Tegra-powered devices), Xbox Live, and the Playstation Network.

SEGA is so excited about this, that they've even released a trailer, seen below.

Hey, did you notice the yellow twin-tailed dude? Yep, looks like Tails is gonna be included in this new Episode. Exciting, right?

"After twenty years in action, it’s clear that Sonic hasn't slowed down one bit," said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. "The first entry in the Sonic 4 saga was a major success. We’ve listened to the fans and been hard at work making sure we recapture that same spirit of fun in Episode II. We hope the fans will enjoy it."

We'll keep you informed as we know more - like, exactly when in 2012 this highly anticipated game is gonna run.

Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Carter Dotson on October 14th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A BIT UNSOUND
Sonic 4 recalls the classic Sonic platformers often too well, and suffers from some issues from being on iOS.
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Five For Friday: Week of October 08, 2010

Posted by Chris Nitz on October 8th, 2010

Cut the Rope
Cut the Rope is a melding of ninja slicing skills, a bit of puzzler fun, and physics game-based game play. Chillingo is adding yet another wildly addicting game to their repertoire of games. This time, players will need to feed a hungry monster, appropriately named Om Nom, a piece of delicious candy that is precariously bound in some ropes. Intuitive game play, stunning visuals, and addicting entertainment will be the drugs that keep players tied to this game all weekend.


Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
Sega has brought the blue racer back to life, but this time in the classic form that so many gamers know and love. This rendition features four zones with four acts each, seven special stages, revamped Dr. Eggman (or Robotnik, as us old timers remember him) battles, and the Sonic Spin Dash ability. So many fans have been clamoring for this proper sequel. Sonic in all his original glory, what more needs be said?

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus
Gameloft is looking to take players back to the field of battle with Black Pegasus. Refined controls, which include a gyro control scheme for you iPhone 4 owners and gyro-based QTEs, are just the starting point to this new FPS. Choose from one of three playable characters, 15 weapons, and 12 battlefields compose the single player fun. The multiplayer adds to the package with 10-player fights, four modes, 72 ranks, and XP progression. Can this really still be called a phone game with all this content?

Corel Paint It! Show
The default photo app is lacking a bit when it comes to enjoyable ways to view picture slide shows. Corel has taken up the torch and developed an app to remedy this issue. Paint It! Show allows photos to be pulled in from the iPad photo library or right off Facebook. From there, watch as those photos are hand painted in beautiful and artistic fashions worthy of sitting down and enjoying.

TeacherPal
ITWorx has taken the iPad to the classroom and given teachers a new tool. TeacherPal allows educators to organize classes and students. A simple interface means teachers can track attendance, grades, and even the bad behavior of unruly kids. Guess those thumbtack antics are going to be easily remembered now, darn it.

Sonic 4 Episode 1 Gets a Release Date

Posted by Carter Dotson on September 29th, 2010

Sega's long-awaited main franchise return to the Sonic series, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1, has a concrete release date, and it's sooner than you might think. While the console versions will hit starting the week of October 11th, it will be the iPhone and iPod touch that will see the game first, on October 7th.

As stated in Rob's hands-on with the game, Sonic 4 will feature similar but not identical content to the console versions, including accelerometer-based levels. The game was delayed from its initially-announced summer release to the fall, with the hopes of improving the game based on early criticism from hands-on impressions. The game features a return to classic level designs, the 3 acts per zone structure not regularly seen since the very first Sonic the Hedgehog game on the Sega Genesis, the classic bonus levels from Sonic 1, a storyline that takes place after Sonic & Knuckles, and only one playable character: Sonic the Hedgehog.

There are still plenty of questions about the iPhone version of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, though. The console versions are being developed by Dimps along with some Sonic Team veterans who worked on the original games, but who is developing the iOS port? Will the game support Retina Display graphics? Will there be an iPad version of the game? How will the iOS port hold up to the console versions? And most importantly, will this game recreate the magic of the original Sonic games -- the games that still inspires nostalgia in those who played it? Sonic fans will get to find out for themselves very soon.