Microsoft Slashes Sonic Games on XBLA
Posted on Thursday, December 30 @ 13:49:09 PST by Daniel BischoffOne time, when I was about 10 years old, I was being babysat by some friends of my parents. I was pretty psyched that they had a Sega Genesis.
They even had a copy of Sonic 2, so I didn't mind whittling the hours away playing the game over and over until I had made it through several worlds. Each time I got a Game Over and had to restart, I remembered where I would find extra lives, I remembered tricky parts of each level, and I remembered where power ups were. I got better and better and got closer and closer to the end.
Metropolis Zone. My God. I didn't know it at the time but I was just a few acts from the end, from Eggman. I was going to finish it once and for all. I'd struggled, there was no save system, the early levels were becoming cake-walks, but I persevered because I wanted to accomplish something.
A toddler appears, this fucking three year old brat wrests the cartridge out of the Genesis and the game freezes, completely destroying what was, up to that point, a perfect game. I had more than enough lives to get me through to the end, I could have beaten it right then and there.
I've never played a Sonic game since then.
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