My main one's kind of funny. I grew up playing a lot of the Super Mario Bros. games, and didn't get my first Sonic game until one day when they were selling copies of "Sonic and Knuckles Collection" for the PC at Jack-in-the-Box. (I'm still convinced that they were meant to be demo discs, and somebody screwed up, because it was the entire full set of games. The only difference was the JitB logo on the front of the case!) Since I had always been used to the Mario games, I loved the Sonic ones because the levels were so huge! It took me about 15-20 minutes to go through each Act!
Fast forward a few years later. My dad got custody of my sister and me, and I didn't get to play these games again until I bought "Sonic Mega Collection" for my GameCube. I started up my old favorite games, and was floored at how difficult and sped up they were all of a sudden. It took me ages to re-learn the timing for each level that I thought I had down to an art form. Later, I found out that I had been playing my PC version on a really shitty computer.
Other than that, I mainly hated Oil Ocean for the seahorse enemies. Carnival Night Zone's infamous barrel caused me to give up on Sonic 3 for years, until after playing the GameCube version and discovering GameFAQs. Then all of a sudden, it was like I had a brand new game again, playing through the final set of Zones. Sonic 1 caused me no end of grief on Scrap Brain Zone - Act 3. I made it through the death course by a hair just to have the bubbles refuse to come out of the ground. I actually lost my last life because I was waiting at a set of bubbles for a breath of air THAT WOULDN'T COME!!!!! (I lost interest in that game for a while after that...)
Sonic CD was another odd case for me. The original version I played was for the PC, again. (different PC, this one's issue was that there was no music. Didn't know what I was missing...) I absolutely loved Stardust Speedway, but never quite understood that I wasn't supposed to kill Metal Sonic, but just race him. I committed accidental suicide for years until the thought finally occured to me that if I liked the level so much, why not use the boss fight to simply take an extended tour of the graphics and music (Playing "Sonic Gems Collection" at this point, adored the music and just cemented my love of Stardust Speedway even more!) Imagine my surprise when I found out that there was a finish line to the course! My next thought wasn't that I was supposed to win to finish the level, but stupid little me decided that I wanted to see exactly what would happen if I beat him there. That's right, I was enough of an idiot that I thought that the thing I was supposed to do would glitch the game, and I did it anyways just to see what would happen!
This post has been edited by Kharen: 23 November 2011 - 02:12 PM