According to early reviews, it is simply awesome! Simply put this is *not* just a bundled SEGA-CD emulator along with the CD-ROM, but instead the video has been greatly cleaned up, the game start is logically broken down like a good iOS (when I hear IOS I always think of cisco’s IOS but I know….) application for your iPhone/iPad with nice menus that just wouldn’t be the same for the old Sega CD platform. Clearly Christian Whitehead has done some fantastic work here!
So first off this uses the Apple Game Centre. I’ll never understand why so many games do *NOT* use this. In our little ‘app connected’ world you’d think more things would be driven for the ‘achievements’ and ‘world wide leaderboards’ but the only two games I have that use this is angry birds & Sonic CD.
So how does it look? Pretty much just like the real thing, except it’s been rescaled so you see more of the screen, instead of squish o vision… For example here is the real Sonic CD:
And under emulation:
And here is the start with the Sonic CD IOS application:
As you can see things like the lives left have been moved to the top so you can actually see them, and the display screen is wider so you can see more of the scenery. Clearly a lot more went into this than the 68000 emulation.
Another cool thing is that you can change soundtracs from the American & Japanese versions.
So for those of you who love ‘Sonic Boom’ can relive the 1990’s.
I should add that in addition game play is GREAT. Now don’t get me wrong I love having a physical Genesis along with a model 1 CD drive to play the ‘real thing’ but at the same time, this is the ‘hand held’ version to get! And at $1.99 USD it is simply a STEAL.