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Retro Gaming: Sonic Comes to Commodore 64 for Christmas

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The classic platformer released in 1991 Sonic the Hedgehog was successfully used by 8 bit game console Sega Master System ported to the legendary Commodore 64 home computer. All of the game’s codebase was manually adapted to the C64 chip. A small memory expansion is required.

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As the editorial team learned from community member “MR2”, who has excellent connections on the C64 and the retro scene, the popular platformer Sonic the Hedgehog has been successfully ported to Commodore 64. It will be released as a gift for download. free at Christmas.

Sonic the Hedgehog on the Commodore 64
Sonic the Hedgehog on the Commodore 64
Sonic the Hedgehog on the Commodore 64
Sonic the Hedgehog on Commodore 64 (Image: Forum64)

In order to reproduce the old Sega flagship title on the home computer system, which was released in August 1982, a memory expansion with 256 kilobytes of RAM is first required. The Commodore 64 known as the “bread box” typically only has 64 kilobytes of RAM.

The memory is expanded by the so-called RAM Expansion Unit (REU), which is available with 128 to 512 kilobytes. the C64-Wiki provides more information on this.

Equipped accordingly, the C64 port runs on the following systems and emulators:

  • Commodore 64 with memory expansion (+ 256 kilobytes)
  • Commodore 128 with memory expansion (+ 256 kilobytes)
  • VICE (“Versatile Commodore Emulator”)
  • Turbo chameleon
  • 1541U I / II / II +
  • TheC64
  • U64

The author of the C64 port provides more information in an article. in the forum64.

The editorial team would like to thank the community member “MR2” who is responsible for the basic information needed.

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