Guide: Playing Sonic 1 and 2 Mobile Versions on PC

Sonic games have been available on PC for a while now, with SEGA releasing older ports of the original Genesis games as well as newer titles like Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces on Steam. However, there are specific ports of Sonic 1 and 2 on mobile that offer better resolution, additional features, and the ability to play as Knuckles. Unfortunately, these versions are only available on mobile and PC only has the original ports. But now, you can play the mobile versions of Sonic 1 and 2 on PC, and here’s how to do it. These games are considered timeless classics, and people continue to enjoy them for a reason. Sonic Mania, developed in the style of the first three titles, performed exceptionally well compared to SEGA’s other releases.

To play the mobile versions of Sonic 1 and 2 on PC, you can use RSDKv4, a tool created by Rubberduckycooly. Follow the steps below to configure it:

1. First, you need to obtain the APK files for both Sonic 1 and Sonic 2. You can download them from the PlayStore or websites like APKPure. They are also available for purchase on Amazon. Here are the links for convenience:

– Sonic 1 (Android, Via Google Play): [PlayStore link] – Sonic 2 (Android, Via Google Play): [PlayStore link] – Sonic 1 (Android, Via Amazon): [Amazon link] – Sonic 2 (Android, Via Amazon): [Amazon link]

2. In Windows, make sure that the “Hide extensions for known file types” option is unchecked in your folder options. To do this, go to View Options > Folder Options.

3. Now, visit the following link and download “win_x64” from Github.

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4. Extract the win_x64 file using 7zip or Winrar.

5. Right-click on the Sonic APK file and rename the file extension from .apk to .zip.

6. Extract the newly renamed Sonic 1 zip file and open the folder.

7. In the folder, navigate to the Assets folder and copy the Data.rsdk.xml file.

8. Paste the copied file into the win_x64 folder.

9. Rename the Data.rsdk.xml file in the win_x64 folder to Data.rsdk.

10. Once you’ve completed these steps, the win_x64 folder should look like this.

11. Launch RSDKv4_64.exe, and the game should run normally. Click on START GAME, choose a save file, and that’s it!

12. You can press F4 to play the game in full-screen mode.

Repeat the same steps for Sonic 2 and enjoy playing it as well. All credit for this method goes to Rubberduckycooly. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.

Updated at 12:25 - 31/07/2023
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