Sonic Origins Plus' Game Gear games seem to suffer from an audio issue

Might want to ditch the headphones for these

19 June 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 0

Sonic Origins Plus adds in a bunch of content you won’t find in Sonic Origins, including a slew of Game Gear games. Here’s the rundown for what you can expect.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)
  • Sonic Chaos (1993)
  • Sonic Spinball (1993)
  • Sonic Drift (1994)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (1994)
  • Sonic Drift 2 (1995)
  • Sonic Labyrinth (1995)
  • Tails Adventure (1995)
  • Sonic Blast (1996)

As we recently mentioned, Sonic Origins Plus doesn’t launch until June 23rd, 2023, but some people have already gotten their copies early, so they’ve been exploring the package in and out. That’s led them to playing some Game Gear games, and unfortunately it seems there’s a bit of an audio issue.

As you can see/hear in the tweet at the top of this post, the Game Gear games in Sonic Origins Plus seem to have some sort of strange audio echo. It’s not clear if SEGA did this on purpose to emulate stereo or it’s a mistake, but fans are unhappy either way.

Since Sonic Origins Plus isn’t available just yet, there could be a day-one patch to fix this problem. We’ll keep tabs on the situation and see if anything comes along to remedy the issue.

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