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Sonic The Hedgehog (Mega Play)


Sonic The Hedgehog (c) 1993 Sega.


- TECHNICAL -


Sega Mega Play hardware

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 7.670442 Mhz), (2x) Z80 (@ 3.57954 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3438 (@ 7.670442 Mhz), (2x) SN76496 (@ 3.57954 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 96


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


- TRIVIA -


Released two years after the original, this version can be considered as a reduced version :

* Stages : Green hill -> Spring year -> Starlight -> Scrap brain (1,2) -> Final zone.

* You have a limited amount of time per level (usually pretty tight, 1 minute is the easy setting for the first level, 35 seconds seems to be the hardest).

* Extra life boxes do nothing.

* Jumping into the special stage ring does nothing (no special stages).

* When you finish it sonic seems to have the 'you didn't get any emeralds' look despite there being no emeralds due to the lack of special stages.