Sonic Memories

Mike / April 1st, 2012

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Comments

  • LukasSprehn

    April 1, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Nice James! I got the great feelings of nostalgia all over the body and inside :D
     
    Thank you for reminding of the good things about Sonic :)

  • StevenKyleRickenbacker

    April 1, 2012 at 3:56 am

    8=============D
     

  • April 1, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Thanks James!!!

  • BrianUng

    April 1, 2012 at 4:01 am

    You were always a big Nintendo fan, so this is interesting.

  • BrianUng

    April 1, 2012 at 4:02 am

    You were always a big Nintendo fan, so it’s interesting to hear what you think of Sega..

  • OrionHamilton

    April 1, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Sonic was my first experience with a 16 bit game. It was supposed to be Altered Beast. Since it originally came packed in with the Sega Genesis, but I couldn’t afford it. So I started saving. By the time I had the money. Sonic was the pack in game. So I got that one.
     
    I really didn’t know what to expect. I was playing SMS and NES for years. What this going to be like? How amazing would it look? Would it be a big leap from 8-bit. There was no Internet then. Just pics in Magazines and TV ads. Well I put Sonic in the Genesis and turned it on. First thing that blew me away was the high quality sound. Then the title screen appeared. It looked impressive. Then I started the game. OMG! There was this high quality expensive look to the game. There was weight to it. If that makes sense. I was used to 8-bit games with simple colors, floaty characters and flickering, but this had none of that!
     
    The next thing I noticed was the parallax scrolling. It had this 3D depth to it. It was truly mindblowing at the time. I had a shitty 10 year old 13″ RCA TV with mono sound back then. I remember thinking at the time. This piece of shit TV isn’t worthy of these graphics and sounds. A year old I had new bigger TV. Anyway, for me Sonic was the first time I really felt like I was playing Arcade machine quality games at home. It really was a game changer for me.
     
     

  • A Person

    April 1, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Finally! I’ve been dying to see you review Sonic games for a while, even if it’s not in the typical Nerd formula.

  • ashxu

    April 1, 2012 at 4:50 am

    gotta go fast

  • killer7_tom

    April 1, 2012 at 4:51 am

    I don’t really like Sonic. I remember seeing it first I also liked the design, the colors and speed but never had a chance to play it. Looking back now and I can’t understand what’s good in this game. The game’s so fast, you miss most of the golden rings  and it’s like rushing through a game you can’t wait to finish to throw aside… Sure it looked good but other than that nothing was added. I used to play Amiga games and I liked to feel that I’m in control of the game like I could search through the level, find every item I can get, not just rushing through and dying on an oncoming hazard which you didn’t know would come.

    • BreanStilz

      April 1, 2012 at 6:35 am

       @killer7_tom Depends on your playstyle. You can easily take your time exploring a stage, speed isn’t the only way to play.

      • Sammy Schitz

        May 1, 2014 at 11:51 pm

        Yeah, if I recall, the only thing that happens when the timer reaches 10:00 you lose one life and start back at your last checkpoint with a reset timer, and if you take your time to explore and get used to the speed, you should have plenty of lives to spare especially early on.

        I can beat Green Hill Zone Act I in under 30 seconds without breaking a sweat, but I don’t, because then you miss out on the whole level.

  • TwistedSpeech

    April 1, 2012 at 5:00 am

    I’ll probably be labeled a “Sega Fan Boy” or be kicked in the teeth for not being a “Nintendo Fan Boy”, but honestly I don’t care. I love Sega. I did back when me and my family first got a Sega Master System in 1988, then a Sega Genesis in 1991. I loved the bright and colorful graphics, which was in pretty much every single video game ever made for their systems. I loved the bright and powerful music, much clearer sounding to me than what the NES had to offer. The different assortment of games I always felt were better too. Sega was just the greatest thing ever to me then, and even to this day. It’s a shame Sega no long makes a video game system. I’d love to see Sega and Nintendo still battling it out to this day. Now with that being said, I love Nintendo as well. They had a lot of great games, and I actually own the NES and SNES along with my Master System and Genesis. All four get played quite a bit at my house. Like you, James, I had a friend who had the opposite system over at their house. I’d go over to their place and play on their NES and later SNES systems just as they’d come over and play Sega systems at mine. Now the funny thing is this. He wanted to always come and play my Sega. Of course I’m not going to argue and ruin a relationship with a good friend, so I just did whatever he wanted since I loved my Sega systems anyhow. I also loved the advertising battles of the late 80s and early 90s between Sega and Nintendo. Some were just down right brutal to each other. They were both the epitome of what a great gaming system and good marketing can do. I sadly don’t see that happening anymore. Maybe because there are too many systems in the big market that decided to just be friendly and let every company release their game on all the systems. Just seems too complacent to me. Our generation sure had a great childhood, right James? : )

  • TwistedSpeech

    April 1, 2012 at 5:18 am

    The only really bad Sonic title I can think of is Sonic 3D. It was a top down view and was just awkward to play. I’ve played Sonic 1, 2, and 3, as well as Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic Spinball. The crazy thing about Sonic & Knuckles was that you could take the first three games for Sonic The Hedgehog and and put them on the top of the Sonic & Knuckles cartridge to allow Knuckles, and I think other characters, to play in the original three games. I’m not sure if you could play Spinball or 3D on it or not. Never gave it a try, but now I am curious. Great review James. It’s funny. Me and my sister, who is your age, used to play Sonic 2 together as well and she’d always play Tails as well. I’m betting your sister is probably about my age, 29.

  • Robert Gonzales

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Yes. Sonic

  • Luis Eccentric

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    You should do more of this

  • Mathias Morrison

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    love it!

  • Andres Tavarez

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Your amazing :)

  • Andres Tavarez

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Your amazing :)

  • Robert Maduro

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    i love you

  • Chris Greenaway

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Best of luck as you embark your first feature tomorrow morning James! :)

  • Chris Greenaway

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Best of luck as you embark your first feature tomorrow morning James! :)

  • Ben Rice

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Awesome lol

  • Steven Smith

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Once you finish the movie, I better see some classic 10 minute Nerd videos come on a SERIOUS influx. I miss the simple stuff.

