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Top 10: Sonic and Knuckles
Posted by Swifto
Posted on 25 November, 2012 at 8:02PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Top 10: Sonic and Knuckles

Wowee zowee! A Sonic game that isn't in the top five!? I know, right? Anyone who's anyone who knows anything about anyone that knows me knows that I love me some fast gameplay. I think the Sonic games have those, right?

BESIDES!! The hardest part of the Genesis list, compared to the SNES one, was narrowing it down. After careful consideration, well, I have to give props to this game. It's just dang fun.

Granted, I never really played it as Sonic. I've always been the kind of guy who appreciated a good anti-hero, even way back when, and Knuckles kinda fit the bill. Plus, I liked his glide move way more than Sonic's..... Spin thing? Idunno, the whole glide-n-climb thing seemed more useful than being able to go a little bit faster.

(It wasn't until way later that I discovered what Echidna's actually looked like, and I wonder how the hell the artists took that animal and turned it into Knuckles. Nothin' on Knuckles' design, but still.)

So this game isn't all that special to me, but it is very enjoyable. And b'sides, the game is creative even in how it was played. It was almost a secret bonus expansion pack just to play it. Google can tell you more about it, or Billy, but it has a certain kind of charm to it. Sega back in the day... They kinda captured that child-like feel of amazement, y'know? Sure, Nintendo had their peripherals, ie the Zapper and such, but Sega often did things in strange ways, such as plugging a cartridge into your cartridge so you can play your games, or plugging a small console into a console, which is hooked up to another console, with them all working in tandem...

It seems silly to us now, but as a kid, imagine how badass that woulda felt! Sure, your friend has his SNES, and that was cool and all, but YOU had a Genesis, with the Sega-CD, AND a 32X plugged into the top! That was, like, some kind of a battleship console, man! That was advanced as hell!!

But then, I could be talking out of my ass. I didn't have a Genesis anything when I was a kid. I just had a computer with a crapload of games my brother installed on it.

But that's neither here nor there. Tune in next week for more.

26 November, 2012 at 00:44AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

#SonicLikeYaKnow Goes Down Da Uh GoesToRadioshack NNGitsfoo Components

Seriously though, S&K is a great second half to a great game. Regarding the cartridge, to quote The Completionist - "It's like a cartridge, having sex with another cartridge!" I remember the day we got S&K (we didn't have Sonic 3), everyone in my family loved Knuckles, and they especially loved playing as him in Sonic 2.

Also, I thought the Sega CD was amazing when I was a kid... but I was also a nerd so...

26 November, 2012 at 01:24AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

It's like a cartridge, but you're putting a cartridge into it!

Shit was so cash.

26 November, 2012 at 01:15AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

I never really liked the fast paced platformers of yore. So I never really got into Sonic, Bubsy, Zool and whatever else there was. But the Genesis game library is something I've never really explored much. (One day I might fix that.)

26 November, 2012 at 01:25AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Well you're counting Bubsy on that list; no wonder you didn't like them.

Oddly, I'm trying to think of an example of a really good fast-paced platformer that isn't a Sonic, and I'm kinda coming up blank.

That said; Tune in the next ten days for a great start to rounding out your Genesis experience!

26 November, 2012 at 12:39AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

>Really good fast-paced platfomer that isn't a Sonic
Rocket Knight Adventures

Lazlo Falconi
26 November, 2012 at 11:08PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0


Lazlo Falconi
26 November, 2012 at 11:09PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

If Sonic 3 is higher on the list than Sonic and Knuckles, something is wrong with you, boy. Sonic and Knuckles is one of the best games on the Genesis, even by itself!

26 November, 2012 at 11:35PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Yeah dun worry; spoilers, this is the highest rated Sonic game in my list.

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