Sonic X-treme magazine articles

From Sonic Retro

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
EGM US 082.pdf "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.
SSM UK 08.pdf "Amazing Stop Press News!"
SegaMagazin DE 32.pdf SegaMagazin DE 32.pdf "Special: Sonic ist Zurück"
MeanMachinesSega45UK.pdf MeanMachinesSega45UK.pdf "Cover Story: Sonic X-treme"
Playmag FR 05.pdf "Playview: Sonic X treme"
NextGeneration US 19.pdf "NG Alphas: Sonic X-Treme"
EGM US 084.pdf "Sonic X-Treme"
CVG UK 176.pdf "E3 Show Report: Sonic X-treme"
SSM UK 09.pdf "Sonic is Back!"
Coverage of E3 1996 in the UK's Sega Saturn Magazine.
SSM UK 09.pdf "Showcase: X-pect the X-treme!"
Later in the issue, a more detailed preview, complete with interview with producer Mike Wallis.
SuperGamePower BR 029.pdf "Pré Estréia: Sonic X Treme"
GamePlayers US 0908.pdf "Sega E3 All-Stars: Sonic X-treme"
SSM UK 10.pdf "More Sonic!"
GamePro US 095.pdf "Sonic X-Treme"
CVG UK Freeplay 06.pdf "Sonic Extreme in Limbo!"
Short paragraph stating that "Sonic Extreme" has been cancelled due to quality concerns.
SSM UK 12.pdf "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.
MeanMachinesSega49UK.pdf "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
NextGeneration US 23.pdf "In the Studio"
Brief mention of Sonic X-treme being cancelled.

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


A short tease of a feature article within detailing various new Sega Saturn games, including Sonic X-treme.


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

Official Dreamcast Magazine

Abort! Abort!

A small mention of Sonic X-treme and Sonic Crackers as part of a retrospective to hype Sonic on the Dreamcast.

OfficialDreamcastMagazine Issue 21Crackers and Xtreme.jpg

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 #1

A short article telling readers of the magazine's newfound knowledge on the existence of Sonic X-treme.


Clip #2

A small teaser for Sonic X-treme using screenshots from Christina Coffin's boss engine.


Clip #3

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


Clip #4

An article from a French gaming magazine concerning the cancellation of X-treme and the Saturn port of Flickies' Island.

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