Sonic the Hedgehog CD magazine articles

From Sonic Retro

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
MegaForce FR 14.pdf megaforce
ConsolesPlus FR 018.pdf consolesplus
VideoGames DE 1993-03.pdf videogamesde
MegaFun DE 1993-05.pdf megafun
Supersonic FR 07.pdf supersonic
MegaForce ES 11.pdf megaforcees
GameFan US 0105.pdf gamefan
GameFan US 0107.pdf gamefan
SegaForce UK 15.pdf sfuk
Mega UK 05.pdf mega

File Date Source Article type Title and comments Writer(s) Review score
EGM US 044.pdf 1993-03 Electronic Gaming Monthly #44 Preview "CD Sonic the Hedgehog"
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.
Megazone AU 28.pdf 1993-06 Megazone #28 News "CD Sonic - Time Attack"
Megazone mentions the cartoon animation set to takes place between levels.
EGM US 049.pdf 1993-08 Electronic Gaming Monthly #49 Mail "Interface: The Rankin Rap!"
EGM US 049.pdf 1993-08 Electronic Gaming Monthly #49 News "Gaming Gossip"
EGM US 049.pdf 1993-08 Electronic Gaming Monthly #49 Special "Behind the Screens: Sega Joins the Digital Revolution"
A two-page overview of development on Sonic CD in the August 1993 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly. The article touches upon different developers and plans made for time travel in the game.
EGM US 049.pdf 1993-08 Electronic Gaming Monthly #49 Preview "Sonic CD"
A more detailed preview from later in the issue.
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"
CVG UK 144.pdf 1993-11 Computer and Video Games #144 Review "Review: Sonic the Hedgehog CD"
Single-page review. The review is generally positive, although the reviewer comments that the CD-ROM is underused because of the amount of space dedicated to the audio tracks.
Deniz Ahmet, Paul Rand 85
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"
GamePlayers US 0611.pdf 1993-11 Game Players Volume 6 No. 11 Preview "Sonic the Hedgehog CD"
EGM US 052.pdf EGM US 052.pdf 1993-11 Electronic Gaming Monthly #52 Review "Sonic CD"
EGM US 052.pdf 1993-11 Electronic Gaming Monthly #52 Preview "Special Feature!: Sonic the Hedgehog 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"
SegaMagazine UK 01.pdf 1994-01 Sega Magazine (UK) #1 Review "Review: Sonic CD"
EGM US 055.pdf 1994-02 Electronic Gaming Monthly #55 Tips "Tricks of the Trade: 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
CVG UK 149.pdf 1994-04 Computer & Video Games #149 Tips "Cheat Mode: Sonic CD"
Short paragraph describing the level select code.
CVG UK 150.pdf 1994-05 Computer and Video Games #150 Tips "Game Tips: Sonic CD"
Short article describing the level select code, which also mentions the sound test.
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
CVG UK 152.pdf 1994-07 Computer and Video Games #152 Tips "Help!: Sonic CD"
Paragraph describing how to access the level select.
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

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 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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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 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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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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