May 17, 2013 04:34 PM EDT
Children of the 90’s rejoice! Sonic the Hedgehog is here for the Android, it is now available on Google Play for $2.99. According to the Play Store description it looks fairly promising already:
The Sonic game which started it all is now optimized for mobile devices!
Race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as you collect rings and defeat enemies on your mission to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman.
This re-mastered mobile version of the SEGA Genesis classic features the full “Sonic The Hedgehog” game, plus these EXCLUSIVE features:
NEW PLAYABLE CHARACTERS Play as Sonic’s friends Tails & Knuckles for the first time. Use their unique abilities to fly, climb, and glide around levels offering exciting new ways to explore.
OPTIMIZED FOR MOBILE Sonic The Hedgehog now plays in widescreen at a smooth 60FPS offering unrivalled performance and the game’s legendary soundtrack has been fully re-mastered.
GOTTA GO FAST Challenge yourself with an all-new Time Attack Mode!
CONTROLLER SUPPORT Sonic The Hedgehog on Android offers exclusive support for the Power A Moga, Nyko, XBOX, and all HID controllers.
The game already has a 4.6 rating and 167 reviews, most largely positive. Many raters mentioned the nostalgia factor for their strong reviews. The game is re-mastered and optimized to play on mobile devices and can support Xbox controllers.
Sega may have lost the console wars and succumbed in its rivalry with Nintendo but perhaps they can make a comeback in mobile gaming.
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