After the leak a few days ago, the LEGO Group today officially announced the LEGO Ideas (21331) Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set. Put simply, this is an extremely detailed brick representation of one of the most popular video game levels ever, designed by 24-year-old, UK based LEGO superfan Viv Grannell. Read more for a hands-on video review, additional pictures and information.
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At first glance, this appears to be a normal ADSP-2181 chip, but after some careful disassembly and under a microscope, Sonic the Hedgehog appears, or at least his face. This chip comes from a family of microcomputers from Analog Devices, and is optimized for digital signal processing (DSP), so you won’t find it in most computers. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Back in February 2021, LEGO announced that they were going to create a Sonic the Hedgehog set, thanks to a concept design submitted by 24 year-old, UK based, superfan Viv Grannell. Today, the LEGO Ideas (21331) set has leaked ahead of its official revel, and it consists of 1,125-pieces, complete with Sonic mini figurines. Read more for additional pictures of the LEGO Ideas submission that it’s based on.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the official sequel toe Sonic the Hedgehog, which was released in 2020, and there a few new characters in tow, Knuckles included. This installment follows the journey of Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails Miles Prower as they try to prevent Doctor Eggman as well as Knuckles the Echidna from finding the Master Emerald. It’s set to hit theaters on April 8, 2022 in the United States. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
Sonic the Hedgehog fans rejoice! Power Idolz has just the wireless charging dock for your mobile phone. This officially licensed SEGA product doesn’t include Sonic’s torso or face, but rather the original Mega Drive / Genesis box art, complete with arms and legs. For those who don’t have a compatible mobile phone, it can be put on your desk as a decoration piece. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Ever wonder what it would be like to view the world from Sonic the Hedgehog’s perspective? If so, you may reconsider after checking out this Sonic Generations mod by a programmer who goes by Skyth online. Not only do you get to experience his dizzying speed, but all of the flips, bounces, jumps and more at supersonic speeds, all of which may case motion sickness. The programmer notes that it’s best to Disable Boost Particles code in the 2D sections. Read more for two videos and additional information.
For those who have never played Sonic Mania, it essentially brings fans back to the 2D world of platform games with nostalgic pixel-style art and core classic gameplay by reimagining iconic Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles. Plus entire new Zones with all-new Acts and bosses have been thrown into the mix. Read more for a video review and additional information on the free Epic Games Store download.
In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th birthday, Minecraft gets an all-new DLC, complete with procedurally generated locations, whether it be a standard forest trail or beach route to the iconic Green Hills Zone and Chemical Plant Zone. Just like its SEGA counterpart, there are rings to collect. Sure, they may be the blockiest rings you have ever laid your eyes on, but they get the job done and there are also plenty of obstacles to dash past as well as bosses to defeat. Read more for a video and additional information.
Remember Sonic Colors on the Nintendo Wii? Well, SEGA has remastered the game and it’s called Sonic Colors: Ultimate. This adrenaline-pumping remaster of the iconic 2010 platformer refreshes the title with stunning visuals, additional features, a new mode, and improved gameplay enhancements. It will be released both digitally and physically on September 7, 2021 starting on PlayStation 4, Xbox One Consoles and Nintendo Switch. Read more for the announcement trailer and additional information.
Never heard of Sonic Kart 3DX? That’s probably because it was released on Sonic Cafe, SEGA’s mobile phone game service in Japan, during 2005. To be more specific, users of NTT DoCoMo’s i-appli phones were able to pay around $3 USD per month for access to the entire library of games, which in addition to Sonic Kart 3DX, included such titles as Sonic Golf, Sonic Billiards, Sonic Bowling and even Sonic Tennis. Read more for some rarely seen gameplay footage.