Last Updated on September 5, 2023
It’s hard work being a Sonic the Hedgehog fan. For every iconic entry into the franchise, there’s a stinker like the infamous Sonic 2006. Mainline Sonic games have been pretty decent over the last few years, but it wasn’t always like that. For the longest time, if you wanted to play a Sonic game that captured the feeling of the originals, you had to rely on homebrew.
As it turns out, fans have become very good at recreating the magic of classic Sonic games, and few do it as well as Sonic Triple Trouble 16-Bit. With the most recent update, Amy is now a playable character in ‘Freeplay’ mode along with several different ‘Movesets’ that subtly alter her abilities.
If you’ve yet to try out Sonic Triple Trouble 16-Bit, It’s a homebrew Sonic game that nails the feel of the iconic Genesis/Megadrive titles. I’ve played many fan-made Sonic titles, and it’s not a ‘hot take’ to suggest that they vary massively in quality. Sonic Triple Trouble 16-Bit is exceptionally well made and introduces many new mechanics while staying true to the original formula. This probably sounds like an advert, but if you enjoy Sonic and are open to trying homebrew games, you can do much worse than this one.
Sonic Triple Trouble 16-Bit started life as a project to bring Sonic Triple Trouble from the Game Gear to life on the Genesis/Mega Drive. According to developer Noah N. Copeland, they quickly realized it wasn’t nearly as easy as it sounds. The finished product is more of a ‘reimagining’ of the Game Gear title and features like the inclusion of Amy elevate the title into something quite special.
If you want to try Sonic Triple Trouble 16-Bit, you can download it from Gamejolt. It’s a full game, so you don’t need an emulator to play, and it’s completely free.
Anthony is a freelance writer and has worked in the industry for three years. He’s furiously competitive and is always looking for the next big multiplayer hit. Anthony is a passionate PS1 collector and firmly believes in playing games in his collection rather than letting them collect dust on a shelf. He is also passionate about speedrunning and always looks forward to the next GDQ and ESA events.