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After getting ported to the iOS App Store in 2013, the original Sonic The Hedgehog is making its way back to the living room today with a launch on the Apple TV App Store (via TouchArcade). The game is essentially the remastered iOS version optimized for Apple TV, and will let fans play classic Sonic with the all-new Apple TV remote.

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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.
In addition to the release of the first game on Apple TV, a few more Sonic games will be following suit in the coming weeks. On March 24, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 will launch on tvOS, while fans will be able to download Sonic CD a week later on March 31.

Sonic The Hedgehog is available now from the tvOS App Store for $2.99. It's likely that the two upcoming games will be priced similarly.

Article Link: 'Sonic The Hedgehog' Available Today on Apple TV, Sequels Coming Soon
 

brownpaw

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Are we going to have another iPad-like situation where everyone is going to re-release stuff for tvOS and then Apple decides that it can be part of the whole universal app thing too, but after you've already bought a lot of stuff twice?
 

Jeaz

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It's nice to the Apple TV is finally picking up pace with new apps and games for it. It's been a fairly slow first couple of months but just last few weeks there's been Duck Tales, Giana Sisters and now Sonic.
 
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DCYorke

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Are we going to have another iPad-like situation where everyone is going to re-release stuff for tvOS and then Apple decides that it can be part of the whole universal app thing too, but after you've already bought a lot of stuff twice?

No, Apple has already decided that apps can be bundled together as universal. It's up to the developer to opt into it, and in this case they have.
 

dannyyankou

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I saw this on the App Store last night, right after I bought a Nimbus controller earlier in the day. I'm upset there's no controller support!

Edit: Didn't realize you could use a controller with it. There wasn't an icon, so I didn't think it was worth spending $3 on it.
 
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JohnApples

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Awesome (even though I down own an ATV4)! I have the classic sonic games on iOS, and this would be so much better to play them. Tis a shame my ATV3 won't be able to help me relive my childhood.
 

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I don't know about this guys. I think the proper way to honor retro video games is through Miitomo.

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The proper way to honour retro games would be through the 3DS I imagine, considering the vast library of retro games available on it?

I imagine this would work great for Sonic, considering it's just a direction pad and a jump button. A little more simple than something like Mario World with its 6 action buttons.
 
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acidsoul

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Apple TV will never replace consoles like PS, but these classic games and similar simple games could be the best market.
Games were great when we only had d-pads and a couple of buttons, and although I enjoy current games with amazing graphics and flexibility with all those buttons, I believe most consumers will enjoy simple and addictive games on their big screen.
If more classic games are coming, I hope they'll be remastered like Duck Tales.
 

SteveJobs2.0

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I don't know about anybody else, but I can't imagine playing this with the Apple TV remote. I find the touch surface to not be sensitive enough. It only seems to recognize slow and deliberate swipes.
 
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