In some kind of weird time vortex that makes me feel like it’s 1991 again (now if only I could find my original cassette of Nirvana’s Nevermind!), Apple is giving everyone the chance to huddle around their TV set again playing SEGA Genesis classic Sonic the Hedgehog.
That’s because the original platformer featuring everyone’s favorite blue-spined, ring-collecting, chili dog-eating speedster just landed on Apple TV — with sequels Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic CD following later this month.
The game sells for $2.99, which is considerably less than it cost back in the early ’90s. I haven’t had a chance to play it yet, but it’s worth noting that the iOS ports for Sonic — lovingly remastered by two fans known as Stealth and Taxman — are some of the best versions of the games there have ever been. (If you’re interested, I interviewed the creators for Cult of Mac here.)
If you’re too young to remember Sonic in all its glory, were a SNES fan back in the day, or simply want to relive the gaming excellence of your youth, head over to the Apple TV App Store now.
And remember to do your homework before playing your video games. And don’t sit too close to the screen, either.