Japanese soundtrack is better than the American soundtrack, lets just get that out of the way.
Ignore the fact that Sega are trying to associate a good Sonic game with Sonic 4 and you’ll find that the dark horse of the 16 bit Sonic games, Sonic CD, is coming to XBLA, PSN, PC, iOS, Android and Windows Phone during some point towards the end of this year.
In turns out some actual effort is being put into the port too. That being, it’s not a port. Remember Taxman, the guy who made that tech demo of Sonic CD on iOS? Well his Sonic specific Retro engine is being used by Sega for this. That means widescreen support and a choice of whether to use Sonic CD physics or Sonic 2/3 physics (so you can use the better spindash). There’s also the usual achievements stuff and most importantly, it has the superior Japanese soundtrack. No word on pricing yet unfortunately but hopefully it won’t be more than $10.
As for the game itself, it’s a good Sonic game but certainly the most polarising. I like it but personally don’t think it’s on the level of the Mega Drive games, but that’s partly because I’ve never liked its weird spindash. With the choice of Sonic 2/3 physics, I might just enjoy this game a little more than before.
You’ll be able to play this enhanced Sonic CD at PAX this week.
Source: Sonic Retro