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20 years ago, the world would witness the rise of the Blue Blur! Never before had the gaming community seen anything like this Speed Demon, blasting through corkscrews, flying through loop-de-loops, and running wildly through the world with a 'tude like no other. Sega had done the impossible: they had created a character and a series that could rival Nintendo's behemoth mascot Mario, and let me tell you, Sonic challenged him with style. But beyond the rivalry, the Sonic games could stand on their own as incredible platform titles, and Sonic built a fanbase that holds strong to this day. So now that we're in the year 2011, 20 years after Sonic's debut... I say we celebrate Sega's gaming icon by looking back on what he's accomplished these past two decades. Should be fun!

Rules for Voting:

For each of the available topics that you can vote on, you'll be able to choose up to five subjects for that category. Your first place vote will receive 5 points, your second place vote will receive 4 points, your 3rd place vote will receive 3 points, so on and so forth. If you don't have a top 5, then you can vote for less if you desire.

The choices below for each category are what I could find, but with such a robust history, I'm bound to have missed a couple of characters here and there. So if you see a game or an important character that's missing, please notify me and I'll add it right away.

Voting will end on Thursday, June 30th.

Favorite 2D Sonic Game

Sonic the Hedgehog (GameGear/MasterSystem)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (GameGear/MasterSystem)
Sonic Chaos (GameGear/MasterSystem)
Sonic Triple Trouble (GameGear)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis)
Sonic & Knuckles (Genesis)
Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Sega CD)
Sonic Advance (GameBoy Advance)
Sonic Advance 2 (GameBoy Advance)
Sonic Advance 3 (GameBoy Advance)
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (iOS/PlayStation Network/WiiWare/XboxLive Arcarde)
Sonic Rush (Nintendo DS)
Sonic Rush Adventure (Nintendo DS)
Sonic Colors (Nintendo DS)
Sonic Rivals (PlayStation Portable)
Sonic Rivals 2 (PlayStation Portable)

Favorite 3D Sonic Game

Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis/Saturn)
Sonic Adventure/DX (DreamCast/GameCube)
Sonic Adventure 2/Battle (DreamCast/GameCube)
Sonic Heroes (GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox)
Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii)
Sonic Unleashed (PlayStation 2/PlayStation 3/Wii/Xbox 360)
Sonic and the Black Knight (Wii)
Sonic Colors (Wii)
Sonic the Hedgehog (PlayStation 3/Xbox 360)

Favorite Miscellaneous Sonic game

Sonic Drift (GameGear)
Sonic Drift 2 (GameGear)
Tails' Adventure (GameGear)
Tails' Sky Patrol (GameGear)
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Genesis/GameGear/Master System)
Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (Genesis/GameGear/Master System)
Knuckles' Chaotix (Sega 32x)
Sonic: the Fighters (Saturn/Arcade)
Sonic R (Saturn)
Sonic Shuffle (DreamCast)
Sonic Pinball Party (GameBoy Advance)
Sonic Battle (GameBoy Advance)
Sonic Riders (GameCube/PC/PlayStation 2/Xbox)
Shadow the Hedgehog (GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS/Wii)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS/Wii)
Sega SuperStars Tennis (PlayStation 2/PlayStation 3/Wii/Xbox 360)
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (PlayStation 2/Wii)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (DS/PC/PlayStation 3/Wii/Xbox 360)
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (DS)
Sonic Free Riders (Xbox 360)

Favorite Sonic Protagonist (Title in Parentheses is the Character's First Appearance)

Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog 3)
Amy Rose (Sonic CD)
Charmy Bee (Knuckles' Chaotix)
Espio the Chameleon (Knuckles' Chaotix)
Mighty the Armadillo (Knuckles' Chaotix)
Vector the Crocodile (Knuckles' Chaotix)
Big the Cat (Sonic Adventure)
Chao (Sonic Adventure)
Tikal the Echidna (Sonic Adventure)
Cream the Rabbit (Sonic Advance 2)
Blaze the Cat (Sonic Rush)
Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)
Princess Elise (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)
Shade the Echidna (Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood)
Chip/Light Gaia (Sonic Unleashed)

