I went to a friends place who usually plays Nintendo and they had a Sega Genesis and they showed me Sonic the Hedgehog 1. I thought it looked cool and the Chaos Emeralds I thought were All State logos as a little kid (it looked like two hands to me). The thing that really stood out to me was the music and I went home to my mom and started humming the Spring Yard (which I thought was the first level because that is what I was shown first) theme and the boss theme to my mom. I think she wasn't impressed with my performance but I thought it was great. Much later on my parents got me a Genesis instead of a Super Nintendo and I played Sonic 1 so often. It was either Sonic 1 or 2. The friend above didn't let me play at their house, so it could have been Sonic 2 at a kiosk or antoher friend's place. One way or another I got the mail-in copy of 2 and I liked that one a lot too, but I always liked the style of 1 better. I think I read in a Disney Adventures magazine that there was going to be a TV show for Sonic and that was exciting. Then there were two. I always liked SatAM better even as a kid. Of course, Sonic CD and the OVA are both still my favorites. tbh I don't think I reminisce that much. There are other games to talk about here and I like talking about what I like and dislike from the newer games. Plus new old stuff still gets discovered. My OVA-loving butt got the treat of a lifetime this past year with HD versions and full OST release. Playing Sonic CD at a friend's house and then seeing that fully animated intro with those badass riffs. Blew me away in a memorable way. For Sonic, I hope that Sonic figures out who he is and finds great success. I hope Sega gets the right people making the right game to remind people that Sonic is more than just a mascott. I went to an arcade and saw Sonic plushies? Does that count? Also noticed Game Hut put up a new vid that I need to watch.