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SegaCD Sonic the Hedgehog CD (JPN/USA) in 17:27.65 by nitsuja.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-08-30)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 152.15 MB, length: 22:00)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 152.88 MB, length: 22:00)
Mirror www.archive.org
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Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #2067 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1148 (18:04.75)
Rating: 7.8 (25 votes)
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Sonic the Hedgehog CD was developed to showcase a new Genesis/Mega Drive peripheral, the Sega CD. Likewise, this movie is the first of its kind on TASVideos and showcases the newly updated Gens emulator that allows for making stable movies of Sega CD games.

The game is markedly different than other Sonic games; aside from "improved" graphics and sounds, each level has 2 to 4 alternate versions that correspond to different time periods. Sonic can move between them to affect the gameplay and ending.

This run is approximately 37 seconds faster than upthorn and nitsuja's previous run thanks to various optimization and minor route changes. For more information on the improvements, the BIOS files used and a run for the Japanese version of the game, please read the author's submission notes.

There are two video encode files, the first recorded with the Japanese region music and the second with the American region music.

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