Favorite Sonic Antagonist/Rival (Title in Parentheses is the Character's First Appearance)

Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik (Sonic the Hedgehog)
EggRobo (Sonic & Knuckles)
Metal/Mecha Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
Nack the Weasel (Sonic Triple Trouble)
Chaos (Sonic Adventure)
Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic Adventure 2)
Rouge the Bat (Sonic Adventure 2)
Jet the Hawk (Sonic Riders)
Storm the Albatross (Sonic Riders)
Wave the Swallow (Sonic Riders)
Eggman Nega (Sonic Rush)
Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)
Erazor Djinn (Sonic and the Secret Rings)
Captain Whiskers (Sonic Rush Adventure)
Lord Ix (Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood)
Dark Gaia (Sonic Unleashed)
Merlina (Sonic & the Black Knight)

Lamest Sonic Character (Use the Protagonist and Antagonist/Rival listings above.)

Favorite Zone (Open Voting) (Please List the Zone and the Game that it takes place in.)

Favorite Musical Track (Open Voting) (Please List the Track and the Game that it takes place in.)

Favorite Sonic Moment (Open Voting) (Please List the Moment and the game that it takes place in.)

Lamest Sonic Moment (Open Voting) (Please List the Moment and the game that it takes place in.)



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No we don't!



Sig thanks to Saber! :D 

dsister said:

No we don't!

Yes. We. Do.



Wow caught me at a bad time...I'm busy playing Sonic at the moment. ironically. I will edit my post with all my votes in a second though.

 

Favorite 2D Sonic Game

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)
  • Sonic & Knuckles (Genesis)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (iOS/PlayStation Network/WiiWare/XboxLive Arcarde)
Favorite 3D Sonic Game
  • Sonic Adventure 2/Battle (DreamCast/GameCube)
  • Sonic Adventure/DX (DreamCast/GameCube)
  • Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis/Saturn)
  • Sonic Heroes (GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox)
  • Sonic Unleashed (PlayStation 2/PlayStation 3/Wii/Xbox 360)

Favorite Miscellaneous Sonic game

  • Sonic R (Saturn)
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Favorite Sonic Protagonist (Title in Parentheses is the Character's First Appearance)

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog 3)
  • Chao (Sonic Adventure)
  • Tikal the Echidna (Sonic Adventure)
  • Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
Favorite Sonic Antagonist/Rival (Title in Parentheses is the Character's First Appearance)

  • Chaos (Sonic Adventure)
  • Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic Adventure 2)
  • Rogue the Bat (Sonic Adventure 2)

Lamest Sonic Character (Open Voting, Use the Protagonist and Antagonist/Rival listings above.)

  • Big the Cat (Sonic Adventure)
  • Amy Rose (Sonic CD)
  • Espio the Chameleon (Knuckles' Chaotix)
  • Charmy Bee (Knuckles' Chaotix)
  • Cream the Rabbit (Sonic Advance 2)

This category has FAR too many choices.

 

Favorite Zone (Open Voting) (Please List the Zone and the Game that it takes place in.)

 

  • Metal Harbour (Sonic Adventure 2)
  • Final Rush (Sonic Adventure 2)
  • Emerald Coast (Sonic Adventure)
  • Angel Island (Sonic 3)
  • Green Forest (Sonic Adventure 2)

 

 

Favorite Musical Track (Open Voting)

  • Welcome to Station Square (Sonic Adventure)
  • Angel Island Zone - Act 1 (Sonic 3)
  • Azure Blue World (Sonic Adventure)
  • Metal Harbour (Sonic Adventure 2)

  • Suitable Opponent (Sonic Adventure 2)

