Eggman even manages to blow up part of the moon, and ARK poses a threat when on a crash course with the world. So, yeah, SA2 managed to have its stakes high throughout the game, unlike SA1. But I've come to love SA1 more these last couple years. Maybe because it feels closer to the Classics than SA2... xD I only watched the OVA YEARS later, way after seeing its covers on Sonic JAM. And I also hardly ever watched Adventures or SatAM, so my image of Sonic & Pals comes mostly from the games. Oh, but I watched Underground. And thank goodness the games stuck with me more than the animations. Sonic X comes as a close second, but nowadays little do I remember of it.