The 7 Best Sonic the Hedgehog Games: Racing through Time

Sonic the Hedgehog has a long and turbulent history in videogames, but which are the best games featuring the blue bur?

Rebel_Scum72d ago

Generations over Mania? Please… Generations doesnt have any new ideas in the levels/bosses.

Also a top 7 of Sonic games shouldn’t have any 3D crap and contain at least one of the 8-bit titles.

Sonic CD getting snubbed is weird. Number 1 is definitely interchangable between Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

Snookies1272d ago

Nothing wrong with putting Generations over Mania. Generations had a lot more to it. Mania was just a bit too short, despite how amazing it was. They're both top-tier Sonic games though.

Profchaos72d ago (Edited 72d ago )

I don't think mania was to short given 1,2,3, knuckles were between 1 and 3 hours long.

Mania was 5 hours roughly

However i say the originals feel more repayable because they are so short

Profchaos72d ago (Edited 72d ago )

The 8 bit games were pretty bad overall do you mean the 16 bit ones

Rebel_Scum72d ago

Nope. Sonic 1 & 2 on the master system were great. Dont confuse these with the game gear versions either.

Profchaos72d ago

Top 7 for me
7 cd
6 mania
5 Frontiers
4 sonic 3
3 sonic 1
2 sonic and knuckles
1 sonic 2

persona4chie72d ago

Sometimes I feel like the Sonic Advanced games just didn’t exist with how much it’s always forgotten 😭

Chocoburger71d ago

Even as a Sonic fan, I didn't really care for those games, and getting the Chaos Emeralds were freakin' horrible. Even with an emulator and save states, I didn't have the desire to try. I also didn't like most of the levels or bosses either. Unfortunately, DiMPs aren't good at making Sonic games.


PlayStation 4 Emulator RPCSX Can Now Run Sonic Mania At 45 FPS

RPCSX, the newly announced PS4 emulator made by the wonderful people behind RPCS3, was shown running Sonic Mania at a whopping 45 FPS.

Vits251d ago

Really cool, hopefully, they can advance with this emulator pretty quickly. Their work with the RPCS3 was amazing given how notoriously hard that console architecture is.

walken7250d ago

Correction: it runs the intro screen and then turns into a green mess. Still cool progress, but who approves this garbage with click-bait titles?

Profchaos250d ago (Edited 250d ago )

Interesting watching this advance it might take a few more years but the community will be very thankful in the end after all Sony may have given us full PS4 backwards compatibility in the ps5 but they still haven't given us 60 fps patches and modes for a number of popular games like bloodborne.
I can however see Sony taking a stance against this emulator unlike rpcs3 which was emulating the PS3 as the PS3 was off store shelves and many games had no legal purchase route given psn doesn't have then entire PS3 library available. PS4 is quite different

Abear21250d ago (Edited 250d ago )

Own this from PS Plus. How ironic people spend their precious time, hours of their life they will never get back, trying to get games to run on hardware it’s not intended to when they could easily play it another way. For free no less. Every day things get more odd.


Why the Separation Between Modern and Classic Sonic is a Double-Edged Sword

The divide between both iterations of Sonic is now reaching spin-off territory, and the way Sega is handling it is both a blessing and a curse.

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Sega Letting The Sonic Mania Team Move On Was A Huge Mistake

The next game from the team behind Sonic Mania was announced at this week's Nintendo Direct, and it looks just like what you would expect the Sonic Mania team to make without access to the Blue Blur.

Penny's Big Breakaway is a colorful 3D platformer starring a brand new mascot, a girl named Penny who wields a living yo-yo weapon. From the brief trailer, the game seems to have a lot of ideas and, given the critical and commercial success of Sonic Mania, it's a shame that the team is using those ideas in a game for Private Division instead of Sega.

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VincentVanBro297d ago (Edited 297d ago )

Uhhh the Sonic Mania team aren’t slaves. Let them work on a new IP and take a break from constant Sonic.

-Foxtrot297d ago

Constant Sonic? They only did Mania

They could have been secured to do a sequel after the success of Mania, hell outright buy them to do a Sonic game then maybe revive another old Sega Megadrive game or something, even something original after a while

Superstars looks alright but Mania helped Sonic get back out of a shitty place.

The fact is Sega could have something really good going on and they p***** it away.

FinalFantasyFanatic295d ago

I thought Sonic Generations was going to be a step in the right direction, but then we found out about all the downsides of that title. They really should have tried harder to hold onto the talent in the Sonic Mania team.

Yi-Long296d ago

As usual, Sega sadly doesn’t have a clue as to what they’re doing and what Sonic/Sega fans want from them …

A shame, cause Sonic Mania was the very best Sonic platformer since Sonic 2, and the best Sonic game since Sonic & Sega All-Stars Transformed, and I would have been infinitely more excited about a Sonic Mania 2, than I was about Sonic Frontiers, Team Sonic Racing, and they even managed to somehow botch up Sonic Generations … (!)

Sega could be doing soooo much better if they had a clue about what they’re doing.

Muadiib296d ago

Awful looking character, also, I'm sick of almost all western games having an ugly looking female protagonist. It's a super annoying trope that I hope bloody dies and soon.

FallenAngel1984295d ago

Wouldn’t be something when Penny's Big Breakaway blows away Balan’s Wonderworld?

The dedicated fans of Sonic making a better 3D platformer than the actual creators Sonic

Chocoburger295d ago

S-E had Balan rushed hard though, it clearly needed more time, and the executives didn't care. If it had reached it's full potential it certainly would have been a better game. How good? We'll never know.

Let's not put down developers who were crunching hard (and didn't want to even release the game) just to get something out the door.

FallenAngel1984295d ago

Even if they had more time the base game is still abysmal

Basing an entire 3D platformer on one button is a bad decision