Pinacle of Sega Genesis Gaming
A great Sega Genesis title, and one of the most popular in the Sonic Fan community. This series title introduced Knuckles, the Enchidna. The game handles alot like Sonic 2, but with so much more. Old favorites like the Spin Dash and Shields return to the game, but this time, theres a twist. There are 3 different shield types, all of which give Sonic his own additional powers (Like the Bubble Shield allows you to breathe under water, the Lightning Shield magnetically attracts rings and the fire shield allows you to stand in lava and become a living fire ball! Another nice feature of this game, is that if you lock it on to Sonic and Knuckles, can experience the game in it's entirety, as well as play as Knuckles. The sprites themselves have been improved from it's predecessor, and levels are a bit longer as well.
In short, the game is simple to control, straight forward, and represents one of the best titles on the Sega Genesis, as well as in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Even when Sonic is moving at top speed, the game is not hard to control. The game also introduces a save feature, the first to be seen in a Sonic the Hedgehog game. The boss characters are imaginative and provide a great challenge. The levels steadily increase in difficulty, so the game doesn't get too hard too fast. The downside to this game is, once you've attained all the Chaos Emerald, you become Super Sonic (which can be done as early as the second zone), and the game becomes entirely to easy. Some bosses can kill themselves by running into you and you don't even need to lift a finger.
All in all, I've always been a fan of the Sonic old school series. For it's time, the game is very innovative and fun for all ages!Read full review