Sonic the Hedgehog is out

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  1. Fe1 macrumors regular

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    Just tried it. The frame rate and smoothness is less than desireable. :( It is still fun and completely playable.
     
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    Got it as well. Nostalgia... the kind of games I wanted to play as a kid but only could at my friend's house cause my parents refused to buy a game console (despite asking for one every Xmas and birthday for three consecutive years <-- got a pair of mega uncool sports glasses instead one Xmas).

    I noticed everything got jerky for just a split second just once, but otherwise it's been smooth and fun.
     
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    How's the controls? Can't help but feel high speed platformers are not what a touch screen is best at.

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  6. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone D-pad won't ever take the place of an actual D-pad. It's always hard to know exactly where your thumb is while paying attention to the screen. Sonic is still very playable though.
     
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    Where do I begin? Consistent lag when things move quickly, the music lags as well, horrible controls...

    Don't support crappy emulation. Skip this purchase.
     
  8. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Welcome to games on the iPhone.
     
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    How many times do i have to pay for this game :D
     
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    I guess it would be a really bad idea to get it on my crappy first generation iPod touch with inferior GPU and processor?
     
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    You could try I guess. It would be a bit slower running though. I wish I had an extra iPod touch 2nd gen lying around to try this on. That review says that it runs a bit nicer on it. I bet it will be great on the upcoming iPhone if it really does have 256mb of RAM. :)
     
  13. urbancowb0y macrumors newbie

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    I love sonic but $5.99 is just too much...$2.99 and I wouldnt have to think twice...
     
  14. Fe1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    After I posted, the reviews which followed were not encouraging. Frame rates, etc. didn't total up to a Peggle-like high-rated app for me.

    But...I just got it anyway.

    So far, it seems to be a very faithful port, and I am not expert enough to judge about frame rates and D-pads. I'm enjoying it so far, even at the exorbitant 5.99 price.
     
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    I like this so far! OK it could do with an update to make it smoother, but I'm not that fussy and it's perfectly playable.

    I may be missing something here, but how do you spin on the floor, to smash through walls and speed up for loops? :confused:
     
  16. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    The directions in the menu might help out with the controls if you haven't looked at them yet.
     
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    Remember the "Spin Dash" wasn't introduced until Sonic 2. So you can't even do it on the real Genesis game. :)
     
  18. m477h3w macrumors 6502

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    Yes I've looked at the instructions, but the say nothing about being able to duck down and spin into the egg shape like you can on the Megadrive. I guess you just can't then?
     
  19. m477h3w macrumors 6502

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    Oh really?
     
  20. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    Cool! I will have to check it out. My sons would love it!!
     
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    Yes this is correct. In order to roll in Sonic 1 you have to be running first. There is no spin dash.
     
  22. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    Sega apparently can't properly port it's own games.. The game is choppy in full screen. I got all excited when I saw this in the appstore but was disappointed after playing it. The controls are quite bad as well. Wasted 5.99$ I want my money back.
     
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    SEGA very quietly slipped in a port of the original Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog onto the Apple iTunes store yesterday, with the iPhone platform now being the latest in a long line of formats that can play the classic game.

    An official blog today confirms the existence of the title, which you can now pick up for your iPhone for $4.99 $5.99, or £3.49 to the British fans out there. Control is made using touch screen ‘buttons’ that appear on the bottom of the playing screen - the D-Pad is located at the bottom left and the only button (A) on the bottom right. Two screen modes allow you to play the action full-screen with semi-transparent buttons, or in a smaller window with a visible START button.

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