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Video: Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Credits Sequence

Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Credits Sequence

To be this good takes ages

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 recently landed on the 3DS eShop in Japan. This version of the game sports all the features of the Mega Drive / Genesis original, including two player support. In cooperative play, player two gets an invincible Tails and two players can race on a split screen in Match Play mode. Of course the main...

News: Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To Win You Back With A New Game Announcement This September

Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To Win You Back With A New Game Announcement This September

"We've lost trust, and we were left with nothing but reputation"

SEGA CEO and president Hajime Satomi and said sorry to loyal fans of the company after admitting that their trust had been "betrayed" in recent years. Speaking to Japanese publication Famitsu, Satomi held his hands up and acknowledged Sega's failings over the past decade: We did our...

News: Sonic The Hedgehog is Now 24 Years Old

Sonic The Hedgehog is Now 24 Years Old

Unless you want to be pedantic and count Rad Mobile

If you're a Sonic fan in North America or Europe then today has a little significance - it was 24 years ago, on 23rd June (not July as we originally wrote), that the original Sonic the Hedgehog on SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive was released. Sonic had previously appeared as a decoration in the arcade...

Video: Who Needs a New Sonic Game When You Have Splatoon's Inkbrush?

Who Needs a New Sonic Game When You Have Splatoon's Inkbrush?

Speed up

With the surprise announcement of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice arriving on 3DS later this year, we here at Nintendo Life have found our own ways to enjoy the lightning pace gameplay attributed to the Sonic series using Splatoon's brand new Inkbrush weapon. Check out the video below for a hot, violent injection of all the super speed you'll...

News: Freshly Translated 2001 Interview Between Shigeru Miyamoto And Yuji Naka Is Packed With Friendly Rivalry And Mutual Respect

Freshly Translated 2001 Interview Between Shigeru Miyamoto And Yuji Naka Is Packed With Friendly Rivalry And Mutual Respect

The two rivals talk Sonic, Mario and much more besides

Cast your mind back to the console war of the early '90s and one thing springs to mind - Sega vs Nintendo. The titanic struggle between these two Japanese giants dominated the video game industry for the best part of a decade, with the incumbent Nintendo - along with world-famous mascot Mario -...

News: Sonic Dash Passes 100 Million Smart Device Downloads for SEGA

Sonic Dash Passes 100 Million Smart Device Downloads for SEGA

An indication of why Nintendo's interested in the market

For those that are generally against the idea of Nintendo pursuing the smart device market in collaboration with DeNA, it can be tempting to downplay the impact that a successful game on iOS and Android can have. It's with that in mind that our eye was caught by a SEGA press release today that...

News: Modern Super Sonic Joins The Ranks at First 4 Figures

Modern Super Sonic Joins The Ranks at First 4 Figures

Cue arguments about Modern vs Classic Sonic in 3, 2, 1...

First 4 Figures is a name synonymous with collectible figurines - from Link and Epona, to Mega Man and many more, the company has kept resin distribution companies in business for years. The latest addition to the range caught our eye, meanwhile, blending a classic character with its modern...

Video: This Is The 3D Sonic Game We All Truly Want, But May Never Have

This Is The 3D Sonic Game We All Truly Want, But May Never Have

Shame it's just a visual demo

Sonic's legions of loyal fans will no doubt state otherwise, but the Blue Blur's 3D career has been a somewhat bumpy one. Sure, he's starred in some enjoyable three-dimensional romps, but there are just as many - if not more - terrible 3D Sonic games, leading many to suggest that the character is better suited to...

News: Streets Of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes And Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Are Your Next Sega 3D Classics

Streets Of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes And Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Are Your Next Sega 3D Classics

More 16-bit goodness on your 3DS

Sega has confirmed that Streets of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are making their way to the 3DS eShop. This trio of Sega Mega Drive / Genesis titles will be joining the steadily-growing ranks of Sega's retro remasters, which already includes the likes of Space Harrier, Out Ru

News: Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wrong With Sonic Boom

Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wrong With Sonic Boom

"Speed is always a Sonic thing, we didn't focus on that"

Sonic Boom was supposed to be a rebirth for Sega's iconic mascot - a cross-media blitz that would earn the company millions and create a whole new legion of loyal fans. Sadly, it didn't quite turn out that way - while the TV series was - and still is - decent enough, the Wii U and 3DS games...

News: Sonic Team Boss States That There Are No Plans for the Iconic Franchise to Drop Home Consoles

Sonic Team Boss States That There Are No Plans for the Iconic Franchise to Drop Home Consoles

Onwards and upwards, we hope

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal were disappointments in multiple ways - the home console entry was panned by critics and the portable iteration seemed to be largely overlooked, and between them these game accompaniments to the series spin-off have delivered disappointi

Video: Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost World Glitches

Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost World Glitches

Forever falling

While life's a little tough for Sonic fans at the moment - including this writer - it's worth remembering that this generation of Nintendo hardware has (arguably) delivered a decent game with the blue blur. We're referring, of course, to Wii U exclusive Sonic Lost World - there's also a 3DS game that isn't as good - which has some...

News: "Sonic Runners" Rumours Prove True, But It's a Smartphone Game

"Sonic Runners" Rumours Prove True, But It's a Smartphone Game

We'll have to stick with older rumours for Wii U hopes

Not so long ago there were rumours circulating of a new game in the works - Sonic Runners. As a number of fans were likely feeling burned by Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric at the time, it was understandable to be cautious; we will give some kudos to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS for being a...

Feature: 12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Five

12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Five

On the fifth day...

In this completely silly run of bite-sized features, we're going to write a new version of '12 Days of Christmas' with a Nintendo twist that will, hopefully, be good enough to sing. FIVE SONIC RINGS: The easiest line to shortlist, though there was tough competition from the rather obvious but equally worthy Five Golden Coins...

News: Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

As a cartoon

So it's rather well known by now that Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric is largely busted (although we think its 3DS counterpart, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, fares better). Even so, there may still be a silver lining when the word "Boom" is associated with "Sonic": the cartoon series that ties with the games seems to be picking up an...