In 1991, Sonic the Hedgehog released on SEGA’s 16-bit console with much fanfare and for very good reason. It was fast, slick and so ridiculously enjoyable featuring memorable music, beautiful level design while also presenting the world with the stark reality the then hardware was fully capable of. There is no doubt Sonic the Hedgehog enjoyed quite a few years of success in this era, but over the last two decades the frequency of average to absolutely terrible releases have damaged the reputation of the franchise immensely.
Even since the first Sonic the Hedgehog was released twenty years ago, countless sequels and titles featuring Sonic and his friends have made an appearance on various platforms. More often than not, SEGA have failed quite miserably to reignite the same sensations we all felt playing the original Sonic the Hedgehog games, however this has all changed with Sonic Generations.
Sonic Generations celebrates Sonic’s 20th anniversary in style, so what better way to share this Sonic rebirth than to record a gameplay video for you all from the Xbox 360 version to share some of the fantastic splendours this title now boasts.
When the original Sonic the Hedgehog released 20 years ago on a gaming console named the SEGA Megadrive, it was a momentous time for gamers. It was an awakening and as such, I like many others would be catapulted into a world of speed, adrenaline and vivid colour.
I remember the Christmas where a very grateful young James opened his final gift to find the latest SEGA console and a copy of Sonic the Hedgehog. With no time to spare – I dashed to my television, hooked up the brand spanking new gaming system and inserted the game cartridge. It took all of 10 seconds to realise that I would forever be changed by the visual and aural stimulation I was receiving from the amazing gameplay antics appearing on-screen.
Sonic the Hedgehog really was a title to be reckoned with and certainly played a huge role in sparking my immense satisfaction and passion for gaming in general.