Rumour: Shelved Sonic game footage turns up

Sunday, 1st May 2011 23:32 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Footage of what is claimed to be a shelved Sonic prototype has turned up. It’s compellingly awful.

CVG turned up the video on YouTube; see it yourself below.

The level was purportedly unearthed from the depths of an Xbox development kit, or possibly a debug console.

Apparently called Sonic the Hedgehog Extreme, the game looks a little similar to Riders, or to Sonic 2′s into-the-screen special stages. Shadow makes an appearance, and there’s a mission mode and battles.

The YouTube denizen responsible appears to exist solely to share footage form the game, all via off-screen shaky cam. Take it with a pinch of salt. Still, interesting stuff.



  1. Alakratt

    What is the point of having a super sonic speed character if you’re not gonna..i dunno, use its super sonic speed!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. xino

    what is this?

    funny how one of the tracks from Sonic Adventure 2 was playing in the background, track for Knuckles.

    feels more like a Sonic Adventure 2 modded.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Brenna Hillier

    It does, doesn’t it. Keep shaking that salt on.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    Holy crap, someone at Sega actually stopped, thought for a minute and decided “shit, we’ve milked it too far now”. Of course they then went on to produce Sonic Riders, so that person must’ve got sacked.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. kupocake

    Cancelled Sonic game with ‘Extreme’ in the title? SEGA really does have a blind spot for its own history.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Robo_1

    Cancelled eh, they do have some shame then?

    #6 4 years ago

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