As the best-selling game on the ill-fated Sega CD, Sonic CD was a game-changer in the Classic Sonic era.
Its high-quality soundtrack and brilliant visuals took everything about Sonic up a notch, and it received praise from critics and fans alike. Two features -- the time travel system and time attacks -- threw everyone for a loop in terms of gameplay. And pretty much everyone loved this fresh Sonic experience.
The game was so acclaimed and beloved that it influenced the Sonic comic series and subsequent Sonic releases.
The nostalgia of these games makes it even more apparent that Classic Sonic is needed in today's gaming world. There's nothing like a seeing a spinning blue ball revving up against beautiful 2D graphics, accompanied by a well-curated soundtrack. Hopefully, Sonic Mania can recapture the magic everyone's favorite blue hedgehog seems to have lost over the years.
What are your favorite Classic Sonic games? Do you think Sonic Mania can live up to the hype of long-time series fans? Let me know down in the comments!