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Sonic The Hedgehog 3 Turns 28 (1994 SEGA Genesis)

Sonic The Hedgehog 3 Sonic The Hedgehog 3 released in North America on February 2, 1994, exactly 28 years ago. The Sonic 3 cartridge was purchased by over 1.02 million people in the United States. If you include Sonic and Knuckles, Sonic 3 was the 4th most successful SEGA Genesis game.  Of the original 3 games,  this was definitely my favorite entry in the series.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_3 List of My Favorite February Game Releases Per Day All-Time (LINK)

Sonic 30th Anniversary Humble Bundle Deal (Sonic the Hedgehog - Steam)

Sonic 30th Anniversary (Steam) Sonic The Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Bundle (Humble Bundle) Sonic The Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Game Bundle is available on Humblebundle.com for 12 more days. Most Sonic fans likely already have these games but for $10 or more for 13 Sonic downloads, (roughly 77 cents each) you are getting an excellent deal. With the Steam Deck launch coming up soon, this is another way to beef up your Steam library on the cheap.  https://www.humblebundle.com/games/sonic-30th-anniversary-bundle For a $12 or more donation, you get 13 Sonic downloads including:  Team Sonic Racing  Sonic Mania Sonic Mania Encore DLC Sonic Forces Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Collection Sonic Generations Collection Sonic Lost World Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Mode DLC  Sonic Adventure DX Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing  Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 While this is a fantastic deal,  there are some notable game

1991 Flashback: Gain Ground (Genesis) Released

Gain Ground an epic action/strategy game was released for the SEGA Genesis on January 2,1991 and released in Japan the following day. This was another classic game that proved Sega does what Nintendon't during that time in gaming.  I didn't buy games in bulk back in those days so had to be selective but this was one of games I had in 1991. Most people don't dare mix strategy with an arcade style because it simply doesn't make  sense but this was an occasion it worked out pretty well.   They did cut the home version down to just 2 players but it was still almost as good as the ar are version.  If you are looking for some fast paced strategy gaming, definitely check it out. The graphics definitely weren't that great. Its not a pretty game but its a lot of fun. 

Look Back: Sonic the Hedgehog Megamix Homebrew

(This post is for historical information only. Download ROMs etc at your own legal risk as the legality is grey area.) If you are just getting into retro gaming,  an ambitious game that came out long ago was is Sonic the Hedgehog Megamix which looks like it hasn't been updated in 12 years but the Megadrive/Genesis version is stable. I'm assuming the Sega CD version they were working on is unstable and likely an abandoned project. The legalities surrounding this game and the ROM are definitely in the grey area.  http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_Megamix#Downloads Original music and 5 playable characters with new layouts make it one of the most ambitious homebrew projects that ever came out for the Genesis platform.  At one point a physical release by game pirates in Russia occurred and was widely distributed mostly on eBay .  *I cannot encourage you to download ROMs as they are grey area legally. This post is for informational and archival pur