Sonic the Hedgehog CD magazine articles

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This page has a list of articles for Sonic the Hedgehog CD and covers short magazine articles not deserving of their own page.

File Date Source Article type Title and comments Writer(s) Review score
SegaVisions US 09.pdf 1992-09 Sega Visions #9 "Sega Interview"
After an interview with Yuji Naka, Sega Visions claims that a Sega Mega-CD version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is coming, with extra levels and "special bonus rounds" between zones.
MeanMachinesSega01UK.pdf 1992-10 Mean Machines Sega #1 Preview "Mega CD Sonic Update"
Short article describing the game as an enhanced version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 called "Super Sonic".
Mega UK 01.pdf 1992-10 Mega #1 "Top 100: Sonic the Hedgehog"
While Mega explains its decision to rate the original Sonic the Hedgehog as the third best Mega Drive game available in the UK, it briefly alludes to Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and a Mega-CD game, Super Sonic.
Mega UK 01.pdf 1992-10 Mega #1 "Mega Mouth"
Later in the issue, Mega briefly predicts a Mega-CD port of Sonic 2, but is likely speculating at this point.
Mega UK 04.pdf 1993-01 Mega #4 News "Super Sonic"
Mega reminds its readers of Super Sonic. The magazine pairs this with a screenshot of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, though does not otherwise suggest the two games are linked. The publication merely confirms "high quality" music is on the cards.
MeanMachinesSega05UK.pdf 1993-02 Mean Machines Sega #5 News "Sonic Speaks!"
Short article about the game, still called "Super Sonic" at this point, and how voice acting will be included.
SegaForce UK 16.pdf 1993-04 Sega Force #16 News "Gutter Talk!: Sonic CD Slips Up"
UK magazine Sega Force reports that sales of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in Japan have fallen below expectations, leading to a rethink in Sonic CD's development. No longer will it be an enhanced version of the Mega Drive game.
CVG UK 139.pdf 1993-06 Computer and Video Games #139 News "Super Sonic"
Brief mention of the game, still referred to here as "Super Sonic", said to be released in Japan "any week now".
Steve Keen
MeanMachinesSega11UK.pdf 1993-09 Mean Machines Sega #11 News "Super Speedy Sonic"
Short preview of the game, with comments about Sonic speaking, animated cutscenes and CD music.
MeanMachinesSega12UK.pdf MeanMachinesSega12UK.pdf 1993-10 Mean Machines Sega #12 Preview "Preview: Sonic CD"
Five-page preview and cover article. Topics covered include the soundtrack, Sonic's girlfriend "Rosy", the time travel game mechanic, and all six zones. Oil slicks are visible on the Special Stage floor, which were removed before the final release. The game is estimated to be 70% complete, with an expected October release date.
MegaForce FR 21.pdf 1993-10 Mega Force #21 Preview "Preview: Sonic CD"
MeanMachinesSega13UK.pdf 1993-11 Mean Machines Sega #13 Review "Review: Sonic CD"
Three-page review, detailing the game's story (including Sonic's girlfriend "Rosy"), time travel, and CD-quality soundtrack. Overall the review is positive, although the writers criticise the lack of innovation and monotonous levels. The soundtrack is received favourably, with a score of 94% for sound, and an overall score of 83%.
Tom Guise, Richard Leadbetter 83
SegaMagazin DE 02.pdf 1993-11 Sega Magazin #2 Review "Review: Sonic CD"
A two-page review for the game. It gets a 85% for graphics, 88% for sound, and a 89% overall.
VideoGames DE 1993-11.pdf VideoGames DE 1993-11.pdf 1993-11 Video Games #1993-11 Preview "Warpzone: Sonic the Hedgehog CD"
MegaForce FR 22.pdf 1993-11 Mega Force #22 Review "Zapping: Sonic CD"
SegaVisions US 16.pdf 1993-12 Sega Visions #16 Preview "Sega Game Feature: Sega CD - Sonic CD"
GamePro US 053.pdf 1993-12 GamePro #53 Preview "Sega CD PreView: Sonic CD"
VideoGames DE 1994-01.pdf 1994-01 Video Games #1994-01 Review "ROM Test: Sonic CD"
GamePro US 054.pdf 1994-01 GamePro #54 Review "Sega CD ProReview: Sonic The Hedgehog CD"
"The Unknown Gamer"
Micromania ES 068.pdf 1994-01 Micromanía #68 Review "Sonic CD"
MeanMachinesSega17UK.pdf 1994-03 Mean Machines Sega #17 Tips "Mega-CD Tips: Sonic CD"
Short paragraph describing the level select code.
Paul Glancey
MeanMachinesSega19UK.pdf 1994-05 Mean Machines Sega #19 Tips "Tips: Sonic CD"
Short paragraph describing the level select code, repeated from issue #17.
Paul Glancey
VideoGames DE 1994-07.pdf 1994-07 Video Games #1994-07 Tips "Interface: Sonic CD"
GamePlayers US 0710.pdf 1994-10 Game Players #Vol. 7, Issue 10 Tips "Game Players 94010: Sonic CD"
MeanMachinesSega30UK.pdf 1995-04 Mean Machines Sega #30 Tips "The Complete Sonic Tips Guide"
Single paragraph explaining the level select code. Part of a retrospective of codes on Mega Drive Sonic games.
Paul Bufton

Full-length articles

Electronic Gaming Monthly

Sonic 2 on Sega CD (August 1992)

This clip from "Electronic Gaming Monthly" has an announcement for Sonic CD but announces the game as a port of Sonic 2.

Da Miscellaneous Zone (December 1992)

This clip refers to Sonic CD as Sonic 2 CD.

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Sega 1993 and Beyond (May 1993)

This clip contains a quote given to the press on what to expect of Sonic CD.

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The Rankin Rap (August 1993)

This letter addresses the music of Sonic CD. The game was referenced as CD Sonic the Hedgehog.

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The Q-Man Presents...Sonic CD (August 1993)

This clip mentions the game having sharp intermissions which probably refers to the cutscene of Sonic riding a CD.

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Q-Man Update (August 1993)

This clip mentions how Sonic CD is over 70 levels large.

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Super Sonic on CD (1992)

This clip from MegaTech mentions Sonic CD under the name of Super Sonic and as a enhanced Sonic 2.


Sonic CD: Next Month

This clip refers to Amy as Rosy and also mentions the fact that the Sonic game on Sega CD isn't Sonic 2. Many magazines had refered to a Sonic 2 for Sega CD but it turns out it was Sonic CD.


NEWS Incredible

This clip refers to Sonic CD as Super Sonic.



Sonic CD (July 1993)

This clip contains a long Al Nilsen quote on his expectations for Sonic CD.

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Sonic CD Looking Good (September 1993)

This clip mentions how the game is being displayed at Sega's London Headquarters.

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Sonic 2

This clip mentions Sonic 2 for the Sega CD as having cartoon quality slideshows.


CD Sonic Time Attack (June 1993)

This clip mentions the cartoon animation that takes place between levels. This was not used in the final game.

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Sonic the Comic


This article shows a prototype picture of Sonic CD.

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NewsZone - Sonic Booms

An article from issue five of Sonic the Comic showing the "first ever picture of Amy Rose".

NewsZone - Dark Sonic

An article from issue eight showcasing Metal Sonic.

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Super Sonic

Le Mega CD

This page has a few images of a early Sonic CD.

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Unknown Magazine

Sonic-CD The Latest News

This clip reveals Sonic's voice actor in Sonic CD to be Keiko Utoku.

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