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Sonic Advance Turns 20 in NA (GBA Game History)

Happy 20th To The NA Sonic Advance release!! February despite being the shortest month of the year is full of historically significant video game releases.  Sonic Advance wasn't my favorite Sonic game and it seems like a slap in the face to the 1990s to have Sonic games on Nintendo devices but it is what it is and it was actually a pretty good game. Over the years,  the GBA library which is excellent has become one of top go to platforms for on the go gaming.  Sonic Advance still felt like it was in the general spirit of the original SEGA Genesis games which is one reason why it's still very playable today.  Check out my list of Historical February Game Releases!  (LINK)   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Advance Sonic Advance - GBA

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