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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
*[[Shadow the Hedgehog (lost build of unreleased Teen rated version of platformer; 2005)]]
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*[[Shadow the Hedgehog (lost Teen rated version of platformer; 2005)]]
 
*[[Sister Sonic (lost build of cancelled "Sonic the Hedgehog" localization of "Popful Mail" Sega CD side-scrolling platformer; 1993)]]
 
*[[Sister Sonic (lost build of cancelled "Sonic the Hedgehog" localization of "Popful Mail" Sega CD side-scrolling platformer; 1993)]]
 
*[[Sonic 3D Blast (found cassette demo tape of unused game soundtrack; 1996)]]
 
*[[Sonic 3D Blast (found cassette demo tape of unused game soundtrack; 1996)]]
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*[[Sonic X-Treme (found build of unreleased Sega Saturn video game; 1996)]]
 
*[[Sonic X-Treme (found build of unreleased Sega Saturn video game; 1996)]]
 
*[[Sonic-16 (lost build of unreleased Sega Genesis/Mega Drive game based on "Sonic the Hedgehog" animated TV series; 1993)]]
 
*[[Sonic-16 (lost build of unreleased Sega Genesis/Mega Drive game based on "Sonic the Hedgehog" animated TV series; 1993)]]
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*[[Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car (Spanish Dub) (lost Spanish dub of Sonic arcade game)]]
  
 
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Revision as of 05:34, 11 November 2021

Sonic DS.jpg

Screenshot of the tech demo.

Status: Lost

Upon the release of the Nintendo DS in 2004, SEGA was planning to release a Sonic the Hedgehog game for the new system. At E3 2004, they showed off a tech demo titled Sonic DS. It appeared to be a 3D platformer featuring the titular hedgehog. The level was largely flat, and the game was controlled by quickly moving the stylus to the left and right of the touchscreen, making Sonic run, running faster depending on the speed of the stylus. Touching the top of the touch screen caused Sonic to jump, provided any obstacles showed up.[1]

It is unknown if it was a mere tech demo or if SEGA actually intended to develop an entire game based on the concept, but nothing ever came of the demo. Sonic's first appearance on the Nintendo DS ended up being Sonic Rush, a 2D platformer.[2] The demo has never resurfaced, though a fake ROM was distributed via torrent.[3]

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Demo footage.
Gameplay.

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