Project 06 (a.k.a. Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 Remake) is a very ambitious fan made project that aims the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog game in Unity.
The 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog game was far from a classic, but it had its good points and it had some great levels. It was let down by some less than stellar playable side characters, a dull story and an awful town wandering RPG style sections. Thankfully Project 06 is focusing on remaking the good parts of the game and currently has two full playable levels – Wave Ocean and Kingdom Valley.
Each level is perfectly recreated and the three playable characters (Sonic, Tails and Silver) all feel great. As in the original, Wave Ocean is a lot more fun to play but Kingdom Valley offers a satisfying challenge and both are packed full of secrets and shortcuts to find which can help you chase that elusive ‘S’ ranking.
As the original was an Xbox 360/PS3 game it was already a HD game, so the graphical update isn’t huge, but everything looks a little bit brighter and crisper and (as long as you’re playing on a good PC) the game moves at a remarkable pace. It’s a lot of fun and it’s nice to be reminded that Sonic 06 wasn’t an all bad game, it just had some (very) bad sections. Hopefully the devs continue to just remake the good levels and ignore the dross!