5 Great Genesis Games that Time Forgot

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3. Sonic and Knuckles

Supposed to be released as the counterpart to Sonic 3, Sonic and Knuckles kind of got swept under the rug. While some people combined Sonic and Knuckles with Sonic 2 or 3 to make Knuckles a playable character, rarely did people just plug the cart in by itself to reveal a whole new set of levels. In my opinion the only way to play this game is as Knuckles as his gliding and climbing wall abilities puts him streets ahead of Sonic.

While people often complained about the difficulty of Sonic 2’s Death Egg Zone which contains 2 bosses and no rings, it’s fairly easy to navigate once you learn the patterns. Sonic and Knuckles on the other hand is more difficult than other titles in the Sonic series, and with Sonic’s annoying lives and continue system, running out of lives means starting the game all over again. And nobody apparently had time for that.