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    Yikes! Sonic is 20!

    Happy Birthday, Sonic:

    BBC News - Twenty years of Sonic the Hedgehog

    I wasted hours playing the original game on a Sega MegaDrive. Did anyone else manage to complete it without losing a single life in the game? I did. My wife says it's the only time she's come close to divorcing me.
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    them pi**ing gem levels in the rotating thing drove me nuts. just as you get near the gem and it reversed or bounced you to an exit. GAARRRRRGHHH

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    Similarly surprised when I read that it's the 20 year anniversary of the release of Peal Jam's "Ten" (the first Album I bought on CD) and G'nR's Use your Illusion 1 & 2 which I got as a present for my 18th!! Gosh I feel old.

    Never managed to complete Sonic at all but then I was more of a Super Mario devotee.
    Happy Birthday Sonic

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    Think I'll have to load up the Megadrive Game Pack on my PS3 and celebrate tonight

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    is it just me who thought the master system versions were better as they were quite a lot harder to actually complete form what i remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    them pi**ing gem levels in the rotating thing drove me nuts. just as you get near the gem and it reversed or bounced you to an exit. GAARRRRRGHHH
    Was it Sonic 2 or 3 in the tube where you had to get the rings? That one was easier, then the one on the planet and you had to get all the red Blue balls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Was it Sonic 2 or 3 in the tube where you had to get the rings? That one was easier, then the one on the planet and you had to get all the red Blue balls?
    I meant these ones:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    I meant these ones:

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    Those sucked in Sonic 1. Could not stand them! Can't remember what reward you got for collecting all 6 of them though!

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    Sonic the Hedgehog on the Master System was harder than the MegaDrive one, at least I think was.
    Collecting the Emeralds within the levels and not on the 'special stages' meant you only got 1 shot to collect each one, and once you had it you could not die otherwise you would lose it!

    The 'Labyrinth' levels always drove me mad, all underwater and looking out for those little air bubbles to refill your air was a nightmare, especially when you didn't have an air gauge to let you know how much/little air you had left!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    The 'Labyrinth' levels always drove me mad, all underwater and looking out for those little air bubbles to refill your air was a nightmare, especially when you didn't have an air gauge to let you know how much/little air you had left!
    the music used to indicate though didnt it? or was that mega drive only? as the music got faster it meant you were running out of air, right up until you got the BWAP BWAP as sonic took his last breath and floated there

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    Not sure, though I don't recall the music helping. You got a "3......2.....1....." counter over Sonic's head as a very last warning, that's all I remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    Not sure, though I don't recall the music helping. You got a "3......2.....1....." counter over Sonic's head as a very last warning, that's all I remember.
    i'm sad, but knew i'd find it this is the music i meant


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