Sonic Generations

Sonic Generations

After the success of Sonic Colors in 2011, Sega announced Sonic Generation for its 20th anniversary that follows Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic as they visit past locations to restore the timeline and stop the evil Time Eater. Generation is one of those gems that holds a special place in my heart. It had fun stages, challenging boss battles, and a killer soundtrack with throwbacks to all eras of Sonic games throughout history. The game starts off with Green Hills playing as Classic Sonic just like Sonic 1 from 1991. Then the Time Eater shows up and jumps to Sonic’s Birthday having some laughs. Time Eater ruins everything, takes all of Sonic’s friends and he ends up at Green Hills. Act 2 is a blast boosting through loops, grinding on rails and listening to that awesome remix. The stage is restored to color along with Tails. So each stage represents a different era of Sonic: Classic, Dreamcast, and Modern. Each era has 3 levels including a boss before the next level. Classic has Green Hills, Chemical Plant, and Sky Sanctuary. Dreamcast has Speed Highway, City Escape, and Seaside Hill. Modern has Crisis City, Rooftop Run, and Planet Wisp. Out of all the bosses I’ve fought, Egg Dragoon is the hardest of them all. All roads lead to the final boss in this clock tower. Both Eggmans teamed up to destroy all time and space using the Time Eater as the spear. Classic and Modern Sonic Sonic used all 7 chaos emeralds to turn Super Sonic and save the day before the afterparty. Both Sonics say their farewells and the credits roll to a nice reel of Sonic’s history with music from all the games. It doesn’t have a good story but what makes it worthwhile is going through those stages, stopping by old foes, and listening to music all while having a good time. I played it on the Xbox Series S for $19 so I got my money’s worth.

Overall, I give this game a 10 out of 10. It’s a blast. My only complaint is I wished it had more stages. I highly recommend it for old fans like myself and new fans who watch the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

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