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16! Years and still going! Welcome to TESP!, The Emerald Star Post. Here we aim to give you all the stuff you were need for your Classic Sonic habit, and when we say Classic, we mean the Best of the Blue Furred Hedgehog himself, From his first game in 1991 to his last Cartoon show in 1999. Not only do we give you all this information on All his Games, Cartoons, Books & Comics, but we are collecting a database of information on all merchandise for him, from T-shirts and Jigsaws, to badges and Modern 'Retro' gear.
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I have added two new Removed features for Sonic CD and i was able to add the release dates for three Sonic games in the UK. why? I knew the Sonic Event day '3-in-1 day'. I got one of the TSB posters for it (and my sister has the other one.. i'm still trying to get it) It was a day in which three Sonic games where Release. Sonic CD, Sonic Chaos and Sonic Spinball, but now i know that day was 23rd November! So i could update that information ^_^ Isn't that nice?<br /><br />Oh, also added 2 new bits of Merchandise to the Merchandise section
Today, lets see now, Ladybird's Sonic Puzzle Book 1 is up, and it's complete... Including the pop-out pages, though the Robotnik puzzle would be a bit tricky if you want to print and do it..<br /><br />Also, I have uploaded the Japanese Manual for Sonic 2 for the Game Gear.
Friend SonKnuck has his Animated movie out now for all to enjoy, small downside is you have to watch it via YouTube but most of you guys like that so it's not problem ^_^ I'll be checking it out in a couple of days and I hope some (if not all of you) atlest Check out SonKnuck's site and see what you think of his stuff..<br /><br />You can access his site via the information in our Fan Projects Section, Or you can just go here: http://www.freewebtown.com/sonknuck/<br /><br />Oh and if i need to remind you guys, if any of you do a Sonic Fan project that meets our rules (Site Files-> Fan Projects to find our Rules), why not tell us about it!
<img border="0" align="Left" alt="" src="http://www.tesp.co.uk/cutenews/data/upimages/8922102x.jpg"> You have probably heard by now that the UK is going to get a new MegaDrive. Which is due for Release on the 24th of April, this is by the people that bought us the world's first handheld megadrive...or so they claimed.. We all know that was not true as the Sega Nomad came out about 10 years before that.<br /><br />Anyway, back to business.. This console features two controllers, 15-built in games ( many of which are the same as the handheld) and it can play MegaDrive and genesis cartridges from all regions.. or so they claim. Let's have a better look at it..<br /><br />We can't tell if that Cart slot is big enough for the Japanese games, so we can't stay if it can play all regions but there are other problems. It will probably send out data as NTSC so you will need a TV that can support NTSC.. a lot do these days but that is something to be careful of.<br /><br />It looks like you can unplug the controllers so you should be able to use your old Megadrive and related Controllers, so that should not be a problem. <br /><br />Will they be re-issuing MegaDrive games? <br />No. You have to buy them second hand.. Or use your own old ones.. But if you have a good collection, you probably already have a MegaDrive making this console a bit pointless.. <br /><br />It looks like your mega-CD (mk1 or mk2) will not work on this console so Don't try to plug it in, nor will your Master System power base as i doubt they have including all the Master System parts from the original. <br />If this is the case(and i believe it will be) there will most likely be problems playing some of the games as the Master System parts were used for a couple of reasons. <br /><br />Could you use a 32X? <br />not sure.. we will have to wait and see.<br /><br />This system is meant to be perfect for home retro gamers as the company say they are working for the retro gaming fans! <br />Is this the case? <br />This would not seam to be the case. This console comes with a £39 price tag, which would put it out of my 'worth it' range and you can probably would find a better Mk1 or Mk2 (maybe even the rarer Mk3) MegaDrives which would be better for half the price. (and with a much better design i may add)<br /><br />Another sign that this company doesn't seam to be a big fan of retro gamers is that lack of tec specs. We don't know if this is the basic Sound system of the Mk1 or the improved (but missing Headphone Jack) of the Mk2. As said before, it comes with only 15 games, where as the handheld (which comes at a cheaper price, but still too much for my liking) had 20 and they are far from being the best the MegaDrive had to offer. The only Sonic Game this time is Sonic and Knuckles.<br /><br />All in all, if you are a young kid without any of the New console MegaDrive Collections, well, this probably still isn't worth it. As those collections often come with more games for less (the PS3 and X-box versions come with 40 games which include what is here for only £25). If you want to bring back the old days and live in the world of us classic Gamers, then you are probably going to have better fun getting an old MegaDrive, they aren't hard to find. <br /><br />This console is trying to get the same success the cheaper reissue Plug-in-play Megadrives, the Genesis Mk3 and the 2000 reissue Game-Gear got. (at lest the game-gear reissued a bunch of Carts.)
This Saturday on Pop, you can watch Sonic Underground from 6am to 12pm. That's 12 episodes back-to-back of SU!<br /><br />Pop! is an english Satilight channel on channel 616. They also have "Tiny Pop' (for younger kids.. and often me ^_^), 'Pop Girl' for girls, and 'Kix!' for boys (this often shows Sonic these days).
To be Fairly Brief, TSW is a fan series based party on 'Sonic the Hedgehog' (SatAM) Animated series but mostly creating a whole new world. The Stories are told via Animated Episodes and Audio Stories, with the odd Comic and such like.<br /><br />You can view and start enjoying TSW via a number of means, either the banner, on the front news page, Via the far right menu 'TSW Series', or via it's direct site address of http://TSW.TESP.co.uk<br /><br />We aren't as good as big time companies but you need to remember, that at the ultimate heart of TSW, is me. One person doing all the writing, production, editing etc. Help is wanted (but mostly as Voices for animation and audios). There are alot of Sonic fan projects which aren't as good as TSW, and they do a lot better then we do. We try our best. All the help is the best.<br /><br />We are currently working on a few audio stories and animated episodes but these take time and we all have other things in life to do. So if you can help by just lending your voice, all you need is a mic (which is fairly cheap) and a computer. You don't even really need to be an amazing actor as we are only a free fan project, though the better you are, the better for the team ^_^
I've added screenshots that were missing for the Saturn version of Sonic 3D. I don't know why it took sooo long.. i should have the PC one images soon (it's only a different special stage as far as the basics go.. but Sonic 3D PC version is better graphics then the MegaDrive version (many of the Saturn Improvements) But they downgrade the special stage to a mix between MegaDrive and Saturn version, also remove some of the nice effects from the Saturn version (like bridges movement etc)... Oh well.
Going with yesterdays small update, I have gotten a better image for on of the Sonic CD removed Features, improved the description for the Amy in Palmtree Panic bit, and added another removed feature.<br /><br />Edit:<br />I have also added the oringal title screen for G Sonic (Sonic Blast), and a mock up cover for Sonic X-treme which was shown in a old Advert before the game was canned.
A Couple of bits of news. 1, i have added a removed bit from Sonic CD.<br /><br />Also, I have closed the last poll now, with a surprising 21 votes (though, for some reason, 2 seam to be kinda 'lost'. The results are very intresting and show that most people (11 out of 21/19) either don't bother with TSW or just don't know what it is. 8 people like it (5 love it, 3 think it's okay). Not sure what happened about them 2 missing votes... oh well. But that is fairly intresting isn't it? The results are being fully looked at and we will still what can be done with the information gathered and a new poll will be up.. probebly sometime in april ^_^
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