  • Steven Smith

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Once you finish the movie, I better see some classic 10 minute Nerd videos come on a SERIOUS influx. I miss the simple stuff.

  • Casey Siegfried

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

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  • Casey Siegfried

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Thumbnail: Aliens.

  • Steven Rolf Bachler

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Ahh nostalgia. Good to see James like that, such a smart guy.

  • Kris Toffer

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Wow, I was really surprised with your last words in the video. A HUGE Nintendo fan saying that, just… wow. I salute you James, the world needs more gamers like you.

  • Christopher Matott

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Sonic is metal as fuck… and I don’t mean Metal Sonic.

  • Douglas K Dixon

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Give us some normal AVGN episodes this year.

  • Andy Edge

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Sonic Generations recently made me re-discover why I used to play the old Genesis Sonic games with my best friend every single day when we were kids. Sooo much fun.

  • Andy Edge

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Sonic Generations recently made me re-discover why I used to play the old Genesis Sonic games with my best friend every single day when we were kids. Sooo much fun.

  • Andy Edge

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Sonic Generations recently made me re-discover why I used to play the old Genesis Sonic games with my best friend every single day when we were kids. Sooo much fun.

  • Harry Jarvis

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Sonic was awesome, I still remember the level select and char cheats:)
    Altho, im surprised he never mentioned sonic on the sms “Sega Master System”. Collecting the Gems via hard jumps was more fun than that gay ass bonus stage pish..

  • Harry Jarvis

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Sonic was awesome, I still remember the level select and char cheats:)
    Altho, im surprised he never mentioned sonic on the sms “Sega Master System”. Collecting the Gems via hard jumps was more fun than that gay ass bonus stage pish..

  • Dominik L. Baumer

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    you need to shave, dude

  • Matt Keck

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    No Sonic & Knuckles? I’m surprised that game and/or the whole ability to put Sonic 2 or 3 into the S&K cartridge to play as Knuckles in those games wasn’t even mentioned. Maybe he just doesn’t have any memories with that…

  • Pasquale Parisi

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Wow, I couldn’t expect more, loved the Contra memories video, and Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the games I grew up with… so this is gonna be awesome.

  • Brandon Breaux

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Fucking lame…

  • Anna Doebler

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    How could you for get Sonic and Knuckes! =O and the fact that you could put sonic 2 and the top of Sonic and Knuckles and play as Knuckles in Sonic 2!

  • Logan Kennedy

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    19 65 09 17

  • Ahmed Samir

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Great video James, always enjoy them.

  • Jon Griffin

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    what about sonic and knuckles?

  • Matthew Morandi

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    wtf? Sonic 3 & Knuckles bitches!!! Best motha f**kin kawaii-ass game ever made. Power ups, different bonus stages, more levels, kickass music. Can be Sonic or Sonic & Tails, or Tails, or Knuckles. Getting Super AND Hyper. Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeei Rarely drowned in Sonic 3/knux. Dat last level and seeing that ending. AND fighting motha f**kin Super Mecha Sonic.

  • Joel Cieslak

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Having someone play as Tails comes in handy – big time – for the bonus stages, though.

  • Paweł Cwalina

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    sonic FTW!!

  • Mike Girardin

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    He said something positive about SEGA, amazing :P

  • Joshua Howard

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    GATTA GO FASTER SANIC

  • Daniel VJ

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    I’ve been watching your videos since forever, and I’ve got to say, this is one of the best. I love the nerd character but I think you should do more videos like this, with no script, and since you’re busy with the movie, making this kind of videos is an option to say “guys! I’m alive!”. Keep up with the good work!

  • Zac Kemp

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Much as I love the nerd character, I always find these videos where you’re being yourself nostalgic and moving and ultimately more meaningful :)

  • Noesje Noes

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    So true! :D

  • Noesje Noes

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

    So true! :D

  • SomeFinnishGuy

    April 1, 2012 at 6:29 am

    The leather jacket + sweater combo bothers me more than it should.

  • CDeviant

    April 1, 2012 at 6:39 am

    I was just thinking how awesome it would be to see a new James video, and BAM! while watching the Monster madness 3 playlist, this pops up.
     
    I love you James, AND MIKE!! ( I actually  found your videos first and love your informative style!) It’s *almost* like the AVGN is still around with all these smaller videos :3

  • TommyO'Neil

    April 1, 2012 at 6:44 am

    This video was awesome! :D
     
    I gotta say, Sonic and Sega Genesis were the two things that made me want to become a video game designer. It was my first video game, and one of my earliest memories with my older cousin Bill. During the summer, I’d sleep over his house like every weekend, and after a long, fun day with the family and playing in the swimming pool, we’d go up to his bedroom and he’d pop in Sonic CD. It just blew my mind while we were dashing through all the levels trying to collect as many rings as we could, and he had his Sega CD wired through his stereo receiver, so it sounded incredible (and still does). My cousin Bill is actually the person that turned me onto Sonic, and to this day I still look up to him and hope I can follow his footsteps to be successful.The Sega Genesis is also the one system that got me so interested in being a game designer. I just remember seeing it in action for the first time and thinking, “Damn, how am I able to control things happening on my TV like that? This is like magic!”. Since then, I’ve always had a passion for making video games. So I guess you can figure how much I appreciate seeing this video. For me, things are going to be changing a lot throughout my life– I’ll find different jobs, go to different schools, and probably date a few girlfriends before settling down with someone I love. But one of the things that will never change is my love for Sonic, video games in general, and last but not least, the joy and entertainment I get from watching your videos. So, thank you very much, and I wish you the best luck with everything and the AVGN movie!

  • MrGamepark

    April 1, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Good Video, Sonic 2 is the best Sega game there is.

    • Devil_Rising

      April 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

       @MrGamepark That and Golden Axe 3.

      • starscream

        April 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

         @Devil_Rising  @MrGamepark Don’t forget about Streets of Rage 2!

  • MikeScrase

    April 1, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Hell yeah! I wasn’t expecting this since you’ve only really mentioned Sonic in a video once to my memory, but Sonic is my childhood hero and you are one of my adult heroes so hearing you talk about him is gonna be awesome.

