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Sonic the Hedgehog CD
European cover of Sonic CD.
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s) 1993
Genre Platformer
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: Not Rated (NR)
Platform(s) Sega CD

Sonic the Hedgehog CD or Sonic CD (as it is known in Europe and North America) is a platform game that is still well acclaimed by Sonic fans. The game was never touched by Yuji Naka himself; whilst Naka and co. were working on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 at the time, Sonic CD was handled by a separate development team, headed by Sonic creator Naoto Ohshima. This explains why the theme of the game is different, as well as the use of Sonic 1's sprites for Sonic. Download high resolution version (978x768, 176 KB)Cover to Sonic CD, featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and Metal Sonic. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Sonic Team is a computer and video game second-party developer established in 1988 as SEGA AM8. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sega (セガ) is a video game software and hardware developer, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Jump to: navigation, search This is a listing of computer and video games genres with brief descriptions and examples from each genre. ... A screenshot of the original Donkey Kong. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States and Canada. ... // Gameplay Main article: Game play Genres Halo: Combat Evolved is a First-Person Shooter, which is one of the many genres of computer and video games. ... Three versions of Sega CD: The Mega-CD 1 and 2 and the CDX/Multi-Mega. ... World map showing Europe (geographically) When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Jump to: navigation, search World map showing North America (geographically) A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere, bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and... A screenshot of the original Donkey Kong. ... Yuji Naka Yuji Naka (中 裕司 Naka YÅ«ji, born September 17, 1965), is a video game designer and head of Sonic Team, a group of Sega programmers/designers. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog, is a platform game made by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Naoto Ohshima (大島 直人 Ōshima Naoto) is a Japanese national and former Sega employee who designed the characters of Sonic the Hedgehog and Doctor Eggman. ... Sonic the Hedgehog Title Screen Screenshot of Sonic The Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that started off the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ...


The game was released for the Sega Mega-CD in Japan on September 23, 1993, in Europe in October 1993, and finally for the Sega CD in North America on November 19, 1993. The Sega Mega (Japanese: メガCD) is an add-on device for the Sega Mega Drive released in Europe, Australia and Japan. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Jump to: navigation, search October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Three versions of Sega CD: The Mega-CD 1 and 2 and the CDX/Multi-Mega. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Sonic the Hedgehog is chasing Metal Sonic, who kidnapped a girl named Amy Rose. It turns out that Amy had used the tarot cards to find Sonic, but was kidnapped in front of his very eyes. Sonic has to get the Time Stones and to travel through time to foil Doctor Eggman's latest plot. Jump to: navigation, search Sonics character has been redesigned with age through the years. ... Jump to: navigation, search Metal Sonic (also known as Hyper Metal Sonic and also Metallix amongst some fans in the UK and Metalla in Japan) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Jump to: navigation, search Amy Rose as she appears today. ... Dr. Eggman. ...


Sonic CD was released after Sonic the Hedgehog 2 but before Sonic the Hedgehog 3. However, since Sonic 3 takes place where Sonic 2 left off, some fans believe the story of Sonic CD either takes place before Sonic 2 or after Sonic and Knuckles. Sonic the Hedgehog 3, or simply Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic & Knuckles title screen Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994. ...


The game's key element was the manner in which the player could travel to 4 different versions of each level in 3 different time periods. This was accomplished by speed posts scattered around the level, saying "Past", and "Future". After running through one of these posts, you had to run at top speed for a few seconds without stopping to travel into the respective time period. There were never "Past" signs in the Past and never "Future" signs in the Future. As in most Sonic games of this era, every stage had three "Acts", the third of which would always take place in the future. If you destroyed Dr. Eggman's machine in the past in the first two acts of a stage, you would then travel to the different "Good Future" with no enemies. You would receive the good ending to the game by completing all the good futures or by collecting the 7 Time Stones in the Special Stages. In computer and video games, a level (sometimes called a stage, course, round, world, map or landscape) is a separate area in a games virtual world, in modern games typically representing a specific location such as a building or a city. ...


The game itself has Sonic feeling generally more sluggish than normal. The spin dash he does is different to that of Sonic 2's; the position he takes in both games is different. A new move was added to complement the spin dash: the Super Peelout. The Super Peelout, performed in a manner much the reverse of the spin dash, by pressing up and any trigger button, causes Sonic to rev in position until you release the button, at which point he speeds off. The difference between the spindash and the Super Peelout is the spindash damages enemies who get in its way, due to Sonic's curled attacking pose; the Super Peelout, whilst faster than the spindash, does no damage, instead leaving Sonic vulnerable to attack.


Also, while leaving the game idle for more than a few seconds made Sonic tap his foot impatiently, as per usual, leaving the game for 3 minutes caused Sonic (i.e. a digitized voice clip) to say "I'm outta here!", followed by Sonic jumping off the screen and the player receiving a Game Over.


