GIZORAMA - Sonic the Hedgehog’s history, top to bottom, has been at the top of the industry… and at the bottom. When Sonic rolled into neighborhoods on the Genesis, he did it with a reassuring smirk, a mechanic that legitimately got the best mascots in the business anxious and a world that would become (thanks in no small part to the countless covers displaying the level on the front of the games) synonymous with the Green Hill Zone. Sonic’s meteoric rise to fame is evident in his two popular cartoon series, his Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon and countless merchandise items that appeared at the time of his early rise to stardom. Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles would all go on to be contenders for best Genesis game. When the Genesis was relevant, no-one would have predicted that the sands of time could deliver anything other than more good news for our favorite hedgehog.
But that it did.