  • JamesKuhns

    April 1, 2012 at 7:34 am

    After the shitty Sonic games, try A BOY AND HIS BLOB

  • JamesKuhns

    April 1, 2012 at 7:35 am

    A BOY AND HIS BLOB

  • fdfgdgsdf

    April 1, 2012 at 7:43 am

  • JimmyTehFreak

    April 1, 2012 at 7:47 am

    great vid – you’re looking for a bad retro sonic game – maybe do a puzzle madness vid and include dr robotniks mean bean machine.. that or 3d blast.. blech

    • yk1989

      April 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm

       @JimmyTehFreak. 3d blast is not good as the original trilogy, but is not bad at all. It has hard controls and the isometric platform thing. But is not Spot goes hollywood. it can be played pretty well. I still have my 3d blast Cartdridge and I still enjoy it a lot. If you want bad sonic retro games… checkover the game gear games (only a little bunch of these are actually good). Is strange you didn’t give mention sonic spinball (is not a bad pinball game, but is as “sonic” as puyo puyo sonic or isometric sonic). As other bad sonic retro games I think i will mention Sonic R (is still old (for windows 98 i think) and is pretty bad, specially because of the controls.

  • Diogo

    April 1, 2012 at 7:51 am

    james, you should try and play sonic adventures  and sonic adventures 2 for the Dreamcast, they are my favorite sonic games ever (i’ve played them all, and o too owned a genesis only for the purpose of playing sonic since i was(and still am!) a huge fan of sonic), you should realy try sonic advanture 2 for the dreamcast if you get the chance.

  • KeithEllwood

    April 1, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Awesome! I always wondered how the Sega Genesis was apart of James life as a kid. My parents were divorced at a young age, so I had Super Nintendo at my Mom’s and Sega Genesis at my Dads :)

  • Arigatoor

    April 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I kind of expected James to shout out “April Fools! Of course I hate Sonic!!” at the end of the video, but I’m glad he didn’t because I love the games too :)
    By the way, I wonder if his wife’s name really is ‘April’ like some people assume.

    Anyway, this video was awesome, just like the “Contra memories” one! Keep up the great work!

  • Igor Diogo Fernandes Esteves

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    nice video but you could do better even without a scrip.

  • Christopher J. Milford

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Now this is what I’m talking about. Sonic games were my glory days of gaming!

  • David McKinstry

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Sonic 2 was also my favorite genesis game

  • Nicky Works Jr.

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Sonic CD is the best Sonic game ever!

  • Kathleen Vanhooren

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I had Sonic 2 and Sonic Triple Trouble for Game Gear. I had an NES but couldn’t convince my parents to also get my a Genesis. They gave in with the Game Gear though I guess because it was handheld lol. Now I have most of the Sonic games for PS2. Still love them!

  • Kathleen Vanhooren

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I had Sonic 2 and Sonic Triple Trouble for Game Gear. I had an NES but couldn’t convince my parents to also get my a Genesis. They gave in with the Game Gear though I guess because it was handheld lol. Now I have most of the Sonic games for PS2. Still love them!

  • Kathleen Vanhooren

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I had Sonic 2 and Sonic Triple Trouble for Game Gear. I had an NES but couldn’t convince my parents to also get my a Genesis. They gave in with the Game Gear though I guess because it was handheld lol. Now I have most of the Sonic games for PS2. Still love them!

  • Jon Lopez

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I begged my parents to buy me a Genesis because I played Sonic 2 at Toys R Us and couldn’t get over how amazing it was =D

  • Jon Lopez

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I begged my parents to buy me a Genesis because I played Sonic 2 at Toys R Us and couldn’t get over how amazing it was =D

  • Jon Lopez

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I begged my parents to buy me a Genesis because I played Sonic 2 at Toys R Us and couldn’t get over how amazing it was =D

  • Jacob Seigel

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Everybodys gunshy of sonic the hedgehog at my town…one kid spanks the monkey in algebra one while wearing a sonic shirt and a witch hunt started. I merely recount the truth…

  • Jacob Seigel

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Everybodys gunshy of sonic the hedgehog at my town…one kid spanks the monkey in algebra one while wearing a sonic shirt and a witch hunt started. I merely recount the truth…

  • Jacob Seigel

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Everybodys gunshy of sonic the hedgehog at my town…one kid spanks the monkey in algebra one while wearing a sonic shirt and a witch hunt started. I merely recount the truth…

  • Jacob Seigel

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Everybodys gunshy of sonic the hedgehog at my town…one kid spanks the monkey in algebra one while wearing a sonic shirt and a witch hunt started. I merely recount the truth…

  • Matthew Scott Brady

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    When will there be a video featuring Mario, Metroid and Zelda?

  • Matthew Scott Brady

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    When will there be a video featuring Mario, Metroid and Zelda?

  • Matthew Scott Brady

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    When will there be a video featuring Mario, Metroid and Zelda?

  • Roy Markovik

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    NERD. You’ve made my day.

  • Roy Markovik

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    NERD. You’ve made my day.

  • Brian Lee

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Never played a bad sonic huh? Try “Sonic the Hedgehog” for 360/PS3 or Sonic 3D for genesis. Nerd material in both of em right there.

  • Jonathan Essex

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Do you have a cut off date for which games to review as the Angry Video Game nerd? I am aware that the bad Sonic games are the some of the most requested reviews for AVGN and what the exact cut off date you have, games like Sonic Unleashed and Sonic 06 would be beyond the cut off date.

  • Jonathan Essex

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Do you have a cut off date for which games to review as the Angry Video Game nerd? I am aware that the bad Sonic games are the some of the most requested reviews for AVGN and what the exact cut off date you have, games like Sonic Unleashed and Sonic 06 would be beyond the cut off date.

  • Michael Gallo

    April 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    You’ve never played a bad Sonic game? Lucky…

  • FloridaBoy

    April 1, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Please sign the Angry Video Game Nerd petition for him to host Halloween Horror Nights…I now have 18 supporters, Thank you all for making that happen…I’m trying to get to 100. 
     
    http://www.change.org/petitions/angry-video-game-nerd-host-universal-studios-halloween-horror-nights

  • NilsBrindeau

    April 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I’d like to see what James think of the “New gen” sonics, and the latest sonic generation game.

