Ouya: Sonic 4 Episode 1 & 2 now available, Sonic CD “soon”

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Sega has unexpectedly released Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 &2 on the Ouya Store, complete with a free trial offer.  Both episodes are priced at $7 on Discover, Ouya’s store, and as per the Android-based micro-console’s policies, they give you a chance to play the game with free to play levels.  This will be a pretty interesting release for the Ouya, for a system that has been plagued with bug-ridden indie games that clearly weren’t finished, it will be nice to get another good game.

Here’s the official features list, direct from Sega’s blog:

  • EXCLUSIVE OUYA FREE TO TRY
    Download Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I and play through the first level, Splash Hill Zone, for free. Download Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II and play through the first two levels, A New Frontier and Snow Blind Wonderland, for free.
  • NEW MOVES
    All of Sonic’s classic moves are available, including the newer Homing Attack which will add a new level of control and excitement.
  • CLASSIC SONIC STAGES
    Race through 4 unique zones containing 4 acts each as well as 7 special stages.
  • SPECIAL STAGES RETURN
    A staple of the Genesis-era games, the special stages return allowing fans to collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds and unlock Super Sonic.
  • REVAMPED CLASSIC BOSS BATTLES
    Dr. Eggman returns with new and improved mechas and will go berserk when he accumulates damage.