Retro Corner: Sonic & Knuckles

Last year, Sega surprised gamers when it announced that the next entry in the Sonic series was not only to be downloadable, but episodic, charging gamers £10 / $15 a pop to play the long-awaited side-scrolling return of the blue hedgehog. It was a divisive move, especially since previous games were short enough to be finished comfortably in an afternoon, but one that didn't stop gamers buying the first available instalment of Sonic 4 in their droves.

However, it wasn't the first time Sega had attempted this release strategy.

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