Sonic Origins may have collected the Blue Blur's initial SEGA Genesis outings, but there are plenty of other classic Sonic games out there. One of which is Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, a 1994 title for the SEGA Game Gear, which was included in a handful of compilations and on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2012. Triple Trouble featured the first appearance of Nack the Weasel, and had boss fights with Knuckles and Metal Sonic. Though it was received moderately at best at the time of its release, the game has a cult following among Sonic fans.
Which was how Noah Copeland's 16-bit remake of Sonic Triple Trouble came to be. Originally announced as a fan project five years ago, Copeland wanted to take the base of a game "limited by the Game Gear" and flesh it out. Along the way, he recruited artists, and even began remaking and remixing the original tracks in CD quality. Now, his efforts are finally complete, resulting in the release of the game on GameJolt.
The Triple Trouble fan remake isn't a 1:1 re-creation of the title, rather it adds small visual details and gameplay changes, ranging from being able to switch between Sonic and Tails on the fly, having a playable Super Sonic, or even animating in Tails' fear of lightning from the Sonic OVA.
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