Top 5 3D Sonic The Hedgehog Games
Sega’s mascot gets quite a lot of hate these days and to be honest I feel most of it is undeserved. Sure, Sonic The Hedgehog had a much tougher time making the transition to 3D than Super Mario did. But there have still been more 3D Sonic games I have enjoyed than hated. And today I want to share with you guys my top 5 3D Sonic The Hedgehog games!
Sonic Lost World
Nintendo Wii U
What!!!!!! No I am actually being serious with this list and you will maybe think I am even more crazy when I tell you it was a toss up between this and Sonic & The Black Knight for my number 5 spot. But honestly, Sonic Lost World on the Wii U is nowhere near as terrible as people make out. The game introduces far too many new “ideas” to the Sonic Universe I will admit that, but once you get the hang of the parkour moves, Sonic now has and how he has a slight delay when you stop moving him. The game becomes a lot of fun. The story is great and the overall presentation of the game is incredible, but the main reason this game makes my list is the fact that it lets you play as Sonic in levels based on Yoshi’s Island and The Legend Of Zelda. The Zelda level is the best one in the game with rupees replacing rings and Sonic even dressed up as Link!
Sonic & The Secret Rings
The first Sonic game on the Nintendo Wii, was a lot of fun and it is the only way actually to play this game as it was never released on any other console. The idea here is really cool and that is Sonic is on an mystical and magic quest! The level design and presentation of the game look great and just so unlike any other Sonic game. The game play is interesting as Sonic is pretty much always running forward. The game has more in common with an “on rails” type game than a Sonic game. But once you get used to this it does become very fun. The game also has a fun, Mario Party style multi player mode. In all this was a great first effort for Sonic on the Nintendo Wii.
Sonic Adventure 2
Nintendo Game Cube
While originally released on the Sega Dreamcast and also on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. It is the Game Cube version I feel is the best. Sonic Adventure 2 was just such an ambitious game. With a complex and genuinely interesting story. The introduction of Shadow and Rouge who are now two mainstays in the Sonic Universe and the two different viewpoints to experience the story from. The game play was not perfect, but I feel Sega did tighten things up from the first game and while the camera could still be a pain in places it never spoiled the game for me. The variety of game play was great with Sonic & Shadow offering more traditional Sonic style game play. Knuckles and Rouge putting you on a treasure hunt (my least favorite parts of the game!) and Tails and Eggman being a shooter!
Xbox 360, Playstation 3
Celebrating the old and the modern of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic Generation was a game that was a hell of a lot of fun. The game has a story that sees modern Sonic and old school Sonic (along with Tails) have to defeat two versions of Eggman! The story was interesting and the way that old school Sonic’s game play was 2D and modern Sonic was 3D was a great idea. Both characters could play the same levels, but from different viewpoints. And it was really cool seeing some of my favorite stages from older Sonic games brought back to life in HD and 3D. Sonic Generations was a great idea and something I would love to see Sega do again at some point.
Here it is my favorite 3D Sonic game……. Which actually would easily make my top 3 (top 2 actually) Sonic games of all time. Sonic Colors is a fantastic Sonic game that first of all has some of the best presentation of any Sonic The Hedgehog game. The game is just so colorful and the sound track is also amazing! The game play is a mix of 2D and 3D levels and the game play is just right! Sonic can get these new “alien” abilities that can let him, turn into a monster, a drill and a laser to name a few. The story is much more dialed back that many of the other modern Sonic games and as a result I think it makes the game that little bit more straight forward and easier to get into from a story point of view. In all Sonic Colors is an absolute classic and a game that I honestly believe should be in everyone’s collection!