I like to turn on my Sega Genesis and replay the Sonics at least every year or so. So tonight it was Sonic the Hedgehog. That special stage. If I'm not hitting the same reverse sphere over and over and not getting anywhere, then I'm bouncing off the star spheres in the wrong direction, or I'm slipping past the path to the emerald, or I'm getting forced down a path to the goal spheres. The worst is when I'm on the wall and trying to jump off and the controls are completely unresponsive. Once I sat on the same two neutral spheres long enough for the maze to rotate a good 90 degrees, tapping the C button over and over, with nothing happening, until it finally dumped me on the goal spheres. And that's saying nothing about the times I lost all my rings right before the signpost, or the downright unfair traps in Scrap Brain Zone. But it's still a good game, even though...blarrgh. Anyway, onto Sonic 2 tomorrow night.