Mushroom Hill Zone Confirmed For 3DS Sonic Generations
The 3DS version gets another exclusive level, revealed to be the classic Sonic & Knuckles opener!
As you probably know, the upcoming Sonic Generations is set to hit the 3DS with an entirely unique set of levels in comparison to its big-console brethren. Many of these levels and zones have been left mysterious, giving rise to fan discussion and speculation across the board. The mash-up of Classic and Modern Sonics has hit a new twist, however, with the nifty revelation of another classic zone for the 3DS version.
Both the itty-bitty Classic Sonic and his more lithe, lean Modern counterpart will have corresponding freewheeling supersonic sprints through this classic stage, according to the reveal posted at Sonic Stadium. Classic Sonic shall be forging forth through the lush greenery and conspicuously oversized fungus of Mushroom Hill Zone in the springtime, whereas Modern Sonic, as pictured above, gets to pummel his fluttering soles at the warmly hued autumnal second Act of the Sonic & Knuckles opening Zone.
As is par for the course in the game, Classic Sonic’s level will be more closely linked to the Mega Drive/Genesis original, whereas Modern Sonic’s will be a high-speed rampage through a remixed Zone especially crafted to take advantage of his boosting, stunt-faring talents.
It’s fantastic to see Sega giving such close care and attention to the nostalgic value of this game. By giving different levels to the 3DS, they’re also widening their net; if someone wants a level from a certain game and it isn’t in one version, it could well be in another! Both handheld and home console versions of this game are shaping up nicely, the Classic Sonic gameplay riffing off what already worked way back when and the Modern Sonic gameplay taking a leaf from the book of the stunning and bonkers-brilliant Sonic Colours.
We don’t need to tell you what a rough reputation Sonic’s clocked up in the past few years, yet thankfully this tarnished image is swiftly becoming redundant. Colours went a long way towards rectifying this, and Sonic Generations is a deliciously giddy trip through the hedgehog’s vast backstory, merging the new with the old in new and exciting ways.
So don’t be slow! Dust off those pointy red shoes and give them a polish! The blast from the past just got all the more intriguing, and it won’t be long before we’re all thrashing through leaves, grinding over vines and storming through ‘shrooms, undoubtedly to remixes of the classic Mushroom Hill Zone music.
Want in on the sprinting spinning spectacles the game offers, but lacking the sufficient hardware? Don’t forget, you can be in with a chance to win a 3DS cast in finery akin to the shoes of Sonic himself!