updated 09:55 am EST, Tue December 18, 2007
Sonic the Hedgehog on iPod
Game giant Sega has released a new port of its classic game Sonic the Hedgehog, now formatted for iPods (iTunes link). The platformer is iconic to Sega, much as Super Mario Bros. represents Nintendo; the game was originally released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis, and has spawned numerous sequels which continue to this day. Players control Sonic as he races through loops, jumps and other obstacles at high speeds, collecting rings and smashing enemies on his way to fight Dr. Robotnik.
The title is one of the most graphics- and control-intensive games ever released for iPods, requiring rapid rendering and precise input to be play properly. It is nevertheless available for fifth-generation iPods, in addition to Classics and third-generation Nanos. The game is a $4.99 download and is available from all iTunes Stores around the world.