Written by  :  Classix (101)
Written on  :  Jan 24, 2006
Platform  :  Game Gear
Rating  :  4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

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A great Sonic game that you can take anywhere!

The Good

Sonic the Hedgehog for the Game Gear is a great game. It is almost exactly the same as the one for the Sega Master System, but there are some differences. Also, you can take it anywhere like a gameboy, but with over 1000 colors! Anyway, STH has great graphics. The sound and music is some of the best of its time. This game will keep you busy for hours. When I first played this game, I was amazed that it was made on an 8-bit system. The graphics were amazing and the speed was the best of any game at the time. That's one of the things that's great about this game; the high-paced action. You have to keep moving the whole game or you could die or run out of time. This game is a piece of art and is definitely a game you must have if you own a game gear. And even if you don't, find someone who does and play their copy.

The Bad

When people think of Sonic the Hedgehog, they think of the genesis version. Considering the Game Gear is an 8-bit system, this just can't be ported to the Game Gear. That's why the Game Gear version came from the Master System. So of course the graphics are worse and the sound is worse. What'd you expect? This is why I was originally disappointed. But now I realize that what I wanted for the Game Gear just couldn't be done. Even if you could do it, the max screen resolution is much less and half of the screen would be cut off. Overall, this is a great game.

The Bottom Line

Sonic the Hedgehog is a true gem, a classic. The ported version to the Game Gear is no less. It was one of the best Game Gear games. This was the game that brought the Game Gear to life. Though a short-lived life, everyone who had a Game Gear, had this game. In short, this game is great.