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Sonic The Hedgehog on the SNES

This awesome demo of Sonic the Hedgehog works on a console it was never made for. But how does it play?

Digital Foundry did a breakdown of a Sonic the Hedgehog demo optimised for the SNES by TiagoSC.

Unlike today, pixel-for-pixel identical ports aren’t possible – SNES was a very different machine to Mega Drive/Genesis – so there are necessary differences, which makes the port all the more fascinating.

Stream the analysis video below and check out this forum post about the demo.