Sonic 1 gains Sonic Mania’s Drop Dash in upcoming Nintendo Switch port

Look for it under the ‘Sega Ages’ banner

How do you sweeten the deal for yet another Sonic the Hedgehog port in a post-Sonic Mania world? Why, do a little borrowing! Sega is bringing Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog and Sega Ages: Thunder Force IV to Nintendo Switch next month with optional bonus features and modes.

In the case of Sonic, you’ll have access to the Spin Dash and Drop Dash moves; the time-attack Mega Play version; Ring Keep Mode in which you always start with 10 rings; and Challenge Mode, a score-attack mode where players compete for the fastest clear time on good old Green Hill Zone Act 1.

Meanwhile, the scrolling shooter Thunder Force IV will have extras like Kids Mode (you won’t lose your weapon if you mess up) and Styx Mode (you play as Fire LEO-03 from Thunder Force III).

These first two Sega Ages re-releases are set for August in Japan at 925 yen a piece.

[Via Gematsu]

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