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It's a good time to be an Android gamer. Sega, perennial underdog of the console world, has decided to put some of its biggest titles on Android on a pretty big sale. Right now you can grab Dreamcast favorite Jet Set Radio for $2 (regular price $5), Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I and Episode II, plus the Tegra-only Episode II THD, for a buck each. All of the Sonic titles are usually $3.99 to $6.99, making this sale a pretty good deal all around.

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Between them, Sonic CD is easily the best game - this 16-bit classic has long been considered Sonic's best 2D run by most fans. The controls are also surprisingly awesome for a touchscreen game; even though the buttons are virtual, the movement of the blue blur is tight enough to accommodate the twitchy levels. Would that we could say the same for the various incarnations of Sonic 4 and especially Jet Set Radio, all of which suffer from floaty controls.

Even so, they're all pretty solid if you like the genre, and Jet Set Radio is worth two bucks for the music alone. If you're still on the fence, there are free demos available for all the Sonic games. There's no telling how long the reduced prices will last, so if you want these games, get after 'em.

Update: Total War Battles: Shogun is also on sale for $1.99, though we'd recommend against this half-hearted strategy title. Read our review to see why.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Note: Appbrain hasn't updated prices yet, but click through and you'll see them in the Play Store.

  • http://twitter.com/ShinjiElric Marshall Zanella

    Sonic CD is an amazing game but I would have to disagree that its the best 2D Sonic game.
    I would have to say Sonic 3 and Knuckles on the Genesis is the best.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Pretty sure he's talking about the Android titles. Sonic 3 and Knuckles aren't on Android. CD and 4 ep1/2 are.

      • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

        Actually a lot of gamers say Sonic CD is the best Sonic game, period. And they've been saying that since before Android.

        I haven't played it myself to make an informed judgement... but maybe I'll finally pick it up now that it's on sale!

  • Brian Walker

    Anybody know if they ever fixed Episode II on the Nexus 7? I avoided buying it before because it wouldn't load past the stage select screen.

  • Simon Osborne

    Zaxxon Escape appears to be on sale as well

  • linxchaos

    Jet Set Radio won't run on my Galaxy S3 running PAC-Rom (ParanoidAndroid, AOKP & CM10 in one). I've heard that it may be a difficulty with the phone or CM10.

    Anyone with the same?

  • The_Mentor

    Does anyone know how long is the sale going to be?

  • defred34

    "...though we'd recommend against this half-hearted strategy title."

    Urm, really? Maybe your reviewer just didn't get "into" the game. I played it, and it was really good. It is one of the the best game this year I played, and definitely within the top 5 strategy titles I've played too on mobile, ever.

  • Paul

    Square Enix seems to have some sales also.

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