For Sonic’s 20th anniversary, both the fanbase and Sonic Team themselves were fascinated by the idea of old levels recreated in 3D, (see Sonic Generations). It was around this time that 3D modeling tools became more readily available, as fans began taking matters into their own hands. One such user was ExoJamesM, who over the span of two years worked on a large handful of beautiful recreations, spanning from levels both popular to obscure. We’ve included a collection of each in the gallery below.
Unfortunately, James’ account no longer seems to be active, but you can find more of his remakes from Sonic and beyond on his DeviantArt account. Until next time, we’re always searching for fan work to highlight, so if you too have a project you’d like to share then please shoot us a link over at firstname.lastname@example.org!