    • yk1989

      April 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm

       @NilsBrindeau I don’t think he will review a new game… I only think he will review until the Game boy advance (and sonic advance is pretty good) . BTW Sonic Generations is really good. I would like that classic sonic would play more like the classic, but it still have a good level design and the music is really good.

  • Frameskipper

    April 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    James would have loved this “game” for his NES when he was young.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rznYifPHxDg#!
     
    First of April brings up the best stuff ever :)

  • GongStar

    April 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

     @Why James It’s probably because they are full of shit and he does not want garbage on his site.

  • nintendoduderock

    April 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

     @Why James Your an idiot

  • 12erw

    April 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

     @Why James Then again coming from the guy with a =3 profile pic.  The worst of all youtubers.

  • nintendoduderock

    April 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm

     @Why James ok… someone needs to remove your S**ty comments… because everyone here agrees you suck
     

    • nintendoduderock

      April 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm

       @Why James woah… I looked at your channel… your ****ing obsessed… get a life
       

  • lulanonymouslul

    April 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

     @Why James gtfo, hes doing what he does best to survive in this world. A dream more or less, im sure you have one as well. Also prove me wrong, who are people going to know (you some guy from the internet who hasnt done anything with is live) OR (James the Angry Video Game Nerd) But in all kindness Piss off. 

  • HorsesRock1991

    April 1, 2012 at 2:51 pm

     @Why James
     Like your life, thus you’re trollin’

  • Martin Zamudio

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    No sonic and knuckles??? The BEST version

  • David Marah II

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Mario iz bettar hur dur hur.

  • Errol Stewart

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    All these people glorifying Sonic & Knuckles are obviously from the younger generation, unlike myself and James.

  • Emmanuel Saldivar

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    y am I always the 50th comment?

  • Evan DeAngelo

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    fuck yes

  • Evan DeAngelo

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    fuck yes

  • Katelyn Jewel

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    This is a pleasant surprise. My favorite video game reviewer reviewing my favorite video game series.

  • Katelyn Jewel

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    This is a pleasant surprise. My favorite video game reviewer reviewing my favorite video game series.

  • Katelyn Jewel

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    This is a pleasant surprise. My favorite video game reviewer reviewing my favorite video game series.

  • Mario Centis

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    one of my favorite games as well on the sega genesis

  • Mario Centis

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    one of my favorite games as well on the sega genesis

  • Mario Centis

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    one of my favorite games as well on the sega genesis

  • Mario Centis

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    one of my favorite games as well on the sega genesis

  • Deannie Martin

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I guess I’m one of the few people who loves the old and new stuff. I can think of a handful from each that sucked but mostly they’re fun and enjoyable. :)

  • Deannie Martin

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I guess I’m one of the few people who loves the old and new stuff. I can think of a handful from each that sucked but mostly they’re fun and enjoyable. :)

  • Deannie Martin

    April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I guess I’m one of the few people who loves the old and new stuff. I can think of a handful from each that sucked but mostly they’re fun and enjoyable. :)

  • TomM

    April 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

     @Why James You’re such a failure at being a troll. Congratulations on being a fucking dumb ass! 

  • senna4ever

    April 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Never understood the Sonic attraction.
    They are all one trick games and that one trick is speed.
     
    The whole Mario Vs Sonic debate I just never could work out how they are even comparable to begin with.
    Mario had some amazing level design, imaginative power ups, awesome boss battles. Mario 3 pretty much cemented Mario as THE platforming genre high bar.
    Then along came Sonic and there was nothing to the levels other then going fast and doing loops, etc. They were dull games. Every level was the same, just different graphics. You could run trough a level in seconds. Yeah they tried to pad it out with bonus stages, it’s just a shame the bonus stages were better then the main game.
    Yeah I too was blown away by Sonic when I first saw and played it. But one the initial shock of the colorful graphics and speedy game play sunk in. The wow factor quickly diminished. 
    You required no skill to play Sonic, none at all.

  • HorsesRock1991

    April 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I like the fact that they brought out sonic 1, 2 and 3 on the nintendo ds as growing up I never had a sega genesis nor a super nintendo, so this is great for me adn others to play these games now and they still live up their name.

    • keniakittykat

      April 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

       @HorsesRock1991  They also brought them out before on every majot console, I have the gamecube re-releases ‘Sonic mega collection’ and ‘Sonic gems collection’ and then there are also the ‘plug-and-play mega drive 10-in-one’ packs. (Even though I own one, I don’t think they’re licensed or even legal xD)

  • Reyes138

    April 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

     @Why James
     Fag

  • nam515

    April 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    i hope his movie takes off and gets incredibly successful so he can make whatever he wants without worrying about his own bills, holding a job, equipment, ect. its awesome he does something he likes to do and people love. i wish everyone could do what they love, even you whyjames. i hope you can make money and quit your day job while people listen to you just bitch.

    • HorsesRock1991

      April 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm

       @nam515
       I hope so too, its does seem that his latest videos are a little lacking but sometimes its nice to go back just just reviewing the games. Just my own opinion, the big stories with the games where getting a little tiring, but others like them and thats fine with me.
      Besides it makes me more anxious for the movie cause I know that he will do his best

    • nam515

      April 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm

       @Why James im sure he has money from his partnerships and such, but he has to also pay for quality equipment, pay for travel/vehicle expense for scenes, his mortgage, his servers, labor, and food for he and his wife. that all adds up to be able to live. theres no reason to hate on someone for not wanting to take up another full time job and take time away from production and asks for money to help his endeavors and show investors his projects are worth the effort. everything he does is free to the public, why not ask for support if they can?

      • niggaaa_ryu

        April 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm

         @Why James
         
        u jelly bro? :3

      • AndrewMullins

        April 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm

         @Why James  @nam515 How do you know this? Do you have proof of how much he makes?

      • AndrewMullins

        April 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm

         @Why James  @nam515 How do you know this? Do you have proof of how much he makes?

