Posts From Ryan Bloom

Sonic Hacking Contest: Round-Up #5

Sonic Heroes 2P Co-Op Much like Shadow the Hedgehog’s co-op mod (Round-up #1), I’m going to assume this makes Sonic Heroes a significantly more fun game. Unlike Shadow the Hedgehog, this is for the PC version of Sonic Heroes, which

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Sonic Hacking Contest: Round-Up #4

Sonic 1 Almost Remastered Let’s face it: we’re probably never going to get Taxman and Stealth’s remastered mobile versions of Sonic 1 and 2 on any other platform besides a phone (or tablet, if you want to be pedantic). Sega

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Sonic Unleashed now playable on Xbox One

We’re one step closer to every Xbox 360 Sonic game being playable on the Xbox One through backwards compatibility. A few months ago, Sonic Generations was added to the list of backwards compatible titles, and today, nearly on the game’s

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Sonic Hacking Contest: Round-Up #3

Radical Highway for Sonic Heroes There’s been an increasing amount of love for Sonic Heroes lately, between mods that port Heroes levels in to Sonic Adventure DX, to now Sonic Adventure 2 levels in Sonic Heroes. Outside of some general

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Sonic Hacking Contest: Round-Up #2

Sonic the Hedgehog Frenzy Not to be confused with the older Sonic fan game (Sonic Frenzy Adventure), Sonic Frenzy is a hack for Sonic 2 on the Master System. Despite just being a demo, this is a pretty hefty release,

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Sonic Hacking Contest: Round-Up #1

2P Shadow the Hedgehog One thing you learn as you get older is that a “bad game” is extremely relative. Anyone who grows up around something, regardless of its objective quality, will always grow to love that thing, and the

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Video Review: Sonic Mania Plus

3.5 out of 5 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

When I published my original Sonic Mania video, I took a calculated gamble. I’d finished the review only days before the release of Sonic Mania Plus, and there were two major decisions influencing that video’s release: One, momentum for the

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SAGE 2018: Review Slew #7

And here we are, folks, the final day of the Sonic Amateur Games Expo. Ideally this would have gone up yesterday, but with so many games to talk about, it was a tremendous amount of work to assemble all of

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SAGE 2018: Review Slew #6

Hey… do you see that? It’s the light at the end of the tunnel! We’re almost there, folks! Cosmic Eternity You know what I hate? Unity’s controller manager. Setting your controller buttons is basically impossible in that thing, especially with

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SAGE 2018: Review Slew #5

Can you drown in video games? Asking for a friend. Sonic Islands So this is the talk of the town this year, huh? Following a trail of games like BlitzSonic, Sonic World, Green Hill Paradise, and Sonic Utopia, Sonic Islands

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