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Happy 18th Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog!

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Dark Sonic, Jun 23, 2009.

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  1. 18 year franchise, eh? Can we hope that it'll get better?

    Coincidentally, before finding this out, I just got the sonic app on my iPod. weird?
     
  2. Mikel

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    Happy Birthday, Sonic!
    To Celebrate, I'm going to play Sonic Unleashed for the PS3 to get all the trophies. :)
     
  3. Lyrica

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    just played and beat Sonic 1, 2 and Knuckles (don't own the cart of 3 and I'm avoiding Emulators)
     
  4. Blanche Hodapp

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    *urp* Eternal Queen
    <!--quoteo(post=322400:date=Jun 23 2009, 03:18 PM:name=Azukara)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Azukara @ Jun 23 2009, 03:18 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=322400">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Happy birthday, my main man. You've left an extreme impact on my life. Oh, and you too Sonic.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    :v:

    (Couldn't resist =P)
     
  5. NintendoBrad

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    Happy Birthday to Caterkiller, Crabmeat, Ballhog... oh and Robotnik I guess.
     
  6. Nicholas Onimura

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    Happy 18th, Sonic. May SEGA eventually get it right with a good Sonic game.

    To celebrate, I 100-percented SADX. Emblems and Missions.
     
  7. Enzo Aquarius

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    Yay, Sonic is an adult (or rather, he is in Canada now). :v:

    I think I'll go buy him a lottery ticket.
     
  8. Azookara

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    <!--quoteo(post=322472:date=Jun 23 2009, 01:02 PM:name=Blanche Hodapp)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Blanche Hodapp @ Jun 23 2009, 01:02 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=322472">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=322400:date=Jun 23 2009, 03:18 PM:name=Azukara)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Azukara @ Jun 23 2009, 03:18 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=322400">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Happy birthday, my main man. You've left an extreme impact on my life. Oh, and you too Sonic.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    :v:

    (Couldn't resist =P)
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    XD

    And Enzo, I don't think it would matter if he got one or not, after all he has been to several casino levels before. :v:
     
  9. Adamis

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  10. BlazeHedgehog

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    I took <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/blazehedgehog/sonic-turns-18/30-28443/" target="_blank">the lazy way</a> out of celebrating Sonic's 18th.
     
  11. Tweaker

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    Right, so we've been playing various Sonic games on Skype, and it's been a real blast! I played through both Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 legitimately, and I'm currently at Carnival Night in Sonic 3 & Knuckles. I'm getting kind of bored, so I may stop, but I had fun all the way up until that point! I know Overlord and SeanieB played Sonic 2 as well, Mendinso played Sonic Advance 2, and I... don't remember what everyone else played. Still fun, though!

    You know, here's a bit of a rant, but I never noticed how annoying it is to get extra lives in the original Sonic 1. I played through the entire game at what I consider a fairly proficient level, and I still only ended up with 5 lives in total; this led to me actually getting a game over, usually in some of the most annoyingly frustrating bits of the game—spike pits, crushing objects, you name it! Considering how easy Sonic 1 usually is, you can imagine this is a bit... embarrassing, to say the least.

    Also, I finally realized what I loathe more than the final boss in Sonic 2—the Wing Fortress boss! I don't know if it's annoying because you can't just defeat it through conventional means, or if it's because whenever you get hit, all of your rings fly to the outside of the ship. In any case, I found I had a lot more trouble with that boss than I had with the final boss this time around; while it took me about 5 or 6 lives to defeat the Wing Fortress boss, it only took me two tries to beat the final boss. Practice makes perfect, I guess! :v:

    Overall, I had a lot of fun! It's always nice to go back and play the classics on special occasions. :)
     
  12. Yash

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    I just won a copy of Sonic Chronicles on the Sonic facebook page for answering a question about how Sonic turned blue according to that obscure comic strip from 1991.

    And now everyone is pissed off because my answer got cut off partially ("It was because Sonic ran so fast..." "...that he broke the sound barrier and turned blue") but I still won.
     
  13. muteKi

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    I played through Sonic 2 as Sonic & Tails and then as Tails alone. I prefer the latter.



    Also, the original remains for me the hardest one, and the least forgiving.
     
  14. OSM

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    <!--quoteo(post=322537:date=Jun 23 2009, 06:06 PM:name=Adamis)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Adamis @ Jun 23 2009, 06:06 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=322537">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->[​IMG]<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    This is awesome. Great use of water colors, always my favorite medium. I also love how you made him short again. :>
     
  15. Herm the Germ

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    Dun really know what the kick is to play frustratingly difficult games just 'cuz it's the series-starter's "birthday", but, oh well.

    Wasn't even aware of Sonic's "birthday" till I got here. Only Sonic-related thing I did today was playin' Unleashed, which was fun as always. : D
     
  16. Sonic Warrior TJ

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    Here's what I did today.
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    The robot on the far left was drawn months ago, I just included him because that's our four main characters.

    Oh yeah, I should probably play a Sonic game when I get home [from Starbucks]. I should also stop at Sonic and get a chili dog on the way...
     
  17. Azookara

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    yup Member
    <!--quoteo(post=322557:date=Jun 23 2009, 06:42 PM:name=Yash)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Yash @ Jun 23 2009, 06:42 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=322557">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I just won a copy of Sonic Chronicles on the Sonic facebook page for answering a question about how Sonic turned blue according to that obscure comic strip from 1991.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I tried out for that. Lucky you, it's pretty ironic how a Retro member out of all people was able to win it, especially since many others (like me :v: ) went on and gave the same answer.

    Congrats, though.
     
  18. Sonic Warrior TJ

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    Last question's up. Go tell SEGA there were six Chaos Emeralds in Sonic 1 in order to win Sonic and the Black Knight.
     
  19. Chibisteven

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    I played all the Genesis games' soundtracks on my iPod while working today. Happy Birthday Sonic!
     
  20. Dark Sonic

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    Well the marathon was a success. Me and my friend played Sonic 1, 2, CD, and S3K in that order by switching off every level or so. And we've come to the conclusion that...

    Sonic 1 is just dull D: Sonic CD is pretty annoying too. Sonic 1 is just far too slow and has some pretty bad level designs (Labyrinth Zone of course. But Spring Yard Zone, a level that should have been faster, is just slow, with pointless obstacles like those platform elevators and spike balls). Sonic CD is like Sonic 1 but with worse level designs. Good lord is Stardust speedway confusing. The bosses are fun though.

    However, Sonic 2 and 3 & Knuckles are still just brilliant. Fun stuff, I love both to death.
     
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