Review: Sonic The Hedgehog
I’m going to skip the preamble and get straight into it. The original Sonic The Hedgehog still holds up. The gameplay is still fun, the levels are still wonderfully designed, and the special stages are still infuriating. The PSN version doesn’t change any of this, with the game transferring across extremely well, and a couple of new bells and whistles added for good measure.
Sonic The Hedgehog reminds me why the franchise gained popularity in the first place, with a game that is undoubtedly one of the finest platformers of the 2D generation. Boasting an impressive sense of speed, a wonderful soundtrack, and some incredibly tight controls, it is a far cry from the games starring the blue hedgehog that we have to deal with these days. The game is still a load of fun, and the PSN port doesn’t do anything to put this in jeopardy. It runs smoothly, and the controls and sound certainly don’t seem to be wonky in any way, shape or form. It’s simply a good port. The PSN version adds save states, which makes things bearable, especially when you get to one of the more frustrating special stages. It certainly alleviated some of my frustrations when trying to get at those chaos emeralds.
Sonic The Hedgehog is great, and the PSN version doesn’t change this in the slightest. If you were a fan of the game when it first came out, then you’ll likely still be a fan of it now.
A copy of this game was downloaded for free via PlayStation Plus. For more info on our review policy click here. This review is for the PlayStation 3 version of the game.
What I Like:
- A good port of a classic game
- Save states make things more bearable
What I Dislike:
- Game itself might be too hard for some players