One of my favourite birthday memories as a kid was the birthday I got Sonic CD
. Sounds sad, I know, but as a 7 or 8 year old it was the most important thing in my life at the time.
Before the days of unboxing videos on YouTube, my parents did a great job with boxing up my Sonic CD. Itís all I wanted for my birthday so I shredded through all the obvious CD-sized items to find itÖ Looking depressed but trying to be grateful to my parents by putting on a weak smile, I had one giant box left to open. Iím sure you get where Iím going with this. I really was an ungrateful shit as didnít care whatever it was, but when I got to the bottom and found Sonic CD I was ecstatic Öand probably foaming at the mouth a little.
Anyway, I love Sonic CD
. Not just for the unboxing magic, but it is actually a fantastic game. One of my favourite Sonic games by far. This was a quick sketch for the Sega Blogís competition. Iím assuming I didnít win (shame), so Iím posting it up anyway.
Itís Sonic mid-dimension as he moves between the time zones. I remember thinking that whole idea and the effect for the transition was really strong. But not as strong as the awesome special stages Ė Those were simply brilliant