Sonic 4: Episode 1 Priced and Dated For Windows Phone

Microsoft has priced and dated its line-up of what they’re calling ‘Must Have Games’ for Windows Phone. Six titles are planned for release on Xbox Live individually each week from Wednesday May 25th and they will all feature achievements, leaderboards and more. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 will launch on June 15th and will cost you £5.49/$6.99 to download. Check out an official screenshot and gameplay footage of the Windows Phone version at the 0:34 mark in the trailer below.


Here’s the full line-up of Windows Phone games:
Hydro Thunder Go

Microsoft Game Studios
Release date: 5/25/2011
Price: £3.99/$4.99

Doodle Jump

Release Date: 6/1/2011
Price: £2.49/$2.99


Microsoft Game Studios
Release Date: 6/8/2011
Price: £2.49/$2.99

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I

Release Date: 6/15/2011
Price: £5.49/$6.99

Plants vs. Zombies

PopCap Games
Release Date: 6/22/2011
Price: £3.99/$4.99

Angry Birds

Release Date: 6/29/2011
Price: £2.49/$2.99

Sources:, Windows Phone UK Facebook page and

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  1. They really should update the modal for sonic, it honestly looks like an N64 character modal.

      1. Noooo, it’s not. Besides, the model looks like more on the level of PSP graphics.

  2. yay, I can play sonic 4 when I go with my parents to a restaurant and don’t have my ds. (my father has windows mobile)

  3. I have to hand it to Microsoft, I didn’t think they could do it, but I’m starting to think they could give Android a run for their money. I know I’m starting to be tempted to leave Android for Windows (perhaps in part because I’m learning XNA right now).

  4. Heh, I thought Microsoft said that their phone could bring platformer games. Ill be impressed if they release SA1 or Sonic Colors for it. XD

  5. Also, when is SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 1991 coming to Android? SONICTEAM said it on their website :/

  6. Now I don’t know wether to buy a Sony Ericcson Xperia Play or a Windows Phone. I’m not THAT much of a Playstation fan, but…

  7. Will forever wait for some attention to Android users, but in the meantime I have it on xbox anyway.

    Also, did they give up on Episode 2? At this point it won’t be released until a year after the first one.

    1. Methinks the original plan was to make a cheap, quick second episode with more reimagined zones and physics unchanged (not that I would be particularly bothered by that), but the overly negative side of the fan feedback has forced them to give it some more thought.

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