Rounds in the game

Here is a list of rounds in the game:

  • Palmtree Panic
  • Collision Chaos
  • Tidal Tempest
  • Quartz Quadrant
  • Wacky Workbench
  • Stardust Speedway
  • Metallic Madness

Rounds are, in Sonic CD, what would typically called "Zones" in other Sonic titles; the "Zone" term, in turn, is where the "Act" term would normally be.


The US version

The most controversial fact about this game is that the US and Japanese versions feature two different soundtracks. Europe uses the Japanese soundtrack. The Japanese soundtrack was composed by Naofumi Hataya, and featured songs by Keiko Utoku. The songs were entitled "Sonic - You Can Do Anything" (infamously nicknamed "Toot Toot Sonic Warrior" by Sonic fans) and "Cosmic Eternity". Keiko Utoku (宇徳敬子 Utoku Keiko, born April 7, 1967) is a Japanese singer, and a songwriter. ...


The US version was delayed a few months to have a new soundtrack composed by Spencer Nilsen, who did other Sega CD soundtracks as well as some early Sega Saturn soundtracks. All the music (save for the Past tunes, which were in PCM audio rather than Red Book CD Audio) was replaced, and new themes were composed. The new theme was "Sonic Boom", performed by Pastiche. Both the opening and ending had similar lyrics but different instrumentation. Every re-release of the game in the US exclusively has this soundtrack, including both the PC version and the one in Sonic Gems Collection (the latter having the Japanese soundtrack in Japan); the Japanese soundtrack surfaced in Sonic Screensaver, but otherwise has never made it to the States. Spencer Nilsen is a video game music composer. ... Three versions of Sega CD: The Mega-CD 1 and 2 and the CDX/Multi-Mega. ... The Sega Saturn (Japanese: セガサターン, Sega Saturn), a video game console of the 32-bit era, was released on November 22, 1994, in Japan and May 1995 in the United States; 170,000 machines were sold the first day of the Japanese launch. ... Pulse-code modulation (PCM) is a digital representation of an analog signal where the magnitude of the signal is sampled regularly at uniform intervals, then quantized to a series of symbols in a digital (usually binary) code. ... The CDDA trademark Red Book is the standard for audio CDs (Compact Disc Digital Audio system, or CDDA). ... The word pastiche describes a literary or other artistic genre. ... Sonic Gems Collection is a GameCube and PlayStation 2 compilation containing: Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Sega CD, port of PC version; due to space issues the GameCube version contains only its regional soundtrack (Japanese for Japan, American for America, Europe has the same as Japan). ...


Sonic fans are usually split between the music of each game. Some prefer Hataya's music, others prefer Nilsen's music, some like both equally.


The US version also replaced Amy Rose's name in the manual with that of Princess Sally to garner support for the television show, despite the fact that the Princess Sally character was already established. Princess Sally in the Archie comics Her Royal Highness, Princess Sally of Mobius (or Sally Acorn) is a fictional character appearing in the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons in 1994 and Archie comics. ...


Ports

A version available for the personal computer was released in Japan on August 9, 1996, with a North American version in August 26, 1996, and a European version in October 3, 1996. Among the most noteworthy changes of this version was the fact that the entire FMV anime intro and ending sequence is available for this version. The Mega-CD version only had a truncated version of the intro and ending sequence. The Japanese version of the game had its manual translated from the US version, and all versions had the US soundtrack, with the "Past" tunes converted to normal CD tracks. Also on the disc is a short video clip of a pencil sketch of Sonic in action. Jump to: navigation, search August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Screenshot of a FMV from Final Fantasy VIII. Full motion video, usually abbreviated as FMV, is a popular term for TV-quality movie or animation in a video game. ... Jump to: navigation, search A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime (アニメ) is Japanese animation, sometimes referred to by the portmanteau Japanimation. ...


In addition to the PC port, Sonic CD is part of the Nintendo GameCube (and, in Japan and Europe, PlayStation 2) compilation Sonic Gems Collection. This version is, in turn, ported from the PC version. The soundtrack in this version depends on your region. Jump to: navigation, search The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... Jump to: navigation, search The PlayStation 2 (PS2) (Japanese: プレイステーション2) is Sonys second video game console, after the PlayStation. ...

Sonic the Hedgehog series
Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic 2 | Sonic CD | Sonic 3 | Sonic & Knuckles | Sonic 3D
Sonic Adventure/DX | Sonic Adventure 2/Battle | Sonic Heroes | Sonic (2006)
8-bit series
Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic Chaos | Sonic Triple Trouble | Sonic Blast
New handheld series
Sonic Pocket Adventure | Sonic Advance/N | Sonic Advance 2 | Sonic Advance 3 | Sonic Rush
Notable spinoffs
SegaSonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Spinball | Knuckles' Chaotix | Sonic Labyrinth
Tails Adventures | Tails' Skypatrol | Sonic R | Sonic Battle | Shadow the Hedgehog | Sonic Riders
Compilations
Classics | Jam | S&K Collection | Sonic Mega Collection/Plus | Sonic Gems Collection
Cancelled
Sonic Crackers | Sonic X-treme

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