Posts Tagged ‘Sega Mega-Drive’

As you may already know by now I’m a huge fan of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. While I’m mixed on a lot of his recent titles and even admit to having a fairly different taste on some of the Sonic games I think we can all agree that his glory days were those on the good old SEGA Megadrive. So I’m going to look at all of the Sonic titles to grace the Megadrive and rank them from Worst to Best.

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Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and I am here to give you a review.

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Ever since I met Doug Walker (a.k.a Nostalgia Critic) at Alcon 2013, I wanted to review something in his honour and what better way to do that than look at something that he’s looked at. Like Doug Walker, I am a really big Simpsons fan. I already own Seasons 2-8 on DVD and it is one of my all-time favourite shows with its great comedy writing and witty social commentary. I’ve never played any games based on the Simpsons though until this review. Now even though Doug has technically thrashed the game, I’m going to look into it with a little more detail. Is this game really as bad as Doug made it out to be?

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Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and it is time to wrap up the Sonic the Hedgehog marathon.

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Some of you may be wondering why I split this review into two parts. Six months after Sonic the Hedgehog was released, a game called Sonic and Knuckles was released which is probably one of the bulkiest game cartridges you will ever see. What you may not know is that Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles was meant to be one game which contained the biggest Sonic adventure at the time, but there was problems in the development process such as time constraints so the game was sliced in half. That is why I split this review into two parts. I wanted to review Sonic 3 in its purest form. So without further delay, let’s review the second half of Sonic 3, Sonic and Knuckles.

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Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and welcome back to the Sonic the Hedgehog marathon.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was a massive success on the Sega Mega-Drive. It sold over six million copies and it is known to be the best selling game ever on the Sega Mega-Drive. In 1994, Sega released a sequel called Sonic the Hedgehog 3 for the Sega Mega-Drive after realizing that releasing Sonic CD for the Sega CD was a bad idea. Now before I continue on, I am pointing out right now that I will be breaking this review into two parts for reasons you probably know already. For those of you who don’t know, I will explain in Part 2. Many of you may disagree with this but shove it. My review section, my rules! So without any further delay, let’s see if Sonic 3 manages to improve upon the gameplay standards that Sonic 2 introduced.

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Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and welcome back to the Sonic the Hedgehog marathon.

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If you recall from my last review, I stated that ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ was being developed in America while there was another Sonic title being made for one of the add-ons to the Sega Mega-Drive called the Sega CD. Many of you may already know what the Sega CD is but if you don’t, watch the Angry Video Game Nerd’s review of it. The game I will be talking about today is a game that was actually playable on the Sega CD called ‘Sonic CD’, which was released in 1993. However I won’t be reviewing the original Sonic CD because I don’t own a Sega CD (for obvious reasons). Instead I will be looking at both the Gamecube version that was released for the Sonic Gems Collection and then I will briefly talk about the version that was released for Xbox Live and Playstation Network in 2011.

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Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and welcome back to the Sonic the Hedgehog marathon.

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ on the ‘Sega Mega-Drive’ was a massive success. Naturally when something is great, the crowd demands a sequel for said game. In 1992, the American corporation of Sega released ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ for the ‘Sega Mega-Drive’. For those of you who don’t know, this game was actually developed in America while ‘Sonic CD’ was being developed in Japan. Now I didn’t get into this game until a few years ago. In my ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ review, I stated that ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ was the very first Sonic game I ever played. It was not the first Sonic game I owned. My Gran had a ‘Sega Mega-Drive’ at her house and my cousins and I would play ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and ‘Golden Axe 2’ all day. The first Sonic game I owned was actually ‘Sonic Heroes’, but that’s for another time. Does this game manage to expand upon what worked in the first game and make it better? Does it hold up to today’s standards? This is my review of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ for the ‘Sega Mega-Drive.’

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Greetings mortals, I am DracoJames102 and welcome to the Sonic the Hedgehog Marathon!

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I love Sonic the Hedgehog. Not only is it one of my all-time favourite video game franchises, but Sonic is one of my favourite video game characters period. His games are not only really fun to play, but his positive personality inspires confidence for not only me but for other people too, such as many of the people in the Spectrum Youth club I work for. Everyone in the club and this website loves Sonic the Hedgehog and I am going to give it the proper treatment by looking at most of the mainstream titles in a row. For this marathon, I will be looking at all of the mainstream classic ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ games in the series, where it all started. So with that said, let’s get on with it and move on to the one that started it all. This is my review of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ for the ‘Sega Mega-Drive’.

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