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Probably Sonic Heroes since it’s the title I have the most fond memories of. I always dug the team aesthetic in that game and got laughs out of the corny storyline. I’ve played some of the other games (including the dreadful Sonic ‘06) but I always gravitate towards Heroes more.
Despite the first Sonic game being perhaps the most prevalent Sonic game of my life, I am going to have to go with its sequel, Sonic 2. In my opinion, Sonic 2 took everything that made the first game great, and improved on it. This is in part thanks to the fact that Tails is probably my favorite thing about Sonic as a whole.
I’m going to have to agree with TheAnvil. Sonic 2 has a bunch of great updates to the original. Better spinning mechanics, Tails for optional co-op, better levels and even some multiplayer! I played Sonic 2 so much with my nephew. It was a fantastic game to run through!
Since no one did so far, I’ll take the cake: Sonic 3 & Knuckles, without a doubt. I mean, do I even need to explain why? It had classic Sonic gameplay in its best form. Unique level design in every Zone, finally a Special Zone that’s not annoying and even fun, beautiful and immersive graphics, great soundtrack,…I think I described everything good about a good video game. And Sonic 3 & Knuckles is a DAMN good game. One of MegaDrive’s/Genesis’s best games.
Honourable Mention: Sonic the Hedgehog (Master System). Because this was my very first game ever and this was a big part of my childhood. But it’s so difficult, how did I beat this as a kid?!
Sometimes you just can’t beat the classics. Sonic 2 may have refined the mechanics of the series, and Sonic 3 & Knuckles is the culmination of all the ideas from the Genesis era, but the original Sonic is just so damn playable. It’s a game that, like the original Mario Bros., has amazing replayability. It is incredibly simple yet still very challening. The game had 1 button, 1!, for all actions, and it didn’t even have a spin dash. It didn’t need to. Every subsequent game added more and more to Sonic, but he really didn’t need it. Sonic one is the pure distillation of what makes Sonic great.
My choice is entirely based on the nostalgia it creates for me but Sonic Adventure 2 Battle is easily my favourite Sonic game. Six playable characters with three unique styles of playing over 2.5 seperate storylines. Plus you have mission mode, multiplayer with even more characters and the always fun Chao Garden. Me and a friend spent so much time on this game that I practically know it inside and out. Say what you will about the Adventure series of games but I am all for a new one.