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Lets Play Sonic The Hedgehog & An Alternative To The Tails Is Dead Theory

Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement...This week's Thursday Long Play attempt is Sonic The Hedgehog, released in 1991 for the Sega MegaDrive / Genesis system.

And I know what you're thinking... wasn't I playing Sonic 4 part 1 last week? Why not take another swing at it or Sonic 4 part 2? Well I figured why not go back in time and see how far I could get, and I made it up to the Labyrinth Zone... and lost my concentration... getting crushed to death twice... in nearly the exact same spot.

Should note that I was playing the game with my new monitor and the display set up is 1280 X 720, which of course is a widescreen format... Sonic The Hedgehog is a game with a native display of 640 X 480.... so it's stretched out to fill the screen, and some would use that an excuse for mistimed jumps, but not me... 'old age' and forgetting where things are is my excuse.

Now during the course of the game play, I started pondering of if the 8-Bit versions of Sonic and Soni…