Sonic 1 heading to 3DS…in 3-D!


Looks like we’ll be getting a heavy dose of the original Sonic 1 this year.

Thanks to our sister site Sonic Retro, we have learned that Sega of Japan have announced Sonic 1 as the third Sega game (along with Space Harrier and Super Hang-On to get the 3-D treatment. It looks like this will not be the same as the version coming from Christian Whitehead for the iOS. While it will have full 3-D effects, it will still looks to be in 4:3 mode. Besides 3-D other new features include..

  • Switch between Japan/Western version with some minor differences.
  • Spin Dash.
  • New animations in backgrounds like rippling effects in water.
  • CRT mode to give it that “classic” look.
  • Full controller customization. Set it to press A to jump or B to jump, or X to Jump or Y to well you know where I’m going here.
  • Sound settings for PSG and FM.

While the game will be coming to Japan on the 15th, but given how long it’s taking Space Harrier and Super Hang-On to come over here, it may be awhile before we see it stateside.


7 responses to “Sonic 1 heading to 3DS…in 3-D!

  1. DCGX says:

    Here’s hoping for a Western release!

  2. Hard to get excited about a game that has been pimped out on every console known to man. How about a 3D version of Outrun?

  3. batfax says:

    Still waiting for Harrier.

  4. Arturo says:

    How about a 3D version of Fantasy Zone. It would be a trip.

  5. Ben says:


    Hasn’t everyone played this game already? Sonic 1 wasn’t even that good…

  6. Ben says:

    (sigh) shame I have to do this.

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  7. Amrith says:

    Still waiting for Harrier and Hang On.

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