December 19, 2007
Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog now on your iPod, legally
Ok gamers, here is your chance to get your iPod more productive, download the Sonic game to it. The touch wheel doubles up as a four-way d-pad, with the center button acting just like the original ABC buttons from the first Genesis controller. But what really rocks the boat is that, at the bonus levels and higher stages where jumping must be exact, you may falter and wish that you had better controls. The game features some pluses that are not found in the original. You can turn off the game’s soundtrack in place of your own, while retaining some of the wonderful ’90s-era sound effects. There’s also a save anywhere system, and support for multiple player profiles in case you want to share the game with someone else without losing your progress.
Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog can be downloaded from the iTunes Store for $4.99, which is peanuts compared to the Wii version of the title, which launched just a month ago runs nearly twice as much at 800 Wii points ($8).