5 out of 5
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!