Sonic The Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis hasn’t aged well

Modern entries in the Sonic franchise aren’t the only titles in the series that are less than stellar - the first Sonic on the Sega Genesis, a game that helped define the 16-bit era of video games, pretty much sucks.

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pat_11_53132d ago

I still like the game, but only for nostalgic reasons. If I didn't have a childhood connection with it... well, I wouldn't touch it ever again.

Yi-Long3132d ago

I still love both Sonic 1 and 2, and they're still by far my favourite Sonic games.

I think they've aged splendidly. The design is just spot-on, love old 'fat' Sonic instead of long legs 'new' Sonic, and the gameplay and music is still fantastic.

bouzebbal3132d ago

Still looks stunning to me. The 16bits Sonic games aged very well!! almost no need for an HD version.

ChronoJoe3131d ago

I agree, they've aged really well in my opinion. They have a really crisp artstyle so they look somewhat akin to the games today that are retroinspired like Shovelknight and the like.

However the author is correct about the difficulty spiking in Marble Zone. I found that terribly frustrating as a kid, and it still is today.

miyamoto3131d ago

its timeless!
Sonic's design, game play mechanics, music, sfx, everything!

choujij3131d ago

Click-bait article. Sonic 1 employed one of the most pretty and colorful art-styles for it's time. The same goes for Super Mario World.

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crusf3132d ago

You were doing so well until the first comma...

3-4-53131d ago

uhh what is this person thinking ?

Sonic 2 and even 1 still play better and are more appealing and fun to play than 95% of sonic games that game after it.

The only games that seem to even come close to resembling the masterpiece's that were Sonic 1&2 are the Sonic Advance games.

Everything is too fast and practically plays the game for you.

tastas213132d ago

Sonic is the best. You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. You were probably like what, 2 when the game came out? Grow up.

pat_11_53132d ago

I think I was 3, maybe 4. I played it a lot when I was around 7 or 8. Regardless of my age, today, the game just hasn't stood the test of time.

Malphite3132d ago

I completely disagree. Actually I think it's one of the games that ages really well. I still play it from time to time.

tastas213132d ago

Whoever wrote this should be fired.

bouzebbal3131d ago

i will say Mario on SNES aged terribly bad compared to the high colored Sonic games.

Sonic 3

Super Mario World

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bouzebbal3131d ago

that's what i had in mind to write and the picture is called mario all star i dont know where World came from!
must be the fasting... nervermind!

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