Sonic Episode 4

Sega has been working hard to bring Sonic The Hedgehog games to Android and their latest release is now available in the Android Market. Sonic 4 Episode 1 picks up where the Sonic CD series left off and even includes some exclusive content:

  • 2 Exclusive Levels - Two exclusive levels build specifically for smartphones using the accelerometer.
  • New Moves - All of Sonic's classic moves are available, including the newer Homing Attack which will add a new level of control and excitement.
  • Classic Sonic Stages - Race through 4 unique zones containing 4 acts each as well as 7 special stages.
  • Special Stages Return - A staple of the Genesis-era games, the special stages return allowing fans to collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds and unlock Super Sonic.
  • Revamped Classic Boss Battles - Dr. Eggman returns with new and improved mechas and will go berserk when he accumulates damage.

The previous release Sonic CD, was a great port for Android users and from the looks of it - Sonic 4 Episode 1 will fit that bill as well. It's available right now in the Android Market for $4 -- download link can be found past the break for you all. Once you play through it, you can take satisfaction in knowing Episode 2 isn't that far off.

There are 15 comments

bigcatman says:

Finally, Sonic Team is taking Sonic in the right direction. Between this, Sonic CD, and Sonic Generations, ST is breathing old life back into Sonic. Well, the good old days anyway.

EDIT: Well it seems as though this game doesn't like ICS. It is constantly freezing on start up on my Galaxy Nexus. And now it's too late for a refund. Nice. Anyone else having issues?

moelsen says:

this is probably the most excited i've been about android market releases ever. this is awesome! pure nostalgia!!!!!

beantown says:

I seriously hope this doesn't have the same extra content downloading issue where Sonic CD did when it was first released for Android...

bigcatman says:

Not at all, it downloaded perfectly and quickly the first time for me; far cry from Sonic CD. *shutter*

srh.pres.usx says:

had to download 107MB of data after loading the program in order to run it... and then it hangs on ICS... nice...

CeluGeek says:

SEGA: Y u no make Sonic games compatible with Android tablets?

Really, I don't want to play Sonic CD or Sonic 4 on a tiny 3.2-inch phone screen. I want to play on my 10.1-inch tablet screen.

Jenn0s says:

The Galaxy Note isn´t supported?!
Dont want to play it on my old Desire!!

srh.pres.usx says:

Doesnt play on my GNex (same freezing reported above)... apparently an ICS issue for sure?

DSn0wMan says:

Not compatible with Samsung Galaxy SII (SGH-T989)

skbgiants says:

Hangs on download on Kindle Fire, EVO 4G and Nexus

Jonneh says:

Can't wait for episode 2!

bluewr says:

Cannot download on the Asus Transformer PRime tablet

Jordan jones says:

Not working on Galaxy nexus. I feel like I been set up.

mclifford82 says:

Incompatible with my Galaxy S2. Fuck you Sega.