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Jan
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At the end of last month, NVIDIA announced that Sonic the Hedgehog, Episode 2 would be making its way to Tegra 3-powered devices in 2012. This is not that game.

Instead, this is Episode 1, a long time exclusive of iOS devices. Episode 1 brings the Sonic gameplay we all know and love, picking up where the classic Sonic and Knuckles left off.

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The game features all of the same Sonic moves from previous games and even adds a new trick to the hedgehog's arsenal of spinny maneuvers: the homing attack. You'll get four zones with four acts in each and seven special stages, which includes two levels that were specifically designed for smartphones/tablets.

The game will set you back four bucks, so hit the widget below and give Dr. Eggman the what for.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • edd

    Can't help but feel it's on the pricey side, but hey, I've got the previous Sonic to play through yet, as well as GTA3 and Counter Strike to enjoy!

    I'm really enjoying older games coming to Android and I hope this trend continues - and logically, it should. Why shouldn't developers like to pick up lots of dollars for games which are developed, respected, and just in need of a port?

    I've posted this a few times on AP, but my wishes for future retro games are Twisted Metal 2, Red Alert, Metal Gear Solid, and probably a dozen others (and I'm not taling about stupid, over-priced, Xperia-only ports).

    • Stefan

      Going to have to agree with you on Twisted Metal, that would be badass.

  • Jason

    Can it be played with a Wii-mote or other video game controller?

  • Rob

    Apparently it's not Xperia Play Optimised, so epic fail!

  • Alvin B.

    It has freezing issues. On the market, there are a number of reviews indicating it freezes on loading with ICS devices.... I have android 2.3.7 on my G2X and it freezes on the load screen.

    For $3.99 you might want to wait until they get around to fixing it.

  • kadot

    wtf, why port from Sega requires tegra device?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com Cameron Summerson

      What is it about this game that makes you think it's for Tegra devices only?

  • BlueCarbon

    Does anyone know if they fixed the physics issue in this port?

  • Squ36

    Why can't I install it on my Galaxy Note ?

  • kobe

    Sonic the Hedgehog Episode 2 ,i play this game when i was young ,i have it now on my glaxy s and i play it all the time ,the best game ever ...