Even the most die-hard Sonic fans may have a blind-spot when it comes to the blue blur’s Game Gear adventures. While technically impressive in their own right, the constraints in terms of resolution and speed mean they play very differently compared to their 16-bit counterparts.
Sonic Triple Trouble was one of the most ambitious games for the system, letting you play as Sonic or Tails through stages more reminiscent of the sprawling Genesis games. It also features Knuckles as an antagonistic figure and introduces the minor character Nack the Weasel.
Of course it’s still held back by the platform, but that’s where fan game creator Noah Copeland comes in. He’s seeking to remake the game for PC in the style of the Genesis games, thanks to the engine created for another fan game – Sonic Time Twisted. Check out the trailer to see the leap forward:
If you’re worried about the game potentially being DMCA’d don’t be, as Sega has generally been supportive of fan efforts, with the development team of Sonic Mania even being composed of former fan game creators.
You can keep an eye on Sonic Triple Trouble 16-Bit’s development on the remake’s GameJolt page.