Excellent news for these hungry for extra Sonic the Hedgehog of their lives – Sonic Superstars, the subsequent official launch within the sequence, is barely weeks away. However for these with a stage of impatience that’d make the blue blur proud, another choice exists to wile away these final remaining weeks.
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That possibility isn’t even official – as is commonly the case for lots of the greatest issues going for the Sonic sequence. I’m speaking about Sonic Triple Hassle 16-Bit, which I’ve written about on VG247 earlier than – however this glorious fan sport now has a newly up to date launch that provides new content material and makes it accessible for extra platforms.
Should you’re unfamiliar with the idea of Triple Hassle 16-Bit, it’s primarily a remake of the 1994 Recreation Gear title of the identical identify – however reimagined as if it have been crafted for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive as a direct sequel to Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
Largely the creation of 1 supremely proficient Sonic fan, Triple Hassle 16-Bit is genuinely good. Beforehand on VG247, I described it as a worthy successor to Sonic Mania – and I meant it. It’s an authentic-feeling, lovingly created remake of one in all Sonic’s most attention-grabbing and underrated spin-offs, however rebooted with the spirit and magnificence of Sonic’s 2D golden age.
Should you’re barely delay by the 3D aesthetic of Sonic Superstars, or are apprehensive that barely totally different physics and gimmicked-up gameplay would possibly dent the traditional Sonic loop – Triple Hassle 16-Bit gives you a repair of that which you most need.
This fan-game was fairly nice anyway, however this month it’s gotten slightly higher. To begin with, the sport is now playable on not simply PC, but additionally Android and MacOS. As an unofficial and unlicensed sport it in fact stays free, and may be grabbed for all platforms with a easy 100-meg obtain.
Along with the brand new platforms, even the PC model has expanded some, nevertheless. Now you can have limitless lives and substitute it with a ‘cash’ system that mirrors Sonic Origins, there’s further language choices, and new Tremendous varieties for all playable characters, albeit solely within the sport’s Free Play mode.
Plus, the largest addition is definitely an entire new character – Amy Rose. Solely formally playable in 2D for the primary time within the current Sonic Origins, Amy is now additionally accessible in Triple Hassle’s Free Play Mode. Gamers may even choose from 3 totally different variations of Amy with totally different transfer units – that within the official titles of Sonic Origins and Sonic Superstars, plus the transfer set from the fan-made remake Sonic 3 A.I.R. – which is actually higher than the model in Sonic Origins, ‘cos the Sonic fan sport scene retains profitable.
Anyway – for a 2D Sonic repair, Triple Hassle 16-Bit was at all times a must-play – and now it grew to become slightly bit extra so. Go seize it, for those who haven’t already.