A new Sega Mega Drive game is coming out this week

Nearly 30 years on, the console that made Sonic The Hedgehog a star is back.

The Sega Mega drive in all its glory.
The original Sega Megadrive Accept no alternatives. Image Sega

A brand-new game is arriving on the Sega Mega Drive, nearly three decades on from the 16-bit console’s release.

Back when the console first debuted, Sonic the Hedgehog was all the rage and a worthy rival to Nintendo’s resident plumber, Super Mario.

The new addition to the Mega Drive takes a little inspiration from the blue hedgehog too.

Tanglewood is a side-scrolling platform game in the grand tradition of Sonic.

Players take control of a fox called Nymm as he traverses the tricky and occasionally treacherous terrain of Tanglewood. At night.

Developers Big Evil Corp designed the game, which was made possible by a Kickstarter fund that saw gamers pledge a whopping £54,000 to get Tanglewood made.

The game arrives this week and will be available to purchase on PC via Steam and, best of all, as an actual Sega Mega Drive cartridge.

Alas, at this point the game cartridge is only available to those who pledged funds towards the Kickstarter.

It’s a fully authentic Mega Drive experience though.

A programmer actually developed and programmed the game using the time-honoured traditions first applied to games on the console back in the 1990s.

The result is a good old fashion Sega Mega Drive button basher to rival the very best.

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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.