316134_largerHere's something I've been waiting anxiously for – the stellar iOS port of Sonic CD [$2.99] has finally received proper widescreen support for the iPhone 5 and newest iPod touch. I've been having a love affair with the original Sonic The Hedgehog [$2.99] on iOS ever since it was remade (and stuffed with cool secrets) back in mid-May, courtesy of Christian Whitehead and co.

However, Christian's original work of Sonic remake magic, Sonic CD, had remained stagnant in the App Store since its initial release in December of 2011. With the first Sonic remade in such elegant fashion and a similar treatment coming to Sonic 2 (and, fingers crossed, Sonic 3 & Knuckles too), poor old Sonic CD needed to be brought up to snuff, and that's just what has happened today.

Now, in addition to widescreen support there is also the nebulous mention of "bug fixes" without any further details. I have played through Sonic CD numerous times on iOS since it launched and never encountered any problems, though I'd imagine the more discerning Sonic fan community has collected a list of nits to pick in the title.

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Anyway, rest assured that this updated release is even more solid now, and even the first Sonic The Hedgehog received an update today promising increased performance and a fix for a game completion bug. Sonic updates in tandem is never a bad thing, so be sure to grab both these latest updates and excuse me while I spend the rest of my day playing through Sonic CD yet again.

  • LearnIIBurn

    Bingo! Reinstalling now! Good bye rest of Tuesday. You are a dumb day anyway.

  • ImJPaul

    Can't it just be Wednesday so I can anxiously wait for XCOM?!

  • http://tarasis.net/ Robert McGovern

    Having never played Sonic (beyond the demos on the Xbox, and my daughter playing Sonic Dash), which is the best to start with?

    • philadendron

      Start with the first one, Sonic the Hedgehog. It exemplifies everything Sonic is about and has some of the best music in any game. The port to iOS is just about perfect. Enjoy.

      • http://tarasis.net/ Robert McGovern

        Cheers for the answer and as luck has it the price dropped. Off to pick it up :)

        Thank you.

  • philadendron

    I grew up on Sonic but never played Sonic CD until last week. I have to say, it is my least favorite of the 16-bit era Sonics. I found the time travel annoying, and the level design doesn't encourage the fast, smooth movement that Sonic is known for. The color palette assaulted my eyes and Wacky Workbench is just terrible.

    Absolutely can't wait for the new iOS port of Sonic 2.

    • http://ask.fm/MidianGTX MidianGTX

      I'd say you can absolutely complete Sonic CD levels quickly and fluidly, but like every other 2D Sonic game, you need to learn them first.

  • Inaba-kun

    This has always been my favourite Sonic game, and this port is truly superb. Best Sonic soundtrack ever as well, at least in it's Japanese incarnation.