Sonic X-treme/Magazine articles

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This page has a list of articles for Sonic X-treme and covers short magazine articles not deserving of their own page.

File Date Source Title and comments
Logo-pdf.svg "Next Wave: Super Sonic"
US-publication EGM learns of a new Sonic the Hedgehog game and speculates what it might be. Their vague description suggests this is Sonic X-treme, claiming it to be a 3D side-scrolling action game using pre-rendered character sprites for the Sega Saturn. A port of Sonic the Fighters being explicitly ruled out, although the 3D model they use in this article came from a prototype of that game. This article was published before E3 1996, when X-treme was revealed to the public.
Logo-pdf.svg "Amazing Stop Press News!"
File:SegaMagazin DE 32.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Special: Sonic ist Zurück"
File:MeanMachinesSega45UK.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Cover Story: Sonic X-treme"
Logo-pdf.svg "Playview: Sonic X treme"
Logo-pdf.svg "NG Alphas: Sonic X-Treme"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic X-Treme"
Logo-pdf.svg "E3 Show Report: Sonic X-treme"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic is Back!"
Coverage of E3 1996 in the UK's Sega Saturn Magazine.
Logo-pdf.svg "Showcase: X-pect the X-treme!"
Later in the issue, a more detailed preview, complete with interview with producer Mike Wallis.
Logo-pdf.svg "Pré Estréia: Sonic X Treme"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sega E3 All-Stars: Sonic X-treme"
Logo-pdf.svg "More Sonic!"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic X-Treme"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic Extreme in Limbo!"
Short paragraph stating that "Sonic Extreme" has been cancelled due to quality concerns.
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic Xtreme Canned"
A paragraph in the UK Sega Saturn Magazine explaining that a Saturn port of Sonic 3D Flickies' Island will be released instead of the now cancelled Sonic X-treme. There were no screenshots of the Saturn version available at the time, so the magazine uses Mega Drive ones.
Logo-pdf.svg "News: Sonic is Dead! Long Live Sonic!"
A full page article describing the cancellation of Sonic X-treme and the Saturn port of Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island
Logo-pdf.svg "In the Studio"
Brief mention of Sonic X-treme being cancelled.


Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #87: "October 1996"


Mega Force (FR) #54: "Novembre/Décembre 1996"


Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #21: "July 2001"
A small mention of Sonic X-treme and Sonic Crackers as part of a retrospective in a review of Sonic Adventure 2 on the Sega Dreamcast.

Full Length Articles


Sega Saturn Advertisement

A general ad for the Sega Saturn, which includes Sonic X-treme.


Chips and Bits

A gaming catalogue advertising Sonic X-treme, complete with price.


Electronic Gaming Monthly

What You Nearly Played

An article about the cancelation of Sonic X-treme, featuring an interview with Chris Senn.


Game Pro

Untitled Sonic Game (June 1996)

A brief article teasing a slew of Sonic the Hedgehog-related releases for 1996.


Preview - Sonic X-treme

Another short article previewing Sonic X-treme.

Page 42

Sonic the Comic

Saturn Steams Up With Sonic X-treme!

A page from the U.K.'s Sonic the Comic talking about Sonic X-treme.

STC Summer '96 - Xtreme.jpg

Unknown Magazine

Clip #3

An article from a French gaming magazine talking about both Sonic X-treme and Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island.

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