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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