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 Title and comments


Mega Force (FR) #14: "Février 1993"


Consoles + (FR) #18: "Mars 1993"


Mega Fun (DE) #05/93


Supersonic (FR) #7: "Février 1993"


Mega Force (ES) #11: "Marzo 1993"


GameFan (US) Volume 1, Issue 5: "March 1993"


GameFan (US) Volume 1, Issue 7: "May 1993"


Sega Force (UK) #15: "March 1993"


Mega (UK) #5: "February 1993"

File Date Source Title and comments
Logo-pdf.svg "CD Sonic the Hedgehog"
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "CD Sonic - Time Attack"
Megazone mentions the cartoon animation set to takes place between levels.
Logo-pdf.svg "Interface: The Rankin Rap!"
Logo-pdf.svg "Gaming Gossip"
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic CD"
A more detailed preview from later in the issue.
Logo-pdf.svg "Super Speedy Sonic"
Short preview of the game, with comments about Sonic speaking, animated cutscenes and CD music.
MeanMachinesSega12UK.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "Preview: Sonic CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "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%.
Logo-pdf.svg "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 Logo-pdf.svg "Warpzone: Sonic the Hedgehog CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "Zapping: Sonic CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic the Hedgehog CD"
EGM US 052.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "Special Feature!: Sonic the Hedgehog CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sega Game Feature: Sega CD - Sonic CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sega CD PreView: Sonic CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "ROM Test: Sonic CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sega CD ProReview: Sonic The Hedgehog CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "Review: Sonic CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "Tricks of the Trade: Sonic CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "Mega-CD Tips: Sonic CD"
Short paragraph describing the level select code.
Logo-pdf.svg "Cheat Mode: Sonic CD"
Short paragraph describing the level select code.
Logo-pdf.svg "Game Tips: Sonic CD"
Short article describing the level select code, which also mentions the sound test.
Logo-pdf.svg "Tips: Sonic CD"
Short paragraph describing the level select code, repeated from issue #17.
Logo-pdf.svg "Help!: Sonic CD"
Paragraph describing how to access the level select.
Logo-pdf.svg "Interface: Sonic CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "Game Players 94010: Sonic CD"
Logo-pdf.svg "The Complete Sonic Tips Guide"
Single paragraph explaining the level select code. Part of a retrospective of codes on Mega Drive Sonic games.

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 mistakes Sonic's voice actor in Sonic CD to be Keiko Utoku.

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