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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Top Rated Comments

DCYorke Avatar
109 months ago
I'd like to point out that it's if you've bought it for iOS, you get it for free on tvOS.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
109 months ago
I don't know about this guys. I think the proper way to honor retro video games is through Miitomo.

</sarcasm>
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fitshaced Avatar
109 months 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
machpost Avatar
109 months 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ButteryScrollin Avatar
109 months 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vertsix Avatar
109 months 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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