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Generally favorable reviews- based on 121 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sonic CD bridges the gap between his oldest adventures and his new digital exploits.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 15, 2011
    100
    If you're a fan of Sonic games and you haven't finished Sonic CD you owe it to yourself to check out this title - scratch that... if you're a fan of platformers, this remastered version is something you need to own.
  2. Dec 15, 2011
    100
    All told, Sonic CD was a masterpiece long before it appeared on the App Store. This wonderful mobile version only helps solidify its standing as one of the greatest video games of all time.
  3. Dec 15, 2011
    100
    Sonic CD is a terrific port of a great, under-appreciated Sonic game.
  4. Dec 15, 2011
    90
    Well bad news for a-holes, but good news for Sonic fans: Sonic CD is on iOS, lovingly recrafted, and you can all enjoy the hell out of it.
  5. Dec 21, 2011
    90
    Featuring your favorite characters, retro visuals, and lightning fast speeds, Sonic CD is a particularly well-developed port that easily exceeds our expectations.
  6. Dec 21, 2011
    90
    A faultless conversion of what is arguably Sonic's most accomplished adventure, Sonic CD on the iPhone combines amazing presentation with a surprising degree of depth and playability. This peerless 2D platform escapade is a must for any self-respecting iPhone gamer.
  7. Dec 21, 2011
    65
    Sonic CD was a great game in 1993. Today we can't put two hands in front of our eyes and ignore its flaws. Sega does a great job in mantaining the same old running atmosphere, but are we sure that it can still give to a 2011 user what he wants?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Dec 16, 2011
    10
    Sonic CD for iOS is an incredible game. It plays and feels just like the original from 1993, but better. This version was ported by ChristianSonic CD for iOS is an incredible game. It plays and feels just like the original from 1993, but better. This version was ported by Christian Whitehead ("The Taxman"), a long time Sonic fan and game development guru. It retains the classic graphics, with improved effects. The gameplay and controls are also improved, borrowing Sonic 2's speed and spindash. (The original controls are still available as an option for those who prefer them.) The game includes both the US and Japan soundtracks, and has Tails as an unlockable playable character. The achievements are not many, but are a cool addition to the game nonetheless. So are the online Game Center leaderboards. The virtual gamepad is implemented very nicely, and doesn't get in the way even if you're used to playing the game with a joystick. The game can be beaten fairly quickly if you're willing to see only the bad ending, but to get the complete experience, a lot of exploration is involved. I would easily pay $10 for this game, and for the current price, you'd have to be crazy not to get it. Running smoothly at 60FPS at all times, Sonic CD for iOS sets a very high standard for iOS ports. Expand
  2. Jul 4, 2016
    10
    The controls are amazing! I don't have to much to say since I did play the sega cd version but this game is great if your bored! Your money isThe controls are amazing! I don't have to much to say since I did play the sega cd version but this game is great if your bored! Your money is worth this game for sure! Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2015
    10
    that game is so beautiful in grafics,sounds,the gameplay is perfect to android and ios (ou seja e muito bom), is better than much games I havethat game is so beautiful in grafics,sounds,the gameplay is perfect to android and ios (ou seja e muito bom), is better than much games I have played,that is much good Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2012
    9
    Sonic, at its prime, in this game. One of the grand games of its time and frustrating platforming game. Another Sonic game I would definitelySonic, at its prime, in this game. One of the grand games of its time and frustrating platforming game. Another Sonic game I would definitely buy. The only thing I wouldn't like is the time warp aspect, which makes this game more of a completion trial rather than a straight runthrough. Expand
  5. Mar 1, 2019
    9
    This game was great! The levels, the music (US version), the graphics, they look stunning! Gameplay? No exception. This is probably the 2ndThis game was great! The levels, the music (US version), the graphics, they look stunning! Gameplay? No exception. This is probably the 2nd best Sonic game, like how Super Mario Bros. 3 is the 2nd best Mario game. Expand
  6. Jun 21, 2014
    9
    This near perfect game is everything a classic sonic game is. Almost everything about this game is awesome so I'm going to review this game .This near perfect game is everything a classic sonic game is. Almost everything about this game is awesome so I'm going to review this game . Well The main good point is the gameplay, it plays like a generic 2D classic sonic game with good controls all responsive, if your playing this version you will know the controls straight away they are that simple. The graphics are some of the best even though its in 16-bit style and they might even rival grand theft auto ( you never know). Another good point is the music because it is simply some of the best in all classic games I liked the metal sonic rival race music . my only complaints are very minor and they are, the game is way too easy and the bosses are easy as pie. Well overall I say give the game a go if you are a fan of the sonic franchise or not I garantee you will like it but don't expect to be pulling out your hair because this isn't megaman Expand
  7. May 9, 2017
    0
    This is literally the worst IOS game there is on the market. If you want to buy a game just to annoy someone then buy this piece of ****.This is literally the worst IOS game there is on the market. If you want to buy a game just to annoy someone then buy this piece of ****. Also, we at PowerUnlimited got so cringed of this game that we **** our pants Expand

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