Two men have taken one extraordinarily fast hedgehog and given fans the kind of treat they've been clamoring for.
It's been a while since Sonic has been at the top of his game. In fact, it's been a while since Sonic has been at the top of anyone's game. But rather than dwell too much on the sorry state that Sonic finds himself in today, two fans are helping him relive the glory days, with a remake of the classic Genesis game, Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
The project is called Sonic Fan Remix, and is built using Unity3D. The video, which shows a recreation of Emerald Hill Zone 1, the first level of Sonic 2, is the work of two posters from the Sonic Retro fan site called Pelikan13k and Mercury. The two-man team has given the level an overgrown look, full of lush foliage, and eagle-eyed viewers may notice the incredibly detailed backgrounds, oh, and the gigantic, hovering robot.
The quality of the redesign is remarkable, and I especially like that it isn't just a pixel-for-pixel remake of Sonic 2. Pelikan says that there are plans to release a short playable demo of the game, so keep watching this space, and we'll let you know if and when it turns up.