Favorite Sonic Moment (Open Voting)
  • Doing a "loop-the-loop" at the start of Metal Harbour (Sonic Adventure 2)
  • Fighting Chaos (Sonic Adventure)
  • "A" ranking a level (Sonic Adventure 2)
  • Evolving my chao's (Sonic Adventure 2)
  • Speed running "Emerald Coast" and succeeding (Sonic Adventure)

Lamest Sonic Moment (Open Voting)
  • Speed running "Emerald Coast" and failing at every single glitch (Sonic Adventure)
  • The first appearance of the Egg Carrier (Sonic Adventure)
  • The impossibly hard Wing Fortress zone (Sonic 2)
  • Anytime Big said "Hold on froggy, I'm coming" (Sonic Adventure)
  • Anytime Sonic or Amy insults ZERO, so cheesy. (Sonic Adventure)
I hope my votes get priority or something, this took me ages to type xD.

 




remembering this makes me sad, first becuase im getting old and second because it reminds me how cool sonic was and that now he is not, and sega doesnt even has a console anymore :'( best sonics ever are :

 

1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
2. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis)
3. Sonic & Knuckles (Genesis)

in that order



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Awesome, I'll give my votes in a sec.

Though I'd like Dr. Robotnik and "Eggman" to be classified as separate characters. One actually seemed sinister, menacing, and like a serious threat. The other is a completely unintimidating comic relief character.

And I think a "Favorite Zone" category would be neat, too.

But it's totally up to you, of course. I'll stop meddling now, and get working on my post. ^_^



Favorite 2D Sonic Game

1. Sonic & Knuckles
2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
3. Sonic the Hedgehog 3
4. Sonic Advance
5. Sonic the Hedgehog

Favorite 3D Sonic Game

1. Sonic Colors
2. Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
3. Sonic and the Secret Rings
4. Sonic 3D Blast
5. Sonic Unleashed

Favorite Miscellaneous Sonic game

1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
2. Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
3. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
4. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
5. Sonic Riders

Favorite Sonic Protagonist (Title in Parentheses is the Character's First Appearance)

1. Knuckles the Echidna
2. Sonic the Hedgehog
3. Miles "Tails" Prower
4. Blaze the Cat
5. Amy Rose

Favorite Sonic Antagonist/Rival (Title in Parentheses is the Character's First Appearance)

1. Dr Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik
2. Metal/Mecha Sonic
3. EggRobo
4. Nack the Weasel

Lamest Sonic Character (Open Voting, Use the Protagonist and Antagonist/Rival listings above.)

1. Shadow the Hedgehog
2. Silver the Hedgehog
3. Big the Cat
4. Princess Elise
5. Chip/Light Gaia

Favorite Zone (Open Voting)

1. Sky Sanctuary Zone (Sonic & Knuckles)
2. Casino Night Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
3. Lava Reef Zone (Sonic & Knuckles)
4. Starlight Carnival Zone (Sonic Colors)
5. Chemical Plant Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)

Favorite Musical Track (Open Voting)

1. Sky Sanctuary Zone (Sonic & Knuckles)
2. Metropolis Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
3. Flying Battery Zone (Sonic & Knuckles) (part 1) (part 2)
4. Final Boss (Sonic the Hedgehog 3)
5. Hydrocity Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 3) (part 1) (part 2)

Favorite Sonic Moment (Open Voting)

1. Experiencing Sky Sanctuary Zone (Sonic & Knuckles)
2. Using the Lock-On Technology to play as Knuckles in Sonic 2 and 3 (Sonic & Knuckles)
3. Battling the final boss of Death Egg Zone (Sonic & Knuckles)
4. Fighting Super Mecha Sonic as Knuckles (Sonic & Knuckles)
5. Fighting Robotnik's Ultimate Robot in the Death Egg (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)

Lamest Sonic Moment (Open Voting)

1. Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic Adventure 2)
2. Sonic kissing Princess Elise (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)
3. Sonic turning into a Werehog (Sonic Unleashed)
4. Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)
5. People Spamming "You're Too Sloooow!" (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)



Ninpanda said:

Awesome, I'll give my votes in a sec.

