Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Playing Sonic the Hedgehog for the First Time

The original Sonic the Hedgehog has been around for twenty years but I have only just played it for the first time a few weeks ago. Honestly I had not really played much Sonic so it felt new and fresh like it did for some in the 90's. I had purchased the game in Sonic Classic Collection for the DS because I wanted to prepare myself for Sonic Generations. I felt that I should not dive into this new game celebrating Sonic's  lineage without playing the original. What stood out to me was how different it was from other platformers, being that it feels unique and not generic in the slightest. Though personally I still don't think it is as good as Mario, Sonic's speed adds an interesting gameplay mechanic. After playing the game I plan on purchasing Sonic Generations for the 3DS this year. Also I really love the theme to the Green Hill Zone: 


  1. Sonic 1 and 2 are two of my favourite platformers ever. While I agree that Mario is better, Sonic in his prime was always a fun experience away from the Mushroom Kingdom.

    Blazing through levels and jumping carefully through platform sections, running through loops and more are some of my favourite Christmas morning memories. That and discovering the Green Switch Palace in Super Mario World will go down as two very fond Christmas memories.

    Nice theme choice!

  2. I love the sense of speed Sonic games give you. Though I really like the charm that Mario has and really all Nintendo games for that matter. This holiday season is really looking great for a Nintendo fan with Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and Skyward Sword along with the 3DS version of Sonic Generations. Which brings me back to why I recently played Sonic for the first time.