      • GabriellaCreighton

        April 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

         @Why James Mmm, no, no it doesn’t. But someone should wonder why you think so. Do you have access to his financial records? I’d like to see how his channel earns more money then anyone else on youtube, even corporate channels.

      • AndrewMullins

        April 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm

         @Why James  @nam515 One problem. Even he admits that he doesn’t know.

  • Reyes138

    April 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Haha “Why James” is a fag, who gives a fuck what James does, If you dont like it then get the fuck out of here. Dont troll queer…

    • HorsesRock1991

      April 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm

       @Reyes138
       Yeah, like how he has just spent 20-30 minutes trolling an internet star, whoops hes back

  • NymPymplee

    April 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm

     @Why James The Tucker Max ones were worse.Also, I’m pretty sure you have to beg either way when making a movie, “e” or not. He just asked the fans/internet rather than a Weinstein.

  • OzzieRay

    April 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    @Why James …..Spielberg has money too…but he still has to ask Paramount to fund his movies

  • keniakittykat

    April 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

     @Why James            
                                         The tale of a troll
                                       (A ‘Why James’ Story)
     
    There once was a troll whom had proven to have no life.
    He bitched and complained, about a single man’s strife.
     
    He left nasty comments, he did trollish deeds.
    But nothing he did made others listen to his creeds.
     
    He would get pissed at oblivious fans
    who in his eyes kept following the most greedy of plans.
     
    But why was he so angryWhat made him feel this way?
    Was asking fans for support just not simply okay?
     
    “A blasphemy it is,A travesty of the worst kind!”
    The troll spoke from under the bridge he resided.
    “I will put an end to this greedy reviewer
    .And unmask to his fans an imposing wrongdoer!”
     
    He kept typing away
    preaching hate and dispise 
    But all of his trolling, will once mean his demise…

    • HorsesRock1991

      April 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

       @keniakittykat  This is funny, also he keeps harping on about AVGN fanboys, what about fangirls, also does he know that a LOT of fans are in the ARMY??
       

  • poshko

    April 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    No, you’re a Nintendo Nerd!  You don’t ever say anything good about Sega!  You have to hate till the day you die and then it has to be inscribed on your tombstone, “He was a Nintendo Nerd and bore an impassioned hatred for all things Sega.”
     
    I hope this isn’t an effort to expand the nerd’s reach to a wider demographic on the heels of the movie.
     
     

    • Tatsumaki

      April 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm

       @poshko Pretty sure that ain’t it.Just because he liked Nintendo more doesn’t mean he HAS to hate SEGA. It’s immature thinking, no offense.

  • Reyes138

    April 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    You look like Fez from That 70′s show….

  • Reyes138

    April 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Shut up meg

  • ArveDalis

    April 1, 2012 at 4:06 pm

     @Why James get a life.

    • April 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm

       @Why James If you have a life, then what the heck are you doing here?

    • ArveDalis

      April 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm

       @Why James then i suggest u stop using so much time of it on commenting shit here.

  • Jedicake

    April 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm

     @Why James Holy shit, you need to get laid, or at the very least a girl to talk to, you have way too much time on your hands to be posting this much.

  • April 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    You know, I recently became a Sonic fan, and I was just thinking “maybe James could do a Sonic Marathon once he gets all games and see where it goes down the drain. Maybe even go through the comics and cartoons”.
    Though, if you decide to look through all cartoons, find the Jap version of Sonic X. When it came to the US, 4kids butchered it. Turned it into their own story.

  • IKnowWhatYouAre

    April 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm

     @Why James If e-begging if more constructive than trolling, sign me up! I’d love to be better than you in every way possible!

  • Jedicake

    April 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Good vid, I hope there’s more of these to come.

  • Jedicake

    April 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm

     @Why James Irony.

    • Jedicake

      April 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm

       @Why James Poor guy.

    • Jedicake

      April 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

       @Why James Apparently. You’ve been on this website for, I’m assuming 10-15 minutes continuously posting comments, I realize you’re a troll, but sometimes it’s best to realize that you actually need to go outside sometimes.

  • niggaaa_ryu

    April 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Haters gonna hate

  • Doogrisa

    April 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Track down this trolls IP address and Ban him.
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  • Doogrisa

    April 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Track down this trolls IP address and Ban him.
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  • ArveDalis

    April 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm

     @Why James why are u hatin’?
     

  • Jedicake

    April 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    LOL Why James even has a youtube devoted to “e-beggar” James, with five videos, the fact that he took the time to edit and upload those videos is just hilarious. Someone is mad that James is successful lol

    • Dreamcast

      April 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

       @Jedicake Indeed. Jealous people on the net getting mad…

    • ArveDalis

      April 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

       @Why James  he has got a billion videos, which fuckin’ one of them!!

    • Jedicake

      April 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

       @Why James I already have, I did months ago, and it’s a terrible reason to get mad over it. he’s completely illogical, just as you are.

  • ArveDalis

    April 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

     @Why James which????
     

  • ArveDalis

    April 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm

     @Why James im an AVGN fanboy, and im proud of it! and this is just a guess, but are u a RWJ fanboy? :P

  • Jedicake

    April 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

     @Why James lol damn, you’re so angry at something that isn’t even a big deal

  • Jedicake

    April 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I highly suggest anyone paying attention to the comments section, flag “Why James” posts as spam.

  • adenton7

    April 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    LOL “Why James” is so jealous look at his name it is why james basically he is saying why not me. that is just so funny that he is that jealous to write so many posts. If you do not like it just do not watch it and dont waist our time with your negativity. I hate people that just have nothing good to say. If I dont think the video is good I just dont write anything about it and DONT WATCH THAT PERSON’S VIDEOS. I mean if you hate him so much why even bother posting let alone watch his videos. I know not everyone likes the same thing I do but it is a waist of time to complain about something that IO really believe is jealousy.

  • ArveDalis

    April 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

     @Why James Cuz we’re awsome!! :-D

  • ArveDalis

    April 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm

     @Why James FUCK YOU!
     

