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Sonic Origins Modes - Anniversary and Classic differences

Here we have outlined all the differences between the two main modes in Sonic Origins, Anniversary mode and Classic mode.
Sonic Origins Modes - Anniversary and Classic differences

This year, the celebration of the blue blur's birthday will feature the release of Sonic Origins, a collection of classic Sonic the Hedgehog games revamped for new and seasoned players alike. A feature of this new collection is the addition of two new modes available in each of the four games; Classic and Anniversary modes.

If you want to know more about these two modes and what they can offer you, then you're in the right place. Below we will be breaking down the differences between the Anniversary and Classic modes in Sonic Origins, and what you have to forward to when the game releases.

Sonic Origins Anniversary Mode and Classic Mode Differences

Sonic Origins Modes Anniversary and Classic differences Main two modes
There are two modes to play each in each of the four games of Sonic Origins. (Picture: SEGA)

Sonic Origins will feature four classic Sonic titles that players will be able to play and relive the origins (pun intended) of the blue speedster himself. Featuring Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, and finally Sonic CD.

Each of these games allows players to choose between Anniversary mode, or Classic mode, each with its own subtle differences in gameplay and visuals. Let's take a look at the main differences between these two modes.

Anniversary Mode

Sonic Anniversary mode
Sonic Origins Anniversary mode features updated graphics, a new screen resolution, and a new currency to collect. (Picture: SEGA)

Anniversary mode sees a remastered and improved graphical quality version of these four games, with a full 16:9 screen display, giving the veterans of the old games a fresh look at the classic Sonic levels. And allows new players to play with a resolution and graphical quality they're more accustomed to.

The gameplay has also been reworked and now implements an infinite number of lives that keeps the fun going no-stop. This collection will also feature the very first rendition of a wide-screen (16:9) version of Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles when playing in Anniversary mode.

Anniversary mode also sees the latest collectible currency in the adventures of Sonic, called Coins. If you're unfamiliar with the new Coins system in the game, check out our full guide on the Coins in Sonic Origins for more information.

Classic Mode

Sonic Origins Modes Anniversary and Classic differences Classic mode features new graphics
Sonic Origins Classic mode features revamped graphics and the classic gameplay of one life only. (Picture: SEGA)

Classic mode is for players who want a trip down memory lane or those who want to experience what the original Sonic games felt like. With a visual representation in a 4:3 screen display, but will still have the remastered visuals of the new Origins collection.

The gameplay will be in the classic game-over style, meaning that when players lose all their rigs and take a hit, it's game over, and you'll have to start again.

It is safe to say, we're excited to get our hands on this renewal of the classic Sonic games so many of us grew up on. And once again, begin our race through the pastures of Green Hill Zone and journey to defeat Dr. Eggman and bring peace to the earth.

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Featured image courtesy of SEGA.