What if you took Sonic the Hedgehog and toned down every gimmick that brought him to the public eye? No, I’m not talking about his love for chili dogs. I’m talking about tweaking his super-sonic speed that SEGA’s marketing department touted was only possible due to the Genesis’ blast processing. For a brand-new development studio called Ancient, this was the very thing they would need to strip down to make Sonic the Hedgehog capable of being played on the SEGA Game Gear and Master System.

The Master System version of Sonic plays like a cross between the original Genesis version and Super Mario Bros. 3. While it might sound strange, I found that stripping down Sonic’s speed from 3rd gear to second..

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Mike Mertes (42 Posts)

From the moment he touched an Intellivision controller in 1985, Mike knew that he had experienced something incredible in the world of video games that would shape him for the rest of his life. From that point forward, he would make it his mission to experience video games from every console generation going forward. Eventually, he would become obsessed with magazines that wrote about the games he loved, and it would inspire him to start writing about games himself in 1998 for various local media outlets. Always looking for an opportunity to branch out, Mike eventually coded the foundation of a website that would ultimately morph into Gamer Logic Dot Net, an independent video game site that continues to cover modern and classic video game today. Additional, Mike composes music for indie games under his other alias "Unleaded Logic"