Sega is pushing their retro games with this Sega Forever project over on mobile platforms. On one hand it is awesome because you can play the full game with intermittent advertising pop up (free to play basically) or you can pay a one-time fee to remove the ads. On the other, it is kind of a screw you to long time fans of some of the Sega Forever titles, particularly the ones that paid for the previous releases of these games. Why is that? Because you are not grandfathered in on the Sega Forever version – you must pay again if you wish to remove the advertising, and effectively have the version you already paid for once. Anyhow, Sonic CD Classic is no available in the Sega Forever collection and I have a good reason to fire up the GPD XD again.
For those that do not know, Sonic CD was quite interesting because of many things. For me it was the time travel aspect. You could eventually go to the future or past, and back to the present, and do battle in new versions of various levels. Oh, and the game was long, especially for an action game. Ah, the power of CD-ROM at work.
You must help Sonic collect seven time stones and eventually defeat Dr. Eggman (Dr. Robotnik forever to me). The doctor has not come alone though as his henchman, Metal Sonic, is here in full force.
That is okay because Sonic is not alone either. He has new character making her debut here Amy Rose to help him. On the face of it, I think the doctor has the upper hand in the friends department here.
What are you waiting for? It is free, if you don’t mind ads, we paid $50+ for this back in the day.
Sonic CD Classic by Sega
Platform: Android and iPhone
Genre: Action, adventure
In App Purchases: Yes, to remove advertising
Rated: E for Everyone on Google Play and 4+ on iTunes
Available now on Google Play and the iTunes App Store