I'm going Super Sonic this week for the 30th Rocket Hideout article as
I dabble with a couple of the lesser known Sonic the Hedgehog video
games in Sonic Games Galore!
This article was a lot of fun to write, since I got to kick back and
play through a few rounds of gaming with my favourite video game
character of all time, Sonic. Now granted, a lot of people HAVE heard
of the games that are featured in the article- but hey, it's not like
they're Sonic the Hedgehog, or even Sonic the Hedgehog 2, you know?
With that in mind, I figured it was a topic worth talking about.
It has to be said, though; perhaps my favourite Sonic the Hedgehog game
ever is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (even though it does have stiff
competition from Sonic Adventure and Sonic Generations.) I always loved
Sonic the Hedgehog a whole lot, but I always thought Sonic 2 to be
better. I always thought it was better based on the fact it seemed
faster and Sonic was able to do that cool move the super spin attack.
In Sonic 1, Sonic was able to do a spin attack, but you needed a lot of
momentum on your side to execute it well. In Sonic 2, though, you're
able to build the momentum from a still start by pressing down, then
bashing the shit out of that action button to get Sonic to spin and
spin to build up some momentum to tear through some bad guys. Absolute
Let's not forget the special zone bonus stages, either. What's more fun
than playing those with a friend? Get as many rings as you can to get
the Chaos Emerald at the end. Just make sure you don't run into those
bombs! One more thing that makes Sonic 2 so great- The Chemical Plant
Zone. 'Nuff said.
As good as Nintendo's Super Mario World was (and it was always good to
me) Mario just couldn't touch Sonic the Hedgehog 2. With that in mind,
enjoy the article, and I'll see you soon!