xander wrote:Well, Sonic the Hedgehog was the first video game I ever owned (and the first video game that I ever played that was not composed entirely of ASCII chars), so it holds a special place in my heart.
Yea, I'm the same with the early Mario titles. They were pretty much the first and only games I played and owned. It wasn't for a few years after playing Mario that I played Sonic and I think that was on the Master System.
Looks like Ninteno's and Sega's marketing campaigns worked.
xander wrote:It doesn't suffer from the insane number of characters that later games suffer from, adds the spin dash and Super Sonic
I read an article in last months Edge magazine about the new Sonic title. Things don't sound too promising for that either. You can play it through too a certain degree with each of the three characters; Sonic, Knuckles and Silver. Each of characters levels and gameplay are different based on their abilities. Which would make it seem to be fairly interesting but the reviewer obviously didn't think so. Silver's gameplay is apparently very scripted and boring.
xander wrote:If you happen to have a Sonic II and a Sonic and Knuckles cartridge lying around (or the Sonic Mega Collection+ for PS2 -- that was the other reason to buy a PS2 -- my Genesis died), you can play Sonic II through as Knuckles. Most of the levels are quite easy, because he has abilities that were not taken into account when the levels were designed. However, he also cannot jump as high as Sonic or Tails, which makes the final boss a bitch and a half. Honestly, defeating that boss with Knuckles is one of the harder video game challenges out there, IMNSHO.
Never knew you could play as Knuckles in the second one and I don't think I even completed it. I did at least know you could control Tails.