Sonic 3D available on PAL Virtual Console

Sonic 3D available on PAL Virtual Console

Fun Fact: Sonic 3D ‘Blast’ was renamed to Sonic 3D: ‘Flickies Island’ for the European release.

The Wiis European Virtual Console update today added another Sonic title to the service, first released in November of 1996 ‘Sonic 3D’ is now downloadable for the cost of 800 points.

Unfortuantly it was the 16-bit Mega Drive/Genesis version uploaded rather than the slightly flashier Saturn or PC versions. It’s still worth a download if you’re interested in playing the classic on your TV sets again, though the game was included with all the other Mega Drive Sonic titles in ‘Sonic Mega Collection’ released for the GameCube back in 2002/3 which I still think is the much better buy, even if it is costing you a little more.

Other games released alongside Sonic 3D were Alien Soldier also for the Mega Drive, Art of Fighting and finally Samuri Ghost.

That now makes a total of 6 Sonic titles from the Mega Drive era avalible on the service. Is this the last we will see of Sonic on the Virtual Console after Sonic and Knuckles? Or do you think Nintendo have fiendish plans for Sega CD and 32x support? What do you guys and gals think?

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