Sega has announced the release of a remastered port of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 for Android and iOS devices later this spring.
The task of remaking the classic Megadrive platformer has been handed once again to prominent Sonic fan community member, Christian ‘Taxman’ Whitehead, whose Retro Engine was used to recreate Sonic CD; released across mobile and console platforms in 2011. This time, Whitehead is joined by fellow fan community member ‘Stealth’, better known as the mastermind behind fan project, Sonic the Hedgehog Megamix.
With widescreen support, a remastered soundtrack, and added time attack mode as well as – yes! – spindash, retro gamers will have more than one reason to invest in Sega’s latest nostalgia cash-in.