Calling all speed demons and blue hedgehog lovers! If you miss the classic Sonic The Hedgehog titles, or just want something to play until Sonic Mania releases, say no more. Sega has made Sonic CD free (with ads) for iOS. Sorry Android users.
What is Sonic CD? Originally released in 1993, this game told the story of Little Planet. A magical world where past, present, and future all became one thanks to the Time Stones. Sonic, not wanting to miss this once a year occurrence, rushes toward it, to find that Eggman has chained the planet up, locking it away in a metal shell. Don’t ask me how or why. Eggman does crazy things. Oh, let’s destroy the Earth. Oh, I know, make a robot army. Maybe steal another planet because I’m Eggman. Anyway, Little Planet is dying and only Sonic can save it.
With a mix of animation and the old-school, 2D gameplay, Sonic CD remains an amazing part of the franchise. Not only does it tell the story of Little Planet, but also introduces us to two of the series’ oldest characters: Amy Rose (BLEH, gunna throw up in my mouth), and Metal Sonic. Who was like, “the guy” before Shadow the Hedgehog stepped into the series and blew my little child mind away. So if you have been curious about Sonic CD and the origin of some of the most iconic characters, now is the time to pick it up Apple users.
But! If you don’t have an Apple product because “boo, no one games on iOS,” don’t worry. You can pick up Sonic CD on Xbox, Playstation, PC, and Andriod. Just not for free. But hey, at least you get your achievements and trophies and what not. You know, not for free, but it’s something to look forward to. Now excuse me while I start my free version of it and see what’s good.