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Sonic Generations contains the original Sonic as unlockable bonus

Sonic fans looking forward to the upcoming Sonic Generations can now be assured the game will contain the most authentically old-school Sonic experience short of physically digging out your old Genesis. That is to say, the game will contain that console's original Sonic the Hedgehog as a bonus unlockable, meaning the only way purists could be happier is if the title contained three-button pads and a means of downgrading your HDTV to a cruddy 1991 CRT.

Above: A new generation will soon thrill to the original's mastery of sprite-rotation, blast-processing and other advanced 1991 hardware tricks

Revealed to a panel at Paris Games Week, Generations producer Takashi Iizuka confirmed the bonus, though he didn't say how players can unlock the game. You need some secrets in your life, after all. Or you can just wait until the game's release next week, at which time the Internet will assuredly take all the challenge out of unlocking the original in an appropriately hyper-speed fashion.

Oct 24, 2011

Source: Destructoid

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Sega Sonic

7 comments

  • Moondoggie1157 - October 24, 2011 4:02 p.m.

    Yea, I'm with Ace on this, already have the original on everything imaginable. But hey, throw on some more trophies (different from the current PSN version) and I am all for it. I'm Stoked for Generations, I can't even tell you how many times I went through the original trilogy since Sonic got raped Indiana Jones style (south park reference, anyone?).
  • db1331 - October 24, 2011 1:18 p.m.

    The whole premise of this game just doesn't make sense. I mean, if modern Sonic could meet his old self (original Sonic), we all know he would tell him to kill himself after Sonic 3. But then if he killed himself, modern Sonic would never have lived on to warn original Sonic about his imminent video game-purgatory, so the timeline just doesn't make sense.
  • mothbanquet - October 25, 2011 7:08 a.m.

    No, metal sonic would have been sent back in time to kill Sonic, first through his mother, then by striking at Sonic himself while he was still a child...
  • IIIIIACEIIIII - October 24, 2011 12:53 p.m.

    If I didn't already own the game on seven different platforms I'd be quite happy about that, but as is, it's just icing on the cake. A delicious cake that has had a lot of love and care put into it, fit to serve a king who is ready to reclaim his throne.
  • Moondoggie1157 - October 24, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    Truth. Sonic for Pres. OUT!
  • iluvpkmnmonday - October 24, 2011 12:52 p.m.

    I honestly thought he was in there the whole. Guess I havent been paying enough attention. "$14.95 Rcuran" was the recaptcha. Wtf is a rcuran and is that a good deal?
  • Moondoggie1157 - October 24, 2011 4:05 p.m.

    You got a rcuran for $14.95? How did you manage that? I have to pay at least $39.95 to get my rcurans. F*ck, I got ripped off. I'll give you $10 for it?

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