Port straight from the Megadrive
Don't get me wrong, this isn't some blatant rip off, some half baked clone or a game sloppily ported, what I meant to say in the title is that the game collection as you see it here is very faithful to the original games. Compared to the Sonic CD title
, you'll get a much harder pack of games. That is because, while not as fast, these first few titles were a bit less streamlined for fast paced playthroughs. And again, don't get me wrong on this either. They are still much faster games than most of your regular left to right platformers, but they surely weren't as advanced as CD version Sonic! Otherwise, Sonic and Knuckles make great sidescroller platformer protagonists, with that wobbliness and coolness that only consoles games of your can elicit! Don't get fooled, indeed Sonic has been used and overused, time and again as a poster boy for that other kind of platforming experience, but really, it's not an overrated game, it truly is deserving of a go. So, if this is your first time considering playing it, do give it a change. I too was biased against it, being more of a Super Mario head, but Sonic made me change my mind in no more than the course o a very speedy weekend, hehe!
The Sega hero spinning around!
Sonic the Hedgehog
deserves a place in the video games hall of fame, next to Mario. Although recent Sonic games are absolutely disappointing we cannot forget how awesome the older Sonic games were. Sega has made Sonic & Knuckles Collection for us, PC gamers
. This wasn't a game, but a compilation of Sonic games
, which includes: Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles and Blue Sphere. The Blue Sphere game here, seems like an unnecessary inclusion, because it only contains the blue sphere levels which I really hate. Other than the games, the collection also contained a screensaver, Sonic themes for Windows, icons and music from Sonic
1,2,3 and Sonic & Knuckles, but only in the European and North American versions. In conclusion, Sonic & Knuckles Collection isn't bad and it's worth adding it to your game collection, however it wasn't a good way to introduce Sonic to the PC due to the poor game selection. But the collection has won my heart and it deserves the fame and love it once had on the Sega console.