3/03/2014

HBM's Top Ten Sonic Games

So, a little while ago, I did a Top Ten of my favorite Mario games. Now I'm doing that for Sonic. Pretty self-explanatory.

#10: Sonic Battle (GBA)


Have you ever wanted a game where you can make Sonic characters beat the living shit out of each other? Well, there's Sonic the Fighters, but if you want a good Sonic fighting game, there's Sonic Battle. Some of the best graphics on the GBA, really tight controls, and even a customizable character to use! This game is alright.

#9: Shadow the Hedgehog (GCN/PS2)


Like I've said before, this game gets an unfair amount of flak. Though it could just be my fanboy-ism of Shadow speaking, I have a lot of fun with this game, and experimenting with all the possible paths. Just, don't get in the vehicles. Ever.

#8: Sonic Adventure (DC/GCN)


Sonic Adventure is probably one of the campiest games ever. It has goofy animation, bad voice acting, and merely okay controls. However, it's also the game that brought the Blue Blur to 3D, and it did so in an awesome way.

#7: Sonic Lost World (Wii U/3DS)


Sonic Lost World is a fairly good game. It can be quite annoying at times, but still, it keeps up the series tradition of awesome music and fun bosses.

#6: Sonic Colors (Wii/DS)


Sonic Colors was the spark the Sonic series needed after Sonic 06 and Unleashed. It gave us much improved gameplay, while retaining what made us fall in love with the series: speed.

#5: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Genesis)


Sonic 2 took what Sonic 1 had, and amplified it. It's faster, has better music, allows the ability to Spin Dash, and added Tails, thus giving both assistance, and a co-op mechanic (or you can let Tails be the enemy's bitch, either way).

#4: Sonic CD (Sega CD/PC)


The Sega CD was one of Sega's many failures that signaled Sega's decline into Third-Party territory. But if there's one good thing to come from the Sega CD, it's Sonic CD. It had the only actually watchable FMVs on the system, and really damn good gameplay, involving time travel.

#3: Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Sega Genesis)


When Sega was developing Sonic 3, the game turned out to be too big for one cartridge. But rather than simply remove a bunch of the content in the game, they split it into two games, Sonic 3, and Sonic & Knuckles. However, there was something special about the Sonic & Knuckles cartridge: it could lock-on to another cartridge, and when locked onto Sonic 3, made the full game, Sonic 3 & Knuckles. It was Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, combined, let you play as Knuckles, and carried over your Chaos Emeralds from Sonic 3 to S&K. It was the best Sonic experience... at the time.

#2: Sonic Generations (PS3/XBox360/PC/3DS)


Sonic Generations is a combination of the most popular levels in Sonic history. And that's pretty cool. It  has sick remixed music, awesome boss battles, and is just dang amazing.

#1: Sonic Adventure 2 (DC/GCN)


I don't care who you are, how cynical you are,  your opinions on game design, etc. You cannot tell me that Sonic Adventure 2 isn't the best Sonic game and mean it. It has the best gameplay, the best power-ups, Chao Garden, it's just a giant grand adventure.
And also my entire childhood was spent on this game, so nostalgia.

So that's my Top Ten Sonic games. Yeah.

HBM, signing out.

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