Mine's the jungle one on SA2, it's everything a Sonic level should be! I always feel dizzy after playing it.
I've got great memories of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, I used to work in a game store called Just Micro here in Sheffield, we got a delivery containing some of the first copies from Japan. I remember tearing the box open and switching on the MD... WOW!
I also reckon I was the first in the country to find the level select cheat, in those days I had a rep for that sort of thing.
Sonic the Hedgehog was probably one of the main reasons the Genesis sold so well when the put Sonic in as a pack in game. This game was the first one I ever played and actually finished on the Genesis. My favorite level of the Sonic series on genesis was in Sonic 2, the Metropolis zone, the music was especially good.
iceman2k you posted this game because you know its a perfect game and there is no way i can post something bad about it, and you know what johnd has gone soft on you, its a f**king ok game :| thats about as much as you will get from me Â
From JohnD's avatar, he is clearly consciously attempting to get a name for himself as a bit of a grouchy character. Maybe if we pay less attention he'll knock it off.
Personal favourite level: Casino Night (for the music and it playing kind of differently to the others). Also the casino with the Nights pinball in Sonic Adventure is cool.
I can't really think of a game that has a concept of gaining and losing energy as good as the rings in Sonic. Collecting them and then trying to get them back when you get hit is pretty novel in platformers, I think.
It's the game that got me from collecting but not really playing much, to spending hours on one game again, something I hadn't done since Colecovision, Vectrex, C64 or MSX days. You can realy put it into this formula;
Sonic=Sega. Sega=Sonic. What more can or needs to be said?
To put it simply: Sonic was strong in every thing I didn't like about Mario. Speed was awesome and I enjoyed the rings system and power-ups. Plus Robotnik always made for cool bosses. Sonic is the definition of a good platformer.
Sonic was a great game!!! My first time through towards the end of the game underwater i drowned.. but i jumped and got the bubble and lived it was so great at the time. To this day i still have my sonic 2 poster hanging on the wall