Journey Through Sonic 1

Sonic 1 was the world’s first introduction to that speedy blue hedgehog. It’s also rather different from the titles that follow. There is less focus on fast pace running and more navigating through tedious platforming. There NO Spin dash because Sonic hasn’t met Tails to learn it. No Save file because there was no such thing back in 1991. The biggest difference for me however, was that sonic could die almost instantly after landing on a spike pit. where as now one can still stand of a spike pit for a second or two after losing rings, Sonic 1 doesn’t have that comfort.

I never beat Sonic 1 as a kid and before this recent attempt the furthest I ever got was the Leviathan Act 1.  What follows is a Month and a half struggle. 6 weeks of grueling frustration yet with each attempt, I get faster, I’m more aware, and I’m more appreciative of where Sonic has come. By my 7th attempt, I had been recondition and was more determined than ever to beat this game and at last I achieved. Now Sonic 1 has become my third favorite Sonic game and of the 6 zones, Marble Zone is my favorable. It’s the one level that you can never be sure about because there will always be something within the level that will catch you off guard rather that be the fire balls, the medieval spikes, or even the worms inching their way towards you.

Watch this incredible journey unfold on my YouTube channel. It still amazes me how much as a player  I’ve change since my first attempt. It took me an hour 30 just to get through Greenhill and Marble, the first two zones of the game yet by my seventh and final attempt, it took me the same amount of time to get through the entire game.   

My Attempts:

  • 1st Attempt:

Sonic The Hedgehog 1 Zones 1 N 2

  • 2nd Attempt:

Sonic The Hedgehog 1 Zones 2 N 3

  • 3rd Attempt:

Sonic The Hedgehog 1 Zones 3 N 4

  • 4th Attempt:

Sonic The Hedgehog 1 Zones 4 to 6

  • 5th Attempt:

Sonic The Hedgehog Zones 6 into the UNKNOWN

  • 6th Attempt:

Sonic The Hedgehog 1 Zones 1 To Finish

  • 7th Attempt VICTORY!

Sonic The Hedgehog 1 BEATEN!

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