With the recent release of the worst idea possible that somehow is in more fanfics then sex is...Sonic and the Black Knight (which despite IGN's review, is actually quite enjoyable), and me being one of (if not the
) biggest Sonic Fanboy here, I present to you my TOP 10 SONIC GAMES!!!
10. Sonic CD
What! A Sonic fan who doesn't think that this is the best or second best Sonic game, he's no fan at all!
No, I love the game, but less than the others on this list. I really don't know why I don't like this game as much as others do though. It just feels...not as good as the others on this list.
9. Sonic Unleashed (Wii)
Ok, how does this beat CD?
Look, I know that Sonic isn't about pure speed, but fast-paced platforming. What makes this possible is not the character, but the level design. The level design in Sonic games should allow
Sonic to go as fast as he can, and in Unleashed the Day levels do just that. The Day levels in Unleashed are some of the best designed, well polished and lush levels in the series history. All of them are a pleasure to play through, and when you're watching all that scenery blur behind you at 300+mph and actually going
that fast without instantly exploding or anything, you can really appreciate what a good Sonic game is all about.
8. Sonic the Hedgehog
That's right the original Genesis classic makes number 8 on this list. This was the game that made Sonic, and started his rocket to the top (and then his crash...) and it was so well designed. Everything was fresh and the speed was unbelievable. This was one of the fastest games for a long time, and a combination of great level design and spot-on controls made it an almost over whelming experience.
But compared to other games, this one feels...well...like a first game, with the later games tweaking and improving the formula.
7. Sonic Adventure
Sonic's 3-D romp land in at number 7. This game was as fast in it's generation as the original was in it's and the controls translated great to 3-D. After a hard time on the Saturn, this is the game Sonic needed and it's just awesome. The levels and speed felt fresh again in 3-d and the game just felt great to play.
6. Sonic Advance (2)
These were Sonic's first 2-D game on a Nintendo system, and they was a hit. They brought back the gameplay of the Genesis originals and added a whole lot more speed, better graphics, and everything Sonic gained in the years in-between. This is my Sonic 4.
5. Sonic Adventure 2 (Battle)
This game took Sonic Adventure, one of the fastest games at the time, made it faster, improved the controls and levels and and it resulted in one of the best Sonic, and Gamecube games. This is the definitive 3-D Sonic experience, combining fast Sonic platforming with excellent controls.
4. Sonic 2
My first Sonic game and arguably the best comes it at number 4. It improved everything about the original. I feel that the game felt more comfortable about itself and it's style in this game, allowing for a better understanding of what makes the series so enjoyable. Also, it introduced Tails, who is awesome.
3. Sonic and Knuckles
Not only was this a great 2-D Sonic game, but with lock-on tech, it allowed you to improve and replay the other games and make them feel fresh again. It's best lock-on companion was...
2. Sonic 3
The most renowned, and popular choice for best stand-alone Sonic game. It was one of the biggest games of it's time, each level about the size of 3 Sonic 1 levels and was the pinnacle of Genesis platforming and games. This is near Sonic perfection! But it doesn't stop there, connect it to Sonic and Knuckles and you get the biggest 2-D Sonic game, that still hasn't aged one bit.
So why isn't it #1? Because I feel that without the Knuckles lock-on, it isn't as much of an improvement on the formula as 2 was.
But that raises another question, what could beat it?
1. Sonic Rush
Why does this game score so high?
For one, this IMO perfected Sonic 2-D gameplay, with outrageous speeds, tight controls and another batch of great levels. This game also had great art and music. It also had the best Special stage ever.This is the best Sonic game, 2-D or otherwise and if you are to play one Sonic game, play this one. read