'Sonic The Hedgehog' Available Today on Apple TV, Sequels Coming Soon

After getting ported to the iOS App Store in 2013, the original Sonic The Hedgehog is making its way back to the living room today with a launch on the Apple TV App Store (via TouchArcade). The game is essentially the remastered iOS version optimized for Apple TV, and will let fans play classic Sonic with the all-new Apple TV remote.

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Race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as you collect rings and defeat enemies on your mission to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman.

This re-mastered mobile version of the SEGA Genesis classic features the full “Sonic The Hedgehog” game.
In addition to the release of the first game on Apple TV, a few more Sonic games will be following suit in the coming weeks. On March 24, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 will launch on tvOS, while fans will be able to download Sonic CD a week later on March 31.

Sonic The Hedgehog is available now from the tvOS App Store for $2.99. It's likely that the two upcoming games will be priced similarly.

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23 weeks ago
I'd like to point out that it's if you've bought it for iOS, you get it for free on tvOS.
Rating: 16 Votes
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23 weeks ago
I don't know about this guys. I think the proper way to honor retro video games is through Miitomo.

</sarcasm>
Rating: 9 Votes
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23 weeks ago

My company are having layoffs at the moment. If I lose my job, I'm playing this game full time. I love Sonic!

Those gold rings aren't real mate.
Rating: 7 Votes
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23 weeks ago

Old phones designs. Old game releases. Can it get any worse :-(

Sonic the Hedgehog is better than 90% of the trashware that is on the App Store.

No in-app purchases, just pay once and enjoy the game.
Rating: 6 Votes
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23 weeks ago

I saw this on the App Store last night, right after I bought a Nimbus controller earlier in the day. I'm upset there's no controller support!


Really?

How is the control with the remote? I was tempted to buy a new Apple TV but would had to be forced to use the remote.


No controller support kills this.


There is controller support. I don't know why it's not shown in the App Store but the Nimbus works fine.
Rating: 6 Votes
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23 weeks ago
The Apple TV 4 has such enormous, untapped potential when it comes to apps. Let's hope that we start to see more quality releases from established software companies.
Rating: 6 Votes
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23 weeks ago
No controller support kills this.
Rating: 5 Votes
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23 weeks ago

Duck Tales, Giana Sisters and now Sonic.

Cool! Technology has gone up tremendously! Back in the early 90's it took Commodore 500 generations to come up with an Amiga that could run these games. Now 25 years later it took Apple just 4 generations to built a TV that can run these exact same games!
Rating: 5 Votes
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23 weeks ago
I guess this confirms that the Apple TV 4 has blast processing! :)
Rating: 5 Votes
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23 weeks ago

Are we going to have another iPad-like situation where everyone is going to re-release stuff for tvOS and then Apple decides that it can be part of the whole universal app thing too, but after you've already bought a lot of stuff twice?


No, because TV apps (like Sonic) can already be universal if the dev chooses.
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