Sonic the Hedgehog: A New Superstar (Game Players Encyclopedia, November 1991)

From Sonic Retro

Sonic the Hedgehog: A New Superstar is a five page preview of Sonic the Hedgehog in an 1991 issue of Game Players Encyclopedia. The article mentions that the game they are previewing is a preliminary version although it looks very close to final. However, page 22 shows the Green Hill Zone rolling ball and gives a description of its use: "Don't underestimate that big ball. It can squash our hero like a bug. The slightest touch will start it rolling, so Sonic shoves it left and keeps moving." The rolling ball was likely removed towards the end of the games development cycle.

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This is a Strategy feature which is featured later on in the magazine. It gives tips on how to get through each Zone.

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