Kyle of Insert-Disc takes a look at the first Sonic the Hedgehog game and how it does not hold up as well as its sequels.
"Sadly, Sonic the Hedgehog as a game does not hold up nearly as well as many of its sequels. If you go back to it now, you are unlikely to have any fun at all without powerful retro goggles. The game possesses many of the features we know and love today, but it is obvious they were still trying to figure some of them out. Running fast, despite being the game's main selling point, is only really possible in Green Hill Zone. The other zones move at infuriatingly slow paces, especially Marble Zone. You could say the game jumped the shark after the first zone."