    • ArveDalis

      April 1, 2012 at 5:08 pm

       @Why James yes, have u got a problem with that?;)

    • ArveDalis

      April 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      i should do that, but after watching that video, i will stand totally neutral in this discussion :P
       

  • c64kicksass

    April 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    can’t that stupid troll spend his time on some other site?

  • adenton7

    April 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    wow original i just saw u say that last post

  • adenton7

    April 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    why are there so many negative people on the internet screw you if you dont like it just shut the hell up

  • RhysJohnThomas

    April 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I would do both…
    U MAD BRO?!
     

    • someweirdguy100

      April 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

       @Why James  @RhysJohnThomas
       You keep using his term, “E-Begging” for one.

    • RhysJohnThomas

      April 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

       @Why James  So says the guy that has repeated himself, several times…below?
       
      Contradicting yourself, no?
       

      • ThePear

        April 1, 2012 at 6:07 pm

         @Why James *Pathetic cry for views*

    • RhysJohnThomas

      April 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm

       @someweirdguy100  @Why James 
      Hey @someweirdguy100  I’m not agreeing with him at all…. I’m on the side of James.

  • RhysJohnThomas

    April 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    well said @someweirdguy100  :D xD

  • someweirdguy100

    April 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

     @Why James
     Then why are you even here?

    • someweirdguy100

      April 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      That’s rediculous. He said we didn’t have to donate, but we did out of our own free will. I don’t think you understand how much making a movie actually costs.

    • someweirdguy100

      April 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

       @Why James
       I did. He is a moron. He whines for nearly twenty minutes about how he doesn’t like theatrics or donations, which s a poor argument. Some of us happen to like the theatrics and are glad to donate money. There is nothing wrong with that

    • someweirdguy100

      April 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm

       @Why James
       I did. He is an idiot who doesn’t understand that not everyone shares his opinion. I don’t agree with him, and that is my opinion. You do agree. Quit being an ass about it.

    • someweirdguy100

      April 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm

       @Why James
       Tell me then, what I am missing.

    • someweirdguy100

      April 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

       @Why James
       No

    • someweirdguy100

      April 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm

       @Why James
       Go on! Tell me something you haven’t already posted.

  • someweirdguy100

    April 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

     @Why JamesHere’s proof of your poor material
     
     

    • someweirdguy100

      April 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm

       @Why James
       Fart jokes stopped being funny in the third grade.

    • someweirdguy100

      April 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

       @Why James
       Why even point that out. That’s stupid. Everybody farts

    • RhysJohnThomas

      April 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

       @Why James  And your still a douche….

    • RhysJohnThomas

      April 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

       @Why James  Nope, prefer Douch :)

  • someweirdguy100

    April 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    You are insane.

  • RhysJohnThomas

    April 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

     @Why James  Your pathetic.

  • RobertLivingston

    April 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

     @Why James you cant sell out, not when you start off to make money in the first place. selling out means that you start off trying to be “free” or “open source” and then start taking money. James has been after money sence day one and quite right he should!

    • RobertLivingston

      April 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm

       @Why James his finances are not your concern nore is his income
       

    • RobertLivingston

      April 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm

       @Why James i am more than happy with my sighned photo and to havce helped
       

    • RobertLivingston

      April 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm

       @Why James worth every Penney and my finances are none of your concern

    • RobertLivingston

      April 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm

       @Why James this argument appears to be Ouroboros seeing how you have no argument to make so good bye enjoy your hallow pointless life, good day sir!

  • lessthennone

    April 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm

     @Why James Oh, your cool. Spending hours of your time trolling an online video begging for the attention that you have so obviously been deprived of since birth. Also, although I don’t know where your from, I’m going to assume the states, you should be aware that there are many laws against the unjust libel of people. This means that you could be sued based on the stuff you have posted over the last several hours. I would suggest you think before you post because even if it is the internet you still can be tracked and punished for your actions.

  • Lordslug

    April 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    i smell a troll.. he must be a Irate gamer lover

  • Lordslug

    April 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm

     @Why James not gonna troll ya  after this.. but your an idiot, your the load your mom should have swallowed

  • someweirdguy100

    April 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm

     @HorsesRock1991
     Very well said!

    • HorsesRock1991

      April 1, 2012 at 6:07 pm

       @someweirdguy100
       Ahh Thanks Love!
       

  • GuitarsRgood

    April 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Sonic (1991) is my all time favorite game. i remember i would play it every day and i beat it when i was 6

    • RobertLivingston

      April 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm

       @GuitarsRgood ive still got my model one Genesis hooked up lust for sonic 2, and mk3 ultimate

  • VovaPoddoutbchenko

    April 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    You need to start saving up for fucking “collage.” It’s college you dumbass, now stfu.

  • 2Pac

    April 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm

     @Why James  u and yo youtube video ya dirty punk ass troll

  • 2Pac

    April 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm

     @Why James fuk u and yo youtube videos ya punk ass dirty troll

  • Olivania

    April 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm

     @seaweedsalad Like I said, some fans are worse than trolls. Calm down man.

    • seaweedsalad

      April 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

       @Olivania I will express my feelings however i want. Fuck you. If i have something to say I’l;l say it. You dont like it, suck a cock.

    • STNOlawlin

      April 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

       @seaweedsalad  @Olivania Look out we got a Badass over here.

    • seaweedsalad

      April 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

       @STNOlawlin  @Olivania damn fucking straight, bitch.

  • Mohammad Flow-Motion

    April 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Loved those Sonic games! Wish Sega would make a comeback

  • Nicholas Ellis

    April 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Sonic is my 2nd favorite game series ever!

  • seaweedsalad

    April 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

     @Why James please go crysterbate you twit.

  • John Bauerle

    April 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    This kind of format is still superior to mother fucker mike reviews.

  • seaweedsalad

    April 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm

     @Why James It’s called supporting him and imforming you how pathetic you are. Do you enjoy wasting your time being a little internet dingle berry?

  • seaweedsalad

    April 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

     @Why James you have a life? haha. like i actually believe that a fagget like you that spends so much time crying about James success to anyone that will listen actually has a life. Like just because your a “college student” that is validation that you have a life? HAHAHA! yeah fucking right you queer ass looser. I bet your entire life consists of spending time being an internet dingle berry, crysterbating to gay porn, and raping stray cats. And i bet you make shitty as grades and will drop out and go into a whole lot of debt for nothing. 

