The handheld gaming market has found a decline in recent years as the Switch continues to prop it up – many are moving to mobile gaming as the devices remove one of the barriers to entry – with the convenience of mobile devices it has also bridged a gap that would have to be filled in other ways too – emulators now run extremely smoothly on mobile devices giving fans an incentive to try them out, as well as changing trends as mobile betting and casual gaming has taken over – these betting sites aren’t registered within the UK and have quickly become the favorite amongst an audience that is changing – luckily, however, for handheld fans and Sega fans alike, there is something to look forward to.
With the release of the Sonic The Hedgehog movie heading to Blu-Ray and 4K, the publisher Sega will be marking the date with a sale on a number of titles – the sale is already live as of writing this and will run through until May 26th giving fans plenty of opportunity to pick up a deal, given the current global crisis there is of course the option that these sales may be extended as we have seen through other platforms, but there’s no need to take the risk when the deals are so good – the sales are;
- Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – $39.99 (was $59.99)
- Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – $5.99 (was $7.99)
- Sonic Forces – $9.99 (was $19.99)
- Sonic Mania – $9.99 (was $19.99)
- Team Sonic Racing – $19.99 (was $39.99)
There are so some similar deals that can be found on the eShop for the Nintendo 3DS if you haven’t yet changed to the Switch – for both fans and non fans alike these are some great deals to pick up during the sale – for the older games, there have been some improvements as the games have moved from their original Sega consoles to the modern Switch but the gameplay will remain largely unchanged, but for those looking for something a little newer can check out games such as Sonic Mania which was released in 2017 – it still follows the same classic gameplay blueprint that was present in the original games, but with some new elements and improvements. It has largely been regarded as one of the best Sonic titles of all time, and at such a low price point is definitely a steal.
With a recent trend of studios looking to push classic video game characters on to the big screen, there’s still a chance to see some other favourites move on to modern platforms in a reboot or rerelease style, for now however and especially at the vastly reduced price of many of the games, Sonic does serve as a great start – the Switch is also a perfect platform for them as they’ve been shown to perform extremely well.