Sonic Labyrinth coming out on Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

Not wanting anyone to feel left out, Sega will be making the infamous Game Gear Sonic title, Sonic Labyrinth, available for purchase through the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console tomorrow, May 16th. Most would consider this to be the worst of all the several Sonic Game Gear offerings, and potentially one of the worst Sonic games ever made, due to a lack of ingenuity, poor controls and the complete removal of one of Sonic’s key characteristics, his speed.

I’m personally puzzled as to why Sega simply didn’t let the game to R.I.P. on the Game Gear after its initial poor reception and subsequent criticisms by fans every time they include Sonic Labyrinth in another compilation or set of unlockable ‘bonus’ games. I don’t believe that re-releasing this game in any territory will do anything good for Sega or the Sonic brand, but as far as I know, the game may very well be a cult classic back in Japan. Had an experience with this game in the past? Feel up to talking about it? Let us know down below!

[Source: Siliconera]

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  1. You know, the game gets some hate, but at least it stands out these days. There were a lot of derivative works based on the original Sonic the Hedgehog formula (and the GG saw its fair share between pts 1, 2, Chaos, Blast, etc.). This one I always had a soft spot for because it pretty much represents the only assets and ideas left over from that cancelled 32X 3D Sonic game that never did make it to production.

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