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This issue takes place in the past of the .
Post-Super Genesis Wave Timeline (before Sonic the Hedgehog #252 and Worlds Collide), and between the games Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic the Hedgehog 4
Sonic: Mega Drive- The Next Level is the second one-shot comic book special created in celebration of the Sonic franchise's 25th anniversary. It is a sequel to Sonic: Mega Drive.
Cameos and References
The cover art is an homage to the original Japanese boxarts of the first three Sonic the Hedgehog video games.
The cover art is also an homage to Sonic and Metal Sonic's iconic race in the game Sonic CD.
The comics title, as well as the name of Eggman's new weapon in the story, are in reference to the Sega Genesis console's original Japanese name, the Sega Megadrive.
The subtitle is an homage to SEGA's tagline in their US advertisements in the 90's.