  • seaweedsalad

    April 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm

     @Why James and your a grammar nazi too. Just what i would expect from a faggEt ass internet lifeless dingle berry.

  • seaweedsalad

    April 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

     @Why James looks like faggEt ass grammar nazi is actually a faggEt ass grammar nazi l0000ser.

  • seaweedsalad

    April 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm

     @Why James why don’t you just kill yourself already. Aren’t  you tired of bothering the world with your shitty existence? DO everyone a favor and make the world a better place by removing yourself from it. 

    • ThePear

      April 1, 2012 at 7:33 pm

       @Why James  @seaweedsalad  Are you kidding me? Did you even read anything YOU posted?

    • seaweedsalad

      April 1, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      more like a death recommendation for the betterment of humanity.

    • seaweedsalad

      April 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm

       @Why James your the one claiming death threat when there was none. so i decided to give you one. you scared now you little dingle berry? good.

  • gamerdude122

    April 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I would show the nerd my genitals!!

  • April 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Cleaned up the comments. I know he’s going to come back on a different name. It’s a shame we’re probably going to have to change the comment system to something less fun/easy because of 1 loser. I like Livefyre.

    • someweirdguy100

      April 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm

       @screenwavemedia
       Thanks! Now we can enjoy our AVGN videos in peace! :)

    • VovaPoddoutbchenko

      April 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Like

    • Shadowtheman

      April 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

       @screenwavemedia Thank you.

    • Doogrisa

      April 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      @screenwavemedia Dont let the trolls get there way.

    • Doogrisa

      April 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      @screenwavemedia Dont let the trolls get their way.

  • jtostyc

    April 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    i just wish there was a way to fix the springboard 2048 error. its ass and i dont like it very much at all

  • Shadowtheman

    April 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Wow I haven’t seen so many trolls on this site before.  Many posts were deleted due to bad posters.  Haters will be haters I suppose.  I can only assume that this influx of people are coming from game trailers.com.  Because of this vary simple personal vid.  Unless I missed something.   I can see why people would want you to review the crappy sonic games.  Not only are they plenty but there famous among original fans for being shit stains on the gaming market.
     
    SEGA just stopped caring about sonic after the Dreamcast died. (Sad face)
     

  • Watt2159

    April 1, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    It’s awesome seeing how a giant Nintendo fan like James, can set aside the way people argued about which console was better, and actually enjoy both the game and console that the side he was on, was against, I wish more people were like that, and instead of looking at a company, they’d look at the game instead.

  • April 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Ignoring all of the pointless bickering here and actually focusing on the video, this was a pretty damn epic video, James. I know it’s just a simple commentary of your experiences with Sonic, but hearing your personal opinions of Sonic while the awesome retro games play in the background was an interesting mix.
     
    Kind of surprised on the parts you weren’t exactly a fan of- not disliked, but surprised. I totally get your point of the water level annoyances, but I never ran across the drowning problems. Maybe your luck with Tails stealing the bubbles was just unlucky? On the topic of the water levels, that clip you had was Hydrocity Zone from Sonic 3, which has an epic, epic soundtrack. Most people probably already know this, but Sonic 3 was when Michael Jackson himself joined up with Sonic Team to produce the tracks for the game. Definitely has that Jackson vibe.
     
    Sonic 2 is definitely my favourite Sonic game as well, but it’s very, very close to tying with the combined Sonic 3 & Knuckles game. The atmosphere in Sonic 2 wins it for me, but Sonic 3 & Knuckes had such dynamic levels. Loved it. 
     
    So yeah, don’t mind my elaboration on your opinions. It was great fun hearing the originally “Nintendo” nerd talk about his experiences with one of Sega’s trophy series. Maybe we’ll see a Mario opinions video soon as well?

  • SpacemanSpliff

    April 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    HmmNnnnaaaaaa seeenowapnaaaaaaaayaaaaaaaah

    Lion king rules

  • Doogrisa

    April 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Good old Sonic

  • Murray Ass

    April 1, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    LOL!!!

  • floridaboy

    April 1, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    7 supporters in one day….WOW !!! Thanks all…Let’s get James to the big time.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/angry-video-game-nerd-host-universal-studios-halloween-horror-nights

  • ZombieGearZolid

    April 2, 2012 at 1:40 am

    THANK YOU!!!! Someone else that agrees with me that the 2nd sonic is the best one in the series… The graphics, the music, the gameplay, and playing with super sonic!!! Thanks… this video made my day…

  • shadowtheman

    April 2, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Something happened. I lost my account for some reason. Did this happen to any one else.

  • RamboneIsGod

    April 2, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Aliens.

  • Strazdas

    April 2, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Sonice was awesome as far as you told us. after that – oh my what an awful load of bull. Yeah i loved theold sonic, used to play it for hours and hours when i had my sega. It was my favourite game till i got a PC. Settlers 2, HOMM 2? who needs sonic anymore?

  • April 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

    You forgot about the “Sonic and Knuckles” games…. Those were the best ones…. Knuckles kicked ass

  • asnaes1981

    April 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I had a Genesis and a SNES. My parents owned a video store, so I got free consoles and games.

  • germanium28

    April 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I love that he likes Sonic, but hate that he doesn’t like Tails.

  • likalaruku

    April 2, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Sonic went downhill after Sonic 3D for me & downhill after Sonic Adventure for most.

  • likalaruku

    April 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Most consider Sonic Adventure the last good game. For me it was Sonic 3D Blast, & I played it even though it gave me headaches, dizziness, & slight nausea.

  • m4fioso

    April 3, 2012 at 7:59 am

    He said he could enjoy the best of both worlds, if that was today they wouldnt be friends anymore and there would be a massive war there

  • April 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Great video, that brought back a lot of memories for me too.

  • Schloss Ritter

    April 3, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Your neighbor had a Genesis? Reminds me of when I still had an Atari 2600 when my friend got a Colecovision.