Though I'd like Dr. Robotnik and "Eggman" to be classified as separate characters. One actually seemed sinister, menacing, and like a serious threat. The other is a completely unintimidating comic relief character.

And I think a "Favorite Zone" category would be neat, too.

But it's totally up to you, of course. I'll stop meddling now, and get working on my post. ^_^

Duh! "Favorite Zone" is definitely added. *shakes head* It's not my "on" day I guess.

As for Robotnik/Eggman, Sega has them as one and the same and I'll go with that (even though the comics have them as seperate people too...).



radha said:

remembering this makes me sad, first becuase im getting old and second because it reminds me how cool sonic was and that now he is not, and sega doesnt even has a console anymore :'( best sonics ever are :

 

1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
2. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis)
3. Sonic & Knuckles (Genesis)

in that order


Wow now I don't even have to type it(!)

My picks:

1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
2. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis)
3. Sonic & Knuckles (Genesis)

hehe

BTW where does your name come from? Are you Indian?



Favorite 2D Sonic Game:

1) Sonic & Knuckles

2) Sonic the Hedgehog 2

3) Sonic the Hedgehog 3

4) Sonic CD

5) Sonic Advance 2

Favorite 3D Sonic Game:

1) Sonic Adventure 2

2) Sonic Unleashed

3) Sonic Heroes

4) Sonic Adventure

5) Sonic 3D Blast

Favorite Miscellaneous Sonic Game:

1) Super Smash Bros. Brawl

2) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

3) Shadow the Hedgehog

4) Sonic the Fighters (Couldn't spot this one on the list, by the way. I assume you missed it.)

I'll just leave it at that, because I haven't played anything else on that list except for Sonic R, and I'll be damned before I give a point to Sonic R.

Favorite Sonic Protagonist:

1) Sonic the Hedgehog

2) Knuckles the Echidna

3) Miles "Tails" Prower

4) Espio the Chameleon

5) Vector the Crocodile

Favorite Sonic Antagonist/Rival:

1) Metal/Mecha Sonic

2) Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik

3) Shadow the Hedgehog (Shut up, I'm serious.)

4) EggRobo

5) Chaos

Lamest Sonic Character:

1) Cream the Rabbit

2) Big the Cat

3) Silver the Hedgehog

4) Chip/Light Gaia

5) Charmy Bee

Favorite Zone:

1) Flying Battery Zone (Sonic & Knuckles)

2) Chemical Plant Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)

3) Stardust Speedway Zone (Sonic CD)

4) Sky Sanctuary Zone (Sonic & Knuckles)

5) Star Light Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog)

Favorite Musical Track:

1) Doomsday Zone (Sonic & Knuckles)

2) Major Boss (Sonic the Hedgehog 3/Sonic & Knuckles)

3) Hydrocity Zone Act 2 (Sonic the Hedgehog 3)

4) Green Forest (Sonic Adventure 2)

5) Flying Battery Zone Act 2 (Sonic & Knuckles)

Favorite Sonic Moment:

1) Getting that final Chaos Emerald/Time Stone in any of the classic Sonics. (Sonic 1-4 & CD)

2) Going Super Sonic for the first time. (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)

3) Kicking Knuckles' ass after he spent the last game being a major-league dick on every possible opportunity. (Sonic & Knuckles)

4) Teaming up with him ten seconds later. (Sonic & Knuckles)

5) Completing Wacky Workbench. (Sonic CD)

Lamest Sonic Moment:

1) Sonic '06 Zoophilia shit. (Sonic '06)

2) The moment when you hear the characters' voices for the first time. (Well, except for Robotnik. His voice actor is actually pretty dang good.) (Sonic Adventure, I think.)

3) "We'll show that creep the real super power of team work!" (Sonic Heroes)

4) Big the Cat levels in Sonic Adventure. (Take a guess.)

5) Completing Quartz Quadrant, thus beginning Wacky Workbench. (Sonic CD)