The Sonic fan game that gives Sonic 4 something to worry about is now playable.
The two-man programmer/designer team behind the Sonic Fan Remix, a spruced up remake of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, has released a short playable demo for people to download and try out.
Anyone who saw the video when we reported on this project a few weeks ago - and for those who haven't seen it, it's just there to your right - will know that the game was a rather pleasing to the eye, and I'm happy to say that it looks just as good when you play it. It's got a decent feeling of speed too, which should make fans of the classic Sonic games happy.
Besides the graphical update, the team has added things that the original game never had, like weather effects and nighttime levels, along with neat little touches like Buzz Bombers with searchlights and a huge sign for "Robotland" - which looks quite a bit like the famous Hollywood sign - in the background. In some ways, it's a shame the game moves along so quickly, as there's a lot of things that the team has put that you might miss when you're racing past at full speed.
You can grab the demo either from the official site, or from a download mirror that was set up to handle the number of people wanting to give it a try. It's certainly worth a few minutes of your time, whether you're a long-time Sonic fan or not.