  • ookami57

    April 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    being born in 1992 I was lucky to have both the SNES and the Genesis, my dad and older brother would mostly play them but once I figured it out I played them more then anyone. My Genesis still works :) can’t say the same about the SNES though :(

  • culwin

    April 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    First time I played Sonic, I was stationed in Saudi Arabia in the Air Force and when we weren’t working there wasn’t much to do.
    We had 2 video games:
    Madden and Sonic the Hedgehog.
    I played this endlessly.

  • Dreamcaster

    April 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Yeah, all the bad Sonic games happened either during the Saturn days or the progression from the Gamecube to the WiiS360. Really, the only bad Sonic games I’ve played were Shadow the Hedgehog which had shitty control and forgettable everything else (Except for the new voice actors and “Damn! It looks like…” and Sonic the Hedgehog 15th Anniversary (360) which was really buggy. Oh, and the Game Gear games after Triple Trouble. Those were shitty too. Especially the 3D Blast cash-in, Sonic blast.

  • superca.i.n

    April 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Mario always kicked Sonics puny ass!

  • metal monster 666

    April 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I completely agree with James. Sonic kicks so much ass. Sonic 1, 2, 3 and cd are simply masterpieces!
    About the bad games, i would really like to see him review Sonic 3D: Flickies Island. That games just sucks… I think it would be a hilarious AVGN episode if he would review that one.

  • superhyperduck

    April 7, 2012 at 12:52 am

    why didn’t you talk about sonic and knuckles? That was my favorite cause it let you plays as knuckles in 2 and 3. Unfortunately at the time they couldn’t get it to work with sonic 1 as it doesn’t support two player, or even the same color pallet. Using an emulator though you can play sonic 1 with knuckles, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23gMu9Sfofo

    There are two versions of the hack, version one he is pink, version 2 he is darker and more glitches are fixed.

  • April 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Steve Urkel was Sonic.

  • mcnerven

    April 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I personally loved Sonic 3 + Sonic and Knuckles. I was blown away that you could combine the games together, especially how you could play as Knuckles in Sonic 2 and just fly past all those annoying parts. Plus at the time I had no idea that Sonic was turning Super Sayain, I just thought it looked awesome. Such an epic game.

    It always made me wonder, what if other games did that? Like what if there was a Mega Man X game where you could stack the cartridges and then play as Zero in MMX.

    I also remember combining Sonic 3, Knuckles and Game Genie together to form the most ridiculous looking thing to grace the Genesis.

  • April 8, 2012 at 3:37 am

    My best friend had a Genesis and I had an SNES, so the “friendship” worked out pretty good.

    Yeah, the game was very colorful. I always associate Genesis games with the color purple, because they seemed to use it so much, so it was interesting to see something that wasn’t drenched in a pallet of purple.

    Only Sonic game I ever passed was the one on the Game Gear.

  • syborfical1

    April 9, 2012 at 7:42 am

    You forgot Sonic and Knuckles.

    I never owned sonic 1. But a friend had like 30 sega games. So I borrowed his sonic 1 and 2. He borrowed my sonic 3 and sonic and knuckes.

    My favorite is sonic 3 and knuckles.
    Every Friday night when I was 12 after school Id play my Mega drive. By dinner time I was normally on the ice cap stage. Some times if everything went really well id be on the last stage.

    Sonic was the reason I got a sega mega drive.

    Sadly all sonic after sonic and knuckles where pretty bad.

  • AlphaDream

    April 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I have a few Sonic The Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis, but unfortunatley I am unable to play them since I do not own a Genesis, and
    Because I live in England, there are very few stores that sell these old
    consoles.

    So I have to look at charity shops, who occasionally have a SNES or something.

    So I’ll have to keep on lookin!

  • oakvin

    April 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    As soon as I saw James behind a Green Hill Zone background I nearly shit my pants!

  • nintendoassassin754

    April 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I don’t know why I buy sonic games, I hate him so much. He’s annoying, amateurish, and is not exactly heroic. He hates going after the girls, and Mario can kick his ass in SSBB every single time I play. I’m sorta glad his games nowadays are down the toilet.

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    April 14, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Nintendoassassin754, you are absolutely ridiculous.

  • chainsawmassacre1234

    April 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Sonic great but not as much as Mario.

  • cobalt

    April 16, 2012 at 4:37 am

    i have the original sonic on mega drive, i paid £20 for it and i just can’t seem to fucking plug it in!?

  • Batmat01

    April 25, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I played Sonic The Hedgehog for 1 day and I beaten it for the very first time, I collected all the Chaos Emeralds and I beaten the game with the perfect ending, Sonic and I were born on the same year 1991, Sonic The Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis is my #1 favorite Sonic game of all time.

  • His & Her Play

    May 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    How do you record your Genesis games??? The picture is always screwed up when I use my capture card…

  • Sonikku The-hedgehog

    May 12, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    SONIC CD! I also enjoy Sonic Unleashed! Give it a try

  • avgnfan21

    July 5, 2012 at 2:43 am

    i like ur jacket

  • July 16, 2012 at 8:30 am

    A wonderful video! I also have many warm memories of Sonic, and I still love this game series.
    New games about the blue hedgehog is not bad, but in them missing something … something that was in the Sega Mega Drive games…

    PS: Heh, and now I know that all the brothers do so: my younger brother also played for Sonic always leaving me control over Tails. It’s not fair! X,D

  • Iron65

    November 3, 2012 at 11:48 am

    You forgot Sonic & knucles bro! But I’m glad you enjoyed Sonic!!! Also the sonic adventure 1 and 2 from Dreamcast were AWESOMEEE …. I really love them…. Since they realase on the other consoles It never became the same… Sonic Heroes was ok… But sonic the hedgehog 360? forget about it… but Is trying to return for a reveange with SOnic and Sega all star racing and Sonic generations!! Those are great sonic games!!!! :)

  • Kraig S

    January 4, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Sonic is the best.

  • CardiacNutsack

    March 29, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    ALIENS

  • Gabriel Gallo

    April 6, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    hell yea

  • nammm3

    July 10, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Nice work James! Great non-script story telling and reminiscing :-D

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