Field Artwork Brawl: Sonic CD

Picture: Nintendo Life

Whats up of us and welcome to a different version of the Field Artwork Brawl!

As common, let’s check out final week’s version earlier than we begin with one other high-stakes brawl. We threw the NES traditional Punch Out!! within the ring to see which of the very distinct variants would come out on high. Surprisingly sufficient, it appears that evidently the overwhelming majority of you most popular the model with “Iron Mike” himself, Mike Tyson. Profitable with 57% of the votes, it beats the Gold Version with 29% and the Mr. Dream variant with 14%. Technique to go Mike!

This week, we’ll be trying on the Sonic CD for the Sega CD. Launched in 1993 as a deliberate enhanced port of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD is a curious entry within the franchise that felt somewhat messy at occasions, however was nonetheless properly acquired for its distinctive time journey characteristic and distinctive music.

We have got three distinct variants this week from North America, Europe and Japan, so it will be a good three-way brawl, simply the best way we prefer it! So sufficient discuss, let’s get on with the present.

Make sure to forged your vote within the ballot under; however first, let’s take a look at the field artwork designs themselves.

North America

Sonic CD-NA
Picture: SEGA

The North American model of Sonic CD is arguably loads busier than the opposite variants, that includes Sonic and Steel Sonic grabbing a time stone whereas a somewhat giant explosion lights up the background. We now have to confess, we like the truth that Sonic is simply smiling casually right here, regardless of the clear hazard he seems to be in. That is the best way to do it, Sonic!


Sonic CD - EU
Picture: SEGA

The European model is way less complicated and makes full use of the smaller house out there on the sport cowl. We see excessive close-ups of Sonic and Steel Sonic obvious menacingly at one another and… properly, that is about it! There is a bizarre, paint splattered background impact, however actually, the main target right here is on the 2 characters. It undoubtedly has an impression!


Sonic CD - Japan
Picture: SEGA

Lastly, the Japan model is an expanded model of what we noticed for the EU cowl. Sonic and Steel Sonic had been as soon as pitted towards one another on a pure black background, however this time we have got a cool, Sonic-themed border on the surface that is fairly cool! We just like the font design for the title itself right here, even when it is unreasonably squished.

Thanks for voting! See you subsequent time for one more spherical of Field Artwork Brawl.

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