Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley made the kick-ass remastered version of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic CD and most recently, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. They added in native widescreen support and even revived a lost zone for Sonic 2. The games are playable on iOS and Android devices and have been on sale many times on Amazon’s appstore as well. They’re all incredibly fun to play and sideload easily on an OUYA (as only Sonic CD is on there officially) and also work well on an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.
Now, they’ve teamed up to create a prototype version of Sonic 3 because they would like to complete the franchise’s side-scrolling 16-bit incarnations. They’ve pitched it to Sega, but were turned down — so they’ve created a petition to help convince Sega to turn this prototype into a fully-released game that players can not only enjoy, but that Sega can make money with across a wide variety of mobile platforms.
If the entire series is completed, they can even do an app bundle at a slight break to earn money off of it in yet another way. If you would like to see Sonic 3 get a definitive edition on mobile devices, then sign the petition. There’s no guarantee of anything, but hopefully it winds up being made, because these remastered editions have become my new favorite way to enjoy 16-bit classics.