Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog used to be king of the platforming castle, but the blue blur's long since fallen from grace. There have been some decent recent titles in SEGA's flagship series – the excellent Sonic Generations immediately springs to mind – but there's also been some trash. Perhaps the financially challenged firm needs to take the character back to basics, then – and what better way than reviving the original two-dimensional classics with an added layer of depth.

This amazing video demo by pipocaVFX shows how Green Hill Zone could look in 2.5D. It's not the first time that we've seen the anthropomorphised avatar appear in a game with this type of graphical style, but we reckon that the fusion of sprites with simple geometric shapes works well – even if the physics do still look funky. Would you play a game like this on the PlayStation 4? Spin dash into the comments section below.

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