The best Sonic games of all time

The best Sonic titles you can shake a blue hedgehog at

Sega's speester has been zipping along in strong style for over 30 years. Here are the best Sonic games of all time...

7. Sonic Generations

One of the character's best outings since the Genesis/Mega Drive era, Generations delivers a nostalgic take on Sonic's speed demon platforming antics.

6. Sonic Pocket Adventure

Playing much like Sonic 2, with a few Sonic 1 elements and Sonic 3 music tracks mixed in, this is an oft forgotten but delightul little game. 

5. Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear/ Master System)

Sonic on Game Gear differs from the Genesis/Mega Drive version by including early forays into vehicle sections, and a dauntingly fast-paced take on the series' signature bonus stages.

4. Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis/Mega Drive)

The game that propelled the attitudinal anthropomorph to international recognition. While establishing Sonic's signature zippiness, the first game is also deceptively intricate. 

3. Sonic 3 & Knuckles

Thanks to a special game cartridge that could be physically bolted onto older Sonic games, the iconic echidna made his Sonic debut. What exactly is an echidna again? 

2. Sonic CD

A Sega CD gem that introduced several innovative features, like Metal Sonic, in-game time travel and, ahem, Amy Rose. 

1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The game where much of the series formula fell into place. Thanks to Tails, the Spin Dash, and increasingly inventive uses of the Genesis/Mega Drive hardware, this is the